Scores

Final

Liberty 72

(9-16, 3-7 Big South)

UNC Asheville 75

(13-11, 7-3 Big South)

    2:00 PM ET, February 8, 2014

    Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    LIB 34 3872
    UNCA 47 2875

    Top Performers

    Liberty: A. Smith 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl, 4 Blk

    UNC Asheville: J. Lane 29 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    UNC Asheville sneaks past Liberty 75-72

    Associated Press

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Jaron Lane scored a career-high 29 points, and Andrew Rowsey added 23, as UNC Asheville sneaked past Liberty 75-72 on Saturday.

    UNC Asheville (13-11, 7-3 Big South) shot 48 percent, including 9 of 20 beyond the arc, and has won three in a row.

    Liberty (9-16, 3-7) has dropped four straight.

    Asheville raced out to a 10-point lead through the first five minutes and led 47-34 at the break after Rowsey drilled a trey with 6 seconds before halftime.

    Liberty kept chipping away at the lead after the break, finally taking the lead at 58-57 with 9:06 left on an Antwan Burrus layup. Rowsey's layup tied the game at 69 with 1:10 remaining, and Asheville hit its last five free throws to seal the win.

    Liberty turned the ball over four times, fouled six times -- including a technical, and missed its last two shots in the last 1:30.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LIB
    UNCA
    Points 72 75
    FG Made-Attempted 25-61 (.410) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 9-20 (.450)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-25 (.760) 16-24 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

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