Scores

Final

Winthrop 53

(8-10, 4-4 Big South)

UNC Asheville 66

(7-12, 4-4 Big South)

    7:00 PM ET, January 21, 2010

    Justice Center, Asheville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    WIN 27 2653
    UNCA 30 3666

    Top Performers

    Winthrop: M. Robinson 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    UNC Asheville: S. Smith 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

    N.C.-Asheville 66, Winthrop 53

    Associated Press

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Sean Smith scored 20 points to lead North Carolina-Asheville to a 66-53 victory over Winthrop on Thursday.

    Smith went 6-for-9 from the 3-point line to help the Bulldogs (7-12, 4-4 Big South Conference) win their fourth consecutive game.

    Smith hit four of his 3-pointers in the first 5 minutes of the second half to help UNC-Asheville open a 44-34 lead. Chris Stephenson hit a tip-in for a 46-34 advantage with 15:13 to play and the Bulldogs extended their lead to 50-34 with 10:02 remaining.

    They also held Winthrop without a point for 7:02, a drought that ended on Gideon Gamble's layup with 9:04 left.

    Matt Dickey added 11 points for UNC-Asheville. J.P. Primm, who had reached double figures in eight consecutive games, was held to three points.

    Mantoris Robinson scored 11 points and Matt Morgan added 10 for Winthrop (8-10, 4-4), which had won three straight games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WIN
    UNCA
    Points 53 66
    FG Made-Attempted 21-63 (.333) 28-59 (.475)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-19 (.211) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 4-10 (.400)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 16

    2009-10 Season

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