• Get the Blackhawks Championship Package
    Get the Blackhawks Championship Package
  • Give the Gift of SI
    Give the Gift of SI
SI.com Home
TOP 25
HALF
CLOCK
LEADING SCORES
FINAL
  1. NC-AshevilleATKINSON22
  2. PresbyterianMUTAKABBIR21
Ross E. Templeton P.E. CenterClinton, SC
AddThis
Email
Print
AddThis Email Print

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) -- Jeremy Atkinson had a game-high 22 points and D.J. Cunningham converted a late layup to lift UNC Asheville past Presbyterian 77-74 Wednesday night.

Cunningham had a double-double, 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Keith Hornsby added 17 points to help UNC Asheville (12-10, 6-2 Big South Conference) win its fourth-straight game.

Trailing 68-60 with 5:25 remaining, Presbyterian went on a 12-5 run to take a 72-71 lead on Khalid Mutakabbir's free throws with one minute left to play.

After Hornsby answered with a jumper to put UNC Asheville ahead 73-72, Joshua Clyburn's layup gave the Blue Hose a 74-73 lead with 30 seconds to go.

With 11 seconds left to play, Cunningham gave the Bulldogs the lead for good with a layup to make it 75-74. Hornsby added two free throws, and Mutakabbir missed a 3-pointer as time expired.

Mutakabbir scored 21 points for the Blue Hose (5-17, 2-6).

© 2013 STATS LLC STATS, Inc

SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Draft Yasiel Puig NHL Playoffs NBA Playoffs Mark Cuban Jabari Parker
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint