Scores

Final

Longwood 65

(8-24, 3-13 Big South)

Gardner-Webb 81

(18-14, 10-6 Big South)

    8:20 PM ET, March 5, 2014

    The HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    LONG 26 3965
    WEBB 39 4281

    Top Performers

    Longwood: T. Carey 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    Gardner-Webb: J. Hill 12 Pts, 16 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Gardner-Webb handles Longwood 81-65

    Associated Press

    CONWAY, S.C. -- Tyrell Nelson scored 15 points as South division No. 3 seed Gardner-Webb handled North division No. 6 seed Longwood 81-65 in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament on Wednesday night.

    Gardner-Webb (18-14) had six players score in double figures, shot 56.9 percent from the field and hit 6 of 13 from 3-point range. The Runnin' Bulldogs built a 39-26 halftime advantage over Longwood (8-24) and led by as many as 23 in the second half.

    Onzie Branch added 13 points for Gardner-Webb while Jerome Hill and Tyler Strange each finished with 12 apiece, Jarvis Davis had 11 and Donta Harper scored 10. Strange hit 4 of 6 from beyond the arc. The Runnin' Bulldogs held a 42-22 rebounding advantage, led by Hill with 16.

    Tristan Carey led Longwood with 18 points.

    Gardner-Webb advances to play North No. 2 seed VMI in the quarterfinals on Friday night.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LONG
    WEBB
    Points 65 81
    FG Made-Attempted 25-58 (.431) 29-51 (.569)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 6-13 (.462)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-16 (.688) 17-28 (.607)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 13 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 29, 2014 WEBB 82, @LONG 62Recap
    » Mar 5, 2014 @WEBB 81, LONG 65Recap