Scores

Final

UNC Asheville 83

(7-8, 1-0 Big South)

Liberty 69

(4-11, 0-1 Big South)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    6:00 PM ET, January 5, 2013

    Vines Center, Lynchburg, Virginia

    1 2 T
    UNCA 28 5583
    LIB 29 4069

    Top Performers

    UNC Asheville: K. Hornsby 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Liberty: J. Sanders 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

    UNC Asheville 83, Liberty 69

    Associated Press

    LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Keith Hornsby scored 27 points to lead UNC Asheville past Liberty 83-69 Saturday and snap the Flames' three-game winning streak in the Big South Conference opener for both teams.

    Will Weeks chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs, who have won six of their last seven games after starting the season 1-6. Jeremy Atkinson posted 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists for UNC Asheville (7-8), which scored 38 points in the paint.

    John Caleb Sanders led Liberty with 19 points and Tavares Speaks added 15. The Flames (4-11) forced 11 turnovers but scored just four points off those errors.

    UNC Asheville led 53-51 with 11:05 left in the second half before using an 18-4 run to jump ahead 71-55 with 3:15 left. Hornsby capped the run with a jumper.

    UNC Asheville shot 52.6 percent (30 of 57) from the field in the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNCA
    LIB
    Points 83 69
    FG Made-Attempted 30-57 (.526) 25-63 (.397)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-9 (.333) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-29 (.690) 12-18 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 10

    2012-13 Season

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