ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Scottie James grabbed 18 rebounds and scored 14 points, including a go-ahead free throw with 3:34 to play, and fifth-seeded Liberty upset top-seeded UNC-Asheville 69-64 in Friday night's Big South Conference Tournament semifinals.
Lovell Cabbil scored 14 points and made all five of his free throws for the Flames (20-13), who face No. 2 seed Radford in Sunday's championship game.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ahmad Thomas and MaCio Teague scored 17 points each and Thomas lofted a short jumper after his defender fell backward and UNC Asheville went down to its last possession before holding off Charleston Southern 71-66 in a Big South Conference quarterfinal Thursday night.
UNC Asheville (21-11), the regular-season conference champion and top seed in the tournament, will meet No. 4 seed, Liberty (10-9) in a semifinal on Friday.
Gardner-Webb beats Big South champ UNC Asheville 72-61
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Liam O'Reilly made four 3-pointers and scored 24 points and Gardner-Webb defeated Big South champion UNC Asheville 72-61 on Saturday in a regular-season finale.
UNC Asheville (20-11, 13-5) clinched the outright title earlier in the day when Winthrop lost to Charleston Southern.
UNC Asheville beats Charleston Southern 85-80 in OT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — MaCio Teague and Ahmad Thomas combined to shoot 9 of 15 from 3-point range and scored 47 points to help UNC Asheville beat Charleston Southern 85-80 on Sunday night.
Teague’s late 3s send UNC Asheville past Radford 66-64
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — MaCio Teague scored 14 points, including UNC Asheville's last nine points, and his step-back 3-pointer from the wing with 4.4 seconds left gave the Bulldogs a 66-64 win over Radford on Saturday.
UNC Asheville needs a comeback to beat Longwood, 78-73
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — MaCio Teague scored 20 points and Jonathan Baehre and Raekwon Miller each added another 19 as UNC Asheville posted a come-from-behind, 78-73 Big South Conference victory over Longwood Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs, who have won at least 15 games in a season a league-record 11 straight years, maintained their hold on first-place in conference with the win and extended their record for consecutive 10-win Big South Conference season to 10.
Thomas misses triple-double by an assist in Asheville’s win
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ahmad Thomas scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half when UNC Asheville pulled away for a 75-61 victory over Presbyterian on Saturday and took sole possession of first place in the Big South.
UNC-Asheville holds off High Point for 84-77 win
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ahmad Thomas scored 23 points, MaCio Teague added 21 more and UNC Asheville held off a High Point rally Saturday to get an 84-77 win and move into a tie for first place atop the Big South Conference.
Thomas was 11 for 15 from the field and Teague got 11 of his points from the foul line, missing just three of his free throws. Raekwon Miller had 17 points and Kevin Vannatta scored 10 to go with six assists for Asheville (14-9, 7-3), which shot 50 percent from the field.
Thomas scores 25, UNC Asheville beats Gardner-Webb 65-60
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ahmad Thomas scored 25 points, Raekwon Miller had 15 points, seven rebounds and eight assists and UNC Asheville beat Gardner-Webb 65-60 on Wednesday night.
Miller missed a pull-up jumper, Jonathan Baehre grabbed an offensive rebound in the corner and Asheville called a timeout with 21.7 seconds left. MaCio Teague, averaging 85.7 percent from the line, was fouled with 19.5 to go and hit two free throws for a 63-60 lead.
Vannatta, Thomas score 23, UNC Asheville makes 15 3s
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Kevin Vannatta and Ahmad Thomas scored 23 points apiece and UNC Asheville made 15 3-pointers in an 84-68 victory over Liberty on Sunday for its 13th straight win in the series.
UNC Asheville (12-9, 5-3 Big South) made 11 of 15 3-pointers in the first half and cruised.
Teague scores 27, Asheville tops Charleston Southern 83-73
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — MaCio Teague scored 27 points, hitting five of UNC Asheville's 13 3-pointers , and the Bulldogs defeated Charleston Southern 83-73 on Monday night.
Ahmad Thomas added 19 points and Raekwon Miller 15 for the Bulldogs (11-8, 4-2 Big South), who have won three straight. UNC Asheville shot 62 percent for the game (29 of 47), going 13 of 21 behind the arc.
UNC Asheville tops Presbyterian 76-56 behind Thomas
CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Ahmad Thomas scored 21 points, Macio Teaque added 16, and UNC Asheville used a hot first half to beat Presbyterian 76-56 on Friday night.
Raekwon Miller scored 13 points with four assists for the Bulldogs (10-8, 3-2 Big South Conference), who shot 63.3 percent from the floor in the first half and finished shooting 55.4 percent.
Teague, Thomas shine as Asheville holds off Longwood 90-80
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — MaCio Teague scored 24 points and Ahmad Thomas reached a rare Big South Conference milestone to help UNC Asheville defeat Longwood 90-80 on Tuesday night.
With four assists, Thomas reached 203 for his career and became the second player in league history to surpass 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, 200 steals and 200 assists.
Fox, Proctor lead High Point to 84-74 win over UNC Asheville
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Andre Fox hit six 3-pointers and finished with 27 points — both career highs — and Jahaad Proctor scored 23 with four assists and two blocks to help High Point beat UNC Asheville 84-74 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game skid against the Bulldogs.
Fox and Proctor combined to make 17 of 33 from the field, including all of High Point's nine 3-pointers. The Panthers (6-7, 1-1 Big South) shot 55.2 percent (16 of 29) in the second half.
Miller’s 19 points leads UNC Asheville past Milligan, 97-60
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Raekwon Miller hit 4 of 6 3-point attempts and led North Carolina-Asheville with 19 points as the Bulldogs overwhelmed the Buffaloes of NAIA member Milligan College, 97-60 on Sunday.
The victory gives UNC Asheville 14 straight wins at home.
The meeting was the first between the former NAIA rivals since the 1995-96 season and counted as a regular-season win for the Bulldogs and an exhibition loss for the Buffaloes.
UNC Asheville cruises past D-III Lees McRae, wins 92-60
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Raekwon Miller scored 14 points, Drew Rackley added 13 and UNC Asheville cruised to a 92-60 victory over Division III Lees McRae on Monday night.
Miller made all three 3-point attempts and Rackley was 4-of-7 shooting and made a pair of 3-pointers.
UNC Asheville (1-1) senior guard Kevin Vannatta added 11 points, and now has 938 career points. Jalen Seegars chipped in 10 points.
Jordan Turner scored 12 points and Juwan Blanton had 10 for Lees McRae.