Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Can't Find Shooting Touch in 84-67 Loss at UNC Asheville

ASHEVILLE, NC -- The University of North Carolina at Asheville defeated visiting Catawba, ranked 10th in NCAA Division II, by an 84-67 count on Saturday afternoon at the Justice Center.  The Bulldogs improve to 4-5, while the Catawba Indians fall to 8-1.

Catawba struggled with its shooting throughout, connecting on just 32.5% (15-of-77), including a 5-of-25 performance from behind the arc.  UNC Asheville jumped out to a 10-2 lead before a three-pointer by Isaac Rose (Jonesville, NC/W. Forsyth) cut the margin in half.  The score remained low-scoring after 10 minutes with the Bulldogs on top 22-13.

The Bulldogs held a 31-19 edge with just under three minutes left in the opening half, but Catawba was able to whittle the margin to seven at the break.  A three-pointer by Donzell Williams (Salem, VA/Glenvar HS) and a jumper by Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) cut the lead to 31-24.

Catawba scored the opening basket of the second half, but the Bulldogs followed with eight straight points to go on top 41-28.  A three-pointer by Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC, Cannon School) and a layup up Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) reduced the margin to 47-39 with just over 14 minutes left.  It was the first basket by either player after each missed on their first seven shots.

UNCA went back up by a dozen with 12 minutes to go after a free throw by Eric Stubbs and a second-chance three-pointer by Reid Augst.  The Bulldogs pulled away in the final six minutes, going up 70-54 after a controversial non-goaltending call and a breakaway layup by J.P. Primm.

Asheville placed four players in double figures led by 20 from Augst.  Jason Ridenhour’s followed with 17, while Stubbs had 12 points and eight rebounds.  Primm tallied 11 points.

Williams equaled a career-high with 14 points to pace Catawba.  Fields added a dozen (eight in the first half) with Reid adding 11 points, six rebounds and four assists.  Reid and Houston finished a combined 4-of-28 and were 1-of-11 from three-point range. 

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February 3

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 75-62

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 105-98

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February 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Guilford (Exhib.) 6 p.m.

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February 6

Golf (W) @ TC/Kiawah Invitational (Cougar Point GC) 

Softball vs. Lincoln Memorial 9-4

Tennis (W) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH 9-0

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 82-78

Softball @ Armstrong 5-1

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 88-91

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February 7

Golf (W) @ TC/Kiawah Invitational (Cougar Point GC) 

Softball @ Armstrong 11 a.m.

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February 8

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 1 p.m.

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February 10

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

Softball vs. PFEIFFER 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. PFEIFFER 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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February 11

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

Tennis (W) vs. PFEIFFER 2 p.m.

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February 12

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

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February 13

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. Valdosta State 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 4 p.m.

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February 14

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

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February 16

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. BARTON 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. BARTON 2 p.m.

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February 17

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 5 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

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February 19

Softball vs. Belmont Abbey 4 p.m.

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February 20

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 9 a.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. BREVARD 2 p.m.

Softball vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. BREVARD 4 p.m.

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February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Softball vs. Columbus State 3 p.m.

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February 22

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

Golf (M) @ Newberry Inv. (Ocean Course)

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February 23

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

Golf (M) @ Newberry Inv. (Ocean Course)

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

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February 24

Softball @ Limestone 1:30 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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February 26

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-MCRAE 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-MCRAE 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 6 p.m.

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February 27

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 3 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 4 p.m.

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February 28

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

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February 29

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV. (Salisbury CC)

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