ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -
scored 27 points and North Carolina-Asheville beat Winthrop 76-68 in a Big South Conference Tournament opener on Monday night.
The Bulldogs (15-15) scored the first 14 points of the game in a rematch of last season's conference championship game. The
Eagles (11-19) won that matchup 66-48 for their 12th straight conference tournament win.
scored 15 points and
added 12 for the Bulldogs, who face top-seeded Radford in the semifinals on Thursday night.