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

08_MBB_18

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 2018»
1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

4
February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

56
February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

89
February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

1112
February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

13
February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

18
February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

19
February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

2223
February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

24
February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 16-4

Softball vs USC AIKEN 6-2

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 83-48

Softball vs USC AIKEN 5-4

Baseball vs. COKER 15-5

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 103-94

25
February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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