Scores

Final

UNC Asheville 89

(17-7, 12-1 Big South)

VMI 86

(11-11, 6-6 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, February 2, 2012

    Cameron Hall, Lexington, Virginia

    1 2 T
    UNCA 50 3989
    VMI 39 4786

    Top Performers

    UNC Asheville: M. Dickey 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Vmi: S. Okoye 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    UNC Asheville 89, VMI 86

    Associated Press

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Matt Dickey scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds in UNC-Asheville's 89-86 win over Virginia Military Institute on Thursday night.

    Dickey was 6 of 10 from the field and sank 11 free throws.

    UNC-Asheville (17-7, 12-1 Big South Conference) took its first lead of the game, 18-15, behind a three-point play by Dickey and pushed that lead to 50-39 at halftime. However, VMI opened the second half on a 21-7 run to take a 60-57 lead 14:06 left to play.

    The Bulldogs rallied to tie it at 78-all and regained the lead, 82-79, behind two Jeremy Atkinson jumpers. Dickey's two free throws put UNC-Asheville ahead 88-84 with 28 seconds left.

    The Keydets (11-10, 6-5) cut the deficit to 88-86 and got the ball back with 17 seconds left. But Michael Sparks missed two free throws, and Stan Okoye missed a jumper and then a layup after grabbing the offensive rebound.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNCA
    VMI
    Points 89 86
    FG Made-Attempted 32-56 (.571) 27-52 (.519)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 10-23 (.435)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-24 (.875) 22-35 (.629)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 5

    2011-12 Season

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