Scores

Final

VMI 83

(8-5, 1-2 Southern)

UNC Asheville 72

(6-7, 1-2 Big South)

    2:00 PM ET, December 31, 2010

    Justice Center, Asheville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    VMI 45 3883
    UNCA 37 3572

    Top Performers

    VMI: A. Kenon 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    UNC Asheville: D. Cunningham 15 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk

    VMI 83, N.C.-Asheville 72

    Associated Press

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Austin Kenon scored 26 points and Virginia Military Institute defeated North Carolina-Asheville 83-72 on Friday.

    Keith Gabriel added 22 points and Stan Okoye had 10 for the Keydets (8-5, 1-2 Big South Conference). Kenon's 3-pointer with 7:21 to play tied the score at 65 and sparked an 18-7 run for the Keydets. It was the third-lowest point total of the season for the Keydets, who came in as the nation's top-scoring team, averaging 93.3 points per game.

    The Keydets shot 43.5 percent (27 of 62) from the field and outscored the Bulldogs 17-8 on fast-break points.

    The Bulldogs missed six free throws and made just two field goals in the final seven minutes. The loss snapped a 13-game home winning streak.

    D.J. Cunningham had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-7, 1-2). Jaron Lane added 15 points, and J.P. Primm and Chris Stephenson each scored 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VMI
    UNCA
    Points 83 72
    FG Made-Attempted 27-62 (.435) 26-67 (.388)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-30 (.367) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-30 (.600) 15-24 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 0

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