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2011-12 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONS


General Information Media Information ..................................................................................................................2 Primary Media Outlets ..........................................................................................................3

Bulldog Coaching Staff Head Coach.................................................... Eddie Biedenbach ...........................................................................(N.C. State, 1968) Overall/years ...................................................265-293/18 years

Season Preview Outlook ................................................................................................................................. 4-6

at Asheville .......................................................240-242/16 years Big South Conference Record .......................................146-96

Players

Associate Head Coach...................................... Nick McDevitt

Roster .........................................................................................................................................7 Jaron Lane .............................................................................................................................. 8-9 Josh Seligson ......................................................................................................................10-11 Jeremy Atkinson................................................................................................................12-13 Keith Hornsby...................................................................................................................14-15 Corey Littlejohn ...............................................................................................................16-17 D.J. Cunningham ...............................................................................................................18-19 Jon Nwannunu ..................................................................................................................20-21 Jaleel Roberts ....................................................................................................................22-23 Trent Meyer .......................................................................................................................24-25 Newcomers ......................................................................................................................26-29

.................................................................. (UNC Asheville, 2001) Assistant Coach ........................................................Brett Carey .................................................................. (UNC Asheville, 2002) Assistant Coach ....................................................... Kevin Easley .........................................................................(Austin Peay, 2001)

2011-12 Team Information 2011-12 Record...................................................................24-10 2011 Big South Record/Finish ..................................... 16-2/1st Home Record ........................................................................ 15-2

Coaching Staff

Away Record ............................................................................ 8-5 Neutral Record ....................................................................... 1-3 Starters Returning/Lost ........................................................ 1/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost ...............................................9/7

Men’s Basketball Support Staff

2011-12 Season 2011-12 Season Stats ...........................................................................................................38 2011-12 Leaders ...................................................................................................................39 2011-12 Points-Rebounds-Assists ................................................................................40-41 2011-12 Game Highs.......................................................................................................42-43 2011-12 Recap ..................................................................................................................44-46 Game By Game Recap ....................................................................................................47-63 2011-12 Seniors ...............................................................................................................64-71

Athletic Trainer ......................Timothy Edward White II, ATC Athletics Communication ........................................Mike Gore

Kimmel Arena Capacity................................................................................. 3,200 Press Box Phone ...............................................(828) 575-6649

Message To Media

History/Records Year By Year .......................................................................................................................74-75 Coaching Records ..................................................................................................................76 1,000 Point Club...............................................................................................................77-78 Individual Records ............................................................................................................79-81 Team Records .........................................................................................................................82 Postseason .........................................................................................................................83-88 Kenny George .........................................................................................................................89 Hall of Fame ......................................................................................................................90-92 All-Time Letterwinners ..................................................................................................93-94 All-Time Results ............................................................................................................ 95-102 The Big South Conference........................................................................................103-111

UNC Asheville The Wilma M. Sherrill Center/Kimmel Arena .......................................................112-113 The University .............................................................................................................114-124 The NCAA ........................................................................................................................... 125 The Bulldog Athletic Association ..................................................................................... 126

This edition of the 2012-13 UNC Asheville men’s basketball media guide has been prepared for you as you cover the Bulldogs during the season. For additional information, photographs, interviews with players and coaches, please contact Mike Gore or Matt Pellegrin in the Athletics Communication Office.

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Head Coach Eddie Biedenbach .....................................................................................30-31 Associate Head Coach Nick McDevitt ............................................................................33 Assistant Coach Brett Carey ...............................................................................................34 Assistant Coach Kevin Easley ..............................................................................................35 Director of Basketball Operations Madison Davis .........................................................36

Credits Designer: Matt Pellegrin Editor: Mike Gore Photographers: Todd Drexler, Blake Madden, Mike Slade

UNC ASHEVILLE MISSION STATEMENT UNC Asheville is a selective, public liberal arts institution. UNC Asheville’s Intercollegiate Athletics Program reflects the attitudes and values underlying the University’s overall mission: academic excellence, diversity, equity, integrity, service, and accomplishment. The UNC Asheville athletics program contributes to this liberal arts culture in two ways. First, athletics programs foster a sense of community and pride by fielding NCAA Division I teams and developing talented student-athletes who successfully represent UNC Asheville in competition and reflect the University’s commitment to overall excellence. Accordingly, the athletics program encourages an atmosphere of respect for self and others through the development of ethical conduct, sportsmanship, leadership, and citizenship and provides equitable opportunities for all students and staff, including women, minorities and indivduals of all sexual identities. Second, the program provides an additional campus experience for capable students to grow and develop academically, personally, socially, and athletically. This experience promotes institutional commitment and pride on the part of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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MEDIA INFORMATION COVERING THE BULLDOGS The Office of Athletics Communication produces stories, pertinent notes about upcoming games, and cumulative statistics, all of which are available at www.uncabulldogs.com, the on-line home of Bulldog athletics.

Interview Policy: The UNC Asheville Office of Athletics Communication and the basketball coaching staff are eager to assist the media with player and coach interview requests. Please contact the Office of Athletics Communication for all player interviews. On the road, please make coach interview arrangements through the Athletics Communication representative for that sport. Players will not be available for interviews on days of games until the completion of the contest. Your cooperation is appreciated. Media Guides: UNC Asheville will not print media guides to assist in the department’s cost-containment efforts.The Athletics Communication Office will provide the same material it has in the past through on-line supplements and enhanced notes packages.

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Video Streaming: UNC Asheville will once again video stream all of its home basketball games live on www.bigsouthsports.com. This is a pay per view service. Archives of each broadcast will be available the day after each match. For game highlights or video of games please contact Matt Pellegrin

Press Passes: Please contact the UNC Asheville Athletics Communication Office as early as possible for press passes. Passes will be mailed if time permits. Broadcasts: There are two phone lines at the Kimmel Arena for radio and internet broadcasts. If you would like to broadcast a game please call well in advance to see what arrangements can be made. Photographers: Photo passes are limited to working press photographers. All photo requests should be made as early as possible to the Office of Athletics Communication. Services: The UNC Asheville Office of Athletics Communication will provide programs, notes and updated statistics at every home basketball game. After the contest, each media member will receive a box score of the game. Phone lines are available on press row and fax service is available upon request. Press Row: UNC Asheville’s working facilities are located on the North side of the Kimmel Arena across from the benches. Space is limited, so please contact us early. We ask press, radio and television personnel to enter through the loading dock entrance. Only working press and game day operations personnel are allowed at the press table during games. No spouses, dates, children or friends are allowed. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Athletics Media Communication Mike Gore Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs / Men’s Basketball Contact Office Phone: (828) 251-6923 Cell Phone: (828) 575-6649 Email: mgore@unca.edu

Matt Pellegrin Director of Athletics Media Communication Office Phone: (828) 251-6931 Cell Phone: (828) 707-0302 Email: mpellegr@unca.edu Office Fax: (828) 251-6386 Web Site: www.uncabulldogs.com Mailing Address: One University Heights Justice Center, CPO #2600 Asheville, N.C. 28804

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MEDIA OUTLETS

NEWSPAPERS

TELEVISION

Asheville Citizen-Times PO Box 2090 Asheville, NC 28802 828/232-5867 800/800-4204 Fax: 828/251-0585

WLOS-TV 110 Technology Drive Asheville, NC 28803 828/651-4563 Fax: 828/651-4618

Hendersonville Times-News PO Box 490 Hendersonville, NC 28739 828/692-0505 Fax: 828/692-2319 The Mountaineer PO Box 129 Waynesville, NC 28786 828/452-0661 Fax: 828/452-0665

WIRE SERVICE Associated Press 219 South McDowell St. Raleigh, NC 27602 800/662-7075 Fax: 919/834-1078

WYFF-TV 505 Rutherford Rd. Greenville, SC 29602 864/242-4404 Fax: 864/240-5305 RADIO STATIONS 1310 WISE Radio 1190 Patton Ave. Asheville, NC 28804 828/253-1310 WWNC Radio PO Box 6447 Asheville, NC 28816 828/253-3835 WCQS Radio 70 Broadway St. Asheville, NC 28801 828/253-6875

Location: Asheville, North Carolina Enrollment: 3,700 Founded: 1927 Nickname: Bulldogs Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Big South Colors: Royal Blue and White Arena (Capacity): Kimmel Arena (3,200) Chancellor: Dr. Anne Ponder Faculty Representative: Dr. Herman Holt Director of Athletics: Janet R. Cone Associate Athletics Director of Internal Affairs and Compliance: Terri Brne Associate Athletics Director of External Affairs: Mike Gore Athletics Business Manager: Judith Bohan Director of Marketing: Erin Punter Spence Ticket Manager: Harmon Turner Ticket Office Phone: (828) 251-6904

SECONDARY ATHLETICS LOGOS

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The Charlotte Observer PO Box 32188 Charlotte, NC 28232 704/379-6448 Fax: 704/379-6506

WSPA-TV PO Box 1717 Spartanburg, SC 29304 864/576-7777 Fax: 864/587-5430

PRIMARY ATHLETICS LOGO

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BULLDOGS LOOKING TO STAY ATOP THE BIG SOUTH The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are looking for a three-peat in the 2012-13 season. Asheville is enjoying a golden era in its program’s history as the Bulldogs are coming off back-to-back Big South Conference championships. Much was expected from last year’s club and that team delivered. Asheville finished with a school-record 24-10 mark, won the Big South regular-season title with a league-tying 16-2 mark and captured the league tournament on its home floor at Kimmel Arena.

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The Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year and came incredibly close to defeating top-seeded Syracuse in the East Regional.Asheville fell 72-65 in a game that was talked about nationally for weeks afterward. But a new season and different challenges await this year’s Bulldog squad. Asheville won’t be the preseason favorite this year to win the league crown as the Bulldogs must replace four starters, including one of best backcourts in league history in J.P. Primm and Matt Dickey.

“Keith is one of the most athletic and electrifying players I’ve ever coached,” said Biedenbach. “He’s gotten stronger, and that will help him this season. We just need Keith to get more game experience so he can help us.” Corey Littlejohn, a 6-3 sophomore, didn’t play much last year but will have a bigger role this season. “We really need Corey to fill a role in the backcourt for us to be successful,” admitted Biedenbach. “He has some real athletic ability and is sneaky quick.” Freshman Zack Davis is a 6-3 guard from Charlotte who played for former NBA star Muggsy Bogues at United Faith. “We believe Zack has the size and the ability to help solidify our backcourt,” stated Biedenbach. “He’s a talented player who is used to playing against great competition.”

“This is a new year, and we’ve got a lot of work to do,” explained Asheville head coach Eddie Biedenbach. “You just don’t replace players like J.P. Primm, Matt Dickey, Chris Stephenson and Quinard Jackson. Those guys played from their freshman year to the end of their senior seasons. That’s a lot of experience. “However, we have a good group returning that knows what you have to do to have a successful season,” added Biedenbach. “We’ll have a little different team this year but we’ve got a chance to be a pretty good club before the year is over. We’ve got size up front, guards that learned under Primm and Dickey plus a talented freshman class that is ready to make an impact right away.” GUARDS Asheville’s biggest question mark this year is in the backcourt. J.P. Primm and Matt Dickey have left their names all over the Bulldog record book and will be remembered by Asheville fans forever. But the cupboard isn’t bare in the backcourt. Asheville returns some key role players from a year ago. Those players will have bigger roles this year. Junior guard Trent Meyer showed considerable improvement from his freshman year to his sophomore campaign. Meyer averaged 2.1 points per game and dished out 31 assists. He knocked down 10 three-pointers during the year and had some key baskets for Asheville in the Big South Tournament. “Trent is a talented and athletic, heady guard,” stated Biedenbach. “He was a terrific back-up to Matt and J.P. the past two years. We need him to take the next step this season in his development. Trent just needs to play in games like he does in practice.” Sophomore Keith Hornsby played in all 34 games for Asheville as a freshman. He averaged 4.0 points per game and gave the Bulldogs some energy off the bench.

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Jeremy Atkinson is Asheville’s only returning starter from last year’s Big South Conference Championship squad

Junior Josh Seligson is a walk-on who has been a part of the Bulldog program for the past two seasons. He played in 10 games last year. “Josh is a tough and strong big guard that has been an integral part of our team during his career,” commented Biedenbach. “He’s the ultimate team player.” Freshman Drew Combs is another walk-on to the Bulldog team. The 5-10 guard played at Ashley HS in Wilmington, N.C.

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“We’re looking for Drew to help us at some point this season,” declared Biedenbach. “He’s a tough and capable guard who enjoyed great success in high school.” FORWARD The Bulldogs return some talent in a frontcourt that could do some real damage to opponents this season. Start with 6-4 senior Jaron Lane.The Greenville, N.C. native averaged 11.3 points per game and shot .575 (100-of-174) from the field. He also grabbed 4.1 rebounds per game and shot .792 from the free throw line. Lane was at his best against some of Asheville’s toughest opponents with 21 points against UNC Chapel Hill and 16 vs. Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament.

“Jeremy gave last year’s team the boost it needed for us to win the tournament and go to the NCAA Tournament,” stated Biedenbach. “We’re counting on him to be our toughest player inside and to give us what he did last year. Jeremy is an outstanding young man who will be a leader on this team.”

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Sophomore guard Keith Hornsby was one of Asheville’s top players off the bench last season.

Senior Jon Nwannunu is a 6-8 forward who had a knee injury two years ago and has had to work hard to come back. He played some last season, averaging 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. His role will be expanded this season. Junior guard Trent Meyer will have a bigger role for the Bulldogs this season in the backcourt

“We’re a little concerned with Jaron as he’s coming off a couple of summer injuries,” admitted Biedenbach. “We need Jaron to regain his sparkling play in the second half of the season. At times last year, he was our best player on the floor. We’re expecting big things from Jaron this year as we need him to have a great year for us to continue our success.” Asheville’s lone returning starter this year is 6-4 senior power forward Jeremy Atkinson. He enjoyed a tremendous year for the Bulldogs as he moved into the starting lineup early in the season and never left. Atkinson averaged 12.3 points and a team-leading 6.6 rebounds per game. He shot .546 (136-of-249) from the field with 57 assists. The Elm City, N.C. native landed a spot on the Big South All-Tournament team and was also named to league’s preseason AllConference second team.

“Jon is one of our most improved players from last year to this season,” declared Biedenbach. “He’s worked very hard, and we’re really going to be counting on him this year. Jon has a nice shooting touch, and he’s not afraid to mix it up inside.” The Bulldogs believe they have some talented freshmen ready to compete in the frontcourt. Sam Hughes, a 6-4 forward from Battleboro, N.C., played at Greenfield School. “Sam is definitely one of our freshmen who we expect to help us out this season,” said Biedenbach. “He’s a high-quality athlete and player who will log minutes for us during the year.” Will Weeks played at nearby national prep power Christ School in Arden. The 6-6 forward is from Charlotte and could earn some early playing time.

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Senior forward Jaron Lane scored 16 points against Syracuse in last year’s NCAA Tournament game

“You can just tell that Will Weeks knows how to play the game,” declared Biedenbach. “He has big-man size but excellent quickness. I really think Will can help us right away this season.”

Jaleel Roberts is Asheville’s tallest player at 7-0. He got a little playing time last year and showed a lot of potential. That potential could be tapped into this season.

Mike Bedulskis is a 6-9 rookie forward from Vilnius, Lithuania who attended The Phelps School in Philadelphia.

“Jaleel is the most improved player we have on our team,” explained Biedenbach. “He’s made great strides from his freshman year to his sophomore year. Jaleel is a player with size and mobility and could make an impact this season.”

“Mike is a mature freshman with size who can shoot the ball,” stated Biedenbach. “He is a fundamentally sound player who should help us immediately.” Alex Biggerstaff is a 6-4 walk-on forward from Mountain Heritage HS in nearby Burnsville. “We like having Alex on our team. He’s a local product who is adjusting to the college game,” said Biedenbach. “Alex is a hard worker, and he’ll provide depth inside.” CENTER Asheville welcomes back 6-10 junior D.J. Cunningham to the team this season. Cunningham red-shirted last year after suffering a knee injury in the summer of 2011. The Waterford, Ohio native showed some great skills his freshman and sophomore years. Cunningham averaged 8.6 points and a team-high 7.2 rebounds per game two seasons ago. “D.J. has seemed to recover from his knee injury and is ready to go,” stated Biedenbach. “He has the size and ability to compete with the non-conference teams we play. D.J. will be an important player for us this season. We need him to have a good year.” 6

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2012-13 UNC ASHEVILLE ROSTER No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Class

Hometown (Previous School)

Zach Davis

G

6-3

185

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C. (United Faith )

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Marcus Neely

G

6-4

205

Fr.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Cardinal Gibbons)

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Drew Combs

G

5-10

165

Fr.

Wilmington, N.C. (Ashley HS)

4

Keith Hornsby

G

6-4

190

So.

Williamsburg,Va. (Oak Hill Academy)

5

Jaron Lane

G

6-4

170

Sr.

Greenville, N.C. (D.H. Conley HS)

11

Josh Seligson

G

6-3

205

RJr.

Raleigh , N.C. (St. David’s School )

14

Mike Bedulskis

F

6-9

220

Fr.

Vilnius, Lithuania (The Phelps School )

15

Jeremy Atkinson

F

6-4

210

Sr.

Elm City, N.C. (Louisburg College)

22

Corey Littlejohn

G

6-3

180

So.

Columbia, S.C. (Heathwood Hall School)

31

Sam Hughes

F

6-4

205

Fr.

Battleboro, N.C. (Greenfield School )

32

Will Weeks

F

6-6

220

Fr.

Charlotte, N.C. (Christ School )

33

D.J. Cunningham

C

6-10

240

RJr.

Waterford, Ohio (Waterford HS)

35

Jon Nwannunu

F

6-8

225

Sr.

Merrillville, Ind. (Vincennes JC) (Merrillville)

42

Alex Biggerstaff

F

6-4

185

Fr.

Burnsville, N.C. (Mountain Heritage HS)

45

Jaleel Roberts

C

7-0

220

So.

Evans, Ga. (Greensboro Day School )

55

Trent Meyer

G

6-2

170

Jr.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Windermere Prep School)

Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach Associate Head Coach: Nick McDevitt Assistant Coach: Brett Carey Assistant Coach: Kevin Easley Director of Basketball Operations: Madison Davis

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Pronunciation Guide Eddie Biedenbach: Bee-den-bah Mike Bedulskis: Bah-luke-is Jaron Lane: Jah-ron Jon Nwannunu: Wah-new-new Josh Seligon: Sell-lig-son

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JARON LANE G • 6-4 • SR • GREENVILLE, N.C. /// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

Overview: Improved with each season and should compete for All-Conference honors as a senior...has been the Bulldogs top guy off the bench the past three years but should be a starter up front this year...versatile player who can play in the backcourt and front court...great athlete... played at D.H. Conley HS in Greenville, N.C....can score in a lot of different ways. 2011-2012: Asheville’s fifth leading scorer with 11.5 average...shot .571 (100of-174) from the field and .644 (67-of-104) in Big South Conference games... opened the season with 13 points and eight rebounds at N.C. State (11-11) and then pumped in a then career-high 21 points against UNC Chapel Hill (11-13) as he earned Big South Player of the Week for the first week of play... tallied career-high 23 points at Presbyterian College (1-21) as he went 8-of10 from the field...picked up the first double-double of his career vs. GardnerWebb (2-23) with 15 points and 10 rebounds...tallied 19 points in home win over High Point (1-26)...had a perfect night from the field at High Point (1-14) with 11 points, 3-of-3 from field and 5-of-5 from free throw line... scored in double figures 15 times during the season...made 15 of his last 16 free throws...led team in scoring in road win at Gardner-Webb with 15 points (12-1)...tallied 13 points and seven rebounds during BSC quarterfinal victory over High Point (2-29)...played very well in Bulldogs near upset of Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament (3-15) as he tallied 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds...knocked down a career-best three 3-pointers. 2010-2011: Sixth man for the Bulldogs and enjoyed an excellent sophomore year...big factor in second half of the season and championship-surge...averaged 8.7 points per game and shot .492 (100-of-203) from the field...shot 53.2 percent (59-of-111) from the field in BSC games...was named Big South Player of the Week in the final week of the regular-season as he averaged 14 points and six rebounds per game plus shot .500 (15-of-30) from the field...helped make one of the biggest defensive plays in school history when he tipped an in-bounds pass at Coastal Carolina that went straight to Matt Dickey, who then knocked down a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Bulldogs a 61-58 victory over the Chanticleers (2-22)...also had 16 points in that game, including 11 straight at one point in the second half...followed up the next game vs. High Point (2-24) with season-high 18 points and eight rebounds...

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2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 TOTAL 8

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

28-0 461/16.5 34-3 751/22.1 26-4 652/25.1 88-7 1864/21.2

63-120 100-203 100-174 263-497

.525 .493 .575 .529

gp-gs

3-Point fg-fga

3-15 15-43 15-44 33-102

pct

.200 .349 .341 .324

played well in the Big South Tournament with 13 points vs. Charleston Southern (3-1) in the quarterfinals, 10 points vs. High Point in the semifinals (3-3) and 13 against Coastal Carolina in the championship game (3-5)...scored 10 points in NCAA First Round win over Arkansas Little-Rock (3-15)...had an assist on game-tying three-pointer by Matt Dickey with 10 seconds left... tallied 14 points in opening-night win over Auburn (11-12)...pumped in 15 points and was perfect 5-of-5 from the field vs. Virginia Intermont (11-20)... scored in double figures in 12 of the last 16 games...tallied 13 points, including six points in the final minute of play to hold off Charleston Southern (1-22) at home during the regular season...pumped in 14 points in home win vs. Presbyterian College (2-3)...in Big South Championship game vs. Coastal Carolina, he scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half, including four points in the final minute to seal the title. 2009-2010: Really improved as the season went on and became a key player off the bench for the Bulldogs in the second half of the year...averaged 6.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game...blocked 12 shots on the year with 11 steals...scored a career-high 17 points with eight rebounds in home win over Radford (1-31)...went 6-of-7 from the field and 5-of-5 from charity stripe... tallied 15 points with five assists in home victory over VMI (2-13)...also had four steals and two blocked shots in win over Keydets...shot 52.5 percent (63-of-120) from the field...pumped in 14 points in loss at Coastal Carolina (2-6) as he went 8-of-9 from free throw line...tallied 13 points and led Asheville comeback in overtime loss at Winthorp (2-23)...scored in double figures for the first time in his career with 12 points at Western Carolina (1230)...scored 10 points in key road triumph at VMI (1-14) and then tallied 12 points two nights later in road win at Liberty (1-16)...tallied eight points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Montreat (12-13). Before UNC Asheville: Sensational senior year when he averaged 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists per game and led Conley to 25-3 overall record...was named Conference, County and District Player of the Year...also earned All-State honors and selected to play in East-West All-Star game in July at Greensboro Coliseum...junior year averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and four assists per game...also lettered in track and field at Conley.

F-Throws ft-fta pct

46-65 81-117 84-106 211-288

off

Rebounds def tot

.708 35 49 .692 44 61 .792 34 72 .733 113 182

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84 105 106 295

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

3.0 50 3.1 55 4.1 49 3.4 154

1 1 1 3

25 29 27 49 28 36 80 114

12 18 10 40

11 27 18 56

175 296 299 770

avg

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JOSH SELIGSON G • 6-3 • R-JR • RALEIGH, N.C. /// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

Overview: Walk-on junior guard who works hard...excellent student...will provide depth to Asheville’s backcourt this season.

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2011-12: Played in 10 games, scoring seven points with two rebounds and one steal...hit two free throws vs. Mars Hill (11-16)...scored bucket on offensive rebound vs. High Point (1-26)...had one steal vs. Mars Hill (11-16)... grabbed rebound vs. Brevard (11-21)...scored basket vs. Charleston Southern in semifinal tournament game (3-1).

Before UNC Asheville: Three-year letterman and two-year starter at St. David’s...went 26-0 in three years against conference opponents during his career...senior year averaged 17 points, six assists and three steals per game... earned all-conference and all-tournament honors as a junior and senior... named team MVP following senior year...averaged 16 points, five assists and four rebounds per game as a junior...lettered in track and field and football... placed second in the high jump at state meet as a senior.

2010-11: Played in eight games...scored eight points and collected five rebounds during the year...scored career-best four points as he scored basket and hit two free throws in victory over Presbyterian College (2-3)...scored first career basket and pulled down two rebounds in home win over Virginia Intermont (11-20)...tallied bucket against Radford (2-26).

Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

F-Throws ft-fta pct

off

2010-11 2011-12 TOTAL

9-0 10-0 19-0

22/2.4 23/2.3 45/2.4

3-8 2-5 5-13

.375 .400 .385

0-3 0-1 0-4

.000 .000 .000

2-2 1.000 3-4 .750 5-6 .833

0 1 1

/// FEAR THE DOG ///

Rebounds def tot

5 1 6

5 2 7

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

0.6 0.2 0.4

6 5 11

0 0 0

3 0 3

4 4 8

2 0 2

3 1 4

8 0.9 7 0.7 15 0.8


/// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

CA ARE REER ER HIG IGHS HS Poin i ts ts:: .................................................................................4, 4, Pre resb sbyt sb yter yt e iaan -- 02er 2-03 0033-11 -111 Reebo boun unds ds:: .................................................2,Vir irgi gini niaa Innte ni t rm rmon on nt -- 111 200-1 -10 Assssiistts: ............................................................. 1, Rad A adfo ord Unive niive vers r itty -- 02rs 2-26 26-1 -111 ........................................ ....... .............................. ............................ Viirrgginniaa Int nter eerrmo ont -- 111--220-10 0-100 ................... ................................................................................ Mo ont n re reat at Collleeggee -- 122//1 11/ 1/100 Sttealss: ............................................................................................................... ..... .... ..........1, 4 times ess Bllockss: .... B ....................................................... 1, Radfo fo ord r Uni nive v rssity ve itty -- 022 26 2 -111 ............ .. ............ ....................... ...................................................Mo onnttre reat eat Col olle legge --- 122/1 le /11/ 1//100 FG mad de: ...............................................................................................................................1, 5 tim imes FG attempts:: ................................... ...............4, 4,Virrgi gini n a In I teerm r on ont --- 111-20 20-1 - 0 -1 3FG attempts 3F ts: .... ...............................................3, ts: ts .. 3,,V Vir irggi ir gini niaa IInnte nte term rm mon nt --- 1111-20 200-1 - 0 FT mad adee: e: ............................. .................. .......................2, 2P Pre rreesb sbyt ytter eriaan --- 022 03 03-1 -111 .................. ............... ......................................... .................................... ................................ M Maars r Hilll -- 111-16 16-11 -111 FT att FT ttem empt em mpt pts: s: .................... s: ........................ ...... ........................2, .. Presbyt yytter eriiaan -- 02-0 eria 2-0033-11 2-111 ....................................................................... ......................... ............ ............................. Maarss Hilil --- 1111-16 1166-1 -111 .................................... .................................. .......................... ........ ............................ Br Brev Brev evar evar ard rd Co Coll olllleg egge -- 111 211--111 11

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JEREMY ATKINSON /// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

F • 6-4 • SR • ELM CITY, N.C.

12

Overview: Junior College product who enjoyed an outstanding season for the Bulldogs...enjoyed a fabulous Big South Tournament that culminated in his being named to the Big South All-Tournament team...moved into the starting line-up early in the year and stayed there permanently...knows how to score inside and can knock down a three-pointer...comes to the mountains from Louisburg College...played at Louisburg last season for former Bulldog assistant coach Mark Vanderslice....played in high school at Fike in Wilson, N.C.

Coastal Carolina (1-17)...scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds during home victory over Campbell (1-28)...went 11-of-12 from the line against Camels...had 10 points and 10 rebounds in road win at Liberty (2-4)...scored 14 points and had nine rebounds against defending national champion Connecticut (11-24)...tallied 16 points in rout of Pac-12 foe Utah (11-26)...shot .556 (70-of-126) from the field in BSC play...third on team in steals with 40... played well in NCAA Tournament game vs. Syracuse (3-15) with 12 points and five rebounds.

2011-12: Asheville’s fourth-leading scorer with an 11.7 average and top rebounder with a 6.6 per game mark...sensational BSC Tournament as he collected 16 points, eight rebounds and two assists in quarterfinal win over High Point (2-29)...tallied 19 points with eight rebounds and 11-of-11 from the free throw line during semifinal victory over Charleston Southern (3-1)... led Bulldogs in Big South title game with team-high 18 points as he went 7-of-11 from the field...grabbed five rebounds and tied a career high with six assists vs. VMI (3-3)...second on team in shooting percentage at .541 (131of-242)...named Big South Player of the Week on Jan. 16 with two outstanding games at Campbell (1-12) and High Point (1-14)...scored 22 points with seven rebounds in comeback victory at Campbell as he went 7-of-10 from the field and knocked down eight free throws...pumped in 19 points at High Point with eight rebounds and went 7-of-9 from the field...scored in double figures 19 times during the year...ended the season with double figures in four straight contests and seven of last eight...led Bulldogs in double-doubles with three...pumped in 15 points and collected 10 rebounds in home win over

Louisburg: Enjoyed a sensational 2010-11 season as he was a first team National Junior College All-American...averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds and three assists per game...named Region X Player of the Year...helped lead Louisburg to 32-2 overall record and berth in NJCAA National Tournament...named to All-Tournament team at NJCAA National tourney...was named Louisburg’s Male Athlete of the Year....freshman year averaged 13 points, 11 rebounds and three assists per game.

Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

2011-12 TOTAL

34-30 1006/29.6 34-30 1006/29.6

136-249 136-249

.546 .546

3-Point fg-fga

15-44 15-44

pct

.341 .341

Fike: Played for coach George Drawhorn...was an All-Conference selection for four consecutive years....senior season averaged 27 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals per game...junior campaign avearaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and three steals...was twice named Conference Player of the Year...made the All-State team as a senior...lettered in tennis for three years at Fike and as a senior, lettered in football and track and field.

F-Throws ft-fta pct

111-151 111-151

.735 .735

off

Rebounds def tot

69 154 69 154

/// FEAR THE DOG ///

223 223

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

6.6 6.6

70 70

0 0

76 76

51 51

6 6

40 40

398 11.7 398 11.7


/// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

CAR CA REER RE ER H HIG IG IGHS GHS H Po oinnts: ts: ...................................................................... 22 2 , at a Cam mpb pbel pbel ell -ell -- 01/122/1 /122 Rebboun Re boun nds d : ......................................................................................12 122, Ca Camppbelll -- 011//228//122 A si As sist sts: st s: .............................................................................................................................6, ..6, 6,VM MII -- 033/0 03/ 3/122 ....................................................................................................... US U C Uppstate --- 12/ 2/044/11 /1 11 Stea St eals ls: ........................................................................................... . ............... 4,VMII -- 01 0 -05-12 ................................................................................ at P Pre resb sbyt yteria iaan Coll Colleg Co lllleg egee --- 01/21/1 /122 /1 Bloc Bl ocks ks:: ............................................................................................................... . ..........1, 6 times es FG G mad a e: ....................................................................................... .................77, 5 tim mes FG G aatt ttem ttem tt empptts: .................................................................. 14, at a Tennesssee ee ---- 122/2 /20 20/ 0/11 11 ................................................................. ............................... at C COA O ST OA TAL AL -- 22 14 14-1 -112 3FFG ma made de: ...............................................................................................22, 2, 4 ttim imees im es 3FG 3F G at atte temp m ts: ................................................................. 4,, at Te T nnessee -- 12/ 2/200/111 FT mad ade: e: ....................................... ...................................... ....................11 11,, Ca Camp mppbe bell ell -- 01 01/2 /2 /28 28/12 8/ 2 ...........................................................................Ch Chhar C harle arrleest s on Sou outh theer th ern -- 0033/01 ern 3/01/1 /12 FT attempts: ..............................................12, att Cam ampbbel e l -- 001/ 1/12/12 ...................................................................................................Ca Cam mpbe bellll -- 01 01/2 /28/ 8/12 12

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KEITH HORNSBY /// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

G • 6-4 • SO • WILLIAMSBURG, VA

14

Overview: Sophomore guard who earned valuable experience as a freshman and will be counted on much more this season...played at mighty Oak Hill Academy (Va.) and was a key player for the Warriors...began his prep career at Hampton Road Academy in Newport News (Va.) before going to Oak Hill...father is Grammy-award winning artist Bruce Hornsby, who performed the national anthem at the UNC Chapel Hill-UNC Asheville game at Kimmel Arena last season. 2011-12: Played in all 34 games and earned one start...did a nice job for the Bulldogs off the bench, giving Asheville energy...tallied career-high of 21 points in home victory over Mars Hill (11-16)...went 8-for-12 from the field and 3-of-5 from long distance in Mars Hill game...scored 11 points and tied game with three-point play late in regulation at Winthrop (12-31)...tallied 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in home win over Liberty (1-4)...pumped in 10 points and collected six rebounds at VMI (2-2)...had eight points in lateseason home victory over Radford (2-11)...connected on his first collegiate shot when he knocked down three-pointer at N.C. State (11-11)...third on team in three-pointers made with 15...tallied six points in BSC Tournament semifinal victory over Charleston Southern (3-1)...collected four rebounds vs. High Point (2-29) in quarterfinal win.

Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

2011-12 TOTAL

34-1 34-1

430/12.6 430/12.6

50-115 50-115

.435 .435

3-Point fg-fga

15-42 15-42

pct

.357 .357

Oak Hill Academy: Tremendous senior year for Oak Hill team that finished 29-4 overall and was ranked fourth nationally...averaged 11.4 points, two assists and three rebounds per game as a senior...led the Warriors in three-point shooting at 50.4 percent...shot 53 percent from the field and 83 percent from the free throw line...scored career-best 34 points againt Adelphi Christian (S.C.) as he was 8-of-10 from beyond the arc...served team as cocaptain...junior year average six points and three assists per game...finished his career with 1,341 points...named MVP of Elite Showcase Tournament in March at Verizon Center...earned academic award for basketball team and was student speaker at graduation...was president of student government.

F-Throws ft-fta pct

21-33 21-33

.636 .636

off

Rebounds def tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

28 28

35 35

1.9 1.9

38 38

0 0

18 18

20 20

6 6

18 18

136 4.0 136 4.0

/// FEAR THE DOG ///

63 63


/// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

CAREER CA REE RE ER R HIG IGH GHS HS Poin Poin Po ints tss: ...................................................................................21 21,, Ma Mars rs H Hilililll -- 1111-16 16-1 16 -111 Rebounds::....................................................................... 6, LIBERTY -- 01-007Re 7 12 ....................................................................................................... at VMI -- 2/2/12 Assi s st sts: s: ............................................................................................ 3,VMI -- 01 01-05--12 S ea St e ls:: ............... .. ................................................................................................2, 5 tim mess B occks Bl ks:: .................... .................................................. 2, U USC SC U Ups psta tate te --- 12/04//11 F m FG mad ade: ade: e: .................................................... ......................... 8, 8M Mar arss Hi H lll -- 11-166 111 F att FG ttem empt ptts: ............................................................12 12,, Ma Marss H Hililll -- 111 16-111 33FFG made de:: ............................................................ . ..... 3, M Mar arss Hillll -- 11-166 11 3FFG attte t mp pts ts:: ................................................... . .. 5, Mars Hi Hilll --- 11-166-11 11 FT T mad ade: e: ................................................. . ...............................4, Rad ad dfo ford rd -- 02/11//122 ....................................... ... ........................... ...................................at Winthro ropp -- 12-31-111 .................................................. ................... ........................... . ........................................ at V VMI -- 2/2//12 FT T attttem e pt p s: ........ ................ ................ ........................... 6, at Wintthro op -- 12-3 - 1-111

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COREY LITTLEJOHN G • 6-3 • SO • COLUMBIA, S.C. /// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

Overview: Exciting player who will compete for playing time as a sophomore after learning as a freshman last year...enjoyed a standout high school career at Heathwood Hall School in Columbia, S.C...earned some playing time as a freshman in some key moments...good defensive player.

16

2011-12: Played in 15 games...career-high 15 points came vs. Mars Hill (1116)...went 6-of-10 from the field and knocked down three-pointer...tallied six points with three assists vs. Brevard (11-21)...season-high of 17 minutes came vs. Montreat (12-15) where he scored four points...pumped in five points during home victory over Liberty (1-7)...played 10 minutes in late-season win over Radford (2-11) as he scored two points and collected three rebounds... played in two games in BSC tournament as he scored two points vs. High Point (2-29).

Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

2011-12 TOTAL

16-0 16-0

86/5.4 86/5.4

14-31 14-31

.452 .452

3-Point fg-fga

pct

2-2 1.000 2-2 1.000

Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed a sensational prep career for head coach Jeff Whalen...senior year averaged 25 points, seven rebounds and three assists per game...led team to state championship...was named South Carolina Independent Schools Association Player of the Year as a junior and senior...led school to two consecutive region championships and berths in the state title game...junior season averaged 22 points, eight rebounds and three assists per game...helped lead school to 72-24 overall record during his career.

F-Throws ft-fta pct

8-10 8-10

.800 .800

off

7 7

/// FEAR THE DOG ///

Rebounds def tot

9 9

16 16

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

1.0 1.0

9 9

0 0

9 9

13 13

0 0

5 5

38 2.4 38 2.4


/// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

CAREER HIGHS Points: ..............................................................15 155, Mars Hill -- 11-16-11 Rebounds: .......................................................... 5, Mars Hill -- 11-16-11 Asssi s st sts: s:: .... ..................................................... ... 3, 3 Brevard College -- 11-21-11 Steals: .............................................................. 2, Mars Hill -- 11-16-11 FG made: ................................................................. 6, Mars Hill -- 11-16-11 FG attempts: ..................................................10, Mars Hill -- 11-16-11 3FFG ma m de: .......................................................1, LIBERTY -- 01-07-12 ................................................................................ Mars Hill -- 11-16-11 3 G at 3F atte teemp mpts t : ................................................1, 1,, LLIB IBER IB E TY -- 01-07-12 ...................................... ................................................ Mars Hill -- 1111-16 16-1 -111 -1 FT m mad a e: ... ad ........................... .................. .. ................ .........................................................2, 4 times FT att FT ttem em mpts: pts: pt s: ............. . ........................... .. .......... ....................... 4, M Mar arss Hi H ll -- 11-166-11 61

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D.J. CUNNINGHAM C • 6-10 • R-JR • WATERFORD, OH /// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

Overview: Missed the 2011-12 season due to a knee injury suffered in the summer of 2011...should be 100 percent for the upcoming year and could be one of the top post players in the Big South Conference...excellent scoring skills and has some real toughness.

18

2011-2012: Red-shirted 2010-2011: When healthy was a real force for the Bulldogs both on offense and defense...played in 26 of Asheville’s 34 games and missed time throughout second half of season with various leg and knee injuries...averaged 8.6 points per game and collected a team-leading 7.2 rebounds per game...second on team in blocked shots with 37...had three double-doubles with 12 points and career-best 18 rebounds at USC Upstate (11-29)...scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in home loss to VMI (12-31) where he was injured with 10 minutes left and missed the next three games...scored season-high 20 points and garnered 11 rebounds in victory over King College...went 9-for-11 from the field against King...grabbed 12 rebounds and had two key baskets late in victory at Auburn (11-12)...went 5-for-5 from the field and tallied 10 points with eight rebounds in home win over PC (2-3)...had career-best four steals at North Carolina (11-23)...missed the semifinals of Big South Conference championship game due to injury suffered in quarterfinal game against Charleston Southern (3-1)...came back to play crucial role in NCAA Tournament victory over Arkansas-Little Rock (3-15)...scored six points, collected eight rebounds and career-best four steals in overtime victory...solid game in homecoming contest at top-ranked Ohio State with 13 points and seven rebounds...pumped in 16 points with eight rebounds at Radford (12-2)...started in 15 contests.

Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

2009-10 2010-11 TOTAL

28-9 629/22.5 26-15 612/23.5 54-24 1241/23.0

90-185 91-201 181-386

.486 .453 .469

3-Point fg-fga

pct

0-2 .000 1-1 1.000 1-3 .333

2009-2010: Played in 28 games and started nine times...injured his knee midway through the season but recovered to play the final 14 games of the season and did a great job...tied for team lead in rebounding with a 6.7 average... averaged 8.1 points per game and shot 48.6 percent (90-of-185) from the field...shot 67.6 percent (46-of-68) from the charity stripe...second on team in blocked shots with 50...scored in double figures in seven games and recorded four double-doubles (points-rebounds)...first double-double came vs. Catawba when he scored a career-high 21 points and collected 12 rebounds... went 10-of-16 from the field in that game...scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds plus three blocked shots in overtime game vs. Charleston Southern (1-9)...had 19 points with 10 rebounds in home win over VMI (2-13)... scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds at High Point (1-4)...collected 15 rebounds and scored game-tying bucket at Presbyterian College (2-16) as Bulldogs won in overtime...just missed a double-double at Winthrop (2-23) with 10 points and nine rebounds...6.7 rebounding average was sixth-best in the Big South Conference...1.79 per game blocked shots per game was fourth best in the league...averaged 7.6 rebounds per game in BSC play which led the Bulldogs and was fifth in the conference. Before UNC Asheville: Three-year starter at Waterford HS (Ohio) where he became the second player in school history to score more than 1,000 career points...senior season averaged 23 points, 17 rebounds, seven blocked shots and five assists per game...helped lead Waterford to 19-5 record in senior campaign...was named conference and district Player of the Year following senior season...became the first player in school history to be named first team All-State...played in the North-South All-Star game...named first team all-conference for three straight years...junior year averaged 13 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots per game while leading Waterford to berth in “Sweet 16” state playoffs...also played football in high school.

F-Throws ft-fta pct

46-68 40-62 86-130

off

Rebounds def tot

.676 69 119 .645 61 126 .662 130 245

/// FEAR THE DOG ///

188 187 375

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

6.7 87 7.2 75 6.9 162

3 3 6

16 56 17 45 33 101

50 37 87

19 19 38

226 8.1 223 8.6 449 8.3

avg


/// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

CA C AREER RE EER R HIG GHS H P innts: Po tss ........ . .......... .. ..............................................................21 21, Ca Cata tawb wbaa -- 12wb 2 15-009 Reebo R ebo b unds unds: .................................................. 188, at U USC SC U Ups p ta ps tate -- 11 1 /29//10 1 A sist As stts: s .................................................................................. 4, vs UA UALR L -- 03 LR 03/15/ 5/111 11 Stea St Stea eals llss: ................. ...... ..................................................... 4, aatt High Hiigh g Poi oint -- 1oint 1-44-100 ....................................................................... ............ at Northh Ca Caro rro olilina n -na - 11 11/2 / 3/ /2 3 10 Blo Bl occcks kss: ............................................... .................. .................... 5, 5M MON ONTR ON T EA TR EAT T -- 122-13 1 -099 FG mad de: e: ............................. ......... .... ........................................10 100, Ca Cata tawb ta wba wb ba -- 1122-15-0 2-15 -099 FG att FG ttem em mpt pts: s ..................................... . 16, Ch Char arle lest ston So ou uth ther ern -- 1-09-009-110 10 ... .............................................................. .......................... .... ... . Ca Cata taawb w a -- 122-15 15-0 -09 3FG ma made made de:: .................................................. 1, at Geor orge geto ge to own wn -- 111/2 /27/ 7/10 10 3FG at 3F 3FG atte temp mpts: ................................ 1, Charles mpt esto to on So Sout uthe ut hern he rn -- 1--09 09-1 -100 ................... ................. .. .......................................... .......... att G Geo eorg rget etow et tow own -- 11/ 1/27 2 /100 ....................................................................................................... vs Ke Kent Kent ntuc ucky ky -- 11 11/3 11/ /30/ 30/ 0/09 09 FT mad FT adee: ad e: ..................................................................................... 5,VMI M -- 02-1 022-133 100 3...................................................................... at Westeern C Car arol ro ollina inna --- 12/30 30/0 /099 FT attem empt em pts: s: ............................................................................... 10 10,,VM MI -- 02-13 2-13 213-10

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JON NWANNUNU /// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

F • 6-8 • SR • MERRILLVILLE, IN

20

Overview: Last name is pronounced Wah-new-new...senior inside player who will be counted on this season...was was playing very well for the Bulldogs off the bench in 2010-11 season before injuring his knee at Ohio State and missing the rest of the year...played one year of junior college ball at Vincennes Junior College in Indiana...last name made ESPN.com Page 2’s “Coolest Name in the NCAA tournament” in last year’s bracket. 2011-12: Played in 22 games...averaged 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per game...nice touch from the free throw line at 21-of-26 for .808...tallied 10 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Brevard (11-21)...had eight points in three different games, including at Tennessee (12-2) where he went 3-for4 from the field with five rebounds...blocked nine shots with two vs. USC Upstate (12-4) and Radford (2-11)...picked up two offensive rebounds vs. Connecticut (11-24)...pulled down five rebounds vs. Radford (2-11)...has 43 rebounds with 21 being offensive.

Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

2010-11 2011-12 TOTAL

11-0 23-0 34-0

139/12.6 208/9.0 347/10.2

21-42 20-46 41-88

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

.500 .435 .466

0-0 0-0 0-0

.000 .000 .000

2010-2011: Played in 11 games and gave the Bulldogs some help inside... averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game...tallied 12 points with nine rebounds vs. Virginia Intermont (11-20)...pumped in eight points with five rebounds at UNC Chapel Hill (11-23)...tallied eight points at High Point (124)...shot 50 percent (21-of-42) from the field and went 7-of-8 from charity stripe...collected eight points with six rebounds vs. Montreat (12-11)...scored seven points vs. King College (12-16). Before UNC Asheville: Averaged six points, four rebounds and one blocked shot per game at Vincennes...played high school ball at Merrillville where in his senior season he averaged 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots per game.

F-Throws ft-fta pct

7-8 21-26 28-34

.875 .808 .824

off

Rebounds def tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

20 21 41

19 22 41

3.5 1.9 2.4

16 34 50

0 1 1

2 6 8

4 14 18

4 10 14

5 2 7

49 4.5 61 2.7 110 3.2

/// FEAR THE DOG ///

39 43 82


/// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

CA AREER E HIGHS Points: ..............................................12,Virginia Intermont -- 11-2200-10 Rebounds: ........................................9,Virginia Intermont -- 11-20-100 Assists: ..................................................................2, at Radford -- 01/ 1/02 02//12 ................................................................... ...... ... ...... Brevard Collegge --- 11-21-11 Steals: .......................................................................... ..................................1, 1, 7 ttim imes es B ocks: ........................................ Bl ...............................................22, 2, R Rad adfo ord -- 02 02/1 /11/ /1 1//12 ...................................................................................... USC C Uppst stat a e -- 12/04 2/04 04//1 /11 /11 FG made: .................................................55,V FG Vir irgi gini gi n a In ni Inte teerm rmon ont --- 111--2200-1 -100 FG attempts: .....................................8, 8, at Nort Nortth Carolina naa -- 11/2 11/2 23/ 3/10 10 FT made: .......................................................................3, Radford rd -- 02/1 rd 11/12 ......................................................... ........ .. ................. .. ....................... vs U Uta tah ta ah -- 11/ 1/26 2 /11 FT att t em mpt p s: ............................... ...... ...........................................4, Rad dfo ford rd -- 022/11/ 1 12 ...................................................... .............................. ....... .. ............................. vs Ut Utah -- 1111/2 /266/11 11 ........................... .. ....... ........... ................... .. .................... at Ohio Unnivversiity -- 2/ 2 18 18/1 /122 /1

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JALEEL ROBERTS C • 7-0 • SO • EVANS, GA /// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

Overview: Talented big man who learned a great deal as a freshman and will be counted on more this season...excellent athletic skills...played at Greensboro Day School where he enjoyed an excellent career.

22

2011-12: Played in 16 games and averaged 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds per game...had 14 field goals on the year with 11 being dunks...top game was 12-points and seven rebounds vs. Mars Hill (11-16)...went 6-for-6 from the field with all field goals being dunks...also blocked four shots in that game... tallied seven points on three dunks vs. Brevard (11-21)...had five rebounds vs. Brevard and Montreat (12-15)...blocked a shot vs. Connecticut (11-24)...hit the first shot of his collegiate career when he knocked down a 10-footer at N.C. State (11-11)...blocked nine shots in limited action and shot .737 (14of-19) from the field. Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed an excellent senior season at Greensboro Day for head coach Freddie Johnson...averaged eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks per game for team that finished with 23-5 overall record and advanced to the state playoffs...shot 55 percent from the field.

Season

gp-gs

min/avg

Total fg-fga

pct

3-Point fg-fga

pct

2011-12 TOTAL

17-0 17-0

83/4.9 83/4.9

14-19 14-19

.737 .737

0-0 0-0

.000 .000

F-Throws ft-fta pct

2-4 2-4

.500 .500

off

6 6

/// FEAR THE DOG ///

Rebounds def tot

avg

pf

fo

ast

to

blk

stl

Scoring pts avg

15 15

1.2 1.2

17 17

0 0

3 3

5 5

9 9

3 3

30 1.8 30 1.8

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TRENT MEYER G • 6-2 • JR • FORT LAUDERDALE, FL /// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

Overview: Junior guard who has been a key player off the bench for the Bulldogs in his first two seasons...will compete for a starting spot this year... graduated from Windermere Prep School in Orlando, Fla. ...didn’t play senior year due to a knee injury suffered the first day of practice...good three-point shooter.

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2011-12: Played in 29 games...averaged 2.1 points per game and dished out 31 assists...pumped in 10 points in home victory over VMI (1-5) as he was 4-of-4 from field and 2-of-2 from three-point line...career-high of 13 points came early vs. Mars Hill (11-16)...had five points, including two key free throws in road win at Campbell (1-12)...had three rebounds in three different games... scored five points with three assists in home victory over Liberty (1-7)...tallied five points and knocked down three-pointer vs. Winthrop (2-25)...played well in Big South Tournament, especially semifinal win over Charleston Southern (3-1) as he scored five points with three rebounds and one steal...played 19 minutes in that game as Matt Dickey was in foul trouble...scored basket in BSC title game vs.VMI (3-3).

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346/11.2 285/9.8 631/10.5

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2010-2011: Played in 31 games and averaged 2.1 points per game...knocked down 11 three-pointers...shot .800 (12-of-15) from the free throw line...top game was nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc vs. Northeastern (2-19)...tallied eight points and hit two three-pointers in road win at Presbyterian College (1-8)...had career-best five assists at Charleston Southern (2-15)...collected four rebounds in win over Montreat (12-11)...had two rebounds in four different games. Before UNC Asheville: Before UNC Asheville: Went to school at Windermere Prep...also played AAU ball for South Florida Elite.

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ZACK DAVIS G • 6-3 • FR • CHARLOTTE, N.C. /// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

Overview: Already has skills and mindset of a combo guard, passing and shooting...played for former Wake Forest and NBA point guard Muggsy Bogues at United Faith.

Before UNC Asheville: Filled up the stat sheet as a senior, averaging 14 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists ... Helped lead team to 22-10 record ... Earned first-team All-Southern Piedmont Association honors...contributed eight points, four rebounds, three assists his junior season...also played baseball and ran track in high school.

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MARCUS NEELY G • 6-4 • FR • FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Overview: Another versatile member of incoming class ... Adds athleticism as a perimeter player...plans to major In Accounting.

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Before UNC Asheville: Improved scoring average from 11.5 points per game as a junior to 15.5 his senior year ... Also played football at Cardinal Gibbons.

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DREW COMBS G • 5-10 • FR • WILMINGTON, N.C. Overview: One of two walk-ons in the Bulldogs’ 2012-13 recruiting class ...possesses excellent range and a deft touch at the free-throw line... will fill back-up role as combo guard.

Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed a standout senior season at Ashley as these per-game averages will attest: 21 points, 8 assists and 4 steals ... Even more impressive were his shooting percentages from the field (.640) and the line (.897) ... Finished fourth in all-time scoring at his school ... Named to the all-conference team ... Led team to Mideastern Conference title as junior by averaging 10 points and 4 assists ... Plans to major in business management.

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MIKE BEDULSKIS F • 6-8 • FR • VILNIUS, LITHUANIA Overview: Played one year of high school basketball in the United States last season ... Grew up in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania ... all-purpose player who can play inside... Plans to pursue career in Engineering.

Before UNC Asheville: Averaged 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks per game as a senior ... Member of 15-15 team at Phelps, a private school in the Philadelphia area ... At age 20 the oldest member of the Bulldogs’ freshman class.

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SAM HUGHES F • 6-4 • FR • BATTLEBORO, N.C. /// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

Overview: Another newcomer to the Bulldogs who will see time at shooting guard and small forward ... Product of Coach Bob Salter’s successful Greenfield School program in Wilson, N.C. ... Plans to major in Accounting.

Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed standout senior season for state runners-up ... Averaged 22 points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks for 30-6 team ... Chosen to allstate team ... Named all-area and All-Coastal Plains Conference Player of the Year ... Collected 17 points and 7 rebounds as a junior ... Also played soccer in high school.

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Before UNC Asheville: As a senior for coach David Gaines’ Greenies, averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals for a 32-5 team ... Named to the NCISAA All-State team ... Helped lead Christ School to the state title as a junior by contributing 11 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals per game ...aspires to be a business owner following a career in professional basketball.

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ALEX BIGGERSTAFF F • 6-4 • FR • BURNSVILLE, N.C. Overview: Starred at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville, NC ... Will walk on Bulldog team for freshman season ... Expected to contribute as a shooting guard/small forward swing man ... Plans to major in Health and Wellness.

Before UNC Asheville: Named 2012 Western Highlands Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... Averaged 19.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists for Coach Dwayne Buckner’s 18-10 team ... Named to the Asheville CitizenTimes All-Western second team ... Chosen 2-A All-State Honorable Mention ... Helped lead Cougars to 2-A state semifinals as a junior ... Contributed 18 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists per game.

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EDDIE BIEDENBACH /// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

HEAD COACH • 17th SEASON • N.C. STATE The 2012-13 season will be Eddie Biedenbach’s 17th as head coach of the UNC Asheville men’s basketball program. He is the longest-tenured coach in Big South Conference history and became the league’s all-time winningest coach in both conference and overall games three years ago. Biedenbach has been named Big South Coach of the Year three different times and four times has led the Bulldog program to Big South regular-season titles. The former N.C. State standout guided Asheville to a 24-10 record last year and 16-2 mark in Big South Conference play.The 16 wins tied a Big South record and the 24 victories established a new school record. In addition, he passed Bob Hartman as the program’s all-time winningest coach when the Bulldogs defeated Radford on Jan. 2. Biedenbach has guided the Asheville program to 240 wins during his tenure. The Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year and nearly pulled one of the biggest upsets in tournament history when 16th-seeded Asheville led top-seeded Syracuse for a majority of the game before falling, 72-65. The Bulldogs have finished in the top four in the final league standings 12 times under Eddie’s leadership. Asheville has gone to the semifinals of the league tourney for six consecutive seasons and has played in the title game three times during that span. In the last five years, the Bulldogs have compiled a 58-28 record in BSC regular-season games, easily the best mark in the league during that time period.

The 2007-08 season was a truly historic one for his program. Biedenbach guided Asheville to a then school-record 23 wins as the Bulldogs finished with a 23-10 overall record. He led his squad to a share of the Big South Conference regular-season title and top seed in the league tournament. The Bulldogs became the first school in league history to be selected to the National Invitation Tournament. In addition, Asheville was ranked in the College Insider Mid-Major poll for the first time in school history, rising to as high as 12th in early February. The Bulldogs also received a vote in the AP Top 25 for the first time ever. Biedenbach directed Asheville to the Big South title game for the fourth time in his career. In addition, the Bulldogs upset FBS school South Carolina, 61-58 and posted impressive non-conference wins over Buffalo and Western Carolina.

The 2010-11 season was a special one for Asheville under Biedenbach. The Bulldogs finished with an overall record of 20-14 and claimed their second Big South Conference championship during his tenure. Asheville finished third in Big South Conference play with an 11-7 league mark and then won the league championship with three decisive victories, including a 60-47 upset of top-seeded Coastal Carolina on the Chanticleers’ home court.

The 2006-07 season saw Biedenbach do another superb job making the Bulldogs a better team down the stretch. After struggling with injuries in the first part of the year, Asheville won its final three games of the regular season to move into fifth place in the final league standings.The Bulldogs then upset fourth-seeded Coastal Carolina on the Chanticleers’ home court and advanced to the semifinals of the Big South Conference Tournament.

Asheville made its second trip to the NCAA Tournament a memorable one. The Bulldogs knocked off Arkansas-Little Rock in the tournament’s first round in overtime, 81-77.

In the 2002-03 season, Biedenbach guided the Bulldogs to a Big South Conference championship. He did so despite playing the toughest non-conference schedule in school history and with a roster of five freshmen and two sophomores. Asheville recovered from a fifth-place finish in the Big South to pull out two overtime wins in the league tournament and then posted an 8571 victory over Radford in the Big South title game.The program became the first in Big South history to record a NCAA basketball tournament victory when the Bulldogs outlasted Texas Southern 92-84 in overtime in the opening round game. Asheville’s run would finally end against top-seeded Texas in the first round of the regional, 82-61, but not before the Bulldogs had made a gallant effort against the Final Four bound Longhorns.

Other highlights of the 2010-11 season included an opening night victory at Auburn, a win over mountain rival Western Carolina and coaching three players (John Williams, Matt Dickey and J.P. Primm) who scored their 1,000th career point during the season. The 2009-10 season was another solid coaching job from the veteran leader. Asheville struggled in the first part and had a 3-12 record at the halfway point of the year. The Bulldogs rallied to go 12-4 in the second half of the season and finish in fourth place in the league standings for the second straight year. Asheville tied a school record for leagues wins with 11 and advanced to the semifinals of the league tournament for the fourth consecutive season. 30

In the 2008-09 season, Biedenbach’s young team fooled everyone with its play.With four starters gone from the previous year plus the fact that 2008 Defensive Player of the Year Kenny George missed the season, the Bulldogs were a preseason pick to finish in ninth place in the league. Asheville proved the experts wrong in a big way. The Bulldogs had a 15-16 overall record and earned a fourth-place finish in league play with a 10-8 BSC mark.The Bulldogs advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament for the third consecutive year before losing a close game to eventual champion Radford on its home floor. Asheville accomplished this with only one senior on its roster and four freshmen playing significant minutes throughout the year.

In the 2001-02 season, the Bulldogs finished with a 13-15 overall record but tied for the Big South regular-season championship with a 10-4 mark. Biedenbach was rewarded for his work by being named as the league’s coach of the year for the second time. Asheville recovered from a 1-10 start to go 12-5 the rest of the season.

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Eddie Biedenbach & Family With His Former Staff At Davidson

The 1996-97 season, Biedenbach’s first at Asheville, saw the Bulldogs finish with an amazing 18-10 overall record, considering their schedule. The Bulldogs played nine of their first 10 games on the road and 17 games away from Asheville during the season. Biedenbach’s first team proved to be giant killers.The Bulldogs earned road wins over SEC champion South Carolina and Big West power New Mexico State. In addition, Asheville knocked off Southern Conference juggernaut Marshall at home. During the middle of the season, the Bulldogs produced a school-record 11-game winning streak, the third longest in the country at the time. Not bad for a team picked to finish sixth or seventh place in preseason polls and magazines.

His daughter Tracy, Bob McKillop, Eddie Biedenbach, Barbara Biedenbach, Rick Barnes, Jeff Bzdelik and his daughter Amy.

In the 1999-00 season, Biedenbach again helped Asheville overcome a tough start and a tough non-conference schedule. A young Bulldog team with seven newcomers started 0-9 and 1-11 facing a schedule that included the likes of Connecticut, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina State, Saint Louis, Missouri and Virginia Tech. However, Biedenbach would not let his young squad get down, and the Bulldogs kept working to get better. Asheville finished with a 7-7 mark in league play, good for a third-place tie. The Dogs earned some special wins throughout the season, including a 64-63 upset of defending champ Winthrop and an amazing victory over Coastal Carolina late in the season. Asheville trailed by 26 points before rallying for the victory. The comeback was the sixth-biggest in NCAA Division I history at the time. Biedenbach’s charges were ready come tournament time as they knocked off fifth-seeded Liberty in the first round and then upset top-seed Radford 78-71 in the semifinals. The win advanced the Dogs to the championship game for the second time in three years. Asheville finished with an 11-19 record but went 10-8 over the last half of the season with four freshmen each playing more than 20 minutes per game. In the 1998-99 season, Asheville finished with a deceiving 11-18 overall record. The Bulldogs faced another difficult non-conference schedule with road games at Purdue, St. John’s, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Clemson, Michigan State and Texas Christian. All of those teams participated in postseason play with the exception of Va. Tech. Four made it to the “Sweet 16”, while Auburn and Michigan State were number one seeds during that season’s NCAA Tournament. After beginning the year 1-11, Asheville rallied with a 10-7 record in the second half of the season and advanced to the semifinals of the Big South Conference Tournament for the fourth straight season.

He arrived in Asheville after serving as an assistant to Les Robinson at N.C. State for three years. While at N.C. State, the Wolfpack win total improved every year, and his coaching strongly influenced the development of center Todd Fuller. Fuller was a first-team All-ACC performer in 1996 and a first-round NBA draft pick by the Golden State Warriors. While playing for N.C. State during the mid-60s, Biedenbach was a three-year starter for legendary coaches Everett Case, Press Maravich and Norm Sloan, earning All-ACC honors twice. He helped lead the Wolfpack to three ACC Championship game appearances and one league title. After his junior year, Biedenbach was drafted by the St. Louis Hawks of the NBA. He came back for his senior year and despite a painful back injury, led the Wolfpack to the ACC Championship game and was named N.C. State’s Most Valuable Player. Eddie was drafted by three different teams in two sports after his senior year - the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), the New Jersey Nets (ABA) and the Dallas Cowboys (NFL).

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The Bulldogs enjoyed another successful year under Biedenbach during the 2000-01 season. A young Asheville team finished with a 15-13 overall record and captured third place in the Big South with a 9-5 league mark. The Dogs earned impressive non-conference victories over mountain rivals Appalachian State and Western Carolina and upset Southern Conference regular season champ East Tennessee State on the road.

Biedenbach became UNC Asheville’s fifth head coach in May 1996 when he replaced Randy Wiel.

In 2003, he was voted as the N.C. State Player of the Decade for the 1960s. Following his college career, Biedenbach played one season in the NBA for the Lakers and the Phoenix Suns. He began a nine-year coaching career at N.C. State as an assistant under Sloan. Biedenbach recruited such standouts as David Thompson, Tommy Burleson and Monte Towe, who helped make those Wolfpack teams among the greatest ever to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference. N.C. State won the 1974 national championship and three ACC titles while Biedenbach worked there. Thompson was the national player of the year in 1974 and 1975 and ACC Player of the Year three times. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in the spring of 1996, with Biedenbach in attendance. Biedenbach also recruited Wolfpack greats Derrick Whittenburg, Thurl Bailey and Sidney Lowe, who helped N.C. State win another national title in 1983.

The 1997-98 season showed Asheville was able to handle the role of favorite as it claimed the program’s first ever outright regular-season crown. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a Division I school-best 19-9 record and another school-record 11-1 in league play.The Dogs had the fifthlongest winning streak in the nation in January at nine games. Asheville also recorded its first unbeaten season at home in 12 years with a 12-0 mark.

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His first head coaching job was at Davidson College for three seasons (1978-81) and he helped turn the Wildcat program around. In the 1980-81 season, Biedenbach guided Davidson to a first-place finish in the Southern Conference, the program’s best performance in 10 years. While Biedenbach was rebuilding the Wildcats’ program one of his first hires was a young coach fresh out of college - Rick Barnes. The current head man at the University of Texas and former ACC Coach of the Year at Clemson speaks very highly of Biedenbach. “I can’t imagine a better person at UNC Asheville than Eddie Biedenbach. He has the experience of being a great player in the ACC, the experiences of being an assistant coach who helped build a national championship team at N.C. State plus the experience of being a head coach,” Barnes stated. “I will always be indebted to Eddie Biedenbach for giving me my first shot in the coaching profession.” Also on Biedenbach’s staff at Davidson during his tenure were current Wake Forest head coach Jeff Bzdelik and Davidson head coach Bob McKillop. From Davidson, Biedenbach moved to Georgia as an assistant coach on Hugh Durham’s staff for eight years. His first season at Georgia (1981-82) saw the Bulldogs reach the SEC championship game for the first time and advance to the NIT.The following year, Georgia reached the Final Four for the first time, upsetting defending national champion North Carolina in the process.The Bulldogs went to postseason play five more times while Biedenbach was on the Georgia staff. A native of Pittsburgh, Biedenbach was a two-sport standout at Edgewood High School. He lettered in basketball for three seasons, helping lead his school to two league championships, and was an all-state performer. Biedenbach lettered in football for two seasons and played quarterback and linebacker. In the fall of 1998, Eddie was inducted into the East Boros (Pa.) Hall of Fame.

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Eddie is a member of the USA Today Top 25 voting panel. He is an active member of the National Basketball Coaches Association and is a member of that organization’s congress. Biedenbach is a major contributor to the Asheville Rotary Club.He and his wife Barbara, an N.C. State graduate and former Wolfpack cheerleader, have two daughters, Tracy and Amy, plus six grandchildren.

THE BIEDENBACH FILE Playing Career N.C. State, 1965-1968 Phoenix Suns, 1968-69 Coaching Career N.C. State, 1970-1978 (Assistant) Davidson, 1978-81 (Head Coach) Georgia, 1981-1989 (Assistant) North Carolina State, 1993-96 (Assistant) UNC Asheville, 1996-Present (Head Coach) Overall Record: 265-293 / 18 years Record at Asheville: 240-242 / 16 years Big South Record: 146-96 / 16 years

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NICK McDEVITT ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH • 12th SEASON • UNC ASHEVILLE Former Bulldog guard Nick McDevitt begins his 12th year on the coaching staff at UNC Asheville. The Marshall native was elevated to Associate Head Coach in the summer of 2011. Head coach Eddie Biedenbach is delighted to have the former Bulldog letterman as part of the coaching staff.

“Going to the NCAA tournament the last two years and the NIT in 2008 were great experiences,” commented McDevitt. “We’re going to do everything we can this year to try and do it again.” Nick married the former Lauren Cooper of Southern Pines this past August.

Nick has been a part of three Big South Conference regular-season championships and three tournament titles during his tenure. He helped lead the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament in 2003, 2011 and last season plus a trip to the NIT in 2008. McDevitt was a four-year letterman for the Bulldogs from 1997 until 2001. He graduated in May 2001 with a degree in history. His playing time increased steadily during his career and became a key player for UNC Asheville off the bench in the 2000-01 season. He was fifth on the team in threepointers made with 11 and led the team at 52 percent from long distance.

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“Nick has done an outstanding job as an assistant coach,” stated Biedenbach. “He is a big reason for the success. He has a good rapport with our players. Nick really knows the game well and is a key part of our program. He works hard in every facet of the program, and I’m so happy he’s on our staff.”

“Coach Biedenbach has taught me so much both as a player and a coach,” added McDevitt. “Each day I continue to learn more about what it takes to establish and maintain a successful Division I program.

In addition, McDevitt enjoyed considerable success off the court. He was named to the Big South Conference All Academic team his junior and senior years and was a member of the Dean’s List four different times at UNC Asheville. He was also a member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll three times. McDevitt was a member of the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) student basketball council his junior and senior years. In the spring of 2009, he completed the National Association of Basketball Coaches Professional Development Series (PDS) certification requirements. McDevitt enjoyed a standout career at Madison HS in Marshall. He was the starting point guard for the Patriots for three seasons and led the 2-A school to three straight conference championships and two regional appearances. McDevitt averaged 17 points and 10 assists his senior and earned allregion honors by the Asheville Citizen-Times. In addition, he is Madison’s all-time leader in assists and steals. “UNC Asheville is an excellent school, and I’m very proud to still be a part of it,” stated McDevitt. “I really feel fortunate to be working at a school and in a community that I know so well.

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BRETT CAREY ASSISTANT COACH • 5th SEASON • UNC ASHEVILLE

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Brett Carey, who was the UNC Asheville Male Athlete of the Year when he played for the Bulldogs, is in his fifth year as an assistant coach with the Asheville program. He has done an outstanding job during his tenure with the Bulldogs and has been a key reason Asheville has captured back-to-back Big South Conference championships.

“We are quite happy to have Brett Carey at UNC Asheville,” stated Bulldog head coach Eddie Biedenbach. “Brett is a dedicated basketball man. He was a player who loved to play and as a coach he loves to coach. Brett has been a great addition to our staff and has been a key part of our recent success.

Carey worked for Dave Odom at the University of South Carolina as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. He was a part of the Gamecocks’ 2006 NIT championship squad. Carey coached Renaldo Balkman while he was at USC. Balkman was a first-round draft pick of the New York Knicks in 2006. He also coached Tarence Kinsey and Tre Kelly, who also played in the NBA. Upon graduation from UNC Asheville in 2001, Brett was allocated to the NBDL’s Asheville Altitude before playing professional basketball in Norway for a year.

“Brett has had the experience of working with some of the top players in the nation when he was at Oak Hill Academy and earned valuable experience at South Carolina under Dave Odom,” added Biedenbach. “We are fortunate to have him with our program. Our players have really benefited from having him with us.” Carey was a two-year letterman for UNC Asheville from 1999-2001 and started in the backcourt both years he was with the Bulldogs. He helped guide a young Asheville team to the Big South Conference championship game in 2000 and earned All-Tournament honors for his play. Carey averaged 10.7 points per game his junior season and was second on the club in threepointers made with 54. He led the Dogs in assists with 90 and free throw percentage at .800. The following year Brett averaged a team-high 13.3 points per game and led Asheville to a 15-13 overall record and a third-place finish in the Big South Conference. He led the Bulldogs in three-pointers made at 53 and free throw percentage at .790. Carey earned second team All-Conference honors for his play. He was named UNC Asheville Male Athlete of the Year and was the Bulldog MVP. He was also third in the nation in three-point field goal percentage. Carey, a native of Lincolnton, came to UNC Asheville after serving as an assistant coach at national prep power Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. The Warriors went 34-4 in the 2007-08 season and had some of the top high school players in the nation on their team including current Milwaukee Bucks standout Brandon Jennings. They were ranked third in the nation for high school programs by ESPN. He also worked at Oak Hill during the 200203 year where he coached Marcus Williams, who was the 22nd pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.

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KEVIN EASLEY ASSISTANT COACH • FIRST SEASON • AUSTIN PEAY

Kevin worked last year with the AAU program,Team Loaded and helped the Under-16 team to an amazing 40-7 record.

While at UTM, Easley completed his master’s degree work to earn a degree in education.

Easley worked for the Panther program for two seasons under head coach Scott Cherry during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.

Before joining the college coaching ranks, Easley served as an AAU coach in the Mid State Ballerz organization where he went 40-7 on year.

Prior to his time at High Point, he spent three season at UNC Greensboro under Mike Dement.

A high school prep standout at Trenton (Tenn.) Peabody High School, Easley was a finalist for Tennessee’s Class A Mr. Basketball after guiding his team to a 26-1 record in his senior season (1996-97).

Easley began his collegiate coaching career at Tennessee-Martin, serving on the staff of Bret Campbell.The job allowed Easley and Campbell to reunite after Easley played under Campbell at Austin Peay State University, when Campbell was an assistant coach.

Easley is married to the former Erin Wren and the couple have two children, Sebastian (5) and Peyton (2).

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“We’re really pleased to have Kevin with our program,” stated Bulldog coach Eddie Biedenbach. “He’s a fine young man who has a great deal of experience who will help our team.”

During his tenure at Tennessee-Martin, Easley helped lead the program to dramatic improvements improving from six wins in 2004-05 to a 13-15 mark the next season. With the Skyhawks, Easley coached a pair of studentathletes who participated in NBA summer leagues in 2006, including Jared Nelson, who signed with the Dallas Mavericks. Easley also helped recruit 2007-08 Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year Marquis Weddle.

Former High Point assistant Kevin Easley begins his first year on the UNC Asheville coaching staff.

Easley was a four-year member of the Austin Peay basketball team from 1997-2001. During the 1998-99 campaign, Easley was voted the team’s most improved player. The Governors tallied a 22-10 mark in 2000-01 with Easley appearing in 21 games. He graduated from APSU with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

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2011-12 UNC ASHEVILLE STATISTICS RECORD:

OVERALL

HOME

AWAY

NEUTRAL

24-10 16-2 8-8

14-2 8-1 6-1

8-5 8-1 0-4

2-3 0-0 2-3

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ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE TOTAL ## Player GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 02 DICKEY, Matt 34 34 1130 33.2 152 339 .448 Conference-Only 18 18 630 35.0 79 180 .439 03 PRIMM, J.P. 34 33 1088 32.0 158 367 .431 Conference-Only 18 18 606 33.7 89 191 .466 04 STEPHENSON, Chris33 32 949 28.8 161 332 .485 Conference-Only 18 18 550 30.6 85 187 .455 15 ATKINSON, Jeremy 34 30 1006 29.6 136 249 .546 Conference-Only 18 17 537 29.8 70 126 .556 05 LANE, Jaron 26 4 652 25.1 100 174 .575 Conference-Only 15 0 389 25.9 67 104 .644 32 JACKSON, Quinard 34 34 690 20.3 71 137 .518 Conference-Only 18 18 357 19.8 37 70 .529 23 HORNSBY, Keith 34 1 430 12.6 50 115 .435 Conference-Only 18 0 216 12.0 20 53 .377 35 NWANNUNU, Jon 23 0 208 9.0 20 46 .435 Conference-Only 10 0 61 6.1 4 9 .444 22 LITTLEJOHN, Corey 16 0 86 5.4 14 31 .452 Conference-Only 5 0 28 5.6 1 6 .167 55 MEYER, Trent 29 0 285 9.8 23 55 .418 Conference-Only 13 0 127 9.8 10 23 .435 45 ROBERTS, Jaleel 17 0 83 4.9 14 19 .737 Conference-Only 4 0 10 2.5 1 3 .333 20 PAL, Chudier 8 0 24 3.0 5 7 .714 Conference-Only 1 0 2 2.0 0 0 .000 50 HARN, Jeremy 23 2 144 6.3 13 21 .619 Conference-Only 13 1 101 7.8 6 11 .545 11 SELIGSON, Josh 10 0 23 2.3 2 5 .400 Conference-Only 3 0 4 1.3 1 1 1.000 12 DAVIS, Madison 11 0 26 2.4 1 10 .100 Conference-Only 3 0 6 2.0 1 1 1.000 TM TEAM Conference-Only Total 34 920 1907 .482 Conference-Only 18 471 965 .488 Opponents 34 865 1949 .444 Conference-Only 18 458 1028 .446

TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points per game Scoring margin FIELD GOALS-ATT Field goal pct 3 POINT FG-ATT 3-point FG pct 3-pt FG made per game FREE THROWS-ATT Free throw pct F-Throws made per game REBOUNDS Rebounds per game Rebounding margin

AVL 2745 80.7 +9.4 920-1907 .482 223-629 .355 6.6 682-893 .764 20.1 1178 34.6 +1.3

3FG 62 30 75 45 20 12 15 7 15 7 9 7 15 4 0 0 2 1 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3-PTS FGA 169 85 205 111 61 30 44 20 44 21 20 8 42 17 0 0 2 1 33 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0

223 629 118 309 234 671 125 345

OPP 2426 71.4 865-1949 .444 234-671 .349 6.9 462-695 .665 13.6 1133 33.3 -

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Pct .367 .353 .366 .405 .328 .400 .341 .350 .341 .333 .450 .875 .357 .235 .000 .000 1.000 1.000 .303 .313 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

FT 182 119 133 72 80 39 111 57 84 51 25 15 21 14 21 9 8 4 5 4 2 1 2 0 3 2 3 0 2 1

FTA Pct 210 .867 137 .869 158 .842 87 .828 106 .755 48 .813 151 .735 74 .770 106 .792 60 .850 59 .424 36 .417 33 .636 18 .778 26 .808 10 .900 10 .800 4 1.000 8 .625 6 .667 4 .500 2 .500 5 .400 0 .000 7 .429 2 1.000 4 .750 0 .000 6 .333 2 .500

.355 .382 .349 .362

682 388 462 239

893 486 695 370

.764 .798 .665 .646

REBOUNDS Off Def Tot 26 87 113 14 57 71 18 94 112 8 57 65 62 147 209 34 84 118 69 154 223 34 90 124 34 72 106 20 34 54 49 64 113 20 28 48 28 35 63 13 18 31 21 22 43 5 9 14 7 9 16 2 4 6 9 12 21 4 4 8 6 15 21 0 0 0 7 10 17 0 1 1 6 25 31 3 10 13 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 1 33 52 85 19 30 49 377 801 1178 177 427 604 415 718 1133 218 364 582

ASSISTS Assists per game TURNOVERS Turnovers per game Turnover margin Assist/turnover ratio STEALS Steals per game BLOCKS Blocks per game ATTENDANCE Home games-Avg/Game Neutral site-Avg/Game

1st

2nd OT Total

1238 1133

1495 12 1286 7

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2745 2426

Avg 3.3 3.9 3.3 3.6 6.3 6.6 6.6 6.9 4.1 3.6 3.3 2.7 1.9 1.7 1.9 1.4 1.0 1.2 0.7 0.6 1.2 0.0 2.1 1.0 1.3 1.0 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 2.5 2.7 34.6 33.6 33.3 32.3

PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg 76 2 124 81 2 50 548 16.1 39 2 70 49 1 26 307 17.1 84 0 142 81 2 64 524 15.4 44 0 71 41 2 33 295 16.4 100 3 90 98 23 40 422 12.8 55 2 57 59 14 27 221 12.3 70 0 76 51 6 40 398 11.7 38 0 42 29 5 21 204 11.3 49 1 28 36 10 18 299 11.5 31 1 19 25 7 12 192 12.8 82 3 31 25 11 18 176 5.2 38 1 12 16 8 8 96 5.3 38 0 18 20 6 18 136 4.0 16 0 11 8 2 9 58 3.2 34 1 6 14 10 2 61 2.7 16 0 2 7 4 0 17 1.7 9 0 9 13 0 5 38 2.4 1 0 2 4 0 1 7 1.4 23 0 31 12 1 14 61 2.1 14 0 15 4 0 6 29 2.2 17 0 3 5 9 3 30 1.8 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 0.8 2 0 2 2 4 1 12 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 20 0 4 5 4 7 29 1.3 17 0 2 3 3 6 14 1.1 5 0 0 4 0 1 7 0.7 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.7 3 0 2 2 0 2 4 0.4 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 1.0 0 7 0 0 5 0 612 10 566 456 88 283 2745 80.7 315 6 304 252 47 149 1448 80.4 734 - 501 539 107 223 2426 71.4 395 11 272 277 54 126 1280 71.1

566 16.6 456 13.4 +2.4 1.2 283 8.3 88 2.6 33080 16-2068 -

501 14.7 539 15.9 0.9 223 6.6 107 3.1 74612 13-4157 5-4114


2011-12 UNC ASHEVILLE RESULTS RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENT at NC State NORTH CAROLINA MARS HILL BREVARD COLLEGE

11/24/11 11/25/11 11/26/11 12/01/11 12/04/11 12-15-11 12/20/11 12/28/11 12-31-11 01/02/12 01-05-12

vs UCONN vs Col. of Charleston vs Utah at Gardner-Webb* USC UPSTATE MONTREAT COLLEGE at Tennessee at Western Carolina at Winthrop* at Radford* VMI*

01-07-12

SCORE 75-84 L 75-91 L W 126-75 W 89-48

ATTEND 12441 3280 1187 1321

HIGH POINTS (17)DICKEY, Matt (23)PRIMM, J.P. (21)HORNSBY, Keith (19)DICKEY, Matt

Wot W W

63-73 66-68 87-65 66-60 88-81 109-61 68-72 67-86 73-68 66-56 94-85

LIBERTY*

W

98-75

1569

(21)PRIMM, J.P.

01/12/12 1-14-12 01-17-12 01-19-12 01/21/12 01/26/12 01/28/12 2/2/12 02-04-12

at Campbell* at High Point* COASTAL* CHARLESTON SOUTHERN* at Presbyterian College* HIGH POINT* CAMPBELL* at VMI* at LIBERTY*

W W W

89-82 86-79 88-81 88-93 66-58 90-70 95-84 89-86 65-51

3035 1474 2041 1748 1610 1542 2104 2319 2368

(22)ATKINSON, Jeremy (19)ATKINSON, Jeremy (23)PRIMM, J.P. (26)PRIMM, J.P. (23)LANE, Jaron (30)PRIMM, J.P. (31)DICKEY, Matt (26)DICKEY, Matt (15)LANE, Jaron

02/11/12 2-14-12

RADFORD* at COASTAL*

W

2/18/12

at Ohio University

02/23/12 02-25-12 02/29/12 03/01/12 03/03/12 03/15/12

GARDNER-WEBB* WINTHROP* vs High Point CHARLESTON SOUTHERN VMI vs Syracuse

W W W W

W W W W W

W W W W W

L L

AWAY NEUTRAL 8-5 2-3 8-1 0-0 0-4 2-3

L L

L

1645 1320 1796 1821 15324 1511 1207 431 1620

(18)DICKEY, Matt (20)DICKEY, Matt (20)PRIMM, J.P. (15)LANE, Jaron (22)DICKEY, Matt (19)STEPHENSON, Chris (25)PRIMM, J.P. (23)DICKEY, Matt (18)DICKEY, Matt (33)STEPHENSON, Chris (23)DICKEY, Matt

88-62 69-74

L

2754 1039

(22)DICKEY, Matt (19)DICKEY, Matt

62-81

L

9961

(16)ATKINSON, Jeremy (16)DICKEY, Matt (16)DICKEY, Matt (17)PRIMM, J.P. (18)STEPHENSON, Chris (27)PRIMM, J.P. (18)ATKINSON, Jeremy (18)PRIMM, J.P.

71-61 67-55 86-61 91-64 80-64 65-72

1765 2875

L

2452 3205 18927

HIGH REBOUNDS (8)LANE, Jaron (8)STEPHENSON, Chris (9)PAL, Chudier (6)NWANNUNU, Jon (6)ATKINSON, Jeremy (9)ATKINSON, Jeremy (9)ATKINSON, Jeremy (6)LANE, Jaron (12)STEPHENSON, Chris (9)STEPHENSON, Chris (6)STEPHENSON, Chris (9)JACKSON, Quinard (13)STEPHENSON, Chris (6)DICKEY, Matt (10)STEPHENSON, Chris (6)ATKINSON, Jeremy (6)STEPHENSON, Chris (6)HORNSBY, Keith (6)ATKINSON, Jeremy (10)DICKEY, Matt (8)ATKINSON, Jeremy (10)ATKINSON, Jeremy (5)ATKINSON, Jeremy (7)ATKINSON, Jeremy (8)ATKINSON, Jeremy (12)ATKINSON, Jeremy (8)STEPHENSON, Chris (11)JACKSON, Quinard (11)STEPHENSON, Chris (9)STEPHENSON, Chris (9)ATKINSON, Jeremy (9)PRIMM, J.P. (7)ATKINSON, Jeremy

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DATE 11/11/11 11-13-11 11-16-11 11-21-11

OVERALL HOME 24-10 14-2 16-2 8-1 8-8 6-1

(10)LANE, Jaron (10)STEPHENSON, Chris (8)ATKINSON, Jeremy (8)ATKINSON, Jeremy (6)STEPHENSON, Chris (7)LANE, Jaron

* - Big South Conference game

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Opponent

04

05

11

Date

Score

WL

DICKEY

PRIMM STEPHENSON LANE

at NC State

11/11/11

75-84

L

17-4-4

9-4-2

11-5-1

13-8-0

DNP

NORTH CAROLINA

11-13-11

75-91

L

14-4-1

23-3-3

13-8-2

21-1-0

0-0-0

MARS HILL

11-16-11

126-75

W

13-0-9

19-4-9

12-5-4

DNP

2-0-0

BREVARD COLLEGE

11-21-11

89-48

W

19-1-2

8-1-8

6-2-2

2-0-0

1-1-0

vs UCONN

11/24/11

63-73

L

18-2-1

10-1-7

9-2-0

DNP

DNP

vs COFC

11/25/11

66-68

L

20-2-1

9-5-5

19-8-0

DNP

DNP

vs Utah

11/26/11

87-65

W

15-4-3

20-3-5

14-5-3

8-6-0

0-0-0

at Gardner-Webb

12/01/11

66-60

W

13-4-5

12-2-1

9-12-1

15-3-0

DNP

USC UPSTATE

12/04/11

88-81

W

22-1-5

7-4-2

20-9-2

6-5-2

DNP

MONTREAT

12-15-11

109-61

W

16-4-7

13-3-6

19-6-2

14-5-1

0-0-0

at Tennessee

12/20/11

68-72

L

7-3-3

25-3-2

10-3-5

DNP

DNP

at Western Carolina

12/28/11

67-86

L

23-3-2

6-1-1

15-13-2

DNP

DNP

at Winthrop

12-31-11

73-68

WOT

18-6-3

13-4-2

17-5-4

DNP

DNP

at Radford

01/02/12

66-56

W

6-3-2

6-8-3

33-10-2

DNP

DNP

VMI

01-05-12

94-85

W

23-5-3

21-4-7

17-6-6

DNP

DNP

LIBERTY

01-07-12

98-75

W

11-4-4

21-3-6

12-4-4

15-2-3

0-0-0

at Campbell

01/12/12

89-82

W

19-10-8

18-2-5

9-8-6

13-0-1

DNP

at High Point

1-14-12

86-79

W

16-1-2

16-2-3

13-3-2

11-6-2

DNP

COASTAL

01-17-12

88-81

W

19-3-5

23-3-6

17-4-2

8-3-2

DNP

CSU

01-19-12

88-93

L

22-3-6

26-4-3

14-4-5

11-3-3

DNP

at PC

01/21/12

66-58

W

7-5-7

16-4-1

7-3-3

23-4-0

DNP

HIGH POINT

01/26/12

90-70

W

14-1-3

30-4-5

10-6-5

19-3-0

2-1-0

CAMPBELL

01/28/12

95-84

W

31-4-3

23-4-5

6-3-2

9-2-2

DNP

2/2/12

89-86

W

26-5-2

8-3-2

19-8-4

10-3-1

DNP

at Liberty

02-04-12

65-51

W

13-5-3

12-2-5

6-11-6

15-3-0

DNP

RADFORD

02/11/12

88-62

W

22-2-2

13-3-5

11-9-3

14-4-2

0-0-0

at Coastal

2-14-12

69-74

L

19-2-4

12-9-6

4-7-0

12-3-2

DNP

at Ohio

2/18/12

62-81

L

16-3-1

4-2-2

DNP

7-5-0

DNP

GWU

02/23/12

71-61

W

16-6-4

8-1-4

9-5-0

15-10-1

DNP

WINTHROP

02-25-12

67-55

W

12-2-4

17-3-2

8-10-2

2-5-0

DNP

vs High Point

02/29/12

86-61

W

11-3-2

15-3-6

18-7-1

13-7-1

2-0-0

CSU

03/01/12

91-64

W

10-2-2

27-2-3

18-6-3

2-3-0

0-0-0

VMI

03/03/12

80-64

W

15-2-6

16-4-7

13-6-3

5-5-2

DNP

vs Syracuse

03/15/12

65-72

L

5-4-5

18-4-3

4-6-3

16-7-3

DNP

at VMI

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SELIGSON


12

15

20

22

23

32

35

DAVIS

ATKINSON

PAL

DNP

11-3-1

DNP

DNP

3-4-0

9-7-1

0-0-0

0-0-0

2-5-1

0-0-0

0-1-0

0-0-0

2-1-0

1-0-1

0-7-5

2-9-1

15-5-1

21-1-0

0-0-0

7-6-1

6-5-0

6-3-3

DNP

14-9-2

DNP

DNP

0-9-0

0-0-0

45

55

HARN

MEYER

2-0-0

DNP

0-0-1

0-1-1

0-0-0

0-0-0

0-0-0

6-7-3

8-4-0

12-7-0

2-2-0

13-3-5

12-2-0

0-4-1

10-6-2

7-5-0

1-2-0

4-3-3

DNP

6-1-1

6-2-0

0-2-0

0-1-0

DNP

0-0-0

DNP

0-0-0

8-5-0

8-6-1

2-1-1

0-0-0

DNP

0-0-0

16-4-0

0-0-1

2-0-0

3-3-0

6-3-1

3-3-0

0-0-1

0-2-0

0-1-0

DNP

9-7-3

DNP

DNP

0-0-0

8-3-0

0-2-0

DNP

DNP

0-2-0

DNP

18-7-6

DNP

DNP

3-2-1

6-3-1

4-1-0

DNP

DNP

2-0-1

0-1-0

14-5-4

4-2-0

4-1-1

7-1-2

2-5-3

8-4-0

4-5-1

4-4-1

0-0-2

DNP

15-5-1

DNP

DNP

0-0-0

3-9-3

8-5-0

0-2-0

DNP

0-1-0

DNP

16-6-1

DNP

0-0-0

0-1-0

1-1-1

DNP

0-1-0

4-6-1

2-0-1

DNP

1-4-1

DNP

DNP

11-3-2

3-1-0

4-1-0

DNP

6-2-0

0-0-0

DNP

7-8-0

DNP

DNP

2-2-1

2-2-0

4-1-2

DNP

4-1-0

2-1-0

DNP

16-6-3

DNP

0-3-1

2-2-3

5-5-1

DNP

DNP

0-0-0

10-0-0

0-1-0

12-6-4

DNP

5-0-0

12-6-1

2-1-0

0-1-0

1-0-1

2-1-0

5-0-3

DNP

22-7-1

DNP

DNP

0-0-0

1-4-0

2-2-0

DNP

0-1-0

5-3-0

DNP

19-8-1

DNP

DNP

0-0-0

11-2-0

DNP

DNP

0-0-0

0-1-4

DNP

15-10-0

DNP

DNP

0-1-0

6-0-1

DNP

DNP

0-2-1

0-0-0

DNP

7-5-3

DNP

DNP

2-0-0

6-1-2

DNP

DNP

DNP

0-0-0

DNP

7-7-2

DNP

DNP

0-2-0

6-5-3

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

0-0-0

0-8-2

DNP

0-0-0

3-3-1

12-2-2

0-0-0

0-0-0

0-2-0

DNP

DNP

20-12-5

DNP

DNP

0-0-1

2-0-0

2-0-0

DNP

2-1-0

0-1-2

DNP

12-3-3

DNP

0-0-0

10-6-2

4-2-0

DNP

0-0-0

0-0-0

0-0-2

DNP

10-10-3

DNP

DNP

0-0-0

9-11-0

0-2-0

DNP

DNP

DNP

3-0-0

6-5-3

0-1-0

2-3-1

8-2-0

2-1-1

5-5-0

2-0-0

0-0-0

DNP

DNP

16-9-1

DNP

DNP

0-0-0

6-3-1

0-0-0

DNP

DNP

DNP

DNP

16-7-1

DNP

2-0-1

5-2-2

5-4-1

1-2-0

DNP

2-1-0

4-0-0

DNP

13-4-2

DNP

DNP

4-2-0

4-4-1

DNP

DNP

0-1-0

2-0-1

DNP

12-5-5

DNP

DNP

4-2-0

7-1-0

DNP

DNP

0-2-1

5-0-3

0-1-1

16-8-2

0-0-0

2-0-0

2-4-0

5-2-1

0-0-0

0-0-0

2-0-0

0-1-2

0-0-0

19-8-2

0-0-0

0-0-1

6-3-0

2-3-1

DNP

2-0-0

0-1-0

5-3-1

DNP

18-5-6

DNP

DNP

0-1-0

11-5-0

DNP

DNP

DNP

2-1-0

0-0-0

12-5-1

DNP

0-0-0

2-2-1

8-3-1

0-0-0

0-0-0

0-0-0

0-0-0

LITTLEJOHN HORNSBY JACKSON NWANNUNU ROBERTS

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2011-12 UNC ASHEVILLE GAME HIGHS - TEAM UNC Asheville - TEAM GAME HIGHS POINTS

FIELD GOALS MADE FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS FIELD GOAL % 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE

/// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 3 PT FG % FREE THROWS MADE FREE THROW ATTEMPTS

FREE THROW %

126

MARS HILL (11-16-11)

93

CSU (01-19-12)

109 98

MONTREAT COLLEGE (12-15-11)

91

NORTH CAROLINA (11-13-11)

LIBERTY (01-07-12)

86

at VMI (2/2/12)

95

CAMPBELL (01/28/12)

86

at Western Carolina (12/28/11)

94

VMI (01-05-12)

85

VMI (01-05-12)

49

MARS HILL (11-16-11)

44

MONTREAT COLLEGE (12-15-11)

86

MARS HILL (11-16-11)

69

MONTREAT COLLEGE (12-15-11)

.638 (44-69)

MONTREAT COLLEGE (12-15-11)

.627 (32-51)

USC UPSTATE (12/04/11)

15

LIBERTY (01-07-12)

12

CSU (01-19-12)

29

LIBERTY (01-07-12)

28

NORTH CAROLINA (11-13-11)

.526 (10-19)

VMI (01-05-12)

.517 (15-29)

LIBERTY (01-07-12)

FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS

33

CSU (01-19-12)

33

COASTAL (01-17-12)

68

USC UPSTATE (12/04/11)

66

at Campbell (01/12/12)

66 FIELD GOAL % 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE 3 PT FG ATTEMPTS

.593 (32-54) .589 (33-56)

CSU(01-19-12)

11

CSU (03/01/12)

11

at High Point (1-14-12)

33

at Gardner-Webb (12/01/11)

28 3 PT FG %

at NC State (11/11/11) NORTH CAROLINA (11-13-11)

CSU (03/01/12)

.529 (9-17)

at Western Carolina (12/28/11)

RADFORD (02/11/12)

.500 (9-18)

at COASTAL (2-14-12)

CAMPBELL (01/28/12)

.500 (6-12)

at LIBERTY (02-04-12)

42

RADFORD (02/11/12)

41

vs High Point (02/29/12)

41

at Campbell (01/12/12)

.939 (31-33)

COASTAL (01-17-12) CSU (03/01/12)

55

MARS HILL (11-16-11)

48

MONTREAT COLLEGE (12-15-11)

ASSISTS

38

MARS HILL (11-16-11)

30

MONTREAT COLLEGE (12-15-11)

STEALS

16

MARS HILL (11-16-11)

FOULS

FIELD GOALS MADE

38

.933 (28-30)

TURNOVERS

POINTS

33

REBOUNDS

BLOCKED SHOTS

42

Opponent - TEAM GAME HIGHS

12

VMI (03/03/12)

12

CSU (03/01/12)

FREE THROWS MADE FREE THROW ATTEMPTS FREE THROW % REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS

NORTH CAROLINA (11-13-11) at VMI (2/2/12)

35

at VMI (2/2/12)

35

NORTH CAROLINA (11-13-11)

.882 (15-17)

VMI (03/03/12)

.808 (21-26)

VMI (01-05-12)

50

at NC State (11/11/11)

42

at Western Carolina (12/28/11)

24

CSU (01-19-12)

22

CAMPBELL (01/28/12)

15

at Ohio University (2/18/12)

11

at Campbell (01/12/12)

12

at Ohio University (2/18/12)

7

at LIBERTY (02-04-12)

12

MONTREAT COLLEGE (12-15-11)

7

at Western Carolina (12/28/11)

8

BREVARD COLLEGE (11-21-11)

7

vs UCONN (11/24/11)

7

MONTREAT COLLEGE (12-15-11)

7

at NC State (11/11/11)

24

at Ohio University (2/18/12)

21

at Winthrop (12-31-11)

26

CAMPBELL (01/28/12)

26

NORTH CAROLINA (11-13-11)

BLOCKED SHOTS

25 22

TURNOVERS FOULS

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28

at Winthrop (12-31-11)

23

at Ohio University (2/18/12)

32

RADFORD (02/11/12)

30

at Campbell (01/12/12)

30

at Gardner-Webb (12/01/11)


2011-12 UNC ASHEVILLE GAME HIGHS - INDIVIDUAL UNC ASHEVILLE - INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Points

STEPHENSON, Chris at Radford (01/02/12) Points

33

Field Goals Made

31

DICKEY, Matt vs Campbell (01/28/12)

30

PRIMM, J.P. vs High Point (01/26/12)

12

STEPHENSON, Chris at Radford (01/02/12)

9 Field Goal Att. FG Pct .

STEPHENSON, Chris at Radford (01/02/12)

9

HARPER, Arlon vs CSU (01-19-12)

16

STEPHENSON, Chris vs CSU (03/01/12)

9

OKOYE, Stan vs VMI (01-05-12)

DICKEY, Matt vs Montreat (12-15-11)

9

Washburn, Jason vs Utah (11/26/11)

21

NEWSOME, Tashan vs GWU (02/23/12)

DICKEY, Matt vs Brevard (11-21-11) Field Goal Att.

18 WIGGINS, Antwaine vs CofC (11/25/11)

ROBERTS, Jaleel vs Mars Hill (11-16-11)

6

PRIMM, J.P. vs LIBERTY (01-07-12) FG Pct

1.000 (6-6)

5

PRIMM, J.P. vs Campbell (01/28/12)

.857 (6-7) SANDERS, JC vs LIBERTY (01-07-12)

PRIMM, J.P. vs High Point (01/26/12) 3-Point FG Made

LAW, Corey at High Point (1-14-12)

7

BARBOUR, Nick at High Point (1-14-12)

12

PRIMM, J.P. vs Campbell (01/28/12)

6

MERTHIE, Lorne vs Campbell (01/28/12)

10

PRIMM, J.P. vs High Point (01/26/12)

6

MILLER, Pierre at PC (01/21/12)

10

MERTHIE, Lorne vs Campbell (01/28/12)

10

MILLER, Pierre at PC (01/21/12)

PRIMM, J.P. vs LIBERTY (01-07-12) 3-Point FG Att.

1.000 (3-3)

LANE, Jaron vs Syracuse (03/15/12)

1.000 (3-3)

STEPHENSON, Chris vs CSU (01-19-12)

1.000 (3-3)

DICKEY, Matt vs Brevard (11-21-11)

10

CRAIG, Torrey vs Upstate (12/04/11)

13

DICKEY, Matt vs Campbell (01/28/12)

10

LANDIS, Max at GWU (12/01/11)

12

DICKEY, Matt vs COASTAL (01-17-12)

10

Emile, Sammy vs Mars Hill (11-16-11)

10 BARBOUR, Nick at High Point (1-14-12)

DICKEY, Matt vs Campbell (01/28/12) 3-Pt FG Pct

15

1.000 (3-3)

NEWSOME, T. vs GWU (02/23/12)

13

DICKEY, Matt vs COASTAL (01-17-12)

1.000 (2-2) GREENWOOD at Coastal (2-14-12)

1.000 (11-11)

ATKINSON, Jeremy vs CSU (03/01/12)

1.000 (2-2) Greene, Corey vs Mars Hill (11-16-11)

13 12 12

Assists

10 BARBOUR, Nick at High Point (1-14-12)

19

1.000 (11-11) Rebounds

28 CRAIG, Torrey vs USC Upstate (12/04/11)

9

DICKEY, Matt atVMI (2/2/12) Free Throws Made 12 STEPHENSON, Chris at WCU (12/28/11) Free Throw Att.

ATKINSON, Jeremy vs Campbell (01/28/12) FT Pct. STEPHENSON, Chris at GWU (12/01/11) Rebounds PRIMM, J.P. vs Mars Hill (11-16-11)

17

NEWSOME, Tashan vs GWU (02/23/12) NEWSOME, Tashan vs GWU (02/23/12)

1.000 (10-10) CRAIG, Torrey vs Upstate (12/04/11) 15

Howell,Richard at NC State (11/11/11)

14

LAW, Corey vs High Point (01/26/12)

9

DICKEY, Matt vs Mars Hill (11-16-11) Assists

15

Kendall Marshall vs UNC (11-13-11)

Steals

7

DICKEY, Matt vs Campbell (01/28/12)

10

SANDERS, Jesse vs LIBERTY (01-07-12)

Blocked Shots

4

8

Brown,Lorenzo at NC State (11/11/11)

5

UPSHUR, Quinton at VMI (2/2/12)

3 Turnovers

ROBERTS, Jaleel vs Mars Hill (11-16-11) Steals STEPHENSON, Chris vs CSU (03/01/12)

3

STEPHENSON, Chris vs LIBERTY (01-07-12) Blocked Shots

5

HALL, Kenneth at WCU (12/28/11)

7

STEPHENSON, Chris at Winthrop (12-31-11) Turnovers

8

Cunningham, N. vs Mars Hill (11/16/11)

6

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FT Pct.

HARPER, Arlon vs CSU (01-19-12)

NEWSOME, Tashan vs GWU (02/23/12)

10

Free Throw Att.

28

9

5

Free Throws Made

33 BARBOUR, Nick at High Point (1-14-12)

DICKEY, Matt vs USC Upstate (12/04/11)

1.000 (6-6)

3-Pt FG Pct

NEWSOME, Tashan vs GWU (02/23/12)

9

1.000 (6-6)

3-Point FG Att.

33

STEPHENSON, Chris vs Montreat (12-15-11) Field Goals Made

1.000 (6-6)

3-Point FG Made

OPPONENT - INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

STEPHENSON, Chris vs Syracuse (03/15/12)

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BULLDOGS WIN BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP From March 3, 2012 ASHEVILLE, N.C. - No. 1 seed UNC Asheville placed five players in double figures and used a 2012 run the final 10 minutes to pull away with an 8064 win over No. 7 seed VMI and capture the 2012 Advance Auto Parts Big South Men’s Basketball Championship Saturday at Kimmel Arena.

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With the victory, the Bulldogs win their second consecutive Big South Tournament title and receive the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Asheville (24-9) is the league’s first backto-back champion since Winthrop won four straight from 2005-08, and is the first No. 1 seed to win the title since 2009. Asheville scored 48 points in the paint and had 24 assists on 29 field goals -- the second-most assists in a Big South Championship Game. Jeremy Atkinson scored a game-high 18 points to pace the Bulldogs’ scoring attack, while J.P. Primm had 16. Matt Dickey (15), Chris Stephenson (13) and Quinard Jackson (11) rounded out Asheville’s top scorers. The Bulldogs are now 21-6 when Dickey and Primm score 15 points in the same game. The 24th victory by Asheville is a new school record. The Bulldogs have now won 25 of their last 27 games against Big South Conference opponents dating back to last season. VMI (17-16) was led by Keith Gabriel’s 12 points, while Jordan Weethee added 11 off the bench. The Keydets were within one point at halftime after having a four-point lead with 4:40 remaining in the opening stanza. VMI would later tie the game at 47-47 early in the second half, but the effects of playing four games in six days caught up with the Keydets as they finished with a .389 field goal percentage. In addition, VMI managed just one three-point field goal in the second half after making six in the first 20 minutes. The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead in the first two minutes, forcing VMI to call timeout. The Keydets countered with a 6-2 run to get within two on Quinton Upshur’s three-pointer at the 17:07 mark. Dickey then capped an 8-2 run with a three-pointer at 14:23 that pushed the Bulldogs ahead by eight, 16-8. But VMI kept making it a one possession game, as the Keydets got within one point three different times before taking their first lead of the day on Nick Gore’s layup at the 6:01 mark that made the score 25-24. VMI’s lead reached four two different times before the host Bulldogs closed out the first half with a 10-5 run to take a 36-35 halftime advantage. Primm had 11 points at the break to lead Asheville, while Gabriel was VMI’s top scorer with 10. Asheville shot 52.0 percent from the field (13-of-25), compared to VMI’s 40.0 clip (12-of-30).

The Bulldogs celebrate their victory at Kimmel Arena

with a free throw to make the score 47-47 with 15:10 remaining, but the Bulldogs began to pull away and later took their first double-digit lead with 8:05 left to play. VMI would get to within eight with 6:17 on the clock, only to see Asheville increase its lead to as much as 20 before the final margin. Dickey and Atkinson did the bulk of the second half scoring with 10 points each. UNC Asheville captured its fourth overall Big South title, tied for second-most in Big South history, and won its first as the No. 1 seed. VMI was the third No. 7 seed to play for the Conference championship. The Bulldogs finished the game 29-of-55 from the field (.527) and also recorded 12 steals -- tied for third-most in a Big South title game. Primm was voted Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammates Stephenson and Atkinson, while VMI’s Gabriel and Stan Okoye also earned spots on the squad. UNC Asheville Head Coach Eddie Biedenbach “I can’t tell you how proud I am of this team over the whole season. Defense was the difference in the game and our guys were solid on the defensive end. VMI did a great job of coaching their team to get them here today and they had a great run this week. That’s why we won the tournament: because of defense.” NOTES - Matt Dickey was in double figures in scoring for the 30th time this season...Asheville has now reached eight Big South Conference title games and is 4-4 in those contests...the Bulldogs finished the year 15-2 at Kimmel Arena this season...the crowd of 3,205 at Kimmel Arena was the second largest crowd of the year to watch Asheville play..the victory was Asheville head coach Eddie Biedenbach’s 20th tournament win, tying him with former Winthrop coach Gregg Marshall for most tourney wins.

Asheville opened the second half with a layup from Jackson and a three-pointer from Stephenson to move back ahead by six. VMI came back again and got to within a point on a Ron Burks’ free throw, and eventually tied it a second time at 44-44 on D.J. Covington’s inside layup at 15:57. Michael Sparks tied it one final time for the Keydets 44

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MATT DICKEY NAMED BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR From February 26, 2012 ASHEVILLE, N.C. - UNC Asheville senior guard Matt Dickey was named the Big South Player of the Year on Sunday by the league coaches and members of a media panel throughout the league. In addition, senior guard J.P. Primm earned a spot on the Big South’s All-Conference second team. Dickey helped lead the Bulldogs to a Big South Conference regular season title with a school-record 16-2 BSC mark. The 16 victories tied a league record for most wins.

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He finished the regular-season as UNC Asheville’s leading scorer with a 16.9 average. He scored in double figures in 27 of the Bulldogs’ 30 games this season. He was second on the club in Matt Dickey (left) and J.P. Primm (right) earned All-Conference honors assists (109), steals (44), and three-pointers made (55). Dickey led Asheville in free throws (166) and free throw per2011-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE centage (.862). His 16.9 scoring average was fifth in the league with First-Team All-Conference his free throw percentage second best in the conference. He was Matt Dickey, G, Sr., UNC Asheville eighth in the league in both assists (3.63) and steals (1.47). In conferNick Barbour, G, Sr., High Point ence games, Dickey averaged 17.1 points to rank fifth, and was second Jesse Sanders, G, Sr., Liberty in free throw percentage at .869. During the season he recorded his Kelvin Martin, F, Sr., Charleston Southern first career double-double in a key road win at Campbell on Jan. 12 Eric Griffi n, F, Sr., Campbell (tie) with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and tied a school record with seven Al’Lonzo Coleman, F, R-Sr., Presbyterian College (tie) steals in a home win against the Camels on Jan. 28, in addition to a Second-Team All-Conference season-high 31 points J.P. Primm, G, Sr., UNC Asheville Stan Okoye, F, Jr.,VMI Matt becomes the first Bulldog to be named Big South Player of Anthony Raffa, G, R-Jr., Coastal Carolina the Year in 13 years. Kevin Martin was the last Asheville player to be Darren White, G, Jr., Campbell honored back in 1999. Dickey was the Big South Conference PreChris Gradnigo, F, R-Sr., Coastal Carolina season Player of the Year back in the fall. All-Freshman Team Trey Freeman, G, Campbell “I’m really happy for Matt Dickey to receive this honor,” comSaah Nimley, G, Charleston Southern mented Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “He is very deserving of Arlon Harper, G, Charleston Southern this award. There are a lot of great players in the Big South ConferR.J. Price, G, Radford ence and this really speaks highly of the year Matt has had to be Javonte Green, F, Radford named Player of the Year. Matt is a hard worker and has been a wonAll-Academic Team derful leader for our team.” Sam McLaurin, F, R-Jr., Coastal Carolina Mike Byron, C, Soph., Gardner-Webb In addition, Dickey was named to the Big South All-Academic Landon Harris, F, Jr., High Point team for the third consecutive year. Jesse Sanders, G, Sr., Liberty Jay Reynolds, C, Jr., Presbyterian College Primm is Asheville’s second-leading scorer with a 14.9 average. Tolga Cerrah, F, R-Soph., Radford He leads the team in assists (123), steals (56) and three-pointers made Matt Dickey, G, Sr., UNC Asheville (65).The senior was fourth in the Big South in assists (4.10) and steals Stan Okoye, F, Jr.,VMI (1.87). He’s third in the league in free throw percentage at .828. In Big Player of the Year South Conference games, Primm averaged 16.4 points per game. He Matt Dickey, G, Sr., UNC Asheville was named Big South Player of the Week and Mid-Major Player of the Freshman of the Year Week on Jan. 30 when he scored 30 points vs. High Point (1-26) and Trey Freeman, G, Campbell 23 points vs. Campbell (1-28). Defensive Player of the Year Kelvin Martin, F, Sr., Charleston Southern Coach of the Year Barclay Radebaugh, Charleston Southern

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SYRACUSE HOLDS OFF UNC ASHEVILLE, 72-65 From March 14, 2012 PITTSBURGH -- Syracuse had a lot bigger problems than missing its starting center. The Orange was staring at NCAA tournament history.A No. 1 seed has never lost to a No. 16 seed, and they were trailing UNC Asheville with just over 6 minutes to play. Led by reserve forward James Southerland, Syracuse rallied for a 72-65 victory over the Bulldogs on Thursday in the second round of the East Regional. The sellout crowd of 18,927- except for those wearing Orange -- were solidly behind the underdogs throughout the second half and they were irate over the final 2 minutes with calls that went against the Bulldogs.

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Jeremy Atkinson (left), J.P. Primm (center) and Eddie Biedenbach (right)

Syracuse, which won the national championship in 2003, had already made negative history in the tournament, becoming the first No. 2 seed to lose to a 15 when it fell 73-69 to Richmond in 1991. The Orange managed to avoid adding another black mark by holding Asheville to one field goal over the final minute while they went 6 of 7 from the free throw line. Syracuse (32-2) will play eighth-seeded Kansas State in the third round on Saturday at the Consol Energy Center. The Wildcats beat Southern Mississippi 70-64. The Bulldogs (24-10), who had talked Wednesday of becoming the first 16 seed to beat a No. 1, were led by J.P. Primm’s 18 points. They led 34-30 at halftime -- the third 16 to do that -- but the Orange took the lead for good with 6:17 left on a turnaround jumper by Southerland.

Jardine made two free throws a second later for a 68-63 lead. Coordinator of Officiating John Adams said he would have given the ball to UNC Asheville on the inbounds play. Inexplicably the Orange kept shooting 3-pointers and missing. Despite having a huge height advantage -- Asheville’s tallest starter was 6-foot-5, bigger only than the Syracuse guards -- the Orange kept taking 3s against the Bulldogs’ 2-3 zone, which isn’t as well known as the one Syracuse has played for decades but was just as effective Thursday. The height advantage didn’t do much for the Orange as far as rebounding went either as they had 33, one more than the Bulldogs. Then again, Syracuse was outrebounded by its opponents for the season.

The Bulldogs got within three points three times in the final 1:04 but could get no closer as Syracuse made its free throws and the officials made a couple of controversial calls.

Kris Joseph and Dion Waiters both had 12 points for Syracuse, which played its fourth game this season without the 7-foot Melo, the Big East Defensive Player of the Year who missed three games in January over academic issues. The Orange are 3-1 without him.

Southerland had 15 points and a season-high eight rebounds for the Orange, who finished 5 of 23 from 3-point range, including missing 17 of their first 20 from behind the arc.

Jaron Lane added 16 points and Jeremy Atkinson had 12 for the Bulldogs. Leading scorer Matt Dickey was held to a season-low five points.

The first call that caused the crowd to react was a lane violation with 1:20 left. Scoop Jardine of Syracuse missed the front end of a 1-and-1 but Asheville was called for entering the lane too soon. Jardine got to shoot the front end again, made it, and made the second for a 64-58 lead. With 35 seconds left and the Orange leading 66-63, the ball appeared to go out of bounds off Syracuse’s Brandon Triche but the officials pointed the other way and gave it to the Orange.

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Game One N.C. State 84, UNC Asheville 75 RBC Center - Raleigh, N.C.

Game Two #1 North Carolina 91, UNC Asheville 75 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Wolfpack Holds Off Bulldogs 84-75

Top-Ranked Tar Heels Hold Off Bulldogs, 91-75

RALEIGH, N.C. - N.C. State placed four players in double figures and held off several UNC Asheville comebacks in the second half as the Wolfpack downed the Bulldogs, 84-75, in the season opener at the RBC Center Friday night.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Tyler Zeller scored 27 points to lead top-ranked UNC Chapel Hill to a hard-fought 91-75 victory over UNC Asheville in front of a sellout crowd of 3,280 in the inaugural game at Kimmel Arena Sunday afternoon.

The Bulldogs (0-1) were led by Matt Dickey with 17 points, while Jaron Lane finished with 13 points. Jeremy Atkinson and Chris Stephenson added 11 points each. N.C. State was led by C.J. Williams with 18 points. Richard Howell chipped in a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds.

The Bulldogs were led by senior guard J.P. Primm who scored 23 points, while junior forward Jaron Lane added a career-best 21 points. Matt Dickey finished with 14 points. Chris Stephenson chipped in 13 points and eight rebounds.

The Wolfpack build a 17-point halftime lead at 44-27. The Bulldogs made nine turnovers in the opening half with State getting nine steals. Lorenzo Brown had eight of the nine Wolfpack steals. “It’s hard to come back when you’re down 17 points at the half,” commented Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “We just weren’t mentally ready to play a team like N.C. State tonight. Our guys needed to play hard for 40 minutes and didn’t do that this evening. We made some runs in the second half but missed some shots that could have made the game closer.”

The visitors continued to rally and got to 48-41 when senior forward Quinard Jackson made the first three-pointer of his career. Trailing 50-41, Asheville came down five different times with a chance to get closer and missed five straight three-point shots. “There was a spot in the second half when we needed to make a shot and didn’t do it,” said Biedenbach. “We had some good looks, had the right guys shooting but just didn’t get the shots down.” N.C. State later got the lead back to 15 as the Bulldogs got to within nine four different times but just couldn’t get closer. “We beat a good team tonight in UNC Asheville,” explained first-year N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried. “Eddie has a good club that’s scrappy and made some good runs on us in the second half. We played very well on defense in the first half that allowed us to build a lead.”

The undersized Bulldogs (0-2) battled hard and led for part of the first half before the Tar Heels (2-0) made a late run in the first half and kept it up in the second half to seize control of the contest. UNC built a 20-point lead midway through the second half only to see Primm and Lane bring the Bulldogs back. A layup from Stephenson narrowed the lead to 85-73 and had the crowd rocking. But the Tar Heels sealed the victory with five straight points to push the lead to 90-73. “We battled hard today and our crowd was terrific,” stated Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “North Carolina is a great basketball team and their inside game was terrific. We just let them score too easily inside all day. “I really appreciate Coach Williams coming here to open our arena,” added Biedenbach. “This was a great day for our basketball program and our school. We competed and just wish we could have made a few more shots and a couple of more plays.” The Bulldogs had an early 14-9 lead before the Tar Heels went on a 9-0 run take an 18-14 lead. Asheville kept within striking distance. Stephenson scored on a layup to narrow the UNC margin to 44-39. But Kendall Marshall and Zeller scored the final four points of the half to put the Tar Heels on top 48-39 at halftime. Kendall Marshall led the UNC offense with 15 assists. Henson, Barnes and Zeller combined to 22-for-34 from the field. They also got to the free throw line a great deal. Zeller went 11-of-13 from the charity stripe.

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The Wolfpack used a 17-2 advantage in fast-break points to build that 44-27 lead. Brown and Howell combined for 21 first-half points to get the home team going. Asheville quickly made a game of it in the second half. Lane had five points in an early 9-2 run as the Bulldogs closed to 46-36 as J.P. Primm knocked down a long three-pointer at the 17:50 mark.

UNC (2-0) had a double-double from John Henson with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Harrison Barnes finished with 17 points.

Primm went 7-of-12 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Lane shook off a knee injury suffered in the first half to go 8-of-12 from the field. UNC outrebounded Asheville 41-27.

State controlled the boards, 50-36, and outscored the Bulldogs in the paint 42-18. “N.C. State is a good team. They’re well-coached and they did a nice job getting the ball inside on us,” said Biedenbach. UNC ASHEVILLE (0-1) DICKEY, Matt 4-9 8-9 17; LANE, Jaron 4-13 3-5 13; STEPHENSON Chris 5-11 0-0 11; ATKINSON, Jeremy 3-8 3-5 11; JACKSON, Quinard 3-6 1-2 9; PRIMM, J.P. 2-13 4-4 9; HORNSBY, Keith 1-2 0-1 3; ROBERTS, Jaleel 1-1 0-0 2; MEYER, Trent 0-2 0-0 0; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-66 19-26 75. NC STATE (1-0) Williams,CJ 8-10 1-1 18; Howell,Richard 4-14 6-6 14; Brown,Lorenzo 4-12 4-4 13; Painter,DeShawn 4-6 4-8 12; Johnson,Alex 2-12 4-6 9; Harris,Tyler 3-4 1-2 8; Wood,Scott 3-6 0-0 8; Vandenberg,Jordan 1-2 0-1 2. Totals 29-66 20-28 84. UNC Asheville................. 27 48 - 75 NC State........................... 44 40 - 84 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 10-25 (JACKSON, Quinard 2-2; ATKINSON, Jeremy 2-3; LANE, Jaron 2-4; HORNSBY, Keith 1-2; PRIMM, J.P. 1-7; STEPHENSON Chris 1-2; DICKEY, Matt 1-4; MEYER, Trent 0-1), NC State 6-19 (Wood,Scott 2-4; Harris,Tyler 1-1; Brown,Lorenzo 1-6; Williams,CJ 1-2; Johnson,Alex 1-6). Fouled out--UNC Asheville-None, NC State-None. Rebounds--UNC Asheville 36 (LANE, Jaron 8), NC State 50 (Howell,Richard 15). Assists--UNC Asheville 10 (DICKEY, Matt 4), NC State 21 (Brown,Lorenzo 9). Total fouls--UNC Asheville 21, NC State 18. Technical fouls--UNC Asheville-None, NC State-None. A-12441

NORTH CAROLINA (2-0) Tyler Zeller 8-13 11-13 27; John Henson 8-11 4-6 20; Harrison Barnes 6-10 5-8 17; Dexter Strickland 2-5 3-3 7; Kendall Marshall 2-5 1-2 6; James Michael McAdoo 3-4 0-1 6; P.J. Hairston 2-3 0-0 5; Reggie Bullock 1-2 0-0 2; Stilman White 0-0 1-2 1; Stewart Cooper 0-0 0-0 0; Patrick Crouch 0-0 0-0 0; Justin Watts 0-1 0-0 0; David Dupont 0-0 0-0 0; Jackson Simmons 0-0 0-0 0; Desmond Hubert 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-54 25-35 91. UNC ASHEVILLE (0-2) PRIMM, J.P. 7-12 6-6 23; LANE, Jaron 8-12 4-5 21; DICKEY, Matt 4-14 3-4 14; STEPHENSON Chris 5-12 2-4 13; JACKSON, Quinard 0-3 2-3 2; ATKINSON, eremy 1-5 0-0 2; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-2 0-0 0; ROBERTS, Jaleel 0-0 0-0 0; HARN, Jeremy 0-0 0-0 0; MEYER, Trent 0-1 0-0 0; HORNSBY, Keith 0-2 0-1 0; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 0-0 0-0 0; PAL, Chudier 0-0 0-0 0; DAVIS, Madison 0-0 0-1 0; SELIGSON, Josh 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-63 17-24 75. North Carolina................. 48 43 - 91 UNC Asheville................. 39 36 - 75 3-point goals--North Carolina 2-7 (Kendall Marshall 1-3; P.J. Hairston 1-2; Harrison Barnes 0-1; Reggie Bullock 0-1), UNC Asheville 8-28 (DICKEY, Matt 3-7; PRIMM, J.P. 3-6; STEPHENSON Chris 1-4; LANE, Jaron 1-4; MEYER, Trent 0-1; HORNSBY, Keith 0-2; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-2; JACKSON, Quinard 0-2). Fouled out--North Carolina-None, UNC Asheville-NWANNUNU, Jon; JACKSON, Quinard. Rebounds--North Carolina 41 (John Henson 12), UNC Asheville 27 (STEPHENSON Chris 8). Assists--North Carolina 16 (Kendall Marshall 15), UNC Asheville 8 (PRIMM, J.P. 3). Total fouls--North Carolina 18, UNC Asheville 26. Technical fouls--North Carolina-None, UNC Asheville-None. A-3280

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Game Three UNC Asheville 126, Mars Hill 75 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Game Four UNC Asheville 89, Brevard 48 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Bulldogs Roar Past Mars Hill, 126-75

Asheville Tops Brevard 89-48

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - UNC Asheville placed seven players in double figures and set a school record for assists as the Bulldogs won their first game of the year with an easy 126-75 victory over Mars Hill Wednesday night at Kimmel Arena.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Matt Dickey scored 19 points to lead a balanced UNC Asheville attack as the Bulldogs downed Brevard College 89-48 in non-conference college basketball action Monday night at Kimmel Arena.

The 126 points, the second highest in school history, came against a short-handed Lions squad that had five players out with injuries.

Asheville (2-2) also got 12 points from freshman Keith Hornsby and 10 points from Jon Nwannunu to win its second straight contest.

The Bulldogs (1-2) had 38 assists in the game, breaking the old mark of 31 assists set in the 1987-88 season against Voorhees.

The hard-luck Tornados, playing their fourth game in the last six days, were led by Gaither Hendrix with 16 points. Brevard fell to 0-6 on the season.

Freshman guard Keith Hornsby led Asheville with 21 points, while senior guard J.P. Primm just missed a double-double with 19 points and nine assists. Freshman guard Corey Littlejohn added 15 points. Matt Dickey and Trent Meyer contributed 13 points each. Dickey had nine assists. Meyer’s 13 points was a career high. Freshman center Jaleel Roberts went 6-for-6 from the field for 12 points and blocked four shots. Chris Stephenson scored all 12 of his points in the first half.

The Bulldogs shot a season-high .623 from the field (33-of-53) and led from start to finish against the Division II Tornados.

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The Lions (1-3) were led by Sammy Emile with a game-high 24 points. He also pulled down nine rebounds. Petar Kostic had 12 points. Terrell Harris pumped in 11 points. “We played very well in the first half both on offense and defense,” commented Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “Mars Hill is a little beat-up, and once they get all their players healthy they’ll be a good basketball team. The Bulldogs went on a 17-6 run early in the game to grab a 23-14 lead as Asheville got points from five different players. The home team expanded on the lead as the Bulldogs shot 52 percent (22-of-42) from the field and 53 percent (8-of-15) from long distance. Asheville went on a 14-1 run midway through the half to blow the game open and lead 46-21. The Bulldogs led 59-29 at halftime. Nine different Asheville players scored in the opening half. The Bulldogs dominated inside as they outscored the Lions 32-6 in the paint. The second half was more of the same, except Mars Hill was able to get some offense going. Harris scored 14 points in the second half, while freshman guard Corey Greene scored all 10 of his points. The Bulldogs finished with a 55-35 rebounding advantage and outscored the visitors in the paint overall, 80-25. Asheville’s bench contributed 76 points. The Bulldogs had 16 steals in the game with Primm and Dickey getting four each. MARS HILL (1-3) Emile, Sammy 5-16 11-12 24; Kostic, Petar 5-9 2-3 12; Harris, Terrell 4-9 2-5 11; Greene, Corey 4-5 0-0 10; King, Cody 2-7 3-4 9; Patton, Austin 3-7 0-0 7; Cunningham, Noble 0-6 2-2 2; Marett, Ben 0-2 0-0 0; Johnson, Dallas 0-3 0-2 0. Totals 23-64 20-28 75. UNC ASHEVILLE (1-2) HORNSBY, Keith 8-12 2-4 21; PRIMM, J.P. 6-14 4-4 19; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 6-10 2-4 15; MEYER, Trent 5-8 0-0 13; DICKEY, Matt 5-8 2-2 13; STEPHENSON, Chris 5-6 2-2 12; ROBERTS, Jaleel 6-6 0-0 12; NWANNUNU, Jon 3-5 2-2 8; JACKSON, Quinard 3-6 0-0 6; SELIGSON, Josh 0-2 2-2 2; PAL, Chudier 1-3 0-2 2; HARN, Jeremy 1-1 0-0 2; DAVIS, Madison 0-3 1-3 1; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 49-86 17-25 126. Mars Hill.......................... 29 46 - 75 UNC Asheville................. 59 67 - 126 3-point goals--Mars Hill 9-25 (Emile, Sammy 3-10; Greene, Corey 2-2; King, Cody 2-4; Patton, Austin 1-5; Harris, Terrell 1-1; Johnson, Dallas 0-1; Cunningham, Noble 0-1; Kostic, Petar 0-1), UNC Asheville 11-25 (MEYER, Trent 3-4; PRIMM, J.P. 3-7; HORNSBY, Keith 3-5; DICKEY, Matt 1-3; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 1-1; DAVIS, Madison 0-3; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-1; STEPHENSON, Chris 0-1). Fouled out-Mars Hill-Kostic, Petar, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--Mars Hill 33 (Emile, Sammy 9), UNC Asheville 55 (PAL, Chudier 9). Assists--Mars Hill 14 (Cunningham, Noble 5), UNC Asheville 38 (DICKEY, Matt 9; PRIMM, J.P. 9). Total fouls-Mars Hill 23, UNC Asheville 21. Technical fouls--Mars Hill-None, UNC AshevilleNone. A-1187

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“We played much better defense tonight,” stated Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “Our guys played from start to finish and it was good to get a lot of guys in the game. Tonight we got a chance to see a lot of different combinations which will help us down the road.” Dickey had a perfect night shooting. He went 6-for-6 from the field, 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Senior guard J.P. Primm just missed a double-double with eight points and eight assists. The Bulldogs held the Tornados to just .370 shooting from the field (20-of-54). Asheville had eight blocked shots in the game with seven different players recording a block. The home team had 10 steals and forced 22 Brevard turnovers. They out-scored the visitors 28-10 on points off turnovers. Asheville out-scored Brevard 40-23 in the paint. The Bulldogs scored the first six points of the game and led 18-12 with 11 minutes to go in the opening half. Asheville seized control of the contest when it went on a 13-2 run to race to 31-14 lead. Dickey had 10 points during the spree, knocking down two 3-pointers, scored on a dunk and hitting two free throws. Asheville kept the pressure up and led 48-22 at halftime. Dickey scored all 19 of his points in the opening half. Hornsby had 10 of his 12 points in the first stanza. The Bulldogs shot .654 (17-of-26) from the field in the first half. In the second half, Asheville starters only played about five minutes as the Bulldogs led by as many as 45 points before settling for the 41-point win. BREVARD COLLEGE (0-6) Hendrix,Gaither 7-14 0-1 16; Gujanicic,Filip 4-6 0-0 8; Simmons,Gerel 3-6 1-1 8; Hamilton,Chavis 2-3 1-1 5; Warren,Taylor 1-1 0-0 3; Vasiljevic,Aleks 1-1 1-2 3; Pickett,Dominique 1-4 0-0 3; Worth,David 1-3 0-2 2; Hopper,Jonathan 0-1 0-0 0; Schauss,Drew 0-7 0-0 0; Moose,Darius 0-4 0-1 0; Tanner,Jermichael 0-2 0-0 0; Michael Gist 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-54 3-8 48. UNC ASHEVILLE (2-2) DICKEY, Matt 6-6 4-4 19; HORNSBY, Keith 5-8 0-1 12; NWANNUNU, Jon 4-7 2-2 10; PRIMM, J.P. 3-9 1-3 8; ROBERTS, Jaleel 3-3 1-2 7; ATKINSON, Jeremy 3-3 1-3 7; STEPHENSON Chris 2-4 1-2 6; PAL, Chudier 2-2 2-3 6; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 2-3 2-2 6; MEYER, Trent 2-3 0-0 4; LANE, Jaron 1-1 0-0 2; HARN, Jeremy 0-1 1-2 1; SELIGSON, Josh 0-0 1-2 1; JACKSON, Quinard 0-1 0-0 0; DAVIS, Madison 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-53 16-26 89. Brevard College............... 22 26 - 48 UNC Asheville................. 48 41 - 89 3-point goals--Brevard College 5-14 (Hendrix,Gaither 2-6; Pickett,Dominique 1-2; Simmons,Gerel 1-3; Warren,Taylor 1-1; Schauss,Drew 0-1; Tanner,Jermichael 0-1), UNC Asheville 7-17 (DICKEY, Matt 3-3; HORNSBY, Keith 2-4; STEPHENSON Chris 1-1; PRIMM, J.P. 1-7; DAVIS, Madison 0-2). Fouled out--Brevard CollegeNone, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--Brevard College 26 (Schauss,Drew 6), UNC Asheville 43 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 6; NWANNUNU, Jon 6). Assists--Brevard College 12 (Hendrix,Gaither 4), UNC Asheville 22 (PRIMM, J.P. 8). Total fouls-Brevard College 19, UNC Asheville 16. Technical fouls--Brevard College-None, UNC Asheville-None. A-1321

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Game Five #4 Connecticut 73, UNC Asheville 63 Imperial Arena - Nassau, Bahamas

Game Six College of Charleston 68, UNC Asheville 66 Imperial Arena - Nassau, Bahamas

Huskies Hold Off Bulldogs, 73-63 in Battle “4” Atlantis

College of Charleston Edges UNC Asheville 68-66

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - No. 4 UConn got 23 points each from Jeremy Lamb and Shabazz Napier as the Huskies held on to defeat a pesky UNC Asheville squad Thursday night in the first round of the Battle “4” Atlantis at Imperial Arena.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Antwaine Wiggins scored eight straight points late in the game as College of Charleston held off UNC Asheville 68-66 in the consolation round of the Battle “4” Atlantis Friday night at Imperial Arena.

The unbeaten Huskies (5-0) led 16-3 after five minutes, but the Bulldogs kept coming and never made things easy for the defending national champions.

The Bulldogs (2-4) had a chance to tie with seconds remaining, but J.P. Primm couldn’t get a shot off as the buzzer sounded, giving the Cougars the win.

Matt Dickey led Asheville (2-3) with 18 points, while Jeremy Atkinson added 14 points and nine rebounds. J.P. Primm finished with 10 points and seven assists.

Asheville was led by Matt Dickey with 20 points, while Chris Stephenson added 19 points and eight rebounds.

“We battled hard tonight and did a lot of good things but not enough against a team like Connecticut,” stated Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “I think once we got the jitters out early then we settled down and played some good basketball.

“We played pretty well tonight against a really good College of Charleston team but in the end we came up one play short,” stated Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “It was a great basketball game, but this is a tough one to lose. Hopefully, the experience makes us a little better as the season goes on.”

“We’re a resilient team and that showed tonight,” added Biedenbach. “However, while I am pleased about a lot of things, I’m disappointed we didn’t win tonight.” Huskie coach Jim Calhoun was impressed with the Bulldogs. “They (UNC Asheville) played the 100 percent against the way we want to play,” Calhoun said, “and if we stopped doing things the right way for a minute, they came right back at us. ... I wouldn’t want to play them every single day. Give them the utmost respect.

After UConn raced to a 16-3 lead and took a 38-29 advantage in the second half, the Bulldogs’ Chris Stephenson hit a 3-pointer to cut UConn lead to seven with 17:12 to play. “We’ve played in games where we had to fight back,” Dickey said. “When we cut it to seven, we definitely had a feeling we could make a comeback. A couple breaks that would have gone our way, and we could have gotten it closer and made a real run of it at the end.”

Dickey’s two free throws put the Bulldogs in front 54-51 when Wiggins got hot. He found a loose ball and knocked down a trey to tie the game at 54-54 and then got loose on transition to push the lead to 57-54. Wiggins then hit a shot in traffic with 4:07 left to give the Cougars a 59-54 lead. Asheville would not go away quietly and tied the game on a Quinard Jackson tapin at 61-61. Both teams exchanged turnovers on their next possession. setting up a frantic final minute of play. Anthony Stitt sank a 15-footer with the shot clock about to expire to give College of Charleston a 63-61 lead. The Cougars hit a free throw to make it 64-61. After a Bulldog turnover, Wiggins was fouled with 18 seconds left. He sank both free throws to give Charleston a 66-61 lead. Dickey was fouled and hit the first free throw to cut the lead to 66-62. He missed the second, but Jackson tapped in the miss to cut the lead to 66-64.

Atkinson started in place of Jaron Lane, who missed the game with a sprained ankle. The junior college transfer went 5-for-10 from the field, 2-for-3 from beyond the arc and had two assists and two steals.

With 11 seconds left, Adjehi Baru hit one free throw to push the lead to 67-64. Asheville came down with a chance to tie but the Cougars elected to foul Dickey. The senior guard hit both free throws to narrow the lead to 67-66.

“Jeremy Atkinson played tremendous for us this evening,” commented Biedenbach. “He stepped up and had a big game and kept us in the game. I’m very proud of his effort.”

Wiggins was fouled and hit one free throw to give Charleston a 68-66 lead. Primm took the ball and drove up the court looking for the tie but couldn’t get a shot off as time expired.

UNC ASHEVILLE (2-3) DICKEY, Matt 6-13 3-3 18; ATKINSON, Jeremy 5-10 2-4 14; PRIMM, J.P. 3-15 3-3 10; STEPHENSON Chris 3-6 2-2 9; JACKSON, Quinard 3-6 0-0 6; HORNSBY, Keith 3-4 0-0 6; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-2 0-0 0; ROBERTS, Jaleel 0-0 0-0 0; MEYER, Trent 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-56 10-12 63. UCONN (5-0) NAPIER, Shabazz 7-14 5-5 23; LAMB, Jeremy 8-13 4-4 23; DRUMMOND, Andre 4-8 1-2 9; SMITH, Roscoe 3-5 0-1 7; OLANDER, Tyler 1-2 2-4 4; ORIAKHI, Alex 1-1 2-3 4; DANIELS, DeAndre 1-4 0-0 3; GIFFEY, Niels 0-0 0-0 0; ALLEN, Brendan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-47 14-19 73. UNC Asheville................. 28 35 - 63 UCONN........................... 39 34 - 73 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 7-23 (DICKEY, Matt 3-8; ATKINSON, Jeremy 2-3; STEPHENSON Chris 1-2; PRIMM, J.P. 1-7; HORNSBY, Keith 0-1; JACKSON, Quinard 0-2), UCONN 9-22 (NAPIER, Shabazz 4-9; LAMB, Jeremy 3-7; DANIELS, DeAndre 1-4; SMITH, Roscoe 1-2). Fouled out--UNC Asheville-JACKSON, Quinard, UCONN-None. Rebounds--UNC Asheville 24 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 9), UCONN 34 (LAMB, Jeremy 6; SMITH, Roscoe 6). Assists--UNC Asheville 11 (PRIMM, J.P. 7), UCONN 16 (NAPIER, Shabazz 7). Total fouls--UNC Asheville 17, UCONN 14. Technical fouls--UNC Asheville-JACKSON, Quinard, UCONNNone. Battle 4 Atlantis - Game 3 Imperial Arena at Atlantis

COL. OF CHARLESTON (4-1) WIGGINS, Antwaine 8-18 5-6 23; BARU, Adjehi 6-10 2-7 14; LAWRENCE, Andrew 4-9 1-2 11; STITT, Anthony 3-7 0-0 7; WIEDEMAN, Trent 2-7 2-2 6; SUNDBERG, Matt 2-3 0-0 5; SCOTT, Jordan 1-3 0-0 2; CARLTON, James 0-0 0-0 0; JOHNSON, Nori 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-58 10-17 68. UNC ASHEVILLE (2-4) DICKEY, Matt 6-11 5-6 20; STEPHENSON Chris 8-15 2-2 19; PRIMM, J.P. 3-12 2-2 9; JACKSON, Quinard 4-8 0-1 8; HORNSBY, Keith 3-7 0-0 8; NWANNUNU, Jon 1-3 0-0 2; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 0-0 0-0 0; ROBERTS, Jaleel 0-0 0-0 0; MEYER, Trent 0-1 0-0 0; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-2 0-2 0. Totals 25-59 9-13 66. Col. of Charleston............ 36 32 - 68 UNC Asheville................. 34 32 - 66 3-point goals--Col. of Charleston 6-22 (LAWRENCE, Andrew 2-6; WIGGINS, Antwaine 2-8; STITT, Anthony 1-3; SUNDBERG, Matt 1-2; JOHNSON, Nori 0-1; SCOTT, Jordan 0-1; WIEDEMAN, Trent 0-1), UNC Asheville 7-21 (DICKEY, att 3-6; HORNSBY, Keith 2-3; STEPHENSON Chris 1-4; PRIMM, J.P. 1-4; MEYER, Trent 0-1; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-1; JACKSON, Quinard 0-2). Fouled out--Col. of Charleston-None, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--Col. of Charleston 34 (BARU, Adjehi 7), UNC Asheville 40 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 9). Assists--Col. of Charleston 11 (LAWRENCE, Andrew 6), UNC Asheville 8 (PRIMM, J.P. 5). Total fouls--Col. of Charleston 19, UNC Asheville 17. Technical fouls--Col. of Charleston-None, UNC Asheville-None. Battle 4 Atlantis - Game 7 Imperial Arena at Atlantis

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“Overall, a win is a win, but no one’s played us even near that hard since we played Butler last year,” added Calhoun, whose team beat Butler in the NCAA title game last season.

Asheville trailed 49-42 with 10 minutes but went on a 10-0 run to grab a 52-49 lead. The Bulldogs got three-pointers from freshman Keith Hornsby and Dickey plus layups from Primm and Dickey to give Asheville a three-point lead.

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Game Seven UNC Asheville 87, Utah 65 Imperial Arena - Nassau, Bahamas

Game Eight UNC Asheville 66, Gardner-Webb 60 Porter Arena - Boiling Springs, N.C.

Bulldogs Roar Past Utah; Primm Earns 500th Career Assist

Bulldogs Down Gardner-Webb, 66-60

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - J.P, Primm scored 20 points and earned his 500th career assist as UNC Asheville roared past Utah of the Pac-12, 87-65, Saturday night in the final game of Battle “4” Atlantis Tournament.

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - UNC Asheville placed three players in double figures as the Bulldogs opened Big South Conference play with a hard-fought 66-60 win over Gardner-Webb Thursday night at Paul Porter Arena.

The Bulldogs (3-4) finished in seventh place in the tournament after losing close games to Connecticut and College of Charleston the first two nights.

The Bulldogs (4-4, 1-0 BSC) were led by Jaron Lane with 15 points, while Matt Dickey added 13 points and five assists. J.P. Primm contributed 12 points. Chris Stephenson chipped in nine points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

Asheville also got 16 points from Jeremy Atkinson, 15 points from Matt Dickey and 14 points from Chris Stephenson. Jaron Lane played for the first time in the tournament and added eight points. He missed the games against UConn and College of Charleston with an ankle injury.

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Primm finished with five assists in the game and now has 503 in his career. The Utes (1-5) were led by Jason Washburn and Josh Watkins with 21 points each.

The Bulldogs trailed for much of the second half until an 8-0 run midway gave Asheville the lead for good. Primm and Dickey combined for 24 points in the second half.

The Bulldogs used a 14-2 surge in the first half to take the lead. Asheville trailed 1514 but behind the scoring of Primm raced to a 28-17 lead. The Bulldogs pushed the lead to 14 at 34-20 on freshman Keith Hornsby’s trey with 6:30 left.

“We knew it would be a battle and it was from start to finish,” stated Bulldog coach Eddie Biedenbach. “Gardner-Webb played so hard, but we did a good job matching their intensity and we found a way to win the game.

The Utes began to rally behind Washburn and Watkins. The duo helped Utah rally to carve the deficit to 39-34 with two minutes left in the half before Asheville settled for a 41-34 halftime lead. The Utes went on a 14-5 run with Washburn and Watkins combining for all 14 points.

“We still made some bad decisions late in the game that let them get back into the game but we hit enough free throws to hold on,” added Biedenbach. “Our guys have to understand it’s going to be a war every time we play someone in the conference. I like the fact that we didn’t panic when we got down 14-1 and kept playing good defense and grinded things out.”

Primm led Asheville with 11 points in the opening half, while Stephenson scored nine. Washburn went 6-of-9 from the field and knocked down two free throws to finish with 14 points in the opening half. Watkins had 10 points.

The win made the Bulldogs 15-1 in Big South Conference openers under Biedenbach. Asheville has now won seven straight Big South lid-lifters.

In the second half, Washburn tapped in a missed shot with 15:36 left to get Utah within 53-48.

After missing their first 10 shots and making six turnovers in the first five minutes of the game, the Bulldogs shot .524 (11-of-21) from the field in the second half.

But the Bulldogs took control of the game. Asheville went on a 12-0 run, scoring on five straight possessions to roar to a 65-48 lead. Dickey, who was held to three points in the first half, tallied eight points during the run.

Asheville’s zone defense limited the Runnin’ Bulldogs (3-6, 0-1 BSC) to just 36 percent (23-of-64) shooting from the field and 18 percent (6-of-33) from beyond the arc.

The Blue & White continued to build on the lead, and Primm’s long three-pointer with 7:40 remaining pushed the margin to 76-53.Utah got no closer than 17 points the rest of the way as Asheville pushed its record to 2-1 all-time against teams from the Pac-12.

UNC ASHEVILLE (4-4, 1-0) LANE, Jaron 4-9 7-9 15; DICKEY, Matt 3-6 6-9 13; PRIMM, J.P. 3-6 5-7 12; STEPHENSON Chris 4-11 1-2 9; ATKINSON, Jeremy 2-2 5-8 9; JACKSON, Quinard 3-7 1-2 8; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-0 0-0 0; MEYER, Trent 0-1 0-0 0; HORNSBY, Keith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-43 25-37 66. GARDNER-WEBB (3-6, 0-1) BYRON, Mike 8-13 0-0 16; DAWSON, Jason 4-11 0-0 11; HARTLEY, Kevin 3-8 2-2 10; BUGGS, Laron 3-6 2-5 8; NEWSOME, Tashan 2-11 1-2 6; JOHNSON, Stefon 1-1 2-4 4; HENSLEY, Corey 2-3 0-0 4; LANDIS, Max 0-10 1-2 1; STRANGE, Tyler 0-0 0-0 0; ROYSTER, Jay 0-0 0-0 0; HARPER, Donta 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-64 8-15 60. UNC Asheville................. 21 45 - 66 Gardner-Webb.................. 26 34 - 60 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 3-10 (PRIMM, J.P. 1-3; JACKSON, Quinard 1-1; DICKEY, Matt 1-3; MEYER, Trent 0-1; LANE, Jaron 0-2), Gardner-Webb 6-33 (DAWSON, Jason 3-8; HARTLEY, Kevin 2-6; NEWSOME, Tashan 1-7; LANDIS, Max 0-10; HARPER, Donta 0-1; BUGGS, Laron 0-1). Fouled out--UNC AshevilleNone, Gardner-Webb-HARTLEY, Kevin; DAWSON, Jason; NEWSOME, Tashan. Rebounds--UNC Asheville 39 (STEPHENSON Chris 12), Gardner-Webb 40 (NEWSOME, Tashan 10). Assists--UNC Asheville 10 (DICKEY, Matt 5), GardnerWebb 14 (HARPER, Donta 4). Total fouls--UNC Asheville 17, Gardner-Webb 30. Technical fouls--UNC Asheville-MEYER, Trent, Gardner-Webb-None. A-1320

The Bulldogs outscored the Utes 46-31 in the second half and shot 54 percent (15of-28) from the field in that half. Primm was 7-of-12 from the field and 4-of-7 from long range. UTAH (1-5) Washburn, Jason 9-13 3-3 21; Watkins, Josh 8-16 5-7 21; Hines, Chris 3-11 2-3 11; Dawson, Javon 3-3 0-0 6; Odunsi, Anthony 1-3 1-2 3; Martin, Cedric 1-6 1-2 3; Matthews, George 0-0 0-0 0; Wilkinson, Blake 0-1 0-0 0; Perkins, Kyle 0-1 0-0 0; Mortensen, Alex 0-0 0-0 0; Farr, Dijon 0-2 0-0 0; Storey, Kareem 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-57 12-17 65. UNC ASHEVILLE (3-4) PRIMM, J.P. 7-12 2-2 20; ATKINSON, Jeremy 6-11 4-5 16; DICKEY, Matt 4-9 5-8 15; STEPHENSON Chris 5-13 3-4 14; LANE, Jaron 2-5 3-4 8; JACKSON, Quinard 3-5 0-0 6; HORNSBY, Keith 1-6 0-0 3; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-2 3-4 3; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 1-1 0-0 2; MEYER, Trent 0-1 0-0 0; HARN, Jeremy 0-0 0-0 0; ROBERTS, Jaleel 0-0 0-0 0; PAL, Chudier 0-0 0-0 0; DAVIS, Madison 0-0 0-0 0; SELIGSON, Josh 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-65 20-27 87. Utah.......................... 34 31 - 65 UNC Asheville......... 41 46 - 87 3-point goals--Utah 3-18 (Hines, Chris 3-8; Watkins, Josh 0-4; Odunsi, Anthony 0-1; Martin, Cedric 0-3; Farr, Dijon 0-1; Storey, Kareem 0-1), UNC Asheville 9-24 (PRIMM, J.P. 4-7; DICKEY, Matt 2-6; LANE, Jaron 1-3; STEPHENSON Chris 1-4; HORNSBY, Keith 1-1; JACKSON, Quinard 0-1; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-2). Fouled out--Utah-None, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--Utah 36 (Martin, Cedric 7), UNC Asheville 36 (LANE, Jaron 6). Assists--Utah 9 (Watkins, Josh 5), UNC Asheville 14 (PRIMM, J.P. 5). Total fouls--Utah 21, UNC Asheville 18. Technical fouls--Utah-None, UNC Asheville-None. A-1645 Battle 4 Atlantis - Game 12 (Seventh Place Game) 50

Asheville overcame a horrible start as Gardner-Webb led 14-1 after eight minutes of play. The Bulldogs did not get their first field goal until Lane scored on a layup with 11:23 to go in the opening half.

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Game Nine UNC Asheville 88, USC Upstate 81 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Game 10 UNC Asheville 109, Montreat 61 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Bulldogs Rally Past Upstate 88-81; Coach Biedenbach Earns 250th Career Win

Bulldogs Roar Past Montreat 109-61

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - UNC Asheville scored the final 16 points of the game to rally past USC Upstate 88-81 Sunday afternoon at Kimmel Arena. The win gave UNC Asheville head coach Eddie Biedenbach his 250th career victory as a head coach. The Bulldogs (5-4) won their third straight game, despite trailing 81-72 with 3:38 remaining. Asheville was led by Matt Dickey with 22 points, while Chris Stephenson added 20 points and nine rebounds. Jeremy Atkinson finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. The Spartans (6-3) were led by a season-high 28 points from Torrey Craig. Craig was saddled with foul trouble for most of the game. He played just 24 minutes but went 10-of-10 from the free throw line and knocked down four 3-pointers. Chalmers Rogers added 10 points. USC Upstate got two free throws from Craig at the 3:38 mark to give the Spartans an 81-72 lead.

Upstate missed on its next possession, and Atkinson drove the lane and got fouled. His two free throws with 2:09 remaining gave the Bulldogs an 82-81 lead. After another Spartan turnover, Dickey scored off a feed from Atkinson to push the lead to 84-81. Both teams had turnovers on the next possession before Chris Stephenson scored on a lay-up to give the Bulldogs an 86-81 lead. Asheville hit two more throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the victory. The Spartans took charge of the game midway through the second half when they scored eight straight points to lead 75-67 as four different Upstate players scored during the run. They built the lead to 81-72 before the Asheville comeback. The Bulldogs shot .633 (19-of-30) from the field in the first half as Dickey scored 15 points. However, Upstate stayed in the game with 10 offensive rebounds in the opening half. The visitors out-scored Asheville 10-5 on second-chance points. Dickey finished with five assists and four steals. Atkinson had a career-best six steals. Asheville shot a season-high .627 from the field (32-of-51), while the Spartans shot just .412 (28-of-68). USC UPSTATE (6-3) CRAIG, Torrey 7-16 10-10 28; ROGERS, Chalmers 4-5 0-0 10; BLESSING, Mario 3-5 0-0 7; OLUMUYIWA, Babatunde 3-6 1-3 7; GLENN, Ricardo 2-4 2-2 6; COOK, Carter 3-7 0-3 6; MAXEY, Jodd 2-4 0-0 4; GREENE, Ty 0-4 4-4 4; MILLER, Fred 2-6 0-0 4; RODGERS, Adrian 1-10 1-2 3; ELAM, Rob 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 28-68 18-24 81. UNC ASHEVILLE (5-4) DICKEY, Matt 9-14 2-3 22; STEPHENSON Chris 7-9 6-8 20; ATKINSON, Jeremy 6-10 6-8 18; PRIMM, J.P. 2-5 2-4 7; LANE, Jaron 2-3 2-4 6; JACKSON, Quinard 3-3 0-0 6; NWANNUNU, Jon 1-2 2-2 4; HORNSBY, Keith 1-2 1-2 3; MEYER, Trent 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 32-51 21-31 88. USC Upstate.................... 42 39 - 81 UNC Asheville................ 45 43 - 88 3-point goals--USC Upstate 7-20 (CRAIG, Torrey 4-10; ROGERS, Chalmers 2-3; BLESSING, Mario 1-3; COOK, Carter 0-2; RODGERS, Adrian 0-2), UNC Asheville 3-8 (DICKEY, Matt 2-3; PRIMM, J.P. 1-2; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-1; MEYER, Trent 0-2). Fouled out--USC Upstate-OLUMUYIWA, Babatunde, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--USC Upstate 33 (CRAIG, Torrey 5; COOK, Carter 5; MAXEY, Jodd 5), UNC Asheville 32 (STEPHENSON Chris 9). Assists--USC Upstate 14 (CRAIG, Torrey 4; BLESSING, Mario 4), UNC Asheville 20 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 6). Total fouls--USC Upstate 26, UNC Asheville 18. Technical fouls--USC Upstate-None, UNC Asheville-JACKSON, Quinard. A-1796

The Bulldogs (6-4) were led by senior forward Chris Stephenson with 19 points and six rebounds. He went 9-of-10 from the field. Senior guard Matt Dickey finished with 16 points. He went 6-for-6 from the field and dished out seven assists. Jeremy Atkinson and Jaron Lane added 14 points each. Senior guard J.P. Primm contributed 13 points, six assists and three steals. He picked up his 200th steal in the game and now has 202 in his career. Primm’s six assists give him 511 for his career. He is just the third player in Big South Conference history to have more than 500 assists and 200 steals. The Cavaliers (4-7) were led by Dustin Harris with 16 points and seven rebounds. Christian Tonkins chipped in 13 points, while Terrell Mosley pumped in 11 points. “It’s good to get a win after exams, and I thought we played pretty well tonight,” stated Bulldog coach Eddie Biedenbach. “Montreat has given us fits in the past and has some good three-point shooters. We did a nice job offensively of moving the ball, getting good shots and getting everyone involved with the offense.” The Bulldogs hit their first eight shots of the game and sprinted to an 18-4 lead in the game’s first five minutes. Five different Asheville players scored during the early run. The home team steadily built on the lead thanks to their hot shooting in the opening half. Asheville shot .667 (18-of-27) from the field in the first half as the Bulldogs led 49-27 at halftime. Dickey and Atkinson each scored 10 points in the first stanza, while Harris scored 12 points and had all seven of his rebounds for Montreat. The Bulldogs quickly put the game away in the first five minutes of the second half as they went on a 22-4 run to sprint to a 69-31 lead. Stephenson had eight points during the run, including two thunderous dunks. Asheville made it over the century mark for the second time this year when Jeremy Harn scored on a dunk at the four-minute mark. The Bulldogs led by as many as 52 points before settling for the 48-point win.

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Asheville’s comeback began when Atkinson scored on a three-point play to cut the lead to 81-75. After a Spartan miss, Dickey sank a long three-pointer to cut the lead to 81-78. Dickey then stole the inbounds pass and fed Jaron Lane, who scored on a layup to narrow the lead to 81-80 at the 2:46 mark.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - UNC Asheville placed five players in double figures as the Bulldogs picked up their fourth straight victory with a 109-61 win over visiting Montreat College Thursday night at Kimmel Arena.

The home team dominated inside as Asheville outscored Montreat in the paint 7526. The Bulldogs had a 25-6 advantage in fast-break points. MONTREAT COLLEGE (4-7) HARRIS, Dustin 5-14 6-8 16; TONKINS, Christian 5-10 3-3 13; MOSLEY, Terrell 4-10 0-0 11; ADAMS, LaBris 3-11 2-2 8; HAYES, Cameron 2-8 0-0 6; HAWKINS, Tyler 1-1 0-0 3; LUCAS, Jarquise 1-3 0-2 2; KEHLER, Daniel 1-2 0-2 2; BUFF, Tyler 0-3 0-0 0; MCVAY, Ian 0-1 0-0 0; DOCKERY, Brandon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 2263 11-17 61. UNC ASHEVILLE (6-4) STEPHENSON Chris 9-10 1-2 19; DICKEY, Matt 6-6 2-2 16; LANE, Jaron 4-7 6-8 14; ATKINSON, Jeremy 5-7 4-6 14; PRIMM, J.P. 5-10 2-3 13; NWANNUNU, Jon 4-7 0-0 8; HORNSBY, Keith 2-3 2-2 7; PAL, Chudier 2-2 0-0 4; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 2-5 0-0 4; HARN, Jeremy 2-3 0-0 4; ROBERTS, Jaleel 2-3 0-0 4; JACKSON, Quinard 1-1 0-2 2; DAVIS, Madison 0-3 0-0 0; SELIGSON, Josh 0-1 0-0 0; MEYER, Trent 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 44-69 17-25 109. Montreat College.............. 27 34 - 61 UNC Asheville.................. 49 60 - 109 3-point goals--Montreat College 6-19 (MOSLEY, Terrell 3-6; HAYES, Cameron 2-6; HAWKINS, Tyler 1-1; BUFF, Tyler 0-1; MCVAY, Ian 0-1; ADAMS, LaBris 0-2; TONKINS, Christian 0-1; HARRIS, Dustin 0-1), UNC Asheville 4-12 (DICKEY, Matt 2-2; PRIMM, J.P. 1-3; HORNSBY, Keith 1-1; DAVIS, Madison 0-2; SELIGSON, Josh 0-1; MEYER, Trent 0-1; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-1; LANE, Jaron 0-1). Fouled out--Montreat College-MCVAY, Ian, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds-Montreat College 24 (HARRIS, Dustin 7), UNC Asheville 48 (STEPHENSON Chris 6). Assists--Montreat College 13 (HARRIS, Dustin 4), UNC Asheville 30 (DICKEY, Matt 7). Total fouls--Montreat College 19, UNC Asheville 15. Technical fouls--Montreat College-None, UNC Asheville-None. A-1821

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Game 11 Tennessee 72, UNC Asheville 68 Thompson-Boling Arena - Knoxville, Tenn.

Game 12 Western Carolina 86, UNC Asheville 67 Ramsey Center - Cullowhee, N.C.

Tennessee Rallies Past UNC Asheville 72-68

Western Carolina Downs UNC Asheville 86-67

KNOXVILLE, TENN. - Tennessee placed three players in double figures as the Volunteers rallied past UNC Asheville, 72-68, at Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday night.

CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina placed four players in double figures as the Catamounts rolled to an 86-67 victory over UNC Asheville Wednesday night at the Ramsey Center.

The Bulldogs (6-5) were led by a season-high 25 points from J.P. Primm, while Jeremy Atkinson added 15 points and Chris Stephenson tallied 10. Senior guard Matt Dickey was held to a season-low seven points.

WCU (7-6) built a 40-25 halftime lead and held off several Asheville comebacks in the second half as the Bulldogs (6-6) lost for the second straight game.

Tennessee (4-6) was led by Cameron Tatum and Renaldo Woolridge with 17 points each. Kenny Hall finished with 12 points. Asheville led by 11 in the first half and by 10 points early in the second half but second-chance points and three-point shooting led the Tennessee comeback. The Volunteers had four 3-pointers in the second half, three in a two-minute stretch that gave UT its first lead of the game at 56-55. Tennessee had a 18-6 advantage on second-chance points.

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“We played hard and battled but didn’t guard the three-point line a couple of times and it cost us,” stated Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “Tennessee did a great job defensively the whole game. We did a solid job scoring 68 points. “This is a tough one to take,” added Biedenbach. “We outplayed Tennessee in a lot of areas but in the end we didn’t play well enough to get a win. Hopefully, we learn from this game and become a better team.” Tennessee forged a 67-62 lead with 2:30 left before the Bulldogs rallied and closed to 69-67 when Primm was fouled on a drive to the basket with 42 seconds left. He made only 1-of-2 free throws to cut the lead to 69-68. The Volunteers went 3-of-4 from the line in the final 20 seconds to hold on. Dickey’s three-pointer with 12 seconds left that would have tied the game rimmed out. The Bulldogs led for the entire first half. Primm had 11 points in the opening half as Asheville built an 11-point lead at 29-18. Jon Nwannunu pumped in eight points in the first half as he went 3-of-4 from the field and collected four rebounds. Tennessee rallied in the final four minutes of the half behind the shooting of Woolridge. He scored 13 points in the first half and knocked down three treys to help the Volunteers close in on the Bulldogs. His trey with 28 seconds left to go in the half cut the lead to 33-32. Atkinson tapped in a missed Asheville shot as the first-half buzzer sounded, giving the Bulldogs a 35-32 halftime lead. In the first half, Asheville was limited with foul trouble as the Bulldogs top two leading scorers - Dickey and Stephenson - sat out much of the half with two fouls each. UNC ASHEVILLE (6-5) PRIMM, J.P. 6-12 9-11 25; ATKINSON, Jeremy 7-14 0-2 15; STEPHENSON Chris 3-5 3-5 10; NWANNUNU, Jon 3-4 2-2 8; DICKEY, Matt 2-7 2-2 7; JACKSON, Quinard 1-5 1-2 3; HORNSBY, Keith 0-1 0-0 0; ROBERTS, Jaleel 0-1 0-0 0; MEYER, Trent 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-49 17-24 68. TENNESSEE (4-6) Woolridge, Renaldo 7-12 0-0 17; Tatum, Cameron 5-8 3-4 17; Hall, Kenny 6-9 0-2 12; Maymon, Jeronne 4-6 2-4 10; Golden, Trae 1-8 3-4 5; Richardson, Josh 1-3 3-3 5; McBee, Skylar 1-7 1-2 4; Washpun, Wes 1-2 0-0 2; McRae, Jordan 0-4 0-0 0; Miller, Dwight 0-1 0-0 0; Makanjuola, Yemi 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 26-60 12-20 72. UNC Asheville............. 35 33 - 68 Tennessee..................... 32 40 - 72 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 7-19 (PRIMM, J.P. 4-8; ATKINSON, Jeremy 1-4; STEPHENSON Chris 1-2; DICKEY, Matt 1-5), Tennessee 8-24 (Tatum, Cameron 4-5; Woolridge, Renaldo 3-6; McBee, Skylar 1-6; Golden, Trae 0-4; McRae, Jordan 0-3). Fouled out--UNC Asheville-None, Tennessee-None. Rebounds--UNC Asheville 33 (JACKSON, Quinard 9), Tennessee 37 (Maymon, Jeronne 13). Assists-UNC Asheville 14 (STEPHENSON Chris 5), Tennessee 18 (Golden, Trae 5). Total fouls--UNC Asheville 21, Tennessee 23. Technical fouls--UNC Asheville-None, Tennessee-None. A-15324

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Matt Dickey led Asheville (6-6) with a season-high 23 points. Jeremy Atkinson added 16 points and six rebounds. Chris Stephenson enjoyed a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds. The Catamounts were led by Harouna Mutombo’s 18 points and 13 rebounds. Brandon Boggs finished with 17 points, 14 in the opening half. “We didn’t play very well tonight,” commented Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “We made some runs in the second half, but you can’t expect to come back against a good team like Western Carolina when you give them a 15-point lead. “Our guys didn’t do a good job guarding the three-point line and Western made us pay for it,” added Biedenbach. “We’re going to have to play better than we did tonight.” Western Carolina shot .544 (31-of-57) from the field for the game and .529 (9-of-17) from beyond the arc. Asheville shot just .386 (22-of-57) from the field and a dismal .188 (3-of-16) from long distance. Senior guard J.P. Primm was held to a season-low four points as he went just 2-of11 from the field. He was credited with one assist and now has 516 for his career. Primm needs just five to become the school’s all-time leader. WCU went on a 21-4 run midway through the opening half for a 38-21 lead. Boggs hit three treys in the run. The Cats led 40-25 at halftime. In the second half, Asheville closed to eight on three separate occasions but couldn’t get any closer as WCU used a late 7-0 run to seal the victory. “We had more energy in the second half and played much better but you can’t spot a team like Western Carolina a 15-point lead,” said Biedenbach. “Our guys need to play better. We haven’t played well in the past few games and it’s cost us the past two losses.” UNC ASHEVILLE (6-6) DICKEY, Matt 8-15 4-5 23; ATKINSON, Jeremy 4-9 8-11 16; STEPHENSON Chris 5-13 5-8 15; PRIMM, J.P. 2-11 2-2 6; HARN, Jeremy 2-3 0-3 4; MEYER, Trent 1-2 0-0 2; JACKSON, Quinard 0-1 1-2 1; ROBERTS, Jaleel 0-1 0-0 0; HORNSBY, Keith 0-2 0-0 0; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-57 20-31 67. WESTERN CAROLINA (7-6) MUTOMBO, Harouna 7-16 4-6 18; BOGGS, Brandon 7-9 1-4 17; COLE, Keaton 4-6 2-2 13; HOLLIS, Ishmael 4-7 0-0 10; TANKELEWICZ, Tom 2-2 3-4 8; SUMLER, Trey 2-2 4-4 8; KING, Tawaski 3-8 0-0 6; ROSS, Preston 2-4 0-0 5; HALL, Kenneth 0-1 1-2 1; SMITHSON, Sam 0-2 0-0 0; SINCLAIR, James 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-57 15-22 86. UNC Asheville................. 25 42 - 67 Western Carolina.............. 40 46 - 86 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 3-16 (DICKEY, Matt 3-7; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-1; STEPHENSON Chris 0-3; PRIMM, J.P. 0-4; MEYER, Trent 0-1), Western Carolina 9-17 (COLE, Keaton 3-5; HOLLIS, Ishmael 2-5; BOGGS, Brandon 2-4; ROSS, Preston 1-1; TANKELEWICZ, Tom 1-1; MUTOMBO, Harouna 0-1). Fouled out--UNC Asheville-None, Western Carolina-KING, Tawaski. Rebounds--UNC Asheville 33 (STEPHENSON Chris 13), Western Carolina 42 (MUTOMBO, Harouna 13). Assists--UNC Asheville 9 (DICKEY, Matt 2; STEPHENSON Chris 2), Western Carolina 19 (SUMLER, Trey 4; MUTOMBO, Harouna 4; BOGGS, Brandon 4). Total fouls--UNC Asheville 22, Western Carolina 28. Technical fouls--UNC AshevilleJACKSON, Quinard, Western Carolina-SUMLER, Trey; TEAM. A-1511

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Game 13 UNC Asheville 73, Winthrop 68 Winthrop Coliseum - Rock Hill, S.C.

Game 14 UNC Asheville 66, Radford 56 Dedmon Center - Radford, Va.

Bulldogs Down Winthrop In OT, 73-68

Stephenson Scores 33 Points to Lead Bulldogs Past Radford, 66-56

ROCK HILL, S.C. - UNC Asheville outscored Winthrop 12-7 in overtime as the Bulldogs rallied past the Eagles, 73-68, in overtime Saturday night in a Big South Conference showdown. Asheville (7-6, 2-0 BSC) was led by Matt Dickey with 18 points, while Chris Stephenson added 17 points. J.P. Primm finished with 13 points. Freshman Keith Hornsby added 11 points. Junior walk-on Jeremy Harn added six points and nearly won the game in regulation with a jumper in the lane that spun out as the buzzer sounded. “This is a great victory for us,” stated Bulldog coach Eddie Biedenbach. “We battled and battled and found a way to win down the stretch. I was really proud of our guys for grinding it out and getting the job done.” The victory was Biedenbach’s 223rd at Asheville. He ties former Bulldog coach Bob Hartman for most career victories at UNC Asheville. Winthrop (4-10, 1-2 BSC) was led by Andre Jones with 15 points. Reggie Middleton and George Valentine finished with 13 points. Matt Morgan chipped in 11 points.

RADFORD, Va. - Chris Stephenson scored a career-high 33 points to lead UNC Asheville to a hard-fought 66-56 Big South Conference victory over Radford Monday night at Dedmon Center. Asheville (8-6, 3-0 BSC) outscored the Highlanders 12-2 in the final four minutes to remain perfect in Big South Conference play. All of the Bulldogs’ league wins have come on the road. Radford lost for the 12th straight time and fell to 3-13 and 0-4 in league action. The victory was head coach Eddie Biedenbach’s 224th win at UNC Asheville. He moved past Bob Hartman as the school’s all-time leader in victories. In addition, senior guard J.P. Primm dished out three assists to become the school’s all-time leader in that category. He now has 521 assists, moving past K.J. Garland (520). Stephenson was a one-man wrecking crew for Asheville. He also had a double-double with 10 rebounds. The senior forward went 12-of-19 from the field and 8-of-9 from the charity stripe. He was the lone Bulldog in double figures.

The Eagles led for most of the game and built the lead to 14 points early in the second half.

“Chris Stephenson was tremendous tonight,” stated Biedenbach. “We didn’t play well except in spurts, but when the game was on the line we got the job done.”

The Bulldogs chipped away and closed to 55-54 on a Harn layup with 2:17 left. Winthrop scored on its next three possessions, but Asheville had an answer each time. Hornsby’s three-point play with 23 seconds left knotted the game at 61-61.

With the game tied at 54-54, Asheville ended a four-minute scoreless drought with a lay-up from Jeremy Atkinson to give the Bulldogs the lead for good at 56-54. Stephenson then hit two free throws and scored on a layup on Asheville’s next two possessions to build the lead to 60-54.

Winthrop tried to take the lead but Jones was called for an offensive foul with 14 seconds left. Asheville played for the final shot as Dickey fed Harn. His shot from 10 feet just rimmed out. In overtime, Harn’s layup tied the game at 66-68 with 2:20 left. The Bulldogs took the lead for good on two free throws from Dickey at 68-66. Primm and Dickey made two more free throws to push the lead to 72-68. Winthrop’s last possession was stopped when Dickey blocked a Jones trey attempt. Harn came down with the rebound. He got the ball to Primm, who was fouled with eight seconds on the clock. Dickey moved into eighth place on Asheville’s all-time career scoring list as he now has 1,445 points. Primm finished with two assists to give him 518 for his career. He needs three to become the school’s all-time leader.

Asheville only allowed one field goal in the final three minutes and went 6-of-8 from the charity stripe to get the win. The Blue & White won despite its two leading scorers having tough scoring games. Senior guard Matt Dickey was held without a field goal and finished with a seasonlow six points. Primm went 1-of-7 from the field and contributed six points. He did collect a season-high eight rebounds and picked up four steals, including two in the final three minutes.

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Asheville’s pressure defense forced 28 Winthrop turnovers.

Radford hit its first four shots from the field as the Highlanders led 8-0. After a Bulldog timeout, Asheville responded by going on an 18-2 run to build an 18-10 lead. The Bulldogs settled for a 28-24 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs are now 8-3 in their last 11 BSC road games.

“I didn’t like the way we started the game as we came out flat and Radford took it to us,” commented Biedenbach. “We did a nice job over the next few minutes as we went on an 18-2 run but then we didn’t sustain it for as long as we should have.”

UNC ASHEVILLE (7-6, 2-0 BSC) DICKEY, Matt 5-12 7-7 18; STEPHENSON, Chris 5-11 5-6 17; PRIMM, J.P. 4-13 3-4 13; HORNSBY, Keith 3-9 4-6 11; HARN, Jeremy 3-4 0-0 6; NWANNUNU, Jon 1-2 2-2 4; JACKSON, Quinard 1-2 0-0 3; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-3 1-2 1; MEYER, Trent 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-56 22-27 73. WINTHROP (4-10, 1-2 BSC) JONES, Andre 7-17 0-0 15; VALENTINE, George 5-8 3-4 13; MIDDLETON, Reggie 5-11 2-2 13; MORGAN, Matt 4-4 2-2 11; BOURNE, James 4-4 1-3 9; SMITH, Andre 1-2 0-0 3; JEROME, Joab 0-3 2-2 2; BROWN, Larry 1-2 0-2 2; KING, Reggie 0-0 0-0 0; GAMBLE, Gideon 0-0 0-0 0; HENRY, Derrick 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 27-55 10-15 68. UNC Asheville............. 27 34 12 - 73 Winthrop...................... 32 29 7 - 68 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 7-17 (STEPHENSON, Chris 2-3; PRIMM, J.P. 2-6; DICKEY, Matt 1-4; HORNSBY, Keith 1-2; JACKSON, Quinard 1-1; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-1), Winthrop 4-13 (MIDDLETON, Reggie 1-4; MORGAN, Matt 1-1; JONES, Andre 1-4; SMITH, Andre 1-1; HENRY, Derrick 0-2; JEROME, Joab 0-1). Rebounds--UNC Asheville 32 (DICKEY, Matt 6), Winthrop 33 (VALENTINE, George 9). Assists--UNC Asheville 12 (STEPHENSON, Chris 4), Winthrop 14 (MIDDLETON, Reggie 7). Total fouls--UNC Asheville 17, Winthrop 23. Technical fouls--UNC Asheville-None, Winthrop-None. A-1207

UNC ASHEVILLE (8-6, 3-0 BSC) STEPHENSON, Chris 12-19 8-9 33; ATKINSON, Jeremy 3-4 1-2 7; DICKEY, Matt 0-5 6-10 6; PRIMM, J.P. 1-7 3-4 6; HARN, Jeremy 2-2 0-0 4; NWANNUNU, Jon 1-1 2-2 4; JACKSON, Quinard 0-0 2-4 2; MEYER, Trent 1-1 0-0 2; HORNSBY, Keith 1-8 0-0 2. Totals 21-47 22-31 66. RADFORD (3-13, 0-4 BSC) PRICE, R.J. 4-12 4-4 13; GREEN, Javonte 5-11 1-2 11; WINEGARNER, Lukas 3-6 0-1 6; SMITH, Chance 2-6 1-2 6; NOREEN, Kyle 2-3 0-0 5; SMITH, Blake 2-3 0-0 5; MITCHELL, Daniel 2-10 0-0 4; SMITH, Jareal 1-6 2-2 4; CERRAH, Tolga 1-3 0-0 2; CARETHERS, Jalen 0-1 0-0 0; DICKERSON, Allen 0-0 0-0 0; COLE, Devin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-61 8-11 56. UNC Asheville............ 28 38 - 66 Radford....................... 24 32 - 56 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 2-10 (STEPHENSON, Chris 1-2; PRIMM, J.P. 1-3; DICKEY, Matt 0-3; HORNSBY, Keith 0-2), Radford 4-23 (NOREEN, Kyle 1-2; SMITH, Chance 1-4; PRICE, R.J. 1-5; SMITH, Blake 1-1; SMITH, Jareal 0-4; MITCHELL, Daniel 0-5; GREEN, Javonte 0-2). Rebounds--UNC Asheville 39 (STEPHENSON, Chris 10), Radford 30 (GREEN, Javonte 7). Assists--UNC Asheville 10 (PRIMM, J.P. 3), Radford 13 (PRICE, R.J. 7). Total fouls--UNC Asheville 11, Radford 22. Technical fouls--UNC Asheville-None, Radford-Team. A-431 #00 RU: Flagrant 1 (17:30, 2nd)

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Game 15 UNC Asheville 94, VMI 85 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Game 16 UNC Asheville 98, Liberty 75 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

UNC Asheville Downs VMI 94-85

Bulldogs Roar Past Liberty 98-75

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - UNC Asheville placed five players in double figures as the Bulldogs led from start to finish to down VMI 94-85 in Big South Conference action at Kimmel Arena Thursday night before a crowd of 1,620 fans.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - J.P. Primm scored 21 points and grabbed three rebounds to lead UNC Asheville to a 98-75 Big South Conference win over Liberty Saturday evening at Kimmel Arena.

Asheville (9-6, 4-0 BSC) won its third straight game and remained perfect in the Big South Conference with the victory. Senior guard Matt Dickey scored a team-high 23 points while J.P. Primm finished with 21 points and seven assists. He was a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line.

The Bulldogs (10-6, 5-0 BSC) won their fourth straight game as Primm became the first player in Big South Conference history to have more than 500 assists, 200 steals and 400 rebounds. He now has 534 assists, 211 steals and 400 rebounds.

Chris Stephenson contributed 17 points, six assists and four steals for the Bulldogs. Jeremy Atkinson chipped in 16 points, six rebounds and four steals. Reserve guard Trent Meyer did a nice job for Asheville off the bench with 10 points. He was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field and 2-of-2 from the three-point line.

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The Keydets (7-9, 2-3 BSC) had a two-game winning streak snapped. Stan Okoye topped VMI with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Keith Gabriel finished with 20 points, while Michael Sparks contributed 19 points and Rodney Glasgow pumped in 10 points. Ron Burks had seven rebounds and seven assists. The Bulldogs shot the ball well all night long. They shot .485 (32-of-66) from the field, a season-high .526 (10-of-19) from beyond the arc and .833 (20-of-24) from the free throw line. After turning the ball over 37 times in the last two games, the Bulldogs only had nine turnovers Thursday night. “We played some pretty well on the offensive end,” commented Bulldog coach Eddie Biedenbach. “I like the fact that we had a lot of contributions from everyone who played. VMI is a tough team to defend, but overall we played well and picked up an important win in conference play.” Asheville surged to an early 15-6 lead behind seven early points from Stephenson. The Bulldogs used a 7-0 burst midway through the opening half to lead 3-17 on a Stephenson dunk with 9:04 left. But the Keydets rallied as Okoye had 14 first-half points to close to 45-39 at halftime. Gabriel had nine points in the final five minutes of the half. Jarid Watson tapped in a VMI miss to cut the Asheville lead to 51-47 with 16 minutes left but that was as close the Keydets would get the rest of the game. The Bulldogs went on a 10-2 run over the next four minutes to push the lead to 61-49 as Primm led the run with six points. Two free throws from Primm at the 5:41 mark gave Asheville an 82-67 lead. VMI would get no closer than the final margin. VMI (7-8, 2-3 BSC) OKOYE, Stan 9-13 5-5 23; GABRIEL, Keith 7-15 4-4 20; SPARKS, Michael 5-8 5-7 19; GLASGOW, Rodney 3-4 2-2 10; WATSON, Jarid 4-4 0-0 8; BURKS, Ron 0-7 3-4 3; GORE, Nick 0-2 2-4 2; WEETHEE, Jordan 0-2 0-0 0; COVINGTON, D.J. 0-0 0-0 0; UPSHUR, Quinton 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 28-58 21-26 85. UNC ASHEVILLE (9-6, 4-0 BSC) DICKEY, Matt 8-13 4-6 23; PRIMM, J.P. 4-11 10-10 21; STEPHENSON Chris 8-15 0-0 17; ATKINSON, Jeremy 5-10 6-6 16; MEYER, Trent 4-4 0-0 10; JACKSON, Quinard 2-9 0-2 5; HORNSBY, Keith 1-2 0-0 2; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 0-2 0-0 0; HARN, Jeremy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-66 20-24 94. VMI........................... 39 46 - 85 UNC Asheville.......... 45 49 - 94 3-point goals--VMI 8-23 (SPARKS, Michael 4-5; GABRIEL, Keith 2-7; GLASGOW, Rodney 2-3; GORE, Nick 0-2; WEETHEE, Jordan 0-2; UPSHUR, Quinton 0-2; BURKS, Ron 0-2), UNC Asheville 10-19 (DICKEY, Matt 3-7; PRIMM, J.P. 3-6; MEYER, Trent 2-2; JACKSON, Quinard 1-1; STEPHENSON Chris 1-3). Fouled out--VMI-None, UNC Asheville-STEPHENSON Chris. Rebounds--VMI 37 (OKOYE, Stan 11), UNC Asheville 32 (STEPHENSON Chris 6; ATKINSON, Jeremy 6). Assists--VMI 15 (BURKS, Ron 7), UNC Asheville 24 (PRIMM, J.P. 7). Total fouls--VMI 21, UNC Asheville 19. Technical fouls--VMI-None, UNC AshevilleNone. A-1620 Flagrant foul on VMI #21 at 13:33 in 2nd half

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The senior guard was hot from the three-point line. He went 6-for-10 from beyond the arc and was 7-of-11 from the field. The six treys were a career high. Jesse Sanders of Liberty (5-12, 0-5 BSC) became the Big South’s all-time leader in assists early in the first half. He finished with 12 points and 10 assists for the game. Sanders now has a career total of 613. Asheville had five other players in double figures as Jaron Lane finished with 15 points. Chris Stephenson, Jeremy Atkinson and Keith Hornsby all added 12 points each. Matt Dickey chipped in 11 points and four assists. The Bulldogs shot the ball very well on the day. Asheville shot .621 (36-of-58) from field and was a scorching 15-of-29 (.517) from beyond the arc. The 15 treys were the second-most made by an Asheville team in school history. Liberty had a game-high 18 points from John Caleb Sanders. Taveras chipped in 12 points off the bench. Asheville led from start to finish. The first half was close for most of the way as the Flames were within one point at 26-25 before the Bulldogs went on an 11-1 run to build a 37-26 lead. Hornsby sparked the run with seven points, including a long three-pointer and a dunk off a missed shot. The home team led by as many as 13 at 42-29 on two free throws from Dickey before Jesse Sanders layup as the horn sounded cut the Asheville lead to 44-34 at halftime. Primm heated up in the second half as he scored 18 of his 21 points after intermission. He went 5-of-6 from beyond the arc, and his other basket came on a three-point pass off a pass from Dickey. Asheville shot an incredible .769 (20-of-26) from the field in the second half. The Bulldogs also shot a season-high .692 (9-of-13) from beyond the arc in the second stanza. LIBERTY (5-12, 0-5 BSC) SANDERS, John Caleb 6-7 2-2 18; SANDERS, Jesse 5-11 0-0 12; SPEAKS, Tavares 6-9 0-0 12; BURRUS, Antwan 2-9 5-6 9; GIELO, Tomasz 4-7 0-0 8; MINAYA, David 3-11 1-2 7; VANDER POL, Joel 2-3 2-3 6; BAIRD, Stephen 1-1 0-0 3; LAYER, Ethan 0-3 0-0 0; SMITH, Andrew 0-0 0-0 0; ASSINESI, Kelly 0-0 0-0 0; AIKENS, Walt 0-0 0-0 0; PHILLIPS, Chene 0-2 0-0 0; HOYT, Tanner 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-64 10-13 75. UNC ASHEVILLE (10-6, 5-0 BSC) PRIMM, J.P. 7-11 1-1 21; LANE, Jaron 5-7 3-3 15; STEPHENSON Chris 6-9 0-2 12; ATKINSON, Jeremy 5-7 0-0 12; HORNSBY, Keith 5-8 0-0 12; DICKEY, Matt 3-8 4-4 11; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 1-1 2-2 5; MEYER, Trent 2-3 0-0 5; JACKSON, Quinard 1-2 0-0 2; HARN, Jeremy 1-2 0-0 2; ROBERTS, Jaleel 0-0 1-2 1; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-0 0-0 0; SELIGSON, Josh 0-0 0-0 0; DAVIS, Madison 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-58 11-14 98. LIBERTY....................... 34 41 - 75 UNC Asheville............... 44 54 - 98 3-point goals--LIBERTY 7-19 (SANDERS, John Caleb 4-5; SANDERS, Jesse 2-6; BAIRD, Stephen 1-1; MINAYA, David 0-2; LAYER, Ethan 0-2; PHILLIPS, Chene 0-2; HOYT, Tanner 0-1), UNC Asheville 15-29 (PRIMM, J.P. 6-10; LANE, Jaron 2-2; HORNSBY, Keith 2-4; ATKINSON, Jeremy 2-3; MEYER, Trent 1-2; DICKEY, Matt 1-6; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 1-1; STEPHENSON Chris 0-1). Fouled out--LIBERTY-None, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--LIBERTY 31 (BURRUS, Antwan 7; GIELO, Tomasz 7), UNC Asheville 30 (HORNSBY, Keith 6; ATKINSON, Jeremy 6). Assists--LIBERTY 16 (SANDERS, Jesse 10), UNC Asheville 26 (PRIMM, J.P. 6). Total fouls--LIBERTY 15, UNC Asheville 11. Technical fouls--LIBERTYNone, UNC Asheville-None. A-1569

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Game 17 UNC Asheville 89, Campbell 82 Gore Arena - Buies Creek, N.C.

Game 18 UNC Asheville 86, High Point 79 Millis Center - High Point, N.C.

Bulldogs Rally Past Campbell 89-82

Bulldogs Hold on Against High Point 86-79

BUIES CREEK, N.C - Jeremy Atkinson scored a career-high 22 points to lead UNC Asheville to an 89-82 Big South Conference win over homestanding Campbell Thursday night at Gore Arena.

HIGH POINT, N.C. - UNC Asheville remained perfect in Big South Conference play as the Bulldogs held on for a wild 86-79 road victory over High Point Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (11-6, 6-0 BSC) trailed by 17 points in the first half but roared back in the second half to stay unbeaten in Big South Conference play.

Asheville (12-6, 7-0 BSC) led by 28 points with 11:07 left before the Panthers roared back and cut the lead to one with four minutes left.

Matt Dickey just missed a triple-double for Asheville with 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. He scored his 1,500th career point in the game, moving him into sixth place on the school’s career list. He now has 1,504 points. J.P. Primm added 18 points, while Jaron Lane finished with 13.

However, Jaron Lane scored seven of his 11 points in the final three minutes to help the Bulldogs hold on for the win. It was just the second win for Asheville at the Millis Center in the last eight visits.

Atkinson scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half as Asheville outscored Campbell 57-38 in the second half to go 4-0 in conference road play. The victory was the Bulldogs’ fifth straight. The loss was Campbell’s (10-8, 4-2 BSC) first home defeat of the year. The crowd of 3,035 at Gore Arena was the third largest in school history. The Camels led 44-32 at halftime but Asheville hit three treys to start the second half to quickly carve into the lead. The Bulldogs took their first lead of the game, 66-65 on Atkinson’s three-point play with 8:26 left.

The visitors maintained the lead, but Campbell stayed close. A Devon White trey at 2:32 cut the Bulldogs lead to 79 -77. Leading 81-79, Dickey knocked down a huge trey at the 1:40 mark to give Asheville some breathing room at 84-79. The Bulldogs sealed the game with 5-of-6 free throws over the final minute. After being dominated on the boards for much of the first half, Asheville ended up with a 41-38 advantage in rebounds. Each team had 19 offensive rebounds. Atkinson went 7-of-10 from the field and 8-of-12 from the free throw line. He also grabbed seven rebounds. Campbell led from start to finish in the first half as the Bulldogs struggled from the field. The Camels led 29-12 midway through the opening half before Asheville got within 44-32 at halftime. The Bulldogs shot just .333 (10-of-30) from the field in the opening half and 2-of-13 (.154) in the opening half. UNC ASHEVILLE (11-6, 6-0 BSC) ATKINSON, Jeremy 7-10 8-12 22; DICKEY, Matt 6-13 5-6 19; PRIMM, J.P. 4-9 6-9 18; LANE, Jaron 6-10 1-2 13; STEPHENSON, Chris 3-10 3-4 9; MEYER, Trent 1-3 2-4 5; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-2 2-2 2; JACKSON, Quinard 0-0 1-2 1; HARN, Jeremy 0-0 0-0 0; HORNSBY, Keith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-58 28-41 89. CAMPBELL (10-8, 4-2 BSC) GRIFFIN, Eric 6-8 1-4 13; FREEMAN, Trey 4-11 4-4 12; HARRIS, Marvelle 5-8 1-1 11; FERGUSON, Rico 3-9 5-7 11; WHITE, Darren 4-11 1-2 11; WRIGHT, Jihad 2-2 5-6 9; RYAN, Andrew 2-4 1-2 7; HORTON, Anthony 2-4 0-0 5; MERTHIE, Lorne 1-7 0-0 3; KALPIC, Antonio 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 29-66 18-26 82. UNC Asheville................. 32 57 - 89 Campbell.......................... 44 38 - 82 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 7-23 (PRIMM, J.P. 4-8; DICKEY, Matt 2-8; MEYER, Trent 1-3; LANE, Jaron 0-2; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-2), Campbell 6-15 (WHITE, Darren 2-4; RYAN, Andrew 2-3; MERTHIE, Lorne 1-5; HORTON, Anthony 1-1; FREEMAN, Trey 0-1; GRIFFIN, Eric 0-1). Fouled out--UNC Asheville-LANE, Jaron, Campbell-FERGUSON, Rico; FREEMAN, Trey; HARRIS, Marvelle. Rebounds--UNC Asheville 41 (DICKEY, Matt 10), Campbell 38 (HARRIS, Marvelle 9). Assists--UNC Asheville 21 (DICKEY, Matt 8), Campbell 19 (FERGUSON, Rico 5; MERTHIE, Lorne 5). Total fouls--UNC Asheville 22, Campbell 30. Technical fouls--UNC Asheville-None, Campbell-None. A-3035 Freeman fouled out with 2:13 left in 2nd half Harris fouled out with 1:04 left in 2nd half Lane fouled out with 0:58.8 left in 2nd half Ferguson fouled out with 0:48.4 left in 2nd half

High Point (7-10, 3-4 BSC) was led by a season-high 33 points from Nick Barbour. He led the comeback with 19 points in the second half. The Bulldogs are perfect on the road in Big South Conference play at 5-0. They’ve won 11 of their last 14 BSC road games over the past two years. Asheville led 49-31 at the half and continued to build on the lead as the Bulldogs pushed the margin to 65-37 when Jackson scored on a layup with 11:07 left. But the Panthers went on an amazing 33-6 run over the next seven minutes to close to 71-70 with 3:35 left when Xavier Martin knocked down a long trey from the left corner. Asheville had six turnovers that led to 14 High Point points. However, Dickey knocked down two free throws to make it 73-70. Lane then scored on a three-point play on the next possession for a 76-70 margin. Barbour came back with an NBA trey to cut the lead to 76-73 at 2:22. Stephenson scored on a lay-up and dunk from Atkinson got the lead back to 82-73. Lane and Dickey both made two free throws each to seal the victory as Barbour kept firing. He knocked down two more long three-pointers in the final minute. Asheville shot .625 (30-of-48) from the field and .815 (22-of27) from the free throw line.

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Asheville took the lead for good at 6:11 when Chris Stephenson scored on a lay-up off a feed from Dickey at 69-67.

Jeremy Atkinson led the Bulldogs with 19 points and eight rebounds. J.P. Primm and Matt Dickey added 16 points each. Chris Stephenson and Quinard Jackson finished with 11 points each.

The Bulldogs put together an impressive first half and led the whole way. Asheville shot .680 (17-of-25) from the field in the half against the league’s best defensive team. UNC ASHEVILLE (12-6, 7-0 BSC) ATKINSON, Jeremy 7-9 5-6 19; PRIMM, J.P. 6-10 2-4 16; DICKEY, Matt 3-9 9-10 16; STEPHENSON Chris 6-10 1-1 13; JACKSON, Quinard 5-5 0-1 11; LANE, Jaron 3-3 5-5 11; HARN, Jeremy 0-0 0-0 0; MEYER, Trent 0-2 0-0 0; HORNSBY, Keith 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-48 22-27 86. HIGH POINT (7-10, 3-4 BSC) BARBOUR, Nick 10-16 6-7 33; SHINE, Shay 6-13 1-1 15; LAW, Corey 6-6 2-3 14; HARRIS, Landon 2-2 0-0 4; MARTIN, Xavier 1-7 1-4 4; ELLIOTT, Travis 1-2 2-2 4; CHEEK, Justin 1-3 0-0 3; SIMMS, Jairus 1-3 0-0 2; MIKULIC, Branimir 0-1 0-0 0; WALLACE, Devante 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 28-57 12-17 79. UNC Asheville............. 49 37 - 86 High Point.................... 31 48 - 79 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 4-14 (PRIMM, J.P. 2-5; DICKEY, Matt 1-4; JACKSON, Quinard 1-1; MEYER, Trent 0-2; STEPHENSON Chris 0-2), High Point 1126 (BARBOUR, Nick 7-10; SHINE, Shay 2-8; CHEEK, Justin 1-2; MARTIN, Xavier 1-3; SIMMS, Jairus 0-1; MIKULIC, Branimir 0-1; WALLACE, Devante 0-1). Fouled out--UNC Asheville-STEPHENSON Chris, High Point-None. Rebounds-UNC Asheville 28 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 8), High Point 26 (MIKULIC, Branimir 7). Assists--UNC Asheville 14 (MEYER, Trent 4), High Point 17 (SHINE, Shay 6). Total fouls--UNC Asheville 19, High Point 23. Technical fouls--UNC AshevilleNone, High Point-Team. A-1474 Foul out: ASHE #4 (00:6 2nd half)

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Game 19 UNC Asheville 88, Coastal Carolina 81 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Game 20 Charleston Southern 93, UNC Asheville 88 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Bulldogs Hold Off Coastal Carolina, 88-81

Bulldogs Fall to Hot-Shooting Bucs 93-88

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - J.P. Primm scored 23 points as UNC Asheville remained unbeaten in Big South Conference play with a hard-fought 88-81 victory over Coastal Carolina Tuesday night before a crowd of 2,041 fans at Kimmel Arena.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Arlon Harper scored a career-high 28 points as a red-hot shooting Charleston Southern defeated UNC Asheville 93-88 in Big South Conference action at Kimmel Arena Thursday night.

The win was the Bulldogs (13-6, 8-0 BSC) seventh straight, and their 8-0 start in league play tied a school record set by the 1997-98 team. Asheville shot .939 (31-of33) from the free throw line. The .939 percentage was the second highest in school history. The Bulldogs made 24 straight free throws during the game.

The loss was the Bulldogs’ first league loss of the year and snapped a seven-game winning streak for Asheville. The home team fell to 13-7 overall and 8-1 in the league.

Joining Primm in double figures for Asheville was Matt Dickey with 19 points. Chris Stephenson added 17 points, while Jeremy Atkinson earned his first doubledouble of the year with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Chanticleers (13-5, 6-2 BSC) had six players in double figures. Sam McLaurin led the way for CCU with 17 points. Kierre Greenwood added 15 points. Jon Pack had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. He also had five assists. Danny Nieman and Chris Gradnigo finished with 11 points each.

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The Bulldogs led 49-38 early in the second half before Coastal Carolina rallied back. The Chanticleers went on a 13-2 run to tie the game at 51-51. Pack began the run with six straight points before Greenwood’s free throw knotted the game with 14:48 left. Asheville came right back. Primm knocked down a long trey to give the Bulldogs the lead for good as the home team scored the next nine points to surge to a 60-51 lead on two free throws from Dickey at the 12:45 mark. CCU could get no closer than five points the rest of the game. The Bulldogs went 9-of-10 from the charity stripe to seal their first win over the Chanticleers at home since the 2008-09 season. Coastal Carolina outrebounded Asheville 36-26 and stayed in the game by out-scoring the Bulldogs 17-7 on second-chance points. Primm enjoyed a tremendous all-around game. He went 6-of-10 from the field, 3-of5 from beyond the arc and a perfect 8-of-8 from the line. Primm added six assists and four steals. In the first half, Primm scored 16 points to spark the Bulldogs to a 47-38 halftime lead. Asheville took the lead for good in the opening half when it went on an early 11-2 run to sprint to an 18-12 lead. The Bulldog hit three 3-pointers in the surge as Stephenson knocked down two long treys along with Dickey. CCU made a late run and closed to 39-36 on a McLaurin lay-up at the 3:46 mark. The Bulldogs led 41-38 before Primm scored on a four-point play to push the lead to 45-38. Dickey scored off a feed from Primm with four seconds left to go to give Asheville the nine-point lead. COASTAL (13-5, 6-2 BSC) MCLAURIN, Sam 7-9 3-3 17; GREENWOOD, Kierre 6-12 2-4 15; PACK, Jon 6-9 2-5 14; RAFFA, Anthony 5-12 2-2 13; NIEMAN, Danny 4-7 0-0 11; GRADNIGO, Chris 5-11 0-0 11; GRIFFIN, Jordan 0-1 0-0 0; GILLIS, Warren 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 33-65 9-14 81. UNC ASHEVILLE (13-6, 8-0 BSC) PRIMM, J.P. 6-10 8-8 23; DICKEY, Matt 3-10 12-13 19; STEPHENSON Chris 5-13 4-4 17; ATKINSON, Jeremy 5-8 5-6 15; LANE, Jaron 4-6 0-0 8; JACKSON, Quinard 2-3 2-2 6; HORNSBY, Keith 0-0 0-0 0; HARN, Jeremy 0-1 0-0 0; MEYER, Trent 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-51 31-33 88. COASTAL....................... 38 43 - 81 UNC Asheville................. 47 41 - 88 3-point goals--COASTAL 6-17 (NIEMAN, Danny 3-6; RAFFA, Anthony 1-3; GREENWOOD, Kierre 1-2; GRADNIGO, Chris 1-4; GILLIS, Warren 0-2), UNC Asheville 7-15 (PRIMM, J.P. 3-5; STEPHENSON Chris 3-5; DICKEY, Matt 1-4; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-1). Fouled out--COASTAL-None, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--COASTAL 36 (PACK, Jon 12), UNC Asheville 26 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 10). Assists--COASTAL 17 (GREENWOOD, Kierre 5; PACK, Jon 5), UNC Asheville 17 (PRIMM, J.P. 6). Total fouls--COASTAL 22, UNC Asheville 15. Technical fouls--COASTAL-None, UNC Asheville-None. A-2041

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J.P. Primm led Asheville with 26 points, while Matt Dickey added 22 points. Chris Stephenson scored his 1,000th career point in the game with a three-pointer early in the contest. He finished with 14 points. CSU (12-7, 6-3 BSC) also got 20 points from Saah Nimley with 20 points and nine assists. Kelvin Martin had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Buccaneers built a14-point lead in the second half but had to hold off a frantic Bulldog comeback to get the road win. Primm’s three-pointer with three minutes left tied the game at 84-84. But Asheville could never get the lead. Harper hit two free throws with 2:54 left to give the Bucs the lead for good at 86-84. Nimley added two more charity tosses to push the lead to 88-84 at the 1:51 mark. The Bulldogs closed to 90-88 on a Jaron Lane tap-in with 12 seconds left. Harper was able to hit 1-of-2 free throws to put CSU in front, 91-88. Asheville had a chance to tie, but Dickey’s three-pointer just missed with three seconds left. Harper grabbed the rebound. He hit two free throws to seal the win. Both teams shot remarkably well from the field. CSU was 33-of-56 for .589. They went 9-of-20 from beyond the arc for .450. Asheville shot .558 from the field (29of-52) and 50 percent (12-of-24) from the three-point line. But CSU controlled the boards as it outrebounded Asheville 33-21 and had a 21-7 advantage in second-chance points. Harper had 16 points in the first half as the Bucs took advantage of 11 Bulldog turnovers to take a 47-40 halftime lead. CSU led by seven despite Asheville shooting .667 (14-of-21) from the field. The Buccaneers continued to build the lead to 14 at 67-53 on a steal and jumper from Harper with 15:43 left. The Bulldogs chipped away behind Primm and Dickey. The duo combined for 32 points in the second half to lead the Asheville charge. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (12-7, 6-3 BSC) HARPER, Arlon 9-15 8-11 28; NIMLEY, Saah 6-10 3-4 20; MARTIN, Kelvin 8-11 1-5 17; GOMBWER, Paul 4-6 2-4 10; GRIER, Chris 2-4 4-4 9; SEXTON, Jeremy 3-6 0-0 6; MUO, Mathiang 1-4 0-0 3; BOWEN, Cedrick 0-0 0-0 0; STRICKLAND, Sheldon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-56 18-28 93. UNC ASHEVILLE (13-7, 8-1 BSC) PRIMM, J.P. 8-14 6-8 26; DICKEY, Matt 6-13 6-6 22; STEPHENSON Chris 5-6 1-2 14; LANE, Jaron 4-6 3-4 11; ATKINSON, Jeremy 3-9 1-2 7; JACKSON, Quinard 2-2 1-2 6; HORNSBY, Keith 1-1 0-0 2; MEYER, Trent 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-52 18-24 88. Charleston Southern........... 47 46 - 93 UNC Asheville................... 40 48 - 88 3-point goals--Charleston Southern 9-20 (NIMLEY, Saah 5-8; HARPER, Arlon 2-5; MUO, Mathiang 1-4; GRIER, Chris 1-2; SEXTON, Jeremy 0-1), UNC Asheville 12-24 (PRIMM, J.P. 4-9; DICKEY, Matt 4-9; STEPHENSON Chris 3-3; JACKSON, Quinard 1-1; MEYER, Trent 0-1; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-1). Fouled out-Charleston Southern-None, UNC Asheville-DICKEY, Matt. Rebounds--Charleston Southern 33 (MARTIN, Kelvin 12), UNC Asheville 21 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 5). Assists--Charleston Southern 24 (NIMLEY, Saah 9), UNC Asheville 22 (DICKEY, Matt 6). Total fouls--Charleston Southern 19, UNC Asheville 22. Technical fouls-Charleston Southern-None, UNC Asheville-DICKEY, Matt. A-1748

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Game 21 UNC Asheville 66, Presbyterian College 58 Templeton Arena - Clinton, S.C.

Game 22 UNC Asheville 90, High Point 70 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Bulldogs Down PC, 66-58 Behind Lane’s 23 Points

Bulldogs Down High Point 90-70; Primm Scores 30 Points

CLINTON, S.C. - Jaron Lane scored a career-high 23 points to lead UNC Asheville to a 66-58 Big South Conference win over Presbyterian College Saturday night at Templeton Arena.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - J.P. Primm scored a career-high 30 points and became UNC Asheville’s all-time career leader in steals as the Bulldogs recorded a 90-70 Big South Conference victory over visiting High Point Thursday night at Kimmel Arena.

The Bulldogs (14-7, 9-1 BSC) remained perfect this year on the road in BSC play and are now 6-0 in enemy territory. The win ended a grueling 10-day stretch where Asheville played five games in 10 days.

Primm became the school’s all-time leader in steals early in the game. He had five of Asheville’s eight steals in the contest and now has 228 in his career as he passed Andre Smith (223) for the all-time lead.

Also scoring in double figures for the Bulldogs was J.P. Primm with 16 points. He finished the game with two steals to tie Andre Smith for most career steals with 223. Matt Dickey was limited to seven points but had seven assists and seven rebounds.

The senior guard went 8-of-15 from the field, 5-of-10 from beyond the arc and was a perfect 9-of-9 from the charity stripe.

“We played much better defense tonight and just got the job done,” stated Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “It wasn’t pretty at times but we found a way to win. I’m real pleased to come out of here with a victory.”

Jaron Lane added 19 points for the Bulldogs. Matt Dickey finished with 14 points, while Quinard Jackson contributed 12 points. Chris Stephenson pumped in 10 points.

Lane carried the Bulldogs all night long. He went 8-of-10 from the field and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe.

High Point (7-14, 3-8 BSC) was led by Xavier Martin with 14 points. Shay Shine and Branimir Mikulic added 13 points apiece. Leading scorer Nick Barbour was held to 11 points.

PC (8-11, 2-7 BSC) was led by Pierre Miller with 18 points as he knocked down six treys. Al’Lonzo Coleman added a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

The Bulldogs led 33-24 at halftime, but PC rallied and closed to 48-43 with eight minutes left. Asheville got a layup from Primm and a jumper from Lane to push the lead to 52-43. Dickey then connected on his only trey of the night to push the Bulldog lead to 55-43. Coleman hit a free throw to cut make it 55-44, but Primm hit a three-pointer to pad the Asheville margin to 58-44 at the five-minute mark. The Blue Hose hit four treys in the final four minutes to stay within striking distance but the Bulldogs got another trey from Primm and a couple of key offensive rebounds to seal the win. Lane went 3-of-4 from the charity strip in the final minute. “We let them get a little too close at the end with some three-pointers,” said Biedenbach. “But we were smart with the ball and made some big shots.” The Bulldogs shot .500 (25-of-50) from the field. Asheville had 11 steals in the game. Jeremy Atkinson had four steals. UNC ASHEVILLE (14-7, 9-1 BSC) LANE, Jaron 8-10 7-8 23; PRIMM, J.P. 6-9 1-2 16; DICKEY, Matt 2-8 2-2 7; STEPHENSON Chris 3-7 0-0 7; ATKINSON, Jeremy 3-6 0-1 7; JACKSON, Quinard 3-6 0-3 6; HORNSBY, Keith 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 25-50 10-16 66. PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE (8-11, 2-7 BSC) MILLER, Pierre 6-10 0-0 18; MUTAKABBIR, Khalid 4-9 3-3 12; COLEMAN, Al’Lonzo 5-11 2-4 12; JOHNSON, Josh 2-6 0-0 6; WASHINGTON, Eric 2-7 0-0 4; McTAVISH, Ryan 2-5 0-0 4; HARGRAVE, Ryan 1-2 0-0 2; REYNOLDS, Jay 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-51 5-7 58. UNC Asheville................... 33 33 - 66 Presbyterian College.......... 24 34 - 58 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 6-15 (PRIMM, J.P. 3-5; ATKINSON, Jeremy 1-1; DICKEY, Matt 1-5; STEPHENSON Chris 1-1; HORNSBY, Keith 0-1; LANE, Jaron 0-2), Presbyterian College 9-23 (MILLER, Pierre 6-10; JOHNSON, Josh 2-6; MUTAKABBIR, Khalid 1-2; McTAVISH, Ryan 0-2; HARGRAVE, Ryan 0-1; WASHINGTON, Eric 0-2). Fouled out--UNC Asheville-None, Presbyterian College-MUTAKABBIR, Khalid. Rebounds--UNC Asheville 30 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 7), Presbyterian College 29 (COLEMAN, Al’Lonzo 13). Assists--UNC Asheville 16 (DICKEY, Matt 7), Presbyterian College 6 (COLEMAN, Al’Lonzo 3). Total fouls-UNC Asheville 11, Presbyterian College 18. Technical fouls--UNC Asheville-None, Presbyterian College-None. A-1610

Primm went to work for the Bulldogs as he scored eight points over the next four minutes to lead a 13-5 run to put Asheville in front 29-28 as Lane scored off a feed from Primm. The Panthers scored the next four points to lead 32-29 but the Bulldogs scored the final seven points of the half to lead 36-32. Primm’s steal and dunk put Asheville in front for good at 34-32. Dickey hit two free throws at the six-second mark to give the Bulldogs a four-point lead at intermission. High Point held a 24-17 rebounding edge over Asheville in the first half. But the Panthers were undone by poor shooting as they shot .394 (13-of-33) from the field and .286 (2-of-7) from the foul line. Asheville slowly pulled away in the second half and built a 13-point lead, 52-39, on Jackson’s three-pointer at 12:28.

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“I was really pleased with our defense on Coleman,” commented Biedenbach. “He’s a great player and tough to defend, but Quinard Jackson and our other guys did a solid job on him for the most part.”

High Point led for much of the first half and built a 23-16 lead on a three-pointer from Shine at the 8:39 mark.

Asheville led by 19 before a Panther surge cut the lead to 78-66 with 3:18 left when Barbour knocked down three free throws. After a Panther steal off a turnover, Martin went in for a layup that was blocked by Primm and Asheville was awarded the ball. HIGH POINT (7-14, 3-8 BSC) MARTIN, Xavier 5-10 4-7 14; MIKULIC, Branimir 5-7 0-0 13; SHINE, Shay 5-10 1-2 13; BARBOUR, Nick 2-9 7-10 11; LAW, Corey 3-6 2-8 8; WALLACE, Devante 2-8 0-0 5; CHEEK, Justin 1-4 1-4 3; ELLIOTT, Travis 1-2 1-2 3; HARRIS, Landon 0-0 0-0 0; SIMMS, Jairus 0-1 0-0 0; DRYE, Quincy 0-0 0-0 0; DUNCAN, Tre 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-57 16-33 70. UNC ASHEVILLE (15-7, 10-1 BSC) PRIMM, J.P. 8-15 9-9 30; LANE, Jaron 6-8 6-7 19; DICKEY, Matt 4-7 5-6 14; JACKSON, Quinard 4-6 3-7 12; STEPHENSON Chris 4-9 2-2 10; HORNSBY, Keith 1-1 0-0 3; SELIGSON, Josh 1-1 0-0 2; ROBERTS, Jaleel 0-1 0-0 0; HARN, Jeremy 0-0 0-0 0; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-0 0-0 0; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 0-1 0-0 0; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-4 0-1 0; DAVIS, Madison 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-53 25-32 90. High Point.................... 32 38 - 70 UNC Asheville............. 36 54 - 90 3-point goals--High Point 6-18 (MIKULIC, Branimir 3-5; SHINE, Shay 2-5; WALLACE, Devante 1-2; CHEEK, Justin 0-3; SIMMS, Jairus 0-1; BARBOUR, Nick 0-2), UNC Asheville 9-18 (PRIMM, J.P. 5-10; HORNSBY, Keith 1-1; JACKSON, Quinard 1-1; LANE, Jaron 1-2; DICKEY, Matt 1-2; STEPHENSON Chris 0-2). Fouled out--High Point-None, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--High Point 36 (LAW, Corey 14), UNC Asheville 35 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 8). Assists--High Point 13 (BARBOUR, Nick 3; MARTIN, Xavier 3), UNC Asheville 18 (PRIMM, J.P. 5; STEPHENSON Chris 5). Total fouls--High Point 22, UNC Asheville 18. Technical fouls--High Point-MARTIN, Xavier; Team, UNC Asheville-PRIMM, J.P.. A-1542 J.P. Primm becames UNC Asheville’s all-time leader in steals

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Game 23 UNC Asheville 95, Campbell 84 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Game 24 UNC Asheville 89, VMI 86 Cameron Hall - Lexington, Va.

Bulldogs Roar Past Campbell 95-84

Bulldogs Hold Off VMI, 89-86

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Matt Dickey scored a career-high 31 points and tied a school record with seven steals as UNC Asheville roared past Campbell 95-84 in Big South Conference action Saturday afternoon at Kimmel Arena.

LEXINGTON, VA. - Matt Dickey scored 26 points to lead UNC Asheville to a hardfought 89-86 Big South Conference win over homestanding VMI Thursday night at Cameron Hall.

The Bulldogs (16-7, 11-1 BSC) also got a double-double from forward Jeremy Atkinson with 20 points and a career-best 12 rebounds. J.P. Primm added 23 points for Asheville.

The Bulldogs (17-7, 12-1 BSC) blew an 11-point lead at halftime but managed to get some big buckets from Jeremy Atkinson and Jaron Lane down the stretch to stay perfect on the road in BSC play at 7-0. It was the Keydets (11-11, 6-6 BSC) first home loss of the year in 10 games. VMI had a 14-game home-court winning streak snapped with the loss.

Campbell (14-10, 8-4 BSC) was led by Lorne Merthie’s 22 points. Eric Griffin pumped in 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. “We beat a very good Campbell team today,” commented Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “I thought our defense was much better in the second half, and our guys really executed well on offense in the second half.

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The Bulldogs trailed 43-41 at halftime. The Camels were red-hot from the threepoint line as they went 7-of-12 from beyond the arc to take the two-point lead. Asheville took charge of the game early in the second half. With the game tied at 4949, the Bulldogs went on an 19-2 run over a five-minute stretch to send the Kimmel Arena crowd into a frenzy at 68-51 with 11:48 left. Primm led the charge with two three-pointers, while Dickey added seven points. Atkinson finished the run with two free throws and a layup off a pass from Trent Meyer Campbell could get no closer than the final margin. The Bulldogs led by as many as 21 points before settling for the 11-point victory. Asheville had a great day at the foul line as it went 33-of-36 from the charity stripe. Dickey was 13-of-15 from the line, while Atkinson was 11-of-12. The Bulldog defense forced 19 Campbell turnovers with Asheville getting 10 steals. Dickey’s seven steals tied a single-game school record with four other Bulldog players. The Camels held the advantage on the backboards with a 37-28 edge. Campbell had 16 second-chance points to six for the Bulldogs. Merthie was sensational for Campbell. He went 6-of-10 from beyond the arc. Trey Freeman added 13 points and four assists for the Camels. Asheville shot .600 (15-of-25) from the field in the second half. The 95 points was the third highest point total by the Bulldogs this year and highest against a Division I opponent. CAMPBELL (14-10, 8-4 BSC) MERTHIE, Lorne 7-12 2-3 22; GRIFFIN, Eric 4-6 6-12 14; FREEMAN, Trey 4-8 4-4 13; WRIGHT, Jihad 1-2 6-6 8; HARRIS, Marvelle 3-8 1-2 7; KALPIC, Antonio 3-3 0-0 6; WHITE, Darren 1-6 2-4 4; FERGUSON, Rico 2-6 0-0 4; HORTON, Anthony 1-4 0-0 3; RYAN, Andrew 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 27-58 21-31 84. UNC ASHEVILLE (16-7, 11-1 BSC) DICKEY, Matt 8-15 13-15 31; PRIMM, J.P. 8-15 2-2 23; ATKINSON, Jeremy 4-8 11-12 20; LANE, Jaron 2-4 5-5 9; STEPHENSON Chris 3-6 0-0 6; NWANNUNU, Jon 1-1 0-0 2; JACKSON, Quinard 1-2 0-0 2; HARN, Jeremy 0-1 2-2 2; HORNSBY, Keith 0-2 0-0 0; MEYER, Trent 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-55 33-36 95. Campbell.......................... 43 41 - 84 UNC Asheville................. 41 54 - 95 3-point goals--Campbell 9-19 (MERTHIE, Lorne 6-10; RYAN, Andrew 1-3; HORTON, Anthony 1-4; FREEMAN, Trey 1-1; WHITE, Darren 0-1), UNC Asheville 8-25 (PRIMM, J.P. 5-12; DICKEY, Matt 2-7; ATKINSON, Jeremy 1-2; HORNSBY, Keith 0-2; STEPHENSON Chris 0-1; LANE, Jaron 0-1). Fouled out--Campbell-RYAN, Andrew, UNC Asheville-JACKSON, Quinard. Rebounds--Campbell 37 (GRIFFIN, Eric 10), UNC Asheville 28 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 12). Assists--Campbell 22 (HARRIS, Marvelle 4; FREEMAN, Trey 4; RYAN, Andrew 4), UNC Asheville 20 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 5; PRIMM, J.P. 5). Total fouls--Campbell 26, UNC Asheville 26. Technical fouls--Campbell-FERGUSON, Rico, UNC Asheville-LANE, Jaron. A-2104 Asheville #32 fouls out at 7:18; Campbell #20 fouls at 5:00 Career-high 31 points for Matt Dickey

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Chris Stephenson had 19 points for Asheville, while Atkinson added 12 points. Keith Hornsby and Lane finished with 10 points each. Dickey hit two free throws to push the Bulldog lead at 88-84 with 28 seconds left. The senior guard finished the game 11-for-11 from the line. Ron Burks came right back for VMI and scored on a layup to cut the lead to 88-86 at the 19-second mark. Asheville turned the ball over on the inbounds pass and Stephenson was called for a foul on the play. Michael Sparks hit the two ensuing free throws at the 17-second mark to tie the game. Sparks missed both free throws only to see Stan Okoye get the offensive rebound. Okoye, who led VMI with 20 points, missed a shot and a tap-in. Finally, Stephenson came down with the rebound and was fouled with 10 seconds left. He missed the first free throw and made the second, giving Asheville an 89-86 lead. VMI came down with a chance to tie with a three-pointer but Keith Gabriel tried to score inside, but missed and J.P. Primm came down with the rebound. Primm was able to dribble out the final three seconds to seal Asheville’s fifth straight win at Cameron Hall. The Bulldogs’ 12th Big South Conference win is a new school record for Asheville. Dickey scored 16 points in the first half as the Bulldogs shot .643 (18-of-28) from the field to sprint to a 50-39 halftime lead. Asheville struggled with 12 turnovers in the opening half but the Bulldogs had 10 of them in the first 11 minutes before settling down. Asheville’s halftime lead didn’t last long after intermission. They Keydets hit three treys to start the half and got a dunk from Okoye off an inbounds play and 2:30 into the second half the game was tied at 50-50. The lead went back and forth until six straight points from Atkinson put the Blue & White in front, 80-78 with 3:46 left. UNC Asheville (17-7, 12-1) DICKEY, Matt 6-10 11-11 26; STEPHENSON Chris 8-13 2-3 19; ATKINSON, Jeremy 5-6 2-2 12; HORNSBY, Keith 3-7 4-5 10; LANE, Jaron 5-7 0-1 10; PRIMM, J.P. 3-7 2-2 8; JACKSON, Quinard 2-4 0-0 4; ROBERTS, Jaleel 0-0 0-0 0; HARN, Jeremy 0-0 0-0 0; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 0-0 0-0 0; MEYER, Trent 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 32-56 21-24 89. VMI (11-11, 6-6) OKOYE, Stan 7-9 6-9 20; UPSHUR, Quinton 4-5 6-9 15; GABRIEL, Keith 5-14 2-4 14; GORE, Nick 5-9 2-4 14; SPARKS, Michael 1-4 6-9 9; BURKS, Ron 3-7 0-0 8; WEETHEE, Jordan 2-4 0-0 6; WATSON, Jarid 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-52 22-35 86. ASHM....................... 50 39 - 89 VMI........................... 39 47 - 86 3-point goals--ASHM 4-14 (DICKEY, Matt 3-5; STEPHENSON Chris 1-1; HORNSBY, Keith 0-3; LANE, Jaron 0-1; PRIMM, J.P. 0-3; MEYER, Trent 0-1), VMI 1023 (BURKS, Ron 2-4; WEETHEE, Jordan 2-4; GORE, Nick 2-3; GABRIEL, Keith 2-7; UPSHUR, Quinton 1-1; SPARKS, Michael 1-4). Fouled out--ASHM-None, VMI-None. Rebounds--ASHM 31 (STEPHENSON Chris 8), VMI 27 (UPSHUR, Quinton 6; BURKS, Ron 6; OKOYE, Stan 6). Assists--ASHM 16 (STEPHENSON Chris 4), VMI 15 (BURKS, Ron 5). Total fouls--ASHM 24, VMI 22. Technical fouls--ASHM-None, VMI-None. A-2319

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Game 25 UNC Asheville 65, Liberty 51 Vines Center - Lynchburg, Va.

Game 26 UNC Asheville 88, Radford 62 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Bulldogs Win At Liberty, 65-51

Bulldogs Roll Past Radford, 88-62; Clinch BSC RegularSeason Crown

LYNCHBURG, VA. - UNC Asheville placed four players in double figures as the Bulldogs broke away from a halftime tie to record a 65-51 Big South Conference road win at Liberty Saturday night. Asheville (18-7, 13-1) BSC was led by Jaron Lane with 15 points, while Matt Dickey added 13 points. J.P. Primm had 12 points, five assists and no turnovers. Jeremy Atkinson recorded with his third double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Stephenson was held to six points but collected 11 rebounds and had six assists. He earned his 500th career rebound in the game and has 506 now. Quinard Jackson grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and just missed a double-double with nine points.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Matt Dickey scored 22 points as UNC Asheville claimed the Big South Conference regular-season title with an 88-62 victory over Radford before a near-capacity crowd of 2,754 fans at Kimmel Arena Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs (19-7, 14-1 BSC) earned their fifth BSC regular-season title with the win and first since the 2007-08 season. Asheville will be the top seed in the Big South Conference Tournament and would host the quarterfinals and semifinals at Kimmel Arena and the championship game if the Bulldogs advance to the title game. The Bulldogs are also assured of being in a post-season tournament with the regularseason title. Asheville will be in either the NCAA Tournament or the National Invitational Tourney if the Bulldogs don’t win the league tournament title.

The win was the Bulldogs’ fifth straight. They have won 10 straight road games against Big South Conference opponents dating back to last season. Asheville has 19 wins against BSC opponents in its last 20 games.

Asheville won its sixth straight game as the Bulldogs led from start to finish. Jaron Lane added 14 points, while J.P. Primm finished with 13 points and five assists. Chris Stephenson added 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Asheville did an outstanding job rebounding and on defense in the game. The Bulldogs out-rebounded the Flames 47-31 and had 16 offensive rebounds to eight for Liberty. Asheville limited the Flames to just .352 (19-of-54) shooting from the field and held Liberty’s leading scorer Jesse Sanders to a season-low four points.

Radford (5-22, 2-13 BSC) was led by Javonte Green with 12 points. Kyle Noreen and Jonathan Edwards contributed 11 points each.

The Bulldogs build the lead to 15 at 56-41. Liberty got as close as nine late in the game but could get no closer. Asheville was 5-of-6 from the charity stripe in the final minute. The first half had Asheville break out to a 17-7 lead midway through as Asheville’s defense limited Liberty to just three field goals in the first 11 minutes of the game. But slowly the Flames rallied as John Caleb Sanders knocked down three treys in the final six minutes, his third tied the game for the first time at 22-22 with 30 seconds left in the half. The 22 points was the second lowest point total for Asheville in an opening half this season. The Bulldogs shot just .323 (10-of-31) from the field and made only one three-pointer. Primm led Asheville with eight points in the first half. Liberty struggled from the field with its two-point shooting in the opening half. The Flames were 4-of-5 from beyond the arc but just 5-of-19 elsewhere. UNC ASHEVILLE (18-7, 13-1 BSC) LANE, Jaron 6-9 1-2 15; DICKEY, Matt 4-13 5-6 13; PRIMM, J.P. 5-12 2-2 12; ATKINSON, Jeremy 5-10 0-0 10; JACKSON, Quinard 4-10 0-0 9; STEPHENSON, Chris 3-11 0-0 6; HORNSBY, Keith 0-0 0-0 0; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-65 8-10 65. LIBERTY (9-16, 4-9 BSC) SANDERS, John Caleb 5-11 1-3 15; MINAYA, David 5-17 3-4 13; BURRUS, Antwan 3-8 2-4 8; GIELO, Tomasz 2-3 0-0 5; SANDERS, Jesse 1-5 1-2 4; SPEAKS, Tavares 2-7 0-0 4; VANDER POL, Joel 1-3 0-0 2; LAYER, Ethan 0-0 0-0 0; ASSINESI, Kelly 0-0 0-0 0; AIKENS, Walt 0-0 0-0 0; PHILLIPS, Chene 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-54 7-13 51. UNC Asheville................. 22 43 - 65 Liberty.............................. 22 29 - 51 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 3-14 (LANE, Jaron 2-2; JACKSON, Quinard 1-2; PRIMM, J.P. 0-5; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-2; STEPHENSON, Chris 0-1; DICKEY, Matt 0-2), Liberty 6-12 (SANDERS, John Caleb 4-7; SANDERS, Jesse 1-2; GIELO, Tomasz 1-1; MINAYA, David 0-2). Fouled out--UNC Asheville-None, Liberty-None. Rebounds--UNC Asheville 47 (STEPHENSON, Chris 11; JACKSON, Quinard 11), Liberty 31 (BURRUS, Antwan 10). Assists--UNC Asheville 17 (STEPHENSON, Chris 6), Liberty 12 (SANDERS, Jesse 6). Total fouls--UNC Asheville 13, Liberty 16. Technical fouls--UNC Asheville-None, Liberty-None. A-2368

Asheville shot better than 90 percent from the free throw line for the third time this season. The Bulldogs shot .905 (38-of-42) from the charity stripe. Dickey went 10for-10 from the line. Stephenson was a perfect 7-of-7. Asheville took command of the game midway through the first half as the Bulldogs went on a 21-4 run to race to a 25-14 lead with 9:49 left. The home team steadily built on the lead and led 42-24 at halftime. The Bulldogs were 19-of-21 from the charity stripe in the opening half. The Dogs led by as many as 27 in the second half on a Lane lay-up to make the score 59-32. Radford made a run late to get the lead down to 18 points before the Bulldogs settled for the 26-point victory.

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The game was tied 22-22 at halftime and Asheville trailed early in the second half 33-30 before going on a 13-0 run to seize control of the game. Jackson had seven points in the run, including a three-pointer.

“We’re delighted to win the regular-season title. That’s the first step of some other goals we hope to achieve this season,” added Biedenbach. “I thought our guys were really focused from start to finish. We did a great job on the boards, and we’re going to need that as we get into tournament action.”

RADFORD (5-22, 2-13 BSC) GREEN, Javonte 3-6 5-6 12; EDWARDS, Jonathan 4-6 3-4 11; NOREEN, Kyle 4-7 0-0 11; SMITH, Blake 3-6 0-0 7; CARETHERS, Jalen 3-7 1-2 7; SMITH, Jareal 0-5 5-6 5; PRICE, R.J. 1-8 0-2 3; SMITH, Chance 1-3 0-0 2; CERRAH, Tolga 1-2 0-0 2; MITCHELL, Daniel 1-4 0-2 2; WINEGARNER, Lukas 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-54 14-22 62. UNC ASHEVILLE (19-7, 14-1 BSC) DICKEY, Matt 5-9 10-10 22; LANE, Jaron 4-6 6-6 14; PRIMM, J.P. 4-11 3-4 13; STEPHENSON Chris 2-4 7-7 11; HORNSBY, Keith 2-3 4-5 8; ATKINSON, Jeremy 2-4 2-2 6; NWANNUNU, Jon 1-3 3-4 5; DAVIS, Madison 1-1 1-2 3; ROBERTS, Jaleel 1-2 0-0 2; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 0-2 2-2 2; JACKSON, Quinard 1-1 0-0 2; HARN, Jeremy 0-1 0-0 0; PAL, Chudier 0-0 0-0 0; SELIGSON, Josh 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-47 38-42 88. Radford............................ 24 38 - 62 UNC Asheville................. 42 46 - 88 3-point goals--Radford 6-18 (NOREEN, Kyle 3-5; PRICE, R.J. 1-4; SMITH, Blake 1-3; GREEN, Javonte 1-2; SMITH, Chance 0-1; MITCHELL, Daniel 0-1; SMITH, Jareal 0-2), UNC Asheville 4-13 (DICKEY, Matt 2-3; PRIMM, J.P. 2-7; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-1; LANE, Jaron 0-2). Fouled out--Radford-CERRAH, Tolga, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--Radford 25 (SMITH, Blake 8), UNC Asheville 38 (STEPHENSON Chris 9). Assists--Radford 16 (PRICE, R.J. 6), UNC Asheville 17 (PRIMM, J.P. 5). Total fouls--Radford 32, UNC Asheville 16. Technical fouls-Radford-None, UNC Asheville-None. A-2754 Flagrant foul on Chris Stephenson of UNC Asheville Flagrant foul on RJ Price of Radford Game delayed at the start for 20 minutes UNC Asheville clinches Big South Conference regular-season title

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Game 27 Coastal Carolina 74, UNC Asheville 69 Kimbel Arena - Conway, S.C.

Game 28 Ohio 81, UNC Asheville 62 Convocation Center - Athens, Ohio

Coastal Carolina Holds Off Bulldog Comeback, 74-69

Bulldogs Fall at Ohio, 81-62

CONWAY, S.C. - Anthony Raffa scored 20 points, including a desperation threepointer late in the game, as Coastal Carolina held off UNC Asheville 74-69 in Big South Conference action at Kimbel Arena Tuesday night. The loss snapped a 10-game Asheville (19-8, 14-2 BSC) road winning streak in league play dating back to last season.

ATHENS, Ohio - Walter Offutt scored 19 points as Ohio led from start to finish as the Bobcats downed UNC Asheville 81-62 in the Sears ESPN Bracketbuster series game Saturday night at the Convocation Center.

The Chanticleers (18-8, 11-5 BSC) led by 15 at the half but had to hold off a Bulldog comeback in the second half that saw Asheville cut the lead to one late in the game. Matt Dickey led Asheville with 19 points, while Jeremy Atkinson finished with 16 points and nine rebounds. Dickey moved into a tie for third place on Asheville’s career scoring list. He and Paul Allen are tied with 1,693 points. CCU was aided by Chris Gradnigo with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

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“We did a great job battling back in the second half, but we shouldn’t have gotten that far behind in the first half,” commented Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “We did a lot of good things in the second half, but Raffa hit some tough shots, including the one late in the game that hurt us.” Asheville trailed 67-58 with less than three minutes left but carved the lead to 67-64 with under a minute left. With two Bulldogs around him and the shot clock winding down, Raffa threw up a 28-footer that went in the basket to give the home team a 70-64 lead with 38 seconds left. The Bulldogs refused to quit, but Raffa answered each Asheville basket with two free throws to seal the win for the Chants. J.P. Primm added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs, while Jaron Lane chipped in 12 points, all in the second half. Third-leading scorer Chris Stephenson did not play in the second half due to an injury suffered in the first half. The Bulldogs scored the first four points of the game, but nothing went right for Asheville after that as the Chanticleers scored the next 15 points to race to a 15-4 lead. CCU knocked down its first four three-pointers of the game and raced to a 35-20 halftime lead. The 20 points was a season-low for Asheville in a half this season. The Bulldogs shot an anemic .250 from the field (8-of-32) in the opening half. Gradnigo scored 11 points for the home team as he was a perfect 3-of-3 from beyond the arc in the first half. Pack added 10 points. UNC ASHEVILLE (19-8 (14-2)) DICKEY, Matt 6-12 4-4 19; ATKINSON, Jeremy 7-14 1-2 16; LANE, Jaron 5-9 0-0 12; PRIMM, J.P. 5-15 0-0 12; JACKSON, Quinard 2-4 2-2 6; STEPHENSON Chris 2-11 0-0 4; HORNSBY, Keith 0-0 0-0 0; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-65 7-8 69. COASTAL CAROLINA (18-8 (11-5)) RAFFA, Anthony 6-14 4-4 20; GRADNIGO, Chris 5-8 2-2 15; PACK, Jon 6-10 2-3 14; GREENWOOD, Kierre 4-10 2-2 12; ADDEY, Bisi 4-7 1-1 9; MCLAURIN, Sam 2-3 0-2 4; GRIFFIN, Jordan 0-1 0-0 0; MOORE, Dexter 0-1 0-0 0; ASHFORD, Charles 0-2 0-0 0; NIEMAN, Danny 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 27-58 11-14 74. UNC Asheville................. 20 49 - 69 Coastal Carolina............... 35 39 - 74 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 8-18 (DICKEY, Matt 3-6; PRIMM, J.P. 2-7; LANE, Jaron 2-2; ATKINSON, Jeremy 1-2; STEPHENSON Chris 0-1), Coastal Carolina 9-18 (RAFFA, Anthony 4-8; GRADNIGO, Chris 3-4; GREENWOOD, Kierre 2-2; GRIFFIN, Jordan 0-1; MOORE, Dexter 0-1; NIEMAN, Danny 0-2). Fouled out-UNC Asheville-DICKEY, Matt, Coastal Carolina-None. Rebounds--UNC Asheville 38 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 9; PRIMM, J.P. 9), Coastal Carolina 33 (GRADNIGO, Chris 13). Assists--UNC Asheville 14 (PRIMM, J.P. 6), Coastal Carolina 15 (GREENWOOD, Kierre 5). Total fouls--UNC Asheville 14, Coastal Carolina 12. Technical fouls--UNC Asheville-None, Coastal Carolina-None. A-1039

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Matt Dickey and Jeremy Atkinson led Asheville with 16 points each. Dickey moved into third place on Asheville’s career scoring list. He now has 1,710 points. Ohio’s defense limited the Bulldogs (19-9) to a season-low .295 shooting (13-of-44) from the field. Asheville scored just 18 points in the first half. The Bulldogs committed 24 turnovers. Ohio improved to 21-6 overall. The Bobcats are 15-1 at home this season. “We didn’t’ play very well tonight,” commented Bulldog coach Eddie Biedenbach. “We didn’t play hard enough against team like Ohio and expect to beat them. Our guys broke down offensively in the first half and struggled the whole night defensively.” The Bulldogs played without starting forward Chris Stephenson, who was out with an upper body injury. “We missed Chris tonight but still should have played a lot better,” added Biedenbach. “We just didn’t play hard enough on any end of the floor.” The Bulldogs struggled in the first half with their offense. Ohio forced 12 Asheville turnovers and scored 15 points off those miscues. The Dogs shot just .217 (5-of-23) from the field. The Bobcats led from start to finish and led 34-18 at halftime. The 18 points was the lowest point total for Asheville in a half this season. The Bulldogs never really threatened the Bobcats in the second half. Ohio shot .739 (17-of-23) from the field. “We should never let anyone shoot 73 percent from the field in a half,” said Biedenbach. “We played a little better on offense in the second half, but you’re not going to make any runs when you allow someone to shoot like that.” UNC-ASHEVILLE (19-9) ATKINSON, Jeremy 6-9 3-4 16; DICKEY, Matt 3-11 9-10 16; LANE, Jaron 2-8 2-2 7; JACKSON, Quinard 1-5 3-4 5; HORNSBY, Keith 2-6 0-1 5; PRIMM, J.P. 1-8 2-2 4; MEYER, Trent 1-1 1-2 4; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 1-2 0-0 2; HARN, Jeremy 1-1 0-0 2; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-2 1-4 1. Totals 18-53 21-29 62. OHIO UNIVERSITY (21-6) OFFUTT, Walter 8-10 0-0 19; TAYLOR, Stevie 4-7 2-4 12; KELLOGG, Nick 3-4 2-2 10; KEELY, Reggie 4-6 1-4 9; GOARD, TyQuane 2-3 3-4 7; COOPER, D.J. 2-6 0-0 6; SMITH, Jon 2-4 1-3 5; GOFF, Nick 2-2 0-0 5; HALL, T.J. 2-6 0-0 4; JOHNSON, Ricardo 1-2 2-2 4; JACOBS, Ethan 0-0 0-0 0; BALTIC, Ivo 0-2 0-0 0; MCKINLEY, David 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-52 11-19 81. UNC-Asheville................. 18 44 - 62 Ohio University................. 34 47 - 81 3-point goals--UNC-Asheville 5-24 (MEYER, Trent 1-1; LANE, Jaron 1-4; HORNSBY, Keith 1-4; DICKEY, Matt 1-7; ATKINSON, Jeremy 1-1; PRIMM, J.P. 0-6; JACKSON, Quinard 0-1), Ohio University 10-21 (OFFUTT, Walter 3-4; COOPER, D.J. 2-6; KELLOGG, Nick 2-3; TAYLOR, Stevie 2-5; GOFF, Nick 1-1; HALL, T.J. 0-2). Fouled out--UNC-Asheville-None, Ohio University-None. Rebounds-UNC-Asheville 32 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 7), Ohio University 32 (BALTIC, Ivo 7). Assists--UNC-Asheville 8 (PRIMM, J.P. 2; HORNSBY, Keith 2), Ohio University 20 (COOPER, D.J. 8). Total fouls--UNC-Asheville 16, Ohio University 22. Technical fouls--UNC-Asheville-None, Ohio University-TEAM. A-9961

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Game 29 UNC Asheville 71, Gardner-Webb 61 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Game 30 UNC Asheville 67, Winthrop 55 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Bulldogs Down Gardner-Webb 71-61

Bulldogs Defeat Winthrop 67-55

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Jaron Lane posted the first double-double of his career as he scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead UNC Asheville to a hard-fought 71-61 Big South Conference victory over visiting Gardner-Webb Thursday night.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - J.P. Primm scored 17 points as UNC Asheville finished the regular season with a 67-55 Big South Conference victory over Winthrop Saturday afternoon at Kimmel Arena.

The Runnin’ Bulldogs (12-18, 6-11 BSC) enjoyed a sensational game from Tashan Newsome, who led all scorers with a career-high 33 points. He grabbed nine rebounds for Gardner-Webb.

The win by Asheville (21-9, 16-2) was its 16th Big South Conference victory, tying the conference record set by Coastal Carolina last season.

The Bulldogs (20-9, 15-2 BSC) earned their 20th victory of the year with the win. The 20 wins by Asheville gives them back-to-back seasons with 20 victories. The Bulldogs were 20-14 last season. Asheville picked up 16 points from Matt Dickey, while Jeremy Atkinson finished with 13 points as the Bulldogs rallied from a three-point deficit midway through the second half. “We found a way to win and that was good to see,” stated Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “Gardner-Webb plays good defense and doesn’t make anything easy for you. It’s always a tough game with them whenever we play. “What was good about tonight is that it was a lot like a tournament game,” added Biedenbach. “We played pretty good defense and did a nice job on the boards. Those are the kind of things you have to do to win tournament games.“

Asheville responded with a 9-0 run of its own to regain the lead as the home team got points from four different players to take the lead for good at 45-39. After a basket from Donta Harper cut the lead to 45-41, the Bulldogs scored the next points, all by Lane, as Asheville pushed the lead to 52-41 at the 6:48 mark. The Dogs led 57-45 after three free throws from J.P. Primm before Gardner-Webb made one more final run. The Runnin’ Bulldogs went on a 12-4 run over the next three minutes to cut the lead to 61-57 on a long trey from Newsome. The teams swapped treys as Dickey knocked down a three-pointer to push the lead to 64-57. Tyler Strange hit from long distance to cut the lead to 64-60. But that was the last field goal of the game for the Runnin’ Bulldogs. A dunk and two free throws from Atkinson increased the lead to 68-60. GARDNER-WEBB (12-18, 6-11 BSC) NEWSOME, Tashan 9-21 12-17 33; STRANGE, Tyler 4-6 0-0 11; HARPER, Donta 3-6 2-2 8; BYRON, Mike 2-2 1-2 5; JOHNSON, Stefon 2-3 0-2 4; BUGGS, Laron 0-4 0-0 0; HARTLEY, Kevin 0-4 0-0 0; HENSLEY, Corey 0-1 0-0 0; DAWSON, Jason 0-2 0-1 0; BROWN, David 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-50 15-24 61. UNC ASHEVILLE (20-9, 15-2 BSC) DICKEY, Matt 3-10 8-10 16; LANE, Jaron 4-7 7-8 15; ATKINSON, Jeremy 5-10 3-4 13; STEPHENSON Chris 4-13 1-2 9; PRIMM, J.P. 2-5 4-4 8; HORNSBY, Keith 1-2 2-2 4; JACKSON, Quinard 2-4 0-2 4; MEYER, Trent 0-1 2-2 2; HARN, Jeremy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-52 27-34 71. Gardner-Webb.................. 25 36 - 61 UNC Asheville................. 30 41 - 71 3-point goals--Gardner-Webb 6-13 (NEWSOME, Tashan 3-3; STRANGE, Tyler 3-4; BUGGS, Laron 0-1; HARTLEY, Kevin 0-2; DAWSON, Jason 0-2; BROWN, David 0-1), UNC Asheville 2-12 (DICKEY, Matt 2-3; LANE, Jaron 0-1; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-2; STEPHENSON Chris 0-2; PRIMM, J.P. 0-2; HORNSBY, Keith 0-1; MEYER, Trent 0-1). Fouled out--Gardner-Webb-HARTLEY, Kevin, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--Gardner-Webb 31 (NEWSOME, Tashan 9), UNC Asheville 38 (LANE, Jaron 10). Assists--Gardner-Webb 13 (JOHNSON, Stefon 3; DAWSON, Jason 3), UNC Asheville 13 (DICKEY, Matt 4; PRIMM, J.P. 4). Total fouls--Gardner-Webb 21, UNC Asheville 20. Technical fouls--Gardner-WebbTEAM, UNC Asheville-STEPHENSON Chris. A-1765

Matt Dickey added 12 points and four assists in the victory. Jeremy Atkinson finished with 12 points and five assists. Winthrop (11-19, 8-10 BSC) was led by Reggie Middleton with 12 points and six assists. George Valentine contributed 11 points, while Gideon Gamble and Matt Morgan pumped in 10 points each. The Bulldogs used some hot shooting from beyond the arc to build a 35-26 halftime lead. Asheville was 14-of-21 from the field and 5-of-10 from long distance. Atkinson knocked down two treys, and three other Bulldogs sank three-pointers. Asheville used a late rally in the first to build the nine-point advantage. Leading 2624 with 4:21 left, Trent Meyer knocked down a long three-pointer to push the lead to 29-24. Dickey then fed Keith Hornsby for a layup to push the lead to 31-24. At 33-26, Winthrop was playing for a last-second shot, but Dickey forced a steal and sent a long pass to Hornsby who scored as the first-half buzzer sounded to give the Bulldogs the 35-26 lead. The second-half was a foul-fest as each team was whistled for 15 fouls each. Winthorp’s defense limited the Bulldogs to just six field goals as the home team shot just .273 (6-of-22) from the field. However, Asheville was 18-of-24 from the foul line and never allowed the Eagles to get closer than eight points in the second half. Winthrop hurt itself in the second half by shooting just .455 from the free throw line (10-of-22) and .385 (9-of-22) from the field. WINTHROP (11-19, 8-10 BSC) MIDDLETON, Reggie 4-11 4-8 12; VALENTINE, George 3-5 5-6 11; MORGAN, Matt 4-10 2-2 10; GAMBLE, Gideon 4-6 0-1 10; JONES, Andre 2-8 1-2 6; JEROME, Joab 2-5 0-0 4; KING, Reggie 0-1 1-2 1; BOURNE, James 0-0 1-2 1; BROWN, Larry 0-2 0-3 0; DIOP, Shola 0-0 0-0 0; SMITH, Andre 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-48 14-26 55. UNC ASHEVILLE (21-9, 16-2 BSC) PRIMM, J.P. 5-11 5-7 17; DICKEY, Matt 4-7 2-2 12; ATKINSON, Jeremy 2-2 6-6 12; STEPHENSON Chris 2-9 4-4 8; JACKSON, Quinard 2-3 3-7 7; MEYER, Trent 2-4 0-0 5; HORNSBY, Keith 2-4 0-0 4; LANE, Jaron 1-3 0-0 2; HARN, Jeremy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-43 20-26 67. Winthrop.......................... 26 29 - 55 UNC Asheville................. 35 32 - 67 3-point goals--Winthrop 3-12 (GAMBLE, Gideon 2-4; JONES, Andre 1-3; MORGAN, Matt 0-1; KING, Reggie 0-1; MIDDLETON, Reggie 0-3), UNC Asheville 7-19 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 2-2; DICKEY, Matt 2-4; PRIMM, J.P. 2-5; MEYER, Trent 1-3; LANE, Jaron 0-2; HORNSBY, Keith 0-1; STEPHENSON Chris 0-2). Fouled out--Winthrop-None, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--Winthrop 29 (VALENTINE, George 7), UNC Asheville 31 (STEPHENSON Chris 10). Assists-Winthrop 11 (MIDDLETON, Reggie 6), UNC Asheville 17 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 5). Total fouls--Winthrop 21, UNC Asheville 20. Technical fouls--Winthrop-None, UNC Asheville-None. A-2875 UNC Asheville’s 16 BSC wins ties a league record

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Gardner-Webb went on a 9-0 run early in the second half as the Runnin’ Bulldogs roared to a 39-36 lead with 13:38 left. Newsome had six points in the run.

The Big South Conference regular-season champions also picked up their 21st win of the year, matching the most regular-season wins by a Bulldog program in the school’s Division I era.

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Game 31 UNC Asheville 86, High Point 61 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Game 32 UNC Asheville 91, Charleston Southern 64 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Bulldogs Roll into Semifinals with 86-61 Win over HPU

Bulldogs Roar Into Finals With 91-64 Victory over CSU

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Top-seeded UNC Asheville rode a 25-5 run midway through the second half and went on to defeat eighth seed High Point 86-61 Wednesday in the quarterfinal round of the Advance Auto Parts Big South Championship at Kimmel Arena.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Top-seeded UNC Asheville wrapped a 24-7 run around halftime and went on to defeat Charleston Southern 91-64 Thursday night in the semifinal round of the Advance Auto Parts Big South Championship at Kimmel Arena.

The host Bulldogs (22-9) will meet fourth-seeded Charleston Southern (19-11) in Thursday’s 8 p.m. semifinal. The Buccaneers were the only Big South team to beat Asheville at Kimmel Arena when CSU edged the Bulldogs, 93-88. High Point (13-18), which advanced on the strength of a 68-58 first-round victory over Gardner-Webb Monday, went 7:45 without a field goal during the decisive second period stretch. After High Point pulled within 39-33 on Shay Shine’s hanging layup with 16:08 to go, Asheville started the flurry by scoring 13 of the next 15 points. Defending champion Asheville extended its lead to as many as 30 (80-50) before Coach Eddie Biedenbach pulled his starters.

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The Bulldogs shot 65.2 percent (15-23) from the field in the second half and made 21-of-30 free throws after the break. Chris Stephenson led five Bulldogs in double figures with 18 points on 7-of-11 from the field. Jeremy Atkinson added 16 points and 8 boards, while J.P. Primm had 15 points, plus 6 assists. Jaron Lane contributed 13 points and Big South Player of the Year Matt Dickey 11 for Asheville, which finished with a 22-9 advantage in points off turnovers. Shine topped High Point with 22 points, while Devante Wallace added 12. Nick Barbour, the Big South’s leading scorer at 20.9 points per game, missed 15 of his first 16 shots and finished with 7 points on 2-of-17 shooting (1-of-8 threes) to end a string of five-straight, 20-plus point performances. High Point shot 21-of-55 (.382) on the night, 6-of-24 from 3-point distance and 13-of-19 from the line. UNC Asheville connected on 26-of-54 shots (.481), 5-of-20 triples, and 29-of-41 (.707) from the stripe. Asheville closed the first half on a 13-2 run and led 34-25 at the break when Stephenson’s short jumper fell through the bucket as the horn sounded. The Bulldogs jumped to a 12-4 lead with 16:31 left in the opening period before High Point answered with 10 unanswered points. Wallace’s 3 from left of the key gave the Panthers their first lead (14-12) with 13:10 to play. HIGH POINT (13-18) SHINE, Shay 7-15 7-8 22; WALLACE, Devante 4-8 1-2 12; LAW, Corey 3-6 2-4 8; BARBOUR, Nick 2-17 2-2 7; CHEEK, Justin 3-5 0-0 7; DUNCAN, Tre 1-1 0-0 2; SIMMS, Jairus 1-1 0-0 2; HARRIS, Landon 0-1 1-2 1; MIKULIC, Branimir 0-1 0-0 0; ELLIOTT, Travis 0-0 0-0 0; DRYE, Quincy 0-0 0-0 0; MARTIN, Xavier 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 21-55 13-19 61. UNC ASHEVILLE (22-9) STEPHENSON Chris 7-11 4-5 18; ATKINSON, Jeremy 4-8 7-9 16; PRIMM, J.P. 3-8 7-8 15; LANE, Jaron 4-9 5-8 13; DICKEY, Matt 2-8 5-6 11; JACKSON, Quinard 2-2 1-4 5; HORNSBY, Keith 1-2 0-1 2; SELIGSON, Josh 1-1 0-0 2; HARN, Jeremy 1-1 0-0 2; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 1-2 0-0 2; ROBERTS, Jaleel 0-0 0-0 0; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-0 0-0 0; PAL, Chudier 0-0 0-0 0; DAVIS, Madison 0-0 0-0 0; MEYER, Trent 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-54 29-41 86. High Point........................ 25 36 - 61 UNC Asheville................. 34 52 - 86 3-point goals--High Point 6-24 (WALLACE, Devante 3-5; BARBOUR, Nick 1-8; SHINE, Shay 1-7; CHEEK, Justin 1-3; MIKULIC, Branimir 0-1), UNC Asheville 5-20 (DICKEY, Matt 2-5; PRIMM, J.P. 2-6; ATKINSON, Jeremy 1-2; HORNSBY, Keith 0-1; MEYER, Trent 0-2; LANE, Jaron 0-3; STEPHENSON Chris 0-1). Fouled out--High Point-None, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--High Point 33 (LAW, Corey 8), UNC Asheville 38 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 8). Assists--High Point 7 (SIMMS, Jairus 3), UNC Asheville 16 (PRIMM, J.P. 6). Total fouls--High Point 28, UNC Asheville 18. Technical fouls--High Point-SHINE, Shay; MARTIN, Xavier, UNC Asheville-PRIMM, J.P..

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The defending Big South champion Bulldogs (23-9) will host seventh-seeded VMI (17-15) in Saturday’s final. Asheville is in the championship game for the second straight season and eighth time overall. The 23 wins ties a school record for most wins in a season. J.P. Primm scored 13 of his 27 points during the decisive burst, and Asheville stretched a 7-point lead to as many as 32. Primm led four Bulldogs in double figures on 8-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-8 threes and 7-of-8 from the line. Jeremy Atkinson added 19 points (11-11 free throws), plus 8 rebounds. Chris Stephenson chipped in 18 points and Dickey 10 for Asheville, which shot 49 percent from the field and made 28-of-30 free throws (.933). Saah Nimley led fourth-seeded Charleston Southern (19-12) with 20 points on 6-of12 shooting, including 4-of-7 threes plus 4-of-5 from the line. Senior forward Kelvin Martin, the league’s defensive player of the year, added 15 points on 7-of-10 from the floor, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks. Asheville converted 18 Charleston Southern miscues into a 30-10 advantage in points off turnovers. The Bucs hit 11-of-28 threes (.393), but went to the line only 11 times (making 7). Asheville finished with a 34-16 edge on points in the paint. With Dickey, the Big South Player of the Year, sitting out the final 7:58 of the opening half with two personal fouls, his senior backcourt running mate Primm scored 11 of his 13 first-half points in the final 6:34 of the period. A 9-0 run gave the Bulldogs a 24-12 lead with 9:37 to play, but the Bucs rallied and drew within 5 (26-21) on Martin’s backdoor cut with 7:01 left. Asheville led 44-31 at the break, thanks to 57 percent shooting from the field and a 26-10 edge on points in the paint. Atkinson joined Primm in double digits during the first half with 11 points. “We played really well tonight and it started on the defensive end,” stated Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “We had a nice game offensively but it was our defense that won this game for us. I thought our guys were really focused tonight and played hard for 40 minutes.” CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (19-12) NIMLEY, Saah 6-12 4-5 20; MARTIN, Kelvin 7-10 0-0 15; MUO, Mathiang 3-5 0-0 8; HARPER, Arlon 3-11 0-0 7; STRICKLAND, Sheldon 2-9 0-0 6; ODOM, Thomas 1-1 0-0 3; GOMBWER, Paul 1-3 0-0 2; GRIER, Chris 0-0 1-2 1; BOWEN, Cedrick 0-0 1-2 1; DORLEUS, Greg 0-0 1-2 1; DETER, Mitchell 0-0 0-0 0; KENNEDY, Matt 0-0 0-0 0; SEXTON, Jeremy 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 23-56 7-11 64. UNC ASHEVILLE (23-9) PRIMM, J.P. 8-13 7-8 27; ATKINSON, Jeremy 4-7 11-11 19; STEPHENSON Chris 6-16 6-6 18; DICKEY, Matt 4-7 0-0 10; HORNSBY, Keith 2-3 2-2 6; MEYER, Trent 2-3 0-0 5; ROBERTS, Jaleel 1-1 0-0 2; JACKSON, Quinard 1-3 0-1 2; LANE, Jaron 0-1 2-2 2; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 0-2 0-0 0; SELIGSON, Josh 0-0 0-0 0; HARN, Jeremy 0-0 0-0 0; PAL, Chudier 0-0 0-0 0; DAVIS, Madison 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-57 28-30 91. Charleston Southern........... 31 33 - 64 UNC Asheville.................... 44 47 - 91 3-point goals--Charleston Southern 11-28 (NIMLEY, Saah 4-7; STRICKLAND, Sheldon 2-6; MUO, Mathiang 2-3; HARPER, Arlon 1-6; ODOM, Thomas 1-1; MARTIN, Kelvin 1-1; SEXTON, Jeremy 0-4), UNC Asheville 7-21 (PRIMM, J.P. 4-8; DICKEY, Matt 2-4; MEYER, Trent 1-1; JACKSON, Quinard 0-1; DAVIS, Madison 0-1; STEPHENSON Chris 0-5; ATKINSON, Jeremy 0-1). Fouled out-Charleston Southern-None, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--Charleston Southern 32 (MARTIN, Kelvin 5; GOMBWER, Paul 5), UNC Asheville 33 (ATKINSON, Jeremy 8). Assists--Charleston Southern 12 (NIMLEY, Saah 4), UNC Asheville 13 (PRIMM, J.P. 3; STEPHENSON Chris 3). Total fouls--Charleston Southern 24, UNC Asheville 15. Technical fouls--Charleston Southern-NIMLEY, Saah; TEAM, UNC Asheville-None. A-2452

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Game 33 UNC Asheville 80, VMI 64 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Game 34 Syracuse 72, UNC Asheville 65 Kimmel Arena - Asheville, N.C.

Bulldogs Win Big South Championship!!!!!!

Syracuse Holds off UNC Asheville 72-65

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - No. 1 seed UNC Asheville placed five players in double figures and used a 20-12 run the final 10 minutes to pull away with an 80-64 win over No. 7 seed VMI and capture the 2012 Advance Auto Parts Big South Men’s Basketball Championship Saturday at Kimmel Arena.

PITTSBURGH -- Syracuse had a lot bigger problems than missing its starting center.

The Bulldogs won their second consecutive Big South Tournament title and received the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Asheville (24-9) is the league’s first back-to-back champion since Winthrop won four straight from 2005-08 and is the first No. 1 seed to win the title since 2009. Asheville scored 48 points in the paint and had 24 assists on 29 field goals -- the second-most assists in a Big South championship game. Jeremy Atkinson scored a game-high 18 points to pace the Bulldogs’ scoring attack, while J.P. Primm had 16. Matt Dickey (15), Chris Stephenson (13) and Quinard Jackson (11) rounded out Asheville’s top scorers. The Bulldogs are now 21-6 when Dickey and Primm score 15 points in the same game. The 24th victory by Asheville is a school record. The Bulldogs have won 25 of their last 27 games against Big South Conference opponents dating back to last season.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead in the first two minutes, forcing VMI to call timeout. The Keydets countered with a 6-2 run to get within two on Quinton Upshur’s three-pointer at the 17:07 mark. Dickey then capped an 8-2 run with a three-pointer at 14:23 that pushed the Bulldogs ahead by eight, 16-8. But VMI kept making it a one possession game, as the Keydets got within one point three different times before taking their first lead of the day on Nick Gore’s layup at the 6:01 mark that made the score 25-24. VMI’s lead reached four two different times before the host Bulldogs closed out the first half with a 10-5 run to take a 36-35 halftime advantage. Primm had 11 points at the break to lead Asheville, while Gabriel was VMI’s top scorer with 10. Asheville shot 52.0 percent from the field (13-of-25), compared to VMI’s 40.0 clip (12-of-30). VMI (17-16) GABRIEL, Keith 3-11 4-4 12; WEETHEE, Jordan 3-8 3-3 11; UPSHUR, Quinton 3-8 0-0 8; BURKS, Ron 2-4 3-3 8; OKOYE, Stan 2-8 3-4 7; COVINGTON, D.J. 3-7 1-2 7; GLASGOW, Rodney 2-4 0-0 4; SPARKS, Michael 1-2 1-1 3; WHITING, Wayne 1-1 0-0 2; GORE, Nick 1-1 0-0 2; WATSON, Jarid 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-54 15-17 64. UNC ASHEVILLE (24-9) ATKINSON, Jeremy 7-11 4-5 18; PRIMM, J.P. 6-13 4-5 16; DICKEY, Matt 3-8 7-7 15; STEPHENSON, Chris 5-9 2-6 13; JACKSON, Quinard 5-6 1-2 11; LANE, Jaron 2-5 1-2 5; MEYER, Trent 1-3 0-0 2; HORNSBY, Keith 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 2955 19-27 80. VMI.................................. 35 29 - 64 UNC Asheville................. 36 44 - 80 3-point goals--VMI 7-23 (WEETHEE, Jordan 2-5; UPSHUR, Quinton 2-5; GABRIEL, Keith 2-8; BURKS, Ron 1-2; SPARKS, Michael 0-1; GLASGOW, Rodney 0-1; OKOYE, Stan 0-1), UNC Asheville 3-14 (DICKEY, Matt 2-5; STEPHENSON, Chris 1-2; JACKSON, Quinard 0-1; LANE, Jaron 0-1; MEYER, Trent 0-1; PRIMM, J.P. 0-4). Fouled out--VMI-None, UNC Asheville-None. Rebounds--VMI 31 (OKOYE, Stan 7; COVINGTON, D.J. 7), UNC Asheville 32 (STEPHENSON, Chris 6). Assists--VMI 11 (WEETHEE, Jordan 3; BURKS, Ron 3), UNC Asheville 24 (PRIMM, J.P. 7). Total fouls--VMI 22, UNC Asheville 14. Technical fouls--VMINone, UNC Asheville-PRIMM, J.P.. A-3205

Led by reserve forward James Southerland, Syracuse rallied for a 72-65 victory over the Bulldogs on Thursday in the second round of the East Regional. The sellout crowd of 18,927- except for those wearing Orange -- were solidly behind the underdogs throughout the second half and they were irate over the final 2 minutes with calls that went against the Bulldogs. Syracuse, which won the national championship in 2003, had already made negative history in the tournament, becoming the first No. 2 seed to lose to a 15 when it fell 73-69 to Richmond in 1991. The Orange managed to avoid adding another black mark by holding Asheville to one field goal over the final minute while they went 6 of 7 from the free throw line. Syracuse (32-2) will play eighth-seeded Kansas State in the third round on Saturday at the Consol Energy Center. The Wildcats beat Southern Mississippi 70-64. The Bulldogs (24-10), who had talked Wednesday of becoming the first 16 seed to beat a No. 1, were led by J.P. Primm’s 18 points. They led 34-30 at halftime -- the third 16 to do that -- but the Orange took the lead for good with 6:17 left on a turnaround jumper by Southerland. The Bulldogs got within three points three times in the final 1:04 but could get no closer as Syracuse made its free throws and the officials made a couple of controversial calls. Southerland had 15 points and a season-high eight rebounds for the Orange, who finished 5 of 23 from 3-point range, including missing 17 of their first 20 from behind the arc. The first call that caused the crowd to react was a lane violation with 1:20 left. Scoop Jardine of Syracuse missed the front end of a 1-and-1 but Asheville was called for entering the lane too soon. Jardine got to shoot the front end again, made it, and made the second for a 64-58 lead. With 35 seconds left and the Orange leading 66-63, the ball appeared to go out of bounds off Syracuse’s Brandon Triche but the officials pointed the other way and gave it to the Orange.

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VMI (17-16) was led by Keith Gabriel’s 12 points, while Jordan Weethee added 11 off the bench. The Keydets were within one point at halftime after having a four-point lead with 4:40 remaining in the opening stanza. VMI would tie the game at 47-47 early in the second half, but the effects of playing four games in six days caught up with the Keydets as they finished with a 38.9 field goal percentage. In addition, VMI managed just one three-point field goal in the second half after making six in the first 20 minutes.

The Orange was staring at NCAA tournament history. A No. 1 seed has never lost to a No. 16 seed, and they were trailing UNC Asheville with just over 6 minutes to play.

Jardine made two free throws a second later for a 68-63 lead. UNC ASHEVILLE (32-2) PRIMM, J.P. 5-9 4-4 18; LANE, Jaron 4-6 5-6 16; ATKINSON, Jeremy 5-7 1-2 12; JACKSON, Quinard 4-6 0-0 8; DICKEY, Matt 1-13 2-2 5; STEPHENSON, Chris 1-5 2-2 4; HORNSBY, Keith 1-2 0-0 2; ROBERTS, Jaleel 0-0 0-0 0; HARN, Jeremy 0-0 0-0 0; NWANNUNU, Jon 0-0 0-0 0; LITTLEJOHN, Corey 0-0 0-0 0; DAVIS, Madison 0-0 0-0 0; MEYER, Trent 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-49 14-16 65. SYRACUSE (24-10) Southerland, James 6-8 0-1 15; Joseph, Kris 3-10 6-7 12; Waiters, Dion 4-9 3-3 12; Jardine, Scoop 3-8 4-4 11; Triche, Brandon 3-7 3-6 9; Christmas, Rakeem 3-5 0-2 6; Keita, Baye 2-2 0-0 4; Fair, C.J. 1-7 1-1 3. Totals 25-56 17-24 72. UNC Asheville................. 34 31 - 65 Syracuse........................... 30 42 - 72 3-point goals--UNC Asheville 9-23 (PRIMM, J.P. 4-8; LANE, Jaron 3-3; ATKINSON, Jeremy 1-1; DICKEY, Matt 1-9; MEYER, Trent 0-1; HORNSBY, Keith 0-1), Syracuse 5-23 (Southerland, James 3-5; Waiters, Dion 1-5; Jardine, Scoop 1-4; Fair, C.J. 0-1; Triche, Brandon 0-3; Joseph, Kris 0-5). Fouled out--UNC Asheville-STEPHENSON, Chris, Syracuse-None. Rebounds--UNC Asheville 32 (LANE, Jaron 7), Syracuse 33 (Southerland, James 8; Joseph, Kris 8). Assists--UNC Asheville 17 (DICKEY, Matt 5), Syracuse 16 (Jardine, Scoop 7). Total fouls--UNC Asheville 22, Syracuse 15. Technical fouls--UNC Asheville-None, Syracuse-None. A-18927

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THE CLASS OF 2012: A LEGACY OF WINNING

On May 5, 2012, UNC Asheville celebrated Graduation Day as the school graduated more than 500 graduates. Six men’s basketball players earned their final victory that day as Matt Dickey, J.P. Primm, Quinard Jackson, Chris Stephenson, Jeremy Harn and Madison Davis picked up their diploma. All six helped lead the Bulldog program to heights never before seen in the history of UNC Asheville.

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The Class of 2012 celebrates Graduation Day last May. From left to right: Madison Davis, Matt Dickey, Chris Stephenson, Jeremy Harn, Quinard Jackson and J.P. Primm.

The six seniors accomplished the following: Back-to-back Big South Conference championships and two trips to the NCAA Tournament. An NCAA Tournament win over Arkansas-Little Rock in 2011 in the “First Four.” A Big South Conference regular season title in 2012 with a school-record for wins at 24 Tying a conference record for best league mark at 16-2 in during the 2011-12 season. Wins in 25 of their last 27 Big South Conference games. An overall record of 74-56 in their four-year career. A Big South mark of 56-26 in their career. A near upset of monumental proportions in the 2012 NCAA Tournament when the 16th-seeded Bulldogs lost a close 73-66 decision to top-seeded Syracuse. It was a game that was talked about for weeks afterwards nationally. Wins over BCS schools Auburn and Utah. Asheville went 15-2 at home last season, the most home wins in school history. An 8-5 road record, the best mark in school history last year. The Bulldogs finished fifth nationally last season in scoring (81.2), eighth in assists (16.6), 12th in free throw percentage (.812), 15th in field goal percentage (.484) and 16th in steals (8.48). Senior guard Matt Dickey was named Big South Preseason Player of the Year and ended up being Big South Player of the Year in 2012. Senior guard J.Primm was selected as the Big South Tournament MVP in 2012. All six seniors began their academic and basketball careers in the fall of 2008 and graduated on time in May of 2012.

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MATT DICKEY

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G • 6-1 • SR • TRUSSVILLE, AL

Overview: Completed his career as UNC Asheville third all-time leading scorer with 1,778 points which makes him the program’s all-time Division I scorer… he and J.P. Primm are the program’s all-time leader in games played with 130… finished fifth at Asheville in career assists at 429, second in steals with 188, third in three-pointers made with 199…became the first UNC Asheville men’s basketball player to be named Honorable Mention All-American…also earned All-State honors…. named to I-AAA Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete team…made the NABC All-District team…currently living in his home of Trussville, Ala. and hoping for chance to play in the NBA Development League this year…married former volleyball player Rachel Guinnane this past July.

2011-12: Named Big South Conference Player of the Year …one of two players to start and play in all 34 games for the Bulldogs…finished the season as Asheville’s leading scorer (16.1)…set single season record for free throws made (182) and percentage (.867)…scored in double figures in 30 of 34 games despite seeing each opponent’s best defender…second on team in assists (124), steals (50) and three-pointers made (62)… scored more than 20 points in eight different games…scored career-high 31 points and tied school record with seven steals in home victory over Campbell (1-28)…enjoyed the first double-double of his career with 19 points and 10 rebounds during road win at Campbell (1-12)…scored 26 points and was perfect 11-of-11 from free throw line at VMI (2-2)…pumped in 22 pints in home win over Radford with 10-of-10 effort from charity stripe (2-11)…was perfect from field in home win over Brevard College (11-21) as he was 6-of-6 from field, 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and 4-of-4 from charity stripe…dished out nine assists vs. Mars Hill (11-16)…pumped n 23 points during home win over VMI (1-5)… led Asheville in scoring 15 times during the year…went 47-of-51 from the free throw line the last nine games…enjoyed great BSC championship game against VMI with 15 points, six assists and five steals plus went 7-of-7 from free throw line. 2010-2011: Finished the season as Bulldogs leading scorer with a 15.7 average...led team in three-pointers made (65) and free throw percentage (85.1%)...second on team in assists (111) and steals (64)...one of three players that started and played in all 34 games for the Bulldogs...caught the nation’s eye first with his steal and last-second winning shot in 61-58 victory at Coastal Carolina (2-22)...the play was named ESPN’s Play of the Day and ESPN’s Play of the Month...scored a career-high 29 points against Charleston Southern (3-1) in quarterfinals of Big South Tournament...tallied 18 points, six assists and six rebounds vs. High Point (3-3) in semifinals...scored 12 points with two assists and hit crucial three-pointer late in championship game victory over Coastal Carolina (3-5)...the dramatics continued in NCAA Tournament when he scored 22 points vs. Arkansas Little-Rock in the tourney’s first round...hit three-pointer late in regulation that sent the game to overtime as Bulldogs went on to win 81-77...finished the game going 7-of-10 from the field and 6-of-7 from charity stripe...scored in double figures 29 times...came close to triple-double in overtime loss at Liberty (1-27) with 20 points, career-high nine assists and seven rebounds...scored at least 20 points in seven different games...tied a school record with seven steals vs. Winthrop (2-5)... led Bulldogs in scoring in NCAA Second-Round loss to Pitt (3-17) with 21

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points...was Asheville’s leading scorer in 17 different games...opened the season with 18 points in upset win at Auburn (11-12)...tied then career-high in points with 26 at Furman (11-16) as he went 9-of-10 from the free throw line...went 40-of-44 from the free throw line (91%) in the final seven games of the season...pumped in 23 points vs. Northeastern (2-19)...finished the season sixth in the Big South Conference in scoring (15.7), third in free throw percentage (85.1%), fourth in steals (1.9) and ninth in assists (3.3). 2009-2010: Asheville’s second leading scorer with an 11.5 average...second on team in assists with 116 and 36 steals...led team and was third in the Big South in free throw shooting at 80.9 percent (106-of-131)...scored in double figures in 18 games, including the final six contests of the season...set a career high in scoring with 26 points in two different games...tallied 26 in early-season game vs. Campbell (11-21) and then had 26 vs. Radford (1-31) later in the year...went 6-of-8 from the field and 12-of-14 from charity strip in win against Highlanders...tallied 22 points in key road victory at Liberty (1-16) and had six assists...scored 19 points with career-best nine assists in home triumph over Presbyterian College (1-23)...made his last 14 free throws of the year... named Big South Player of the Week on Feb. 1 after scoring 12 points vs. High Point (1-28) and 26 points vs. Radford (1-31)...tallied 12 points, handed out seven assists and knocked down crucial three-pointer in road win at VMI (1-14)...scored 18 points, collected seven rebounds and dished out six assists in regular-season finale victory over Gardner-Webb (2-27)...pumped in 18 points and had six assists in Big South tourney victory over High Point (3-2), also went 7-for-7 from free throw line to help seal the victory...averaged 3.6 rebounds per game...collected career-high seven rebounds in back-to-back games late in the season at Winthrop (2-23) and Gardner-Webb (2-27)... fourth in the Big South in assists with a 3.76 per game average...eighth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.45...fifth in the conference in assists per game in league play at 4.17...started in 20 games, including the last 16 contests of the season...scored eight points and stole the ball from Kentucky star John Wall (11-30) at Freedom Hall in Louisville.

2008-2009: UNC Asheville’s third leading scorer with a 10.9 average and scored 12.7 points in league games...second on team in three-pointers made with 48...third on team in assists at 78...connected on 82 percent of his free throws...started 13 games, including the last 12 games of the season...scored in double figures in 14 of the last 17 contests...was named Big South Freshman of the Week on Jan. 19 after scoring career-high 23 points at Winthrop (117) and 15 points in home victory over High Point (1-13)...scored 22 points in road victory at VMI (2-2) with six rebounds and four assists...posted 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting from field and 5-of-5 effort from free throw line against Coastal Carolina (2-21)...dished out seven assists and had five steals vs. Presbyterian (1-24)...tallied 14 points and went 4-of-5 from three-point line in Big South Tourney vs. Radford (3-5)...pumped in 18 points in road win at Gardner-Webb (1-7)...shot 42 percent (71-of-148) from the three-point line in Big South Conference play...pulled down 100 rebounds, including six in five different games...knocked down at least one three-pointer in the last 21 games. Before UNC Asheville: Averaged 18.8 points, six assists and three rebounds per game as a senior at Hewitt-Trussville HS in Alabama...earned first team All-Metro honors senior year...led team to area championship and a berth in the Alabama “Sweet 16” state playoffs...junior year averaged 14 points, six assists and three rebounds per game...lettered in baseball in high school.

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J.P. PRIMM G • 6-1 • SR • DICKSON,TN

Overview: Finished his career as UNC Asheville’s all-time leader in assists (607) and steals (248)…he and Matt Dickey share the school’s all-time career mark for games played with 130… completes his career as the fifth all-time leader in scoring with 1,689 points…second all-time in career three-pointers made with 205… made the NABC All-District team and also earned All-State honors…graduated in May …played in France and Ukraine before coming to the states and hoping to be drafted by NBA Development league team.

2010-2011: Second team All-Conference performer and member of Big South All-Tournament team...one of three players to start in all 34 games... second leading scorer with 14.6 average...led team in assists (154) and set an Asheville single-season record for steals (71)...scored 22 points in NCAA Tournament overtime victory over Arkansas Little Rock (3-15)...went 12-of14 from the free throw line and sealed the win with late-game steal...pumped in 14 points against Pittsburgh (3-17) in second-round game...team-high 19 points and career-high five 3-pointers against High Point (3-3) in the semifinals of Big South Tournament...had season-low five points vs. Charleston Southern (3-1) in quarterfinals but did have five assists and two steals in victory...had seven points and hit important three-pointer in championship game victory over Coastal Carolina (3-5)...scored in double figures in 27 games...career-high of 26 points came in two different overtime games with 26 in double overtime loss at USC Upstate (11-29) and 26 in home overtime victory over Western Carolina (12-28)...tallied 21 points at North Carolina (11-23) and 17 at Georgetown (11-27)...pumped in 24 points with six assists in key road victory at Winthrop (1-6)...season-high of seven assists came at Liberty (1-27) and vs. Virginia Intermont (11-20)...helped lead comeback vic-

2009-2010: Finished the season as the Bulldogs leading scorer with a 12.5 average...led the team in assists (172) and steals (64)...scored in double figures 23 times...posted three double-doubles (points-assists) on the year with 16 points and 12 assists in home win over High Point (1-28), 13 assists and 16 points during home victory over VMI (2-13) and 23 points plus 11 assists during Big South Tourney victory over High Point (3-2)...tallied career-high 23 points during home victory over Presbyterian College (1-23)...scored 21 points with seven assists and seven rebound in home win over Bluefield College (1-18)...pumped in 20 points and was a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line in road win at PC (2-16)...had 11 assists and eight rebounds in home win over Catawba (12-15)...scored 15 points in opening night at Charlotte (11-13)...tallied 10 points with nine assists in crucial road victory at Liberty (1-14)...picked up four steals in four different games...second on team in three-pointers made with 44 and in free throw percentage at 75.5 percent (105-of-139)...tied career-high of 23 points during Big South Tourney over High Point (3-2) as he went 6-of-13 from field, 4-of-6 from three-point line and 7-of-10 from charity stripe...also had seven rebunds in that game...5.5 assists per game was second in the Big South, while his total (172) led the league...2.06 steals per game was second in the league...assist-to-turnover of 1.48 was seventh best in the conference...led the BSC in assists (6.0) and steals per game (2.39) in league contests...started 30 of 31 games...averaged 4.5 rebounds per outing and collected at least seven rebounds in 10 different games.

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2011-12: Big South Tournament MVP as he helped lead Bulldogs for the second straight year…earned second team All-Conference honors…finished the season as Asheville’s second leading scorer with 15.4 per game average… averaged 16.4 points in BSC games…led team in assists (142), steals (64) and three-pointers made (75)…second on team and third in Big South Conference in free throw percentage (.842)…led Bulldogs with 18 points in near upset of Syracuse in NCAA Tournament (3-15)…scored 15 points with six assists in BSC Tournament quarterfinal win over High Point (2-29)…tallied 27 points on 8-of-13 shooting vs. Charleston Southern in BSC semifinal victory (3-1)…solid Big South title game performance with 16 points, seven assists and four steals…led Bulldogs in scoring 11 different times…scored careerhigh 30 points with five assists, five steals and no turnovers in home win over High Point (1-26)…tallied 23 points two days later vs. Campbell (1-28) with four assists…went 10-for-22 from three-point line and 11-of-11 from free throw line in those two games…named Big South Player of the Week and Lou Henson Mid-Major Player of the Week for his efforts in both games…tallied 26 points in home loss to Charleston Southern (1-19)…pumped in 23 points during home victory over Coastal Carolina (1-17)…had 21 points in back-toback home victories over VMI (1-5) and Liberty (1-7)…scored 25 points in near upset of Tennessee (12-20)…tallied 23 points against top-ranked UNC Chapel Hill (11-13)…had season-high nine assists vs. Mars Hill (11-16)…had seven assists vs. UCONN (11-24)…had five steals in three different games… fourth in the Big South in assists per game (4.2) and third in steals (1.91).

tory at Auburn (11-12) on opening night with 16 points...second in Big South in assists (4.56) and in steals (2.01)...second on team in three-pointers made (55)...led Asheville in free throws (149) and free throws attempted (189)...had six steals vs.Virginia Intermont (11-20)...in win over WCU went 9-of-12 from the field and 8-of-10 from charity stripe...led Bulldogs in scoring 14 different times throughout the season.

2008-2009: Started 18 times and led UNC Asheville in assists with 139... his assist total was the most by a Bulldog freshman in 16 years...fifth-leading scorer with a 9.0 average but averaged 10.1 points per game in Big South Conference play...top game came early in the season in nationally-televised broadcast against Liberty (11-18) as he scored career-high 21 points with seven rebounds and seven assists...went 8-for-8 from the free throw line...had double-double in home loss to VMI (12-6) with 14 points and 13 assists...the 13 assists was the second highest in school history during a game...pumped in 18 points in road win at Charleston Southern (1-3)...scored in double figures nine times...tallied 13 points in three different games...pumped in 17 points and knocked down three 3-pointers against Radford (2-14)...had eight assists and eight points in early-season win over Montreat (11-16)...scored 13 points and collected six rebounds during road victory at Gardner-Webb (1-7)...tied for team lead in steals with 49...tied for third on team in three-pointers made with 31. Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed a sensational senior season for Dickson County HS as he averaged 19 points, five assists and three steals per game and led squad to 22-13 overall record...named second team All-State as a senior...earned All-District honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...named MVP of team...played in East-West Tennessee All-Star game...scored 1,600 points during his career...averaged 17 points, four assists and four steals as a junior...helped lead Dickson to three appearances in District championship game...also played football in high school.

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CHRIS STEPHENSON G • 6-3 • SR • PUNTA GORDA, FL

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Overview: Finishes his career in 23rd place on the all-time career scoring list with 1,145 points… enjoyed a solid senior season that saw him earn Big South All-Tournament honors for his play…finished in 10th place all-time in steals with 131…graduated this past May and hoping to play overseas before injury slowed him down…still hoping to play when injury heals.

2011-2012: Ended up being the third leading scorer for the Bulldogs with a 12.8 average and second in rebounding with a 6.3 mark…opened BSC Tournament play with team-high 18 points, seven rebounds and went 7-of-11 from the field during quarterfinal victory over High Point (2-29)…scored 18 points with six rebounds and 6-of-6 shooting from free throw line during semifinal victory over Charleston Southern (3-1)…had 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals during SC title game win vs.VMI (3-3)…top game was a 33-point performance at Radford (1-2) as he also grabbed 10 rebounds that night…the 33 points was the most by a Bulldog player in a game in 14 years…third on team in three-pointers made with 20…scored in double figures in 22 games…had 15 points and 13 rebounds at Western Carolina (12-28)…near double-double vs. USC Upstate with 20 points and nine rebounds (12-4)…led team in blocked shots with 23…named Big South Player of the Week on Jan. 9…tallied 17 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out six assists and had four steals in home win over VMI (1-5)…also had 19 points and eight rebounds at VMI (2-2)…went 3-of-3 from three-point line and tallied 14 points vs. Charleston Southern (1-19)…just missed double-double at Gardner-Webb with nine points and 12 rebounds at Gardner-Webb (12-1)… scored 17 points and hit three 3-pointers in key home victory over Coastal Carolina (1-17)…was perfect 7-of-7 from free throw line with 11 points and nine rebounds in late-season victory over Radford (2-11)…suffered injury in first half at Coastal Carolina (2-14) and missed the second half of that game and Ohio game (2-18)..grabbed 11 rebounds at Liberty (2-4).

2009-2010: Started in 28 games and ended the season as Asheville’s fifth leading scorer with a 9.6 average...third on team in rebounding with a 5.1 per game mark...third on club in three-point field goals made with 28...top game of the year came in home win over Blufield (1-18) with 26 points and 13 rebounds...went 10-fo-14 from field and perfect 3-of-3 from three-point line... opend the season in excellent fashion with a then career-best 22-point effort at Charlotte (11-13)...also had career-high three blocks shots vs. 49ers... scored in double figures in 14 games....tallied 16 points and was 7-of-11 from the field in home game vs. Furman (11-27)...had second double-double of the season in home win over VMI (2-13) with 12 points and 12 rebounds...just missed a double-double in first meeting of the season against Keydets (1-14) as he tallied 15 points and collected nine rebounds...pumped in 16 points and knocked down three 3-pointers in home win over Liberty (2-11)...scored 13 points with six rebounds in road victory at Gardner-Webb (12-4)...his tapin at Gardner-Webb with 1.5 seconds left gave Asheville its first win of the season. 2008-2009: Named Big South Freshman of the Week on Jan. 12 after two great road games as he scored 10 points, dished out seven assists and pulled down six rebounds in road win at Gardner-Webb (1-7) and then scored career-best 14 points with six rebounds and two assists in overtime loss at Radford (1-10)...was a bright spot in loss at Campbell (11-22) with nine points...tallied eight points with three steals in key overtime victory at High Point (2-18)...pumped in nine points with three assists in Big South Tournament game at Radford (3-5)...grabbed five rebounds with two assists in win at VMI (2-2)...collected four rebounds at North Carolina (11-30) and Tennessee (12-3)...had three steals against High Point twice...pulled down five rebounds at Winthrop (1-17). Before UNC Asheville: Averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and two assists per game at Charlotte HS in Punta Gorda, Fla. for a team that finished 246...helped lead team to district championship as junior and senior...averaged 18 points, six rebounds and five assists as a junior and led squad to regional championship...earned All-Area honors as sophomore, junior and senior... named Southwest Florida Player of the Year following senior campaign... named Defensive Player of the Year by Charlotte coaching staff.

2010-2011: One of three players to start in all 34 games...scored in double figures in 18 games...fourth on team in scoring (9.2) and in rebounding (3.9)... third in assists (69) and steals (47)...second in free throw percentage at 80.3 percent...was sensational in Big South Conference title game as he scored a team-high 14 points against Coastal Carolina (3-5)...also collected a seasonhigh eight rebounds in championship game...scored season-high 18 points in overtime win over Western Carolina (12-28) with eight rebounds...tallied 13 points with season-high six assists in road victory at VMI (1-29)...pumped in 12 points, including eight in crucial stretch in second half of BSC Tournament quarterfinal win over Charleston Southern (3-1)...had 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field in regular-season finale victory over Radford (2-26)... tallied 14 points with five steals at High Point (12-4)...produced 16 points in home loss vs. Liberty (1-2)...had seven rebounds in both NCAA Tournament games vs. UALR (3-15) and Pitt (3-17)...scored 13 points and knocked down three 3-pointers in road victory at Presbyterian College (1-8)...was a perfect 6-of-6 from free throw line in Big South Tournament...pumped in 14 points with seven rebounds and 8-of-10 effort from free throw line vs. Montreat (12-11)...went 23-of-26 from charity stripe (88%) in last half of the season.

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QUINARD JACKSON F • 6-5 • SR • WEST PALM BEACH, FL

Overview: The unsung hero of the past two championship seasons… one of two players, along with Matt Dickey, to start and play in all 34 games…hard worker, tough defender who gave Asheville some real toughness inside…graduated last May…working in his hometown of Palm Beach, Fla.

2008-2009: Played in 26 games in a reserve role as a forward…tallied a career-best 10 points and collected five rebounds in 23 minutes of action against Liberty (11-18)…scored six points on 3-of-3 shooting from the field at Radford (1-10)…came off the bench late in the season and sparked Bulldogs with career-best nine rebounds vs. Coastal Carolina (2-21)…tallied four points on 2-of-2 shooting at Ohio State (12-22)…scored three points and collected three rebounds in home victory over Western Carolina (12-31)… pumped in four points and garnered three rebounds vs. Catawba (12-13)… scored four points and grabbed five rebounds at Campbell (11-22)…picked up four rebounds at Tennessee (12-3). Before UNC Asheville: Senior year averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals per game...helped lead The Benjamin School in Florida to 23-5 overall record senior season...earned first team All-State honors as a junior and senior...made first team All-Conference for three consecutive years...led team to state championship game as a sophomore...junior season averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals per game...had his number retired by school at the end of his career.

2010-2011: Started in 24 of the last 27 games...averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game...shot .586 (75-of-128) from the field...scored a careerhigh 17 points in first start of the season at High Point (12-4)...started all Big South Tournament and NCAA tourney games...averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game...shot 58.6 percent (75-of-128) from the field ...went 7-of-8 from the field and 3-of-3 from the charity stripe in that game...pumped in 12 points and collected seven rebounds during home victory vs. King College (12-16)...tallied 11 points with six rebounds vs. Charleston Southern (1-22)...had seven points and tied a career-high with nine rebounds against High Point (2-24)...grabbed six rebounds in BSC semifinal Tournament victory over High Point (3-3)...blocked two shots, collected four rebounds and played sensational defense against Coastal Carolina (3-5) in Big South title game.

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2011-2012: Averaged 5.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game…shot .518 (67-of-131) from the field…developed three-point shot over the summer and used it occasionally as he went 9-for-20 overall and 7-of-8 in BSC play… scored in double figures for the third time during the year with 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field in Big South title game vs. VMI (3-3)…grabbed five rebounds…tallied season-high 12 points vs. High Point (1-26)…also had 11 points at High Point (1-14) with 5-for-5 shooting from the field, including three-pointer at buzzer to end first half…collected career-best 11 rebounds at Liberty, (2-4) just missing double-double with nine points…grabbed nine rebounds at Tennessee (12-20)…also had seven rebounds and nine points at N.C. State (11-11)…scored eight points vs. College of Charleston (11-25)… also had eight points at Gardner-Webb (12-1)…pumped in six points on 3-of-3 shooting in home victory over USC Upstate (12-4)….second on team in blocked shots with 11…had three assists in four different games…tallied eight points in NCAA Tournament game vs. Syracuse (3-15).

2009-2010: Played in 29 games and started four times...started the first two games of the year at Charlotte (11-13) and Tennessee (11-17)...tied his career-high in points with 10 in two different games....tallied 10 points vs. Montreat (12-13) and at Western Carolina (12-30)...in the WCU game, he was a perfect 3-of-3 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line...tallied six points with season-high five rebounds at Charlotte (11-13)...made 50 percent (37-of-74) of his field goal attempts...pumped in eight points vs. Charleston Southern (1-9)...played 13 valuable minutes in Big South Tournament win vs.High Point, (3-2) scoring two points and collecting three rebounds.

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MADISON DAVIS G • 5-10 • SR • WAYNESVILLE, N.C.

Overview: Walk-on who graduated in May and now helping Bulldog coaching staff this year as Director of Basketball Operations… local product from Tuscola HS in Waynesville.

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2011-2012: Played in 11 games…knocked down three-pointer in home victory over Radford (2-11)…scored one point vs. Mars Hill (11-16)…had one rebound vs. Montreat (12-15) and vs. Liberty (17)…dished out an assist against Mars Hill (11-16) and had steal vs. Brevard (11-21).

2009-2010: Played in five games with season-high of seven minutes vs. Montreat (12-13)...picked up a steal against Cavaliers...also played against Wofford (12-21), at Western Carolina (12-30), Bluefield (1-18) and at Coastal Carolina (2-6). 2008-2009: Red-shirted Before UNC Asheville: Played for one of the top coaches in the state of North Carolina in Derek Thomas...was an all-conference performer for three consecutive years at Tuscola...averaged 15.3 points and 5.0 assists per game as senior...team MVP as a junior and senior...made Honorable Mention AllWestern North Carolina as a senior...averaged 15 points per game as a junior...also lettered in football.

2010-2011: Played in nine games and scored his first career points...first collegiate basket came vs. Virginia Intermont (11-20) when he sank a long 3-pointer...also collected two rebounds against Va. Intermont...scored careerhigh four points on two buckets vs. Montreat (12-11)...had assist vs. Radford (2-26)...played in NCAA Tournament game vs. Pittsburgh (3-17).

JEREMY HARN F • 6-8 • SR • CHAPEL HILL, N.C.

Overview: Walk-on who enjoyed an excellent senior season and played some key moments for the Bulldogs…earned a spot on the NABC Honors Court along with Matt Dickey for his work in the classroom…graduated this past May with a degree in Political Science.

2011-2012: Played in 22 games and earned two starts…first career start came at Western Carolina (12-28) and grabbed career-high six rebounds… scored four points against WCU with impressive dunk early in the game… played career-high 26 minutes in next game at Winthrop (12-31) with six points on 3-of-4 shooting and two steals…hit crucial shot late in regulation to help lead Bulldog comeback and then had another key bucket in overtime that gave Asheville the lead for good…played 12 minutes in victory at Radford and went 2-for-2 from field with four points…came off bench in key home win over Coastal Carolina (1-17), playing 13 minutes with two rebounds…played 11 minutes with two points in home victory over Campbell (1-28)…had four points and four rebounds during win over Montreat (1215)…scored late basket in BSC quarterfinal victory over High Point (2-29). 70

2010-2011: Competed in 10 games, including NCAA Tournament vs. Pitt (3-17)...scored two points and collected three rebounds at Winthrop (1-6)... averaged one rebound per game...scored final UNC Asheville regular-season basket in history of Justice Center vs. Radford (2-26)...had two rebounds vs. King College (12-16)...tallied one point with one rebund vs. PC (3-3)...pulled down two rebounds at Radford (12-2)...had two assists in six minutes of action vs.Virginia Intermont (11-20). 2009-2010: Played in three games and collected a rebound in each contest... grabbed two rebounds vs. Bluefield (1-18)...played a season-high three minutes vs. Montreat (12-13)...scored first career basket vs. Wofford (12-21) on offensive rebound bucket. 2008-2009: Red-shirted

Before UNC Asheville: Helped lead East Chapel Hill to 20-9 overall record as a senior...solid senior year where he averaged nine points and eight rebounds per game, while shooting a team-high 60 percent from the field... led team in offensive rebounds...helped lead ECH to conference tournament championship and berth in sectional championship game.

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2011-12 HEADLINES Matt Dickey Named Honorable Mention All-America

Bulldogs to be Presented Heart of Asheville Award

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - UNC Asheville senior guard Matt Dickey was named Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press on Monday.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville men’s basketball team will be given the first ever “Heart of Asheville” award on Sunday, April 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of The Carolina Asheville during this weekend’s Action Fest film festival.

Dickey enjoyed a sensational senior year for the Bulldogs as he led Asheville to the Big South Conference regular-season and tournament championships. He was named Big South Conference Player of the Year and first team All-Conference as the Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season.

Coach Eddie Biedenbach will be on hand to get the award along with several members of the 2011-12 Bulldog team. The award is being given to the Bulldogs from the Asheville Film Society. Bill Banowsky, Founder of the Asheville Film Society, praised this year’s UNC Asheville team.

Dickey and Primm joined fellow Big South players Nick Barbour (High Point) and Eric Griffin (Campbell) plus USC Upstate forward Torrey Craig on the five-game team. This marks the first time that any Bulldog players have ever made the NABC District 3 team. There were 240 student-athletes honored in other districts throughout the nation by the NABC on Wednesday. The All-American team will be named on March 20. Dickey enjoyed a sensational senior season and enters the NCAA Tournament on Thursday as the Bulldogs leading scorer with a 16.5 average. He was named Big South Player of the Year as he scored in double figures in 30 of Asheville’s 33 games. Dickey was second on the team in assists (180), steals (50) and three-pointers (61). He leads the Bulldogs and second in the Big South in free throw percentage at .865.

CLEVELAND - UNC Asheville senior guard Matt Dickey is one of 22 winners of the 10th Annual Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Teams that was announced today by the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA).

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Dickey led Asheville with a 16.1 scoring average and was the Bull- “We at the Asheville Film Society are grateful for the opportunity to dogs top free throw shooter at .867. He set a single-season record honor this team and its coach for their remarkable season and what for free throws (182) and was second on the club in assists (124), their efforts meant to the Asheville community,” said Banowsky. steals (50) and three-pointers made (62). ”This team and its successes contributed significantly to a sense of Matt becomes the first UNC Asheville men’s basketball player to community pride. This is ‘Asheville’s Dream Team,’ and we are pleased to pay tribute to them. ever earn Honorable Mention All-America honors. “The Heart of Asheville award pays tribute to those who distinguish themselves with remarkable civic contributions to our community,” added Banowsky. “Coach Biedenbach and his Bulldogs brought Dickey & Primm Make NABC All-District Team enormous civic pride to the city of Asheville this year as both Big PITTSBURGH, Pa. - UNC Asheville senior guards Matt Dickey South Conference regular season and tournament champions, and with their near upset of the number one seeded Syracuse Orange in and J.P. Primm were named to the District 3 National Association the NCAA tournament.” of Basketball Coaches first team. The announcement came from the NABC office in Kansas City Wednesday. Dickey Named to Division I-AAA AD’s Scholar-Athlete Team

Basketball players from all Division I-AAA ADA member institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees was required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletics credentials. He/she must have reached junior athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible athletics transfers are not eligible) and have completed at least three academic semesters/five quarters at the nominated institution. Nominated student-athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games listed on the nomination form.

Dickey, one of 11 men’s basketball players to be honored, made the Big South All-Academic for men’s basketball for the third straight season. He has a 3.30 GPA and is majoring in Health & Wellness. Dickey was the 2012 Big South Player of the Year and helped lead Asheville to the 2012 Big South Conference regular-season and tournament title plus the Bulldogs second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament where they nearly knocked off top-seeded Syracuse. This season he was Asheville’s leading scorer with a 16.1 average Asheville takes on top-seeded Syracuse in the East Region Thurs- and second on the team in assists (124), steals (50), and three-pointers made (62). day afternoon in Pittsburgh starting at 3:10 p.m. Primm was the Bulldogs second leading scorer at 15.3 points per game. He led Asheville in assists (139), steals (63) and three-pointers made (71). Primm was a second team All-Conference performer and was then named Big South Tournament MVP as helped lead the Bulldogs to their second straight Big South Conference championship.

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UNC ASHEVILLE YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS Year 1964-65 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Totals

Won 14 15 17 16 19 14 20 18 15 17 12 8 14 17 7 11 14 19 22 21 15 20 15 13 16 18 8 9 4 3 11 18 18 19 11 11 15 13 15 9 11 9 12 23 15 15 20 24 665

Lost 13 8 8 9 9 13 10 12 17 18 17 22 18 15 20 16 15 10 9 10 13 9 11 15 14 12 20 19 23 24 16 10 10 9 18 19 13 15 17 20 17 19 19 10 16 16 14 10 658

.Pct. .518 .652 .680 .640 .679 .518 .667 .600 .469 .486 .414 .267 .438 .531 .259 .407 .483 .655 .710 .667 .536 .690 .577 .464 .533 .600 .286 .321 .148 .111 .407 .643 .643 .679 .379 .366 .536 .464 .469 .310 .393 .321 .387 .696 .484 .484 .588 .706 .502

Asheville Points 2,085 1,766 2,146 2,272 2,490 2,083 2,521 2,721 2,756 2,730 2,098 2,158 2,531 2,602 2,031 1,850 2,079 1,979 2,194 2,160 2,090 2,138 1,918 2,126 2,343 2,337 2,032 1,917 1,858 1,634 1,848 2,035 1,931 2,002 2,144 2,074 1,910 1,956 2,320 1,827 1,194 1,885 2,148 2,479 2,261 2,296 2,506 2,745 46 Years

Opp. Points 2,141 1,701 1,880 2,069 2,244 2,041 2,428 2,592 2,706 2,785 2,278 2,309 2,493 2,611 2,306 1,859 2,095 1,824 2,057 1,909 2,026 1,975 1,847 2,086 2,300 2,244 2,251 2,147 2,222 1,969 1,902 1,935 1,937 1,872 2,314 2,281 1,951 2,059 2,514 2,054 2,118 2,212 2,277 2,316 2,410 2,401 2,333 2,426

Head Coach Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Bob Hartman Jerry Green Jerry Green Jerry Green Jerry Green Jerry Green Jerry Green Jerry Green Jerry Green Jerry Green Don Doucette Don Doucette Don Doucette Don Doucette Don Doucette Randy Wiel Randy Wiel Randy Wiel Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach

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Year-by Year Scoring Leaders

Year-by Year Reboundng Leaders

Player Jim Baker Guy Batsel Guy Batsel Jim McElhaney

GP 23 25 25 28

FG 184 219 232 265

FT 81 95 101 82

PTS 453 533 565 612

AVG 19.7 21.3 22.6 21.9

1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

Rod Healy Dean Nanney Doug Murray Frank Rhyne Prince Frazier Bamford Jones Bamford Jones Bamford Jones George Gilbert George Gilbert Paul Allen Paul Allen Paul Allen Paul Allen Tom Haus Van Wilkins Van Wilkins Ricky Chatman Milton Moore Milton Moore Darryl Sanders Robert Watson Josh Kohn Josh Kohn William Coley Josh Kohn Josh Pittman Josh Pittman Kevin Martin Andre Smith Brett Carey Andre Smith Andre Smith Bryan McCullough Bryan McCullough Joseph Barber Bryan Smithson Bryan Smithson Reid Augst J.P. Primm Matt Dickey Matt Dickey

30 28 31 35 28 30 32 32 25 25 18 28 31 30 26 29 26 28 30 30 28 28 27 27 27 28 28 28 29 30 28 22 32 29 28 28 31 29 31 31 34 34

232 156 192 239 148 225 270 246 127 135 115 215 183 179 126 224 212 178 208 206 155 144 105 149 144 124 199 191 215 100 124 117 154 102 135 138 156 157 170 120 169 152

61 75 49 73 53 67 75 83 71 69 41 108 86 74 100 40 35 104 93 85 36 80 48 45 85 50 63 90 174 117 72 99 157 54 75 65 98 101 106 105 131 339

525 387 433 551 349 517 615 575 325 335 271 538 462 434 352 448 495 460 529 525 405 370 311 435 373 395 506 516 634 340 373 356 509 289 377 363 453 477 477 389 534 548

17.5 13.8 14.0 15.7 12.5 17.2 19.2 17.9 13.0 13.4 15.1 19.2 14.9 14.4 13.5 16.8 19.0 16.4 17.6 17.5 14.5 13.2 11.5 16.1 13.8 14.1 18.1 18.4 21.9 11.3 13.3 16.2 15.9 10.0 13.5 13.0 14.6 16.4 15.4 12.5 15.7 16.1

1969-70 Mickey Gibson

27

257

116

630

23.3

Year 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73

Name Bill White Larry Arrick Larry Arrick Mickey Gibson Rod Healy Rod Healy Dean Nanney Doug Murray

Rebounds 213 278 250 263 330 336 236 330

Average 9.6 11.1 10.0 9.7 12.2 11.2 8.4 10.6

1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

Prince Frazier Tony Bumphus Tony Bumphus Tony Bumphus Charleston Miles Charleston Miles Pat Jolley Pat Jolley Pat Jolley Pat Jolley Byron Samuels Byron Samuels Ricky Chatman Ricky Chatman Moise Preston Brent Keck Brent Keck Robert Watson Don Gay Don Gay William Coley William Coley Robert Stevenson Dirk Lommerse Kevin Martin Adam Earnhardt Colin Shaw Billy Allen Ben McGonagil Chad Mohn Chad Mohn Chad Mohn Joey Harrell Kenny George John Williams John Williams D.J. Cunningham Jeremy Atkinson

239 278 296 302 173 169 181 287 196 183 153 219 184 204 177 177 205 169 156 148 159 196 187 199 163 180 138 148 235 144 152 187 153 197 191 200 187 223

8.5 9.3 9.3 9.4 6.4 6.5 6.2 10.3 7.3 5.9 5.5 7.6 7.1 7.3 5.9 5.9 7.3 6.0 5.8 5.5 5.9 7.0 6.7 7.1 5.6 6.0 4.9 5.5 7.3 5.0 5.4 7.2 4.9 7.0 6.6 6.7 7.2 6.6

1973-74

Frank Rhyne

393

11.2

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Year 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69

Year-by Year Assist Leaders Year

Name

Assists

1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85

NA NA George Gilbert George Gilbert Gary Grace George Gilbert Mitchell Hill Pat Jolley Winfred Basnight James Marshall Randy Shepherd Greg Jones Greg Jones Randy Shepherd Maurice Caldwell Maurice Caldwell Maurice Caldwell Jeff Lippard Jeff Lippard Josh Kohn

--129 112 66 161 136 78 45 50 73 73 83 99 111 107 138 170 173 141

1973-74

1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93

Mike Grace

205

Year 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

Name Josh Kohn Josh Kohn Josh Kohn Kevin Martin Vincent Krieger Kevin Martin Brett Carey Andre Smith Andre Smith Andre Smith Bryan McCullough K.J. Garland Oliver Holmes K.J. Garland K.J. Garland J.P. Primm J.P. Primm J.P. Primm J.P. Primm

Assists 117 83 89 81 82 116 90 103 64 116 102 124 102 126 191 139 172 154 142

Bold Type Indicates School Record

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UNC ASHEVILLE ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS Head Coach

Wins

Losses

Percentage

Years

Bob Hartman

225

207

.521

15 (1964-1979)

Jerry Green

150

108

.581

9 (1979-1988)

Don Doucette

55

88

.385

5 (1988-1993)

Randy Wiel

32

50

.390

3 (1993-1996)

Eddie Biedenbach

240

242

.498

16 (1996-Present)

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All-Time List of Assistant Coaches

Nicholas McDevitt

Brett Carey

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Ronnie Arnold .....................................................................................1986-91 Pat Bryant .............................................................................................1996-01 Bill Burrows ..........................................................................................1989-90 Kevin Cantwell .....................................................................................1972-74 Brett Carey ................................................................................ 2008-present Trip Cogburn .......................................................................................2002-08 Tommy Conrad ...................................................................................1988-91 Jeff Crisp ...............................................................................................1997-99 Dion Dacons .................................................................................. 2011-2012 Don Farquhar ......................................................................................1991-93 Chris Ferguson ..........................................................................................1987 Jerry Green ..........................................................................................1977-79 Dave Hart .............................................................................................1984-85 Kevin Harris .........................................................................................1990-91 Andy Herzer ........................................................................................1986-96 James Holland ......................................................................................1987-88 Robert Hutchinson .............................................................................2000-01 Roger Idstrom .....................................................................................1991-92 Rodney Johnson ..................................................................................1981-84 Kotie Kimble ................................................................................... 2008-2011 Justin Kuralt ..........................................................................................1993-95 Jeff Lafave ..............................................................................................2004-07 James Lindsey .......................................................................................1985-86 Mike Matthews ....................................................................................1999-01 Nicholas McDevitt .................................................................... 2001-present Thomas Nash .......................................................................................2001-08 Jim Ryan ................................................................................................1993-96 Mike Sams .............................................................................................1982-86 Monte Towe ..........................................................................................1996-99 Derrick Worrels ..................................................................................1992-93

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UNC ASHEVILLE 1,000-POINT CLUB Bamford Jones Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1974-75 26 94-216 .435 24-45 .535 212-8.2 1975-76 30 225-470 .479 67-89 .753 517-17.2 1976-77 32 270-507 .532 75-101 .742 615-19.2 1977-78 32 246-486 .506 83-105 .790 575-17.9 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 120 835-1679 .497 249-340 .732 1919-15.9

Josh Kohn Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1992-93 27 105-266 .395 48-64 .750 311-11.5 1993-94 27 149-336 .443 45-55 .818 435-16.1 1994-95 27 101-240 .421 62-67 .925 326-12.1 1995-96 28 124-277 .448 58-69 .841 395-14.1 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 109 479-1119 .428 213-255 .835 1467-13.5

Jim McElhaney Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 28 265-566 .468 82-112 .730 612-21.9 1970-71 30 184-444 .414 55-75 .733 423-14.1 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 110 811-1810 .448 282-388 .727 1904-17.3

Milton Moore Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1986-87 26 139-292 .476 64-87 .724 348-13.4 1987-88 2 16-25 .640 5-8 .625 37-18.5 1988-89 30 208-420 .495 93-139 .669 529-17.6 1989-90 30 206-459 .449 85-131 .649 525-17.5 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 88 569-1223 .465 247-365 .677 1439-16.4 Tony Bumphus Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1974-75 27 71-150 .473 21-46 .457 163-6.1 1975-76 30 167-380 .582 39-67 .582 373-12.4 1976-77 32 167-374 .446 70-109 .642 404-12.6 1977-78 32 201-403 .498 87-126 .690 489-15.2 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 121 606-1307 .464 217-348 .624 1429-11.8

Matt Dickey Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 2008-2009 31 111-240 0.463 68-83 0.819 338-10.3 2009-2010 31 114-284 0.401 106-131 0.809 358-11.5 2010-2011 34 169-389 0.434 131-154 0.851 534-15.7 2011-2012 34 152-339 0.448 182-210 0.867 548-16.1 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 130 546-1252 0.437 487-578 0.843 1778-13.7

J.P Primm Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 2008-2009 31 93-231 0.403 63-83 0.759 280-9.0 2009-2010 31 120-296 0.405 105-139 0.755 389-12.5 2010-2011 34 146-366 0.399 149-189 0.788 496-14.6 2011-2012 34 158-367 0.366 133-158 0.842 524-15.4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 130 517-1260 0.410 450-569 0.791 1689-13.0 Josh Pittman Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1994-95 27 56-143 .392 21-29 .724 145-5.4 1995-96 28 142-270 .526 72-102 .706 380-13.6 1996-97 28 199-409 .487 63-100 .630 506-18.1 1997-98 28 191-419 .456 90-124 .726 518-18.4 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 111 588-1241 .473 246-355 .693 1549-13.9 George Gilbert Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1976-77 27 161-347 .463 78-106 .736 400-14.8 1977-78 32 160-395 .405 139-163 .852 459-14.3 1978-79 25 127-303 .419 71-87 .816 325-13.0 1979-90 25 135-321 .420 69-86 .800 339-13.6 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 109 583-1241 .427 357-442 .808 1523-13.9 Andre Smith Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1999-00 30 100-237 .422 117-147 .796 340-11.3 2000-01 28 85-219 .388 88-129 .682 290-10.4 2001-02 22 117-247 .474 99-132 .750 356-16.2 2002-03 32 154-399 .386 157-197 .797 509-15.9 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 112 456-1102 .414 461-605 .762 1495-13.3

Van Wilkins Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1983-84 29 74-156 .474 21-26 .808 169-5.8 1984-85 28 111-241 .461 14-21 .667 236-8.4 1985-86 29 224-424 .528 40-52 .769 488-16.8 1986-87 26 212-489 .436 35-51 .686 495-19.0 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 111 621-1310 .474 110-150 .733 1388-12.5 Gray Gautier Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1971-72 25 1972-73 26 1973-74 35 226-531 .426 74-103 .728 527-15.1 1974-75 29 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 117 589-1322 .446 201-279 .720 1379-11.8

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Paul Allen Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1980-81 18 115-231 .498 41-61 .672 271-15.1 1981-82 28 215-439 .489 108-142 .761 538-19.2 1982-83 29 183-387 .473 86-107 .804 452-14.6 1983-84 30 179-355 .504 74-96 .771 432-14.4 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 107 692-1412 .490 309-406 .761 1693-15.8

K.J. Garland Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 2003-04 29 108-258 .419 34-54 .630 286- 9.9 2004-05 28 110-267 .412 50-78 .641 286- 10.2 2006-07 30 134-316 .424 57-86 .663 366- 12.2 2007-08 32 154-358 .430 66-96 .688 425- 13.3 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 119 506-1199 .422 207-314 .659 1363-11.5 Kevin Martin Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1996-97 25 104-230 .452 112-149 .752 332-13.3 1997-98 28 130-261 .498 97-144 .674 374-13.4 1998-99 29 215-447 .481 174-234 .744 634-21.9 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 82 449-938 .479 383-527 .727 1340-16.3 Rod Healy Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1967-68 25 130-5.2 1968-69 28 135-297 .454 45-76 .590 315-11.3 1969-70 27 165-388 .425 34-85 .400 364-13.5 1970-71 30 232-468 .496 61-91 .670 525-17.5 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 110 523-1153 .461 140-252 .555 1334-12.1

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UNC ASHEVILLE 1,000-POINT CLUB Tom Haus Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1981-82 28 64-128 .500 33-54 .611 161-5.8 1982-83 31 138-293 .471 81-108 .750 357-11.5 1983-84 31 127-257 .494 99-124 .798 353-11.4 1984-85 28 126-235 .536 100-120 .833 352-13.5 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 118 455-913 .498 313-402 .779 1223-10.5

Robert Watson Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1988-89 30 90-181 .497 71-105 .676 251-8.4 1989-90 30 88-174 .506 47-75 .627 223-7.4 1990-91 28 118-259 .456 58-90 .644 297-10.6 1991-92 28 144-305 .472 80-112 .714 370-13.2 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 116 440-919 .479 256-382 .727 1141-9.8

Brent Keck Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1987-88 28 84-167 .503 41-55 .745 209-7.5 1988-89 30 132-273 .484 92-119 .773 356-11.9 1989-90 30 103-213 .484 71-111 .640 278-9.3 1990-91 28 121-237 .511 100-151 .662 343-12.3 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 116 440-890 .494 304-436 .697 1186-10.2

Mike Grace Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1970-71 25 25-63 .397 10-23 .440 60-2.4 1971-72 30 75-199 .377 49-64 .786 199-6.6 1972-73 30 159-315 .504 62-89 .697 380-12.7 1973-74 35 217-502 .432 63-77 .818 527-15.1 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 120 476-1079 .441 184-253 .727 1136-9.5

Bryan McCullough Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 2001-02 28 69-157 .436 40-54 .741 191-6.8 2002-03 30 117-285 .411 41-53 .780 329-10.1 2003-04 29 101-279 .386 54-72 .750 289-10.0 2004-05 28 135-278 .486 75-99 .758 377-13.5 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 115 422-999 .422 210-278 .756 1186-10.3 Mickey Gibson Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1968-69 27 246-479 .514 57-77 .740 549-20.3 1969-70 27 257-553 .465 116-146 .795 630-23.3 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 54 503-1032 .487 173-223 .776 1179-21.8 Eddie Latta Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1976-77 15 34-85 .382 24-31 .774 92-6.1 1978-79 27 132-275 .480 65-90 .722 329-12.2 1979-80 27 153-322 .473 53-77 .688 359-13.3 1980-81 22 143-310 .461 105-136 .722 391-17.8 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 91 462-993 .465 247-334 .740 1171-12.9

Reid Augst Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 2005-06 25 39-100 .390 12-21 .571 99- 4.0 2006-07 31 72-157 .459 33-50 .660 194- 6.3 2007-08 33 123-245 .502 70-87 .805 350- 10.6 2008-09 31 170-362 .470 106-152 .697 477- 15.4 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 120 404-864 .467 221-310 .713 1120- 9.3 Guy Batsel Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1966-67 25 219-419 .523 95-130 .731 533-21.3 1967-68 24 221-435 .508 101-127 .795 543-22.6 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 49 440-854 .515 196-257 .763 1076-21.9 Lee Shuster Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 24 104-235 .443 52-68 .770 260-10.8 1969-70 27 116-289 .401 60-77 .779 292-10.8 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Totals 80 1001-12.5

John Wiliams Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 2007-2008 33 85-142 0.599 40-93 0.43 213-6.5 2008-2009 29 140-260 0.538 92-143 0.643 373-12.9 2009-2010 30 143-246 0.581 57-106 0.538 346-11.5 2010-2011 27 89-180 0.494 61-99 0.616 239-8.9 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 119 457-827 0.553 250-441 0.567 1171-9.6 Chris Stephenson Year GP FG-FGA .PCT FT-FTA .PCT PTS-AVG 2008-2009 29 36-122 0.295 32-47 0.681 111-3.8 2009-2010 31 117-288 0.406 37-58 0.638 299-9.6 2010-2011 34 118-262 0.450 57-71 0.803 313-9.2 2011-2012 33 161-332 0.485 80-106 0.755 422-12.8 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 127 432-1004 0.430 206-282 0.730 1145-9.0

Matt Dickey scored a UNC Asheville NCAA Division I record 1,778 points from 2008-12 78

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UNC ASHEVILLE INDIVIDUAL RECORDS MOST POINTS Game: 44, Mickey Gibson vs. Washington & Lee (1969-70) Season: 634, Kevin Martin (1998-99) Career: 1,919 Bamford Jones (1973-77)

MOST FIELD GOALS Game: 20, Jim Baker vs. UNC Charlotte (1965-66) 20, Mickey Gibson vs. Washington & Lee (1969-70) Season: 270, Bamford Jones (1976-77) Career: 835, Bamford Jones (1973-77)

MOST BLOCKED SHOTS Game: 8 by Robert Stevenson vs. Elon (2-18-98) 8 by C.J. Walker vs. East Tennessee (12-3-03) Season: 93 by Kenny George (2007-08) Career: 255 by John Williams (2007-11)

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED Game: 29, Willie Simpson vs. Winthrop (1985-86) Season: 566, Jim McElhaney (1968-69) Career: 1810, Jim McElhaney (1966-71)

NAIA ALL AMERICAN (Honorable Mention) Jim McElhaney -- 1968-69 Mickey Gibson -- 1969-70 Bamford Jones -- 1976-77, 1977-78

BEST FIELD GOAL ACCURACY Game (10 or more): Josh Pittman (10-of-11, .910) vs. Montreat (12-2-95) Season (100 or more): *-Kenny George (151-of-217, .696) 2007-08 Career (Min. 400): William Funderburk (265-of-463, .572) (1984-88) *-Led the nation MOST FREE THROWS Game: 22, Andre Smith vs. Elon (2-1-03) Season: 182, Matt Dickey (2011-12) Career: 383, Kevin Martin (1996-99)

NAIA All-District 6 Jim McElhaney -- 1967-68, 1968-69, 1970-71 Mickey Gibson -- 1968-69, 1969-70 Bamford Jones -- 1976-77, 1977-78

MOST FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED Game: 26, Andre Smith vs. Elon (2002-03) Season: 234, Kevin Martin (1998-99) Career: 527, Kevin Martin (1996-99)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS Randy Pallas: NAIA Academic All-American (1973-74 and 1974-75) Rod Healy: Academic All-American Honorable Mention (1970-71) Ralf Melis: Third Team Academic All-American (1994-95) Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year (94-95 and 95-96) Big South Christenbury Award (1995-96)

FREE THROW ACCURACY Game: (12 or more), 13-of-13, Paul Allen (1982-83) 13-of-13, Tom Haus (1983-84) 13-of-13, Bryan Smithson (3-1-08) Consecutive: 27 by Reid Augst (2007-08) Season: (Min. 75): Brandt Williams (77-of-90, .856) (1988-89) Career; (Min. 250): Josh Kohn (213-of-255, .835) (1992-96)

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BEST SCORING AVERAGE Season: 23.3, Mickey Gibson (1969-70) Career: 21.9, Guy Batsel (1966-68)

MOST STEALS Game: 7 by Ralf Melis vs. Montreat (11-28-94) 7 by Andre Smith vs. High Point (2-18-00) 7 by Bryan McCullough vs. Radford (1-31-04) 7 by Bryan McCullough vs. Coastal Carolina (2-21-04) 7 by Matt Dickey vs. Winthrop (2-4-11) Season: 71 by J.P. Primm (2010-11) Career: 248 by J.P. Primm (2008-12)

MOST THREE-POINTERS Game: 8 by Josh Kohn vs. Winthrop (2-19-94) 8 by Omar Collington vs. Birmingham-Southern (1-7-06) 8 by Sean Smith vs. Liberty (1-31-09) Season: 92 by Josh Kohn (1993-94) Career: 296 by Josh Kohn (1992-96) MOST REBOUNDS Game: 30 by Rod Healy vs. Belmont-Abbey (1969-70) Season: 393 by Frank Rhyne (1973-74) Career: 1,121 by Rod Healy (1967-71) MOST ASSISTS Game: 14 by Jeff Lippard vs. Charleston Southern (1-28-91) Season: 205 by Mike Grace (1973-74) Career: 607 by J.P. Primm (2008-12)

Jim McElhaney was an All-District performer for three seasons and a NAIA All American Honorable Mention.

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UNC ASHEVILLE INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

/// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

Rebounds Player 1. Rod Healy 2. Tony Bumphus 3. Pat Jolley 4. Brent Keck 5. Chris Lee 6. John Williams 7. Randy Pallas 8. Frank Rhyne 9. Paul Allen 10. Chad Mohn

80

Games 110 121 115 116 110 119 83 65 107 115

Years 1967-71 1975-78 1981-84 1987-91 1967-71 2007-11 1972-75 1973-75 1980-84 2002-06

Rebounds 1121 968 847 703 701 684 620 612 611 591

Assists Player 1. J.P. Primm 2. K.J. Garland 3. George Gilbert 4. Josh Kohn 5. Matt Dickey 6. Maurice Caldwell 7. Andre Smith 8. Jeff Lippard 9. Bamford Jones 10.Vincent Krieger

Years 2008-12 2003-08 1976-80 1992-96 2008-12 1986-90 1999-03 1990-92 1974-78 1994-98

Assists 607 520 460 430 429 370 358 343 319 311

Steals Player 1. J.P. Primm 2. Andre Smith 3. Josh Pittman 4. Josh Kohn 5. K.J. Garland 6. Paul Allen Bryan McCullough 8. Oliver Holmes 9. Milton Moore 10. Mitchell Hill

Years 2008-12 1999-03 1994-98 1992-96 2003-08 1981-84 2001-05 2002-06 1986-90 1978-82

Steals 248 223 175 162 153 147 147 140 138 124

Blocked Shots Player 1. John Williams 2. C.J. Walker 3. Pat Jolley 4. Robert Stevenson 5. Adam Earnhardt 6. Kenny George 7. Milton Moore 8. Dirk Lommerse 9. Chad Mohn 10. Ben McGonagil

Years 2007-11 2003-07 1980-84 1994-98 1997-01 2006-08 1986-90 1996-98 2002-06 1999-03

Blocks 255 190 164 163 160 140 98 77 65 51

Three-Point Field Goals Made Player 1. Josh Kohn 2. J.P. Primm 3. Matt Dickey 4. Sean Smith 5. Willie Black 6. K.J. Garland 7. Omar Collington 8. Darryl Sanders 9. Bryan McCullough 10. Andre Smith

Years 1992-93 2008-12 2008-12 2006-10 1990-95 2003-08 2002-06 1989-91 2001-05 1999-03

3-Pointers 296 205 199 197 162 144 140 133 125 120

Avg. 10.2 8.0 7.4 6.1 6.4 5.7 7.5 9.4 5.7 5.2

Games Played Player 1. J.P. Primm Matt Dickey 2. Chris Stephenson 3. Quinard Jackson 4. Bamford Jones 5. Tony Bumphus 6. Reid Augst 7. Mike Grace 8. Byron Samuels K.J. Garland John Williams 9. Tom Haus 10. Gray Gautier

Games 130 130 127 123 122 121 120 120 119 119 119 118 117

Years 2008-12 2008-12 2008-12 2008-12 1974-78 1974-78 2005-09 1974-78 1982-86 2003-08 2007-11 1981-85 1971-75

John Williams is UNC Asheville’s All-Time Leading Shot Blocker

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All-Time 100-Point Games by the Bulldogs Opponent vs.Voorhees 93 vs. Mars Hill 75 vs.Voorhees 89 vs.Voorhees 102 vs. UNC Wilmington 92 vs. Clearwater Christian 57 vs. Benedict 89 vs. Covenant 78 vs. Erskine 82 vs. Baptist 97 vs.Virginia Intermont 58 vs. Lander 104 vs. Benedict 63 vs. Milligan 83 vs. Carson-Newman 105 vs. Barber-Scotia 86 vs.Voorhees 67 vs.VMI 97 vs. St. Andrews 36 vs. Central Wesleyan 99 vs. Tusculum 75 vs. Lander 72 vs. St. Andrews 80 vs. Washington & Lee 83 vs. Lee 62 vs. Clafin 89 vs. Emory & Henry 79 vs. Southern Tech 91 vs. Tampa 87 vs. Maryville 69 vs. Montreat 61 vs. St. Andrews 68 vs. UNC Wilmington 85 vs. Livingstone 83 vs. Methodist 64 vs. Maryville 81 vs. Belmont-Abbey 113 vs. Presbyterian 98 vs. Limestone 85 vs. Milligan 89 vs. Liberty 98 vs. UNC Charlotte 63 vs. Radford 76 vs. Montreat 69 vs.VMI 114 vs. Southern Tech 102 vs. Guilford 118 vs. Mars Hill 73 vs. Lander 78 vs. Belmont-Abbey 83 vs. Lee 57 vs. Benedict 81 vs. East Tennessee State 74 vs.Voorhees 44 at VMI 95 vs. Mars Hill 87 vs. Barber-Scotia 105 vs. King 88 vs. Montreat 73 vs. Johnson C. Smith 84 vs. Berry 102 vs. South Carolina State 72 vs. East Carolina 92 vs. Barber-Scotia 72 vs. Winthrop 87 vs. Buffalo 92 vs. Guilford 79 vs. Belmont-Abbey 76 vs. Limestone 86 vs. Bristol 41 vs. Augusta 73 at VMI 87

Date 1987-88 2011-12 1971-72 1971-72 1968-69 1976-77 1984-85 1987-88 1970-71 1970-71 2010-11 1971-72 1985-86 1967-68 1970-71 1984-85 1989-90 2009-10 1966-67 1980-81 1994-95 1970-71 1965-66 1968-69 1983-84 1972-73 1970-71 1972-73 1964-65 1968-69 2011-12 1966-67 1967-68 1984-85 1986-87 1966-67 1971-72 1972-73 1976-77 1977-78 1998-99 1965-66 1988-89 1995-96 2008-09 1971-72 1971-72 1966-67 1968-69 1969-70 1982-83 1983-84 1986-87 1988-89 2008-09 1968-69 1972-73 1972-73 2002-03 1968-69 1968-69 1972-73 1977-78 1985-86 1994-95 2007-08 1970-71 1970-71 1977-78 1979-80 1986-87 2010-11

Last Time the Bulldogs Scored 100 Points Dec. 15, 2011 - Asheville 109, Montreat 61 at Kimmel Arena, Asheville, N.C.

Top Individual Scoring Games (30 & Above) Points 44 43 42 41 41 39 39 38 37 36 36 36 36 35 34 34 33 33 33 33 33 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

Player Mickey Gibson Jim Baker Bamford Jones Ricky Chatman Mickey Gibson Guy Batsel Milton Moore Mickey Gibson Guy Batsel Paul Allen Josh Kohn Jim McElhaney Van Wilkins Jim McElhaney Jerry Green Josh Pittman Milton Moore Mickey Gibson Eddie Latta Kevin Martin Chris Stephenson Mickey Gibson Mickey Gibson Greg Headen Jim McElhaney Milton Moore Milton Moore Josh Pittman Kevin Martin John Williams Paul Allen Durwood Dunlap Mickey Gibson Greg Headen Kevin Martin Kevin Martin Ben McGonagil Josh Pittman Josh Pittman Josh Pittman Bryan Smithson John Williams Matt Dickey Jim Baker Guy Batsel Guy Batsel David Clark Mickey Gibson Greg Headen Doug Murray Van Wilkins Milton Moore Darryl Sanders Josh Kohn Andre Smith J.P. Primm

Opponent vs. Washington & Lee vs. UNC Charlotte vs. Wofford vs. James Madison vs. Guilford vs. Maryville vs. N.C. State vs. Newberry vs. Hanover vs. Benedict vs. Coastal Carolina vs. Maryville vs. Western Carolina vs. Mars Hill vs. Pikeville vs. Radford vs. Coastal Carolina vs. Wofford vs. Limestone vs. Marshall vs. Radford vs. Campbell vs. Mars Hill vs. Lander vs. J.C. Smith vs. Augusta vs. Western Carolina vs. Liberty vs. Winthrop vs. High Point vs. Lincoln Memorial vs. Wofford vs. High Point vs. Western Carolina vs. Charleston Southern vs. Radford vs. Birmingham-Southern vs. South Carolina vs. Tennessee vs. UMBC vs. Liberty vs. VMI vs. Campbell vs. Frederick vs. UNC Wilmington vs. High Point vs. Gardner-Webb vs. Gardner-Webb vs. Charleston Southern vs. Clafin vs. Eastern Kentucky vs.VMI vs. Central Florida vs. Winthrop vs. Winthrop vs. High Point

Date 1968-69 1965-66 1975-76 1987-88 1969-70 1966-67 1988-89 1968-69 1967-68 1981-82 1995-96 1967-68 1986-87 1968-69 1964-65 1996-97 1989-90 1969-70 1980-81 1998-99 2011-12 1969-70 1969-70 1971-72 1968-69 1988-89 1988-89 1997-98 1998-99 2008-09 1971-72 1971-72 1969-70 1970-71 1998-99 1998-99 2002-03 1996-97 1997-98 1997-98 2007-08 2009-10 2011-12 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1981-82 1969-70 1971-72 1977-78 1986-87 1989-90 1990-91 1993-94 2001-02 2011-12

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Points 144 126 124 122 121 119 119 117 117 116 116 115 115 114 114 114 114 114 113 113 113 112 111 111 111 110 110 110 109 109 109 108 108 108 107 106 106 106 106 106 106 105 105 105 105 104 104 103 103 103 103 103 103 103 103 102 102 102 102 101 101 101 101 101 101 101 100 100 100 100 100 100

Last Time a Bulldog scored 30 or more points Jan. 28, 2012 - 31, Matt Dickey vs. Campbell, Kimmel Arena, Asheville, N.C.

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UNC ASHEVILLE TEAM RECORDS MOST WINS Season: 24 (2011-12) Winning Percentage: .710, 22-9 (1982-83) Longest Winning Streak: 11 games (1996-97)

MOST POINTS Game:

144 vs.Voorhees (11-28-87) 126 vs. Mars Hill (11-16-11) Big South Game: 114 vs.VMI (2-13-10) Season: 2756 (1972-73) Best Scoring Average: 90.7 (1971-72)

MOST LOSSES Season: 24 (1993-94) Lowest Percentage: .111, 3-24 (1993-94) Longest Losing Streak: 17 games (1993-94)

MOST FIELD GOALS Game: 57 vs.Voorhees (11-28-87) Big South Game: 40 vs.VMI (2-13-10) Season: 1192 (1972-73)

MOST WINS BIG SOUTH Season: 11 (1996-97) & (1997-98) Winning Percentage: .917, 11-1 (1997-98) Longest Winning Streak: 8 games (1997-98)

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED Game: 82 vs. Montreat (12-31-07) Big South Game: 75 vs.VMI (1-19-08) Season: 2635 (1973-74)

MOST LOSSES BIG SOUTH Season: 17 (1993-94) Lowest Percentage: .055, 1-17 (1993-94) Longest Losing Streak: 21, 1992-93 to 1993-94

BEST FIELD GOAL ACCURACY Game: .705, 31-of-44 vs. Coastal Carolina (1994-95) Season: 805-of-1568, .513 (1987-88)

MOST FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED Game: 52 vs. Mars Hill (1982-83) Season: 893 (2011-12)

BIGGEST MARGINS OF VICTORY Game: 77 vs. St. Andrews 62 vs. Clearwater Christian 59 vs.Voorhees (11-26-88) 58 vs.Virginia Intermont, 116-58 (11-20-10) 51 vs.Voorhees (11-28-87) 51 vs. Mars Hill (11-16-11) Big South Game: 33 vs. Campbell, 97-64 (1989-90)

BEST FREE THROW PERCENTAGE Game: 1,000, 24-of-24 vs. High Point (1999-00) Season: .772, 419-of-543 (1987-88)

BIGGEST LOSING MARGIN Game: 75 at Tennessee, 124-49 (11-17-09) Big South Game: 40 vs. Winthrop, 90-50 (1999-00)

MOST THREE-POINTERS Game: 16 vs.VMI (12-6-08) Season: 235 (1992-93)

MOST POINTS ALLOWED Game: 120 vs. N.C. State, 120-71 (12-13-95) 120 vs. Gardner-Webb, 120-97 (1970-71) 117 vs. Connecticut, 117-67 (12-21-02) 116 vs. North Carolina 116-48 (11-30-08) Big South Game: 101 vs. Winthrop, 101-87 (1992-93)

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MOST FREE THROWS Game: 36 vs. Radford (1999-00) Season: 682 (2011-12)

MOST THREE-POINTERS ATTEMPTED Game: 37 at VMI (1-19-08) Season: 662 (1992-93)

FEWEST POINTS IN GAME Game: 27 vs. Clemson, 38-27 (1979-80) Big South Game: 43 vs. Radford, 70-43 (1993-94) 43 at Liberty, 65-43 (1995-96)

BEST THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE Game: .800, 12-of-15 vs.Voorhees (11-26-88) Big South Game: .667, 10-of-15 vs. Winthrop (1-6-11) Season: .447, 98-of-219 (1987-88) MOST REBOUNDS Game: 89 vs. Belmont-Abbey (1969-70) Big South Game: 50 vs.VMI (2-13-10) Season: 1676 (1971-72) Rebound Average: 55.9 (1971-72) MOST ASSISTS Game: Big South Game: Season:

38 vs. Mars Hill (11-16-11) 25 vs.VMI (2-13-10), 25 vs. Radford (2-26-11) 572 (2007-08)

MOST STEALS Game: 20 vs.Virginia Intermount (11-20-10) Season: 333 (1989-90) MOST BLOCKED SHOTS Game: 15 vs. Elon (1997-98) Big South Game: 10 vs. High Point (1-28-10) Season: 196 (2007-08)

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TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 1969 – NAIA District 6 championship, NAIA Tournament, Kansas City 1971 – NAIA District 6 championship, NAIA Tournament, Kansas City 1989 – Big South Conference championship 1997 – Big South Conference regular-season championship 1998 – Big South Conference regular-season championship 2002 – Big South Conference regular-season championship 2003 – Big South Conference championship, NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio and Birmingham, Ala. 2008 – Big South Conference regular-season championship, NIT Bid at Ohio State 2011 – Big South Conference championship, NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio and Washington, D.C. 2012 - Big South Conference regular-season championship, Big South Conference tournament championship, NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh, Pa. TOP 10 CROWDS TO SEE THE BULLDOGS PLAY 1. 23, 891 at Kentucky (12-23-96) 2. 21, 378 at Kentucky (12-7-99) 3. 21, 101 at Syracuse (11-22-91) 4. 21,001 at Tennessee (12-19-07) 5. 20,326 at North Carolina (1-19-08) 6. 19,303 at North Carolina (12-31-94) 7. 18,935 at North Carolina (12-16-06) 8. 18,927 at NCAA Tournament (Syracuse) at Pittsburgh (3-15-12) 9. 18,054 at North Carolina (11-30-08) 10. 17,408 at Louisville (12-30-06)

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BULLDOGS IN THE POSTSEASON 1969

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Jim McElhaney (left) and Mickey Gibson pose next to the District 6 championship trophy that the Bulldogs won in 1969. The high-scoring duo both earned All-District honors for their play.

The first men’s basketball championship for the Bulldogs came in the 1968-69 season when the Bulldogs captured the NAIA District 6 championship and advanced to the NAIA Tournament in Kansas City. It was the last year the school would be known as Asheville-Biltmore College, and head coach Bob Hartman had an excellent team ready to make a run for a championship. The Bulldogs were built around three great players. They were point guard Jim McElhaney from Hartman’s hometown of South Bend, Ind., guard-forward Mickey Gibson, a left-handed sharpshooter who transferred from the University of Kentucky, and center Rod Healy, a native of Kokomo, Ind,, who is still the school’s all-time leading rebounder. Hartman’s Indiana pipeline had brought him McElhaney and Healy, but Gibson was a different story. “As a sophomore at the University of Kentucky, Mickey got married during Christmas vacation,” stated Hartman. “Coach Adolph Rupp said no married man could play for the Kentucky. He was playing in an industrial league around Banner Elk, and we heard about him through some of his relatives,” added Hartman. “We were awfully fortunate to get Mickey Gibson to come to school here. He was a smart player with no limit on his range.” The Bulldogs rolled to a 16-8 regular-season record and qualified for the District 6 playoffs. Hartman’s club was at home in the semifinals and knocked off Erskine College, 76-70, behind 28 points from McElhaney, despite not playing well. “We played terrible,” stated Hartman after the game. “We had the shakes the whole game. I hope we can play better against Newberry.” The championship game would be played against Newberry at Wofford College, and the Bulldogs would play better. The Indians brought a noisy crowd to Wofford and hit a shot at the halftime buzzer to lead by six. Hartman wasn’t too worried. “We showed them a phony press in the first half and then we clamped down in the second half,” remembered Hartman. “Rod hit three shots early in the second half to get us going. Mickey started popping in shots, and we were on our way.” Gibson took over the game and finished the contest with 36 points as Asheville-Biltmore rolled to a 90-81 win. The school, which was in just its second year of competition on the NAIA level, had earned a trip to Kansas City for the national tournament. Up first for the Bulldogs was heavily favored Grambling College, led by future NBA player Freddie Hilton. Paced by McElhaney’s 27 points and Gibson’s 20 points, A-B made its national tournament debut a successful one with an 86-74 victory. The Bulldogs season would end the next day with a loss to Monmouth (N.J.), 115-81. “That first championship was pretty special,” remarked Hartman. “We were a pretty new school and to get to Kansas City meant so much to the city and the school.”

UNC Asheville earned its second NAIA D6 championship in 1971 and did it in dramatic style. The cast was a little different than the 1969 championship team. Jim McElhaney was still playing for the Bulldogs along with Rod Healy and Greg Headen. Mike Grace, a freshman, teamed up with McElhaney in the backcourt. UNC Asheville’s biggest competitor that year was mountain rival Western Carolina. The season would produce three memorable UNCA-WCU match-ups. The Bulldogs won at Justice Center, 84-81, but the Cats edged Asheville in Cullowhee, 84-80. The teams would meet one more time for the District 6 championship at Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, S.C. This one was a classic with one incredible ending. The game was close all the way and went to overtime, tied at 52-52. The teams couldn’t settle the game in the first overtime period and were tied, 54-54. In the second overtime period, WCU took control and led 61-58 with 49 seconds left. Dean Nanney scored for the Bulldogs to cut the lead to 61-60. The Catamounts ran the clock down to 10 seconds before Howard Winston, one of WCU’s top players, was fouled. Winston missed the front end of the one-and-one. However, WCU got the rebound and Winston was fouled intentionally by Grace with seven seconds left. Incredibly, Winston missed both free throws. The second miss was rebounded by Healy. He quickly got the ball to Grace, who then threw the ball to a 6-5 forward named Joe Kagel. Kagel loved to shoot the ball but had a disdain for defense. He took two dribbles down the sideline and then put up a shot from 35 feet out. Bank, swish. The Bulldogs won 62-61 to earned their second trip to Kansas City in three years. “That’s a game you’ll never forget,” stated UNC Asheville coach Bob Hartman. “I’ll remember Joe Kagel’s shot forever. It was a great game, and we were fortunate to have the ball last. “ The Bulldogs’ trip to Kansas City was a short one as a very good Stephen F. Austin squad won, 91-73. UNC Asheville finished the season with a 20-10 overall record and memories of a game that will last a lifetime.

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UNC Asheville 92,Texas Southern 84, OT NCAA Opening Round March 18, 2003 Dayton Arena/Dayton, Ohio DAYTON, Ohio – Once again overtime was UNC Asheville’s time. The Bulldogs made their NCAA Tournament debut a successful one as they outlasted Texas Southern, 92-84, in overtime before a packed crowd of 7,711 at Dayton Arena. The win was UNC Asheville’s fourth straight and raised its overtime record to a perfect 5-0. Three of the Bulldogs’ four past wins have come in overtime. Asheville will play top-seeded Texas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Birmingham on March 21. UNC Asheville became the first team from the Big South Conference to win a NCAA Tournament basketball game. Senior guard Andre Smith made sure his team would play one more game as he scored a season-high 28 points, including 10 in overtime. Bryan McCullough added 15 points, Alex Kragel hit three second-half 3-pointers to finish with 14 points, Ben McGonagil had 12 points and Joseph Barber 11. The Bulldogs (15-16) led by four late in regulation only to see the Tigers get a last-second shot from Lionel Willis with 3.4 seconds left to tie the game at 75-75. But Smith took charge right away in overtime. He sank a long trey 10 seconds into overtime to give the Bulldogs the lead for good at 78-75. Asheville also got a clutch three-pointer from freshman Chad Mohn to give Asheville an 86-79 lead. Oliver Holmes came off the bench to grab two key offensive rebounds. Barber also scored a key bucket when he rebounded a missed Bulldog free throw and scored. Smith sealed the game with a layup with 40 seconds left and added two free throws for the final margin. “We have a saying that we use all the time, and that’s we are not going to be denied,” commented Kragel afterwards. “Even though we went to overtime, we just wouldn’t be denied.” “The people who are playing great right now are the ones who are enjoying basketball and having fun,” stated UNC Asheville coach Eddie Andre Smith scored a season-high 28 points to lead UNC Asheville to Biedenbach. “We’re one of those teams.” a 92-84 NCAA opening round tournament win over Texas Southern at “Once again our guys dug down and found a way to get it done,” the Dayton Arena. added Biedenbach. “We made some big shots when we had to have them, especially in overtime. “We made some mistakes on defense late in regulation that allowed them to tie the game,” Biedenbach also said. “But in overtime, we really rose to the occasion.” The Bulldogs didn’t know much about Texas Southern but did know one of its players. Sophomore Allan Lovett began his college career at Asheville and played during the 2000-01 season. He transferred to TSU and enjoyed a fabulous game with 28 points. The first half went back and forth before a late Bulldog surge put Asheville in front, 43-39. The Tigers came out and grabbed the lead quickly in the second half. The lead ballooned to 60-51 midway through the second half when the Bulldogs roared back. Kragel hit back-to-back three-pointers to cut the lead to 60-57. UNC Asheville eventually took the lead behind two free throws from Smith to lead 70-69. Another Kragel trey with 40 seconds left pushed the margin go 73-69 before the Tigers tied the game at the end of regulation. NOTES – Andre Smith’s 28 points was a season high…the Bulldogs had five players in double figures…UNCA won despite having two starters foul out early in overtime…the game was UNC Asheville’s first NCAA tournament contest…the Bulldogs are now a perfect 5-0 in overtime.

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Texas 82, UNC Asheville 61 NCAA Tournament First Round Friday, March 21, 2003 Birmingham/Jefferson Civic Center/Birmingham, AL

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – UNC Asheville’s improbable run to the NCAA Tournament ended with an 82-61 loss to top-seeded Texas in the first round of the Southeast Regional before a sellout crowd at the Jefferson County Civic Center. The Bulldogs finished the season with a 15-17 record, while the Longhorns began a NCAA trip that would see them advance to the Final Four. UNC Asheville did not go down without a fight. Texas, behind the play of National Player of the Year T.J. Ford, jumped out to a quick 29-10 lead. The rout appeared to be on at that point. Not so fast, said Asheville. The Bulldogs would slowly creep back in the game. Asheville scored on five of its last seven possessions of the first half to cut the lead to 10 at 36-26. Ben McGonagil led the charge with eight points in the final five minutes. Alex Kragel scored to open the second half, and suddenly the Bulldogs were within 36-28. But Texas scored on 10 of its next 12 possessions to slowly expand the lead and keep Asheville at bay. Ford finished with eight points but had 11 assists. Andre Smith led all scorers with 19 points, including two impressive slamdunks in the second half. He dunked on an alley-oop and then went through the Texas defense for a slam later in the half. McGonagil added 14 points for the Bulldogs, while Kragel finished with nine points. The game was a reunion for UNC Asheville head coach Eddie Biedenbach and Texas head coach Rick Barnes. It was Biedenbach who gave Barnes his start in coaching when he hired him as a volunteer assistant at Davidson back in 1978. “We played well, but we needed to play well to beat UNC Asheville today,” commented Barnes afterwards. “They certainly played well and made us earn everything. We’re happy to get by Andre Smith led all scorers with 19 points in UNCA’s first-round game them and advance in the tournament.” with Texas Biedenbach was proud of his team’s effort. “Our margin of error is pretty small in a game like this but our guys showed a lot of heart for staying in there as long as we did against a great team like Texas,” stated Biedenbach. “We just didn’t have the size and strength of Texas to win the game.” NOTES – Andre Smith finished his career at UNC Asheville as its sixth all-time leading scorer with 1,495 points…the Bulldogs were the only team in the NCAA Tournament with a losing record…Smith was the leading scorer in the game with 19 points…UNC Asheville ended up playing the top three teams in the Big 12 Conference in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, all three of which made it to the Final Eight, with Kansas and Texas advancing to the Final Four.

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Ohio State 84, UNC Asheville 66 NIT / First Round Tuesday, March 18, 2008 Value City Arena/Columbus, Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jamar Butler scored 21 points and added 10 assists to lead Ohio State past UNC Asheville, 84-66, in an NIT firstround game. During one span in the second half, the senior point guard scored or assisted on 15 consecutive points for the Buckeyes (20-13), who were passed over by the NCAA Tournament a year after finishing as the national runners-up. Ohello Hunter had 16 points, Kosta Koufos 15 and David Lighty 13 for the Buckeyes, who shot 56 percent from the field while making their eighth NIT appearance. Reid Augst had 20 points, Bryan Smithson 17 and KJ Garland 10 for the Bulldogs (23-10), the first Big South Conference team to play in an NIT game.They had shared the conference’s regular-season title and made it to the Big South Tournament final before losing to Winthrop, which captured the automatic NCAA berth. Asheville’s Kenny George played well, scoring 12 points with 11 rebounds. He hit 6-of-7 shots from the field, blocked a shot and added an assist in 27 minutes. It was the junior center’s sixth double-double of the year. “We battled and played hard but turned the ball over too many times in the first half,” commented UNC Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “We shot the ball very well, especially in the first half and did a great job rebounding, but a lot of that good work was undone by our turnovers.” The Buckeyes built a 10-point lead at halftime and then pulled away in the second half. Asheville made a season-high 16 turnovers in the first half that allowed Ohio State to score 22 points off those turnovers. The Bulldogs shot 64 percent (14-of-22) from the field in the first half. Butler had a hand in all of the scoring in a 15-7 run midway through, scoring 10 points and assisting on a 3-pointer by Jon Diebler Bryan Smithson was UNC Asheville’s leading scorer in 2007-08. He and Dallas Lauderdale’s dunk off an inbounds pass for a 70-54 lead. had 17 points in his final game at Ohio State. The Buckeyes had two big streaks in the first half, going on a 10-0 run for a 27-16 lead only to have the Bulldogs counterpunch with a 12-2 run to pull to 29-28. Ohio State then closed the half on a 16-7 run for a 45-35 lead at the break. Asheville was within 61-53 with 12 minutes left before Butler hit a long three-pointer with the shot clock winding down to allow the Buckeyes to take a 64-53 lead. The Bulldogs could get no closer than 10 the rest of the game. NOTES - Asheville shot 52 percent from the field (27-of-52) for the game. It was the 20th time this season the Bulldogs shot at or better than 50 percent from the field. The Bulldogs outrebounded the Buckeyes, 35-26. Garland finished the game with seven assists and 520 career assists.

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UNC Asheville 81, Arkansas-Little Rock 77 (OT) NCAA Tournament First Four Tuesday, March 15, 2011 University of Dayton Arena/Dayton, Ohio DAYTON, Ohio - Matt Dickey and J.P. Primm each scored 22 points to lift UNC Asheville over Arkansas-Little Rock, 81-77, in the opening round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament on Tuesday evening in Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs trailed the entire second half until Dickey hit a 3-pointer with just over 10 seconds to go to tie the game and send it to overtime. “We don’t have any quit in this team,” said Asheville head coach Eddie Biedenbach. “We’ve had some ups and down this season, but Matt Dickey and J.P. Primm have kept us up all year long. Jaron Lane and D.J. Cunningham did some good things off the bench to give us a spark, and then Matt hits the three to send us to overtime.”

The two teams traded the lead back and forth over the final two minutes before Alex Garcia-Mendoza hit a runner while being fouled and then converted a free throw to give UALR a 37-33 lead heading into the break. In the second half the Trojans kept the Blue & White at arm’s length throughout most of the frame before the Bulldogs cut the lead to five at 61-56 with 7:57 to go. Matt Dickey cut the lead to two points after hitting a tough layup while being fouled and then converting his free throw attempt to pull within 70-68 with 4:11 remaining. J.P. Primm scored 22 points for UNC Asheville against UALR at the

Over the final four minutes both teams were limited to free throws University of Dayton Arena. until Dickey tied the game at 72-72 with 11 seconds remaining on a baseline 3-pointer. UALR’s Matt Mouzy missed a trey as time expired, and the two teams headed into overtime.

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The first half saw UALR jump out to an early lead, connecting on 5-of13 three-point attempts in the frame. The Trojans led by as much as 11 points with 12:42 left before the Bulldogs tied the game at 31-31 on a John Williams dunk at the 1:55 mark.

Asheville took its first lead since the first half when Williams hit a layup at 74-73 with a little over three minutes to go. The two teams traded the lead once again until Primm put the Bulldogs up 78-77 with just over a minute to go on a pair of free throws. After forcing a turnover Primm was able to extend Asheville’s lead to 81-77 at the free throw line. UALR got a couple of looks with time running out, but Asheville was able to run out the clock to secure the four-point win. The Bulldogs will go on to face the Pitt Panthers in Washington D.C., on Thursday afternoon. Opening tip is set for 3 p.m. at the Verizon Center .

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Pitt 74, UNC Asheville 51 NCAA Tournament Second Round Thursday, March 17, 2011 Verizon Center/Washington D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. – UNC Asheville junior guard Matt Dickey scored a team-high 21 points while teammate J.P. Primm added 14, but the Blue & White could not slow down No. 1 seeded Pitt at the Verizon Center, falling 74-51 in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Ashton Gibbs scored a game-high 26 points for the Panthers, who improved to 27-5 for the year. Asheville could not match the Panthers on the boards, as Pitt outrebounded the Bulldogs 44-24. With the loss Asheville fell to 20-14 overall.

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In the first half, the Bulldogs took an early lead at 7-5 heading into the first media timeout. The Panthers would move ahead at 11-9 at the 13:53 mark and then went on a 12-2 run over the next seven minutes to push their lead to 12 at 23-11 until Dickey hit a 3-pointer to end the scoring drought. Asheville put together a run of its own after that point, outscoring Pitt 11-7 to close out the half trailing 30-25. Chris Stephenson led the way for the Blue & White in the first half, scoring seven points. Dickey and Primm had six points apiece, with Primm playing limited minutes due to foul trouble. Ashton Gibbs and Brad Wanamaker led the way for the Panthers in the first half, as each added six points. Gary McGhee had six boards as Pitt outrebounded Asheville 27-15 to open the game. The Panthers started the second half by extending their lead over the Bulldogs.With 11:43 remaining, Pitt led by 11 at 48-37 before extending the lead even further over the next four minutes. With 7:50 to go the lead was 56-39. Matt Dickey scored a team-high 21 points for the Bulldogs against Pitt outscored the Bulldogs 18-12 over the final seven minutes to secure the win and advance to the next round.

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Ke K enn nny y Ge eorg orge ge enj njoy oyed one of the grea ea ate test s ssea st ea aso s ns that any an y UN UNC NC Asshe hevi vill lle e player ever experri rien e ced in n 200 0077 08. Th he Ch Chic icag icag ic go nati tive became the firstt me m n’ n s ba bask sket sk etb et balll play pl a err tto ay o le ead the nation in a statistica al ccat al atteg egor or y wh w en n h set he et a sch chool and Big South reco ord ffor orr field d g go oal oal oa perccen perc enta enta age. ge Kenny shot 69.6 percent ass he we ge went nt 151-o -o of2 7 fr 21 f om om the floor. He set a single-seaso on sch on choo oo ol reco co ord forr blloc ocke ked ke d shots with 93 and finished eig igh hth na ht nati tion ti onal on ally ly i that ca in ate teg go ory (3.3 per game). Kenny ny becam ec came e th the e first p ay pl aye er in sc er s ho hoo ol history to record a triiplee-d double doub le ew whe hen he e ssccore cored re ed 20 0p poi o nts, grabbed 12 rebou un u nds,, an and d bl bloc ocke oc ked ke d 10 ssh 10 hots in an 83-71 hots ho 71 1 vic i tory at Campbe ell. ll He was nam amed e ed the th e Bi B g So South o Conf Co n eren ence Defensive en e Pla ay ye er of the Yea ar and ea e rn rned e sec econ ec o d-team all-confere on rencce ho re ono nors rs. UNC Asheville head coach Eddie Biedenbach (right) with Kenny George (left) after Kenny received his plaque from the NCAA for leading the nation in field goal percentage.

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UNC ASHEVILLE SCHOLARSHIPS The Bob Hartman Scholarship In the final men’s basketball home game of the 2001-02 season, a special ceremony was held to honor UNC Asheville’s all-time winningest coach, Bob Hartman. Coach Hartman was the school’s head men’s basketball coach and athletics director. The ceremony was held to recognize him for all of his efforts during his tenure. Hartman, a former three-sport letterman at Purdue, came to Asheville in 1962 and was the program’s head basketball coach until 1979. He served as athletics director until 1981 and continued to teach in the Health and Fitness Program until retiring in 1990. In 2001, a group of Coach Hartman’s players got together and decided to honor their former coach. They raised money to form a scholarship named after him that will be given to a deserving basketball player every year.

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Coach Hartman led the Bulldogs to some great moments during his coaching career, Bob Hartman was head men’s basketball coach including two trips to the NAIA national tournament in Kansas City in 1969 and 1971. Coach at UNC Asheville for Hartman helped pave the way for UNC Asheville to be the Division I athletics program, as it is 17 seasons and led the today. Bulldog program to 258 victories and two district championships.

The Eddie Biedenbach Scholarship UNC Asheville head men’s basketball coach Eddie Biedenbach had a scholarship named after him by long-time Bulldog booster Christine Currry in the 2004-05 season. The scholarship goes to a basketball player each year. Ms. Curry donated $50,000 to begin an endowment project for the Eddie Biedenbach Scholarship at UNC Asheville, kick-starting a program with a goal of fully endowing athletic scholarships at the school. “She’s a great lady and a great friend,” said Biedenbach. “I haven’t won enough games here to deserve it, and I haven’t died yet, so I don’t know if it should have my name on it, but I’m very honored and humbled that Christine would do that.”

Eddie Biedenbach, George Gilbert, Bamford Jones and Jerry Green at the final regular season game at Justice Center on Saturday, February 26, 2011

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UNC ASHEVILLE HALL OF FAME UNC Asheville’s Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 2003 and has had seven classes inducted. A total of 35 athletes and administrators have been enshrined. Of those 24 inductees, six are former men’s basketball players: Jim McElhaney, Mickey Gibson, Mike Grace, Paul Allen George Gilbert and Bamford Jones, and two are former coaches; Bob Hartman and Jerry Green .

Jerry Green (1979-88) Inducted in 2004

Jim McElhaney (1966-71) Inducted in 2003 Jim McElhaney is the school’s second leading scorer with 1,904 points and was the Bulldogs starting point guard from 1967-71. The South Bend, Indiana native helped lead the school to two district championships in 1969 and 1971. His 17.3 scoring average is the highest career average for any four-year player during their time at UNCA. He was a successful high school basketball coach at North Buncombe, West Henderson and in Florida after graduating from UNCA. McElhaney was inducted posthumously after passing away in Florida, November 2002.

Jerry Green led the UNC Asheville men’s basketball program from a struggling NAIA team to a Division I winner during his nine-year career. He led the Bulldogs to seven consecutive winning seasons and an overall record of 150108. His 58 percent winning percentage is the highest of any UNC Asheville basketball coach. During his tenure, Coach Green guided UNC Asheville to the District 26 championship game for two consecutive years. He led the program to its best three seasons in school history with a 22-9 record in 1982-83, 21-10 in 1983-84 and 20-9 in 1985-86. Coach Green coached Asheville to some of the biggest wins in school history, including victories at UNC Charlotte, Western Carolina and California.

Mickey Gibson (1968-70) Inducted in 2007

Bob Hartman was the school’s head basketball coach from 1962-79. He also served as the school’s athletic director during that time. His overall record was 223209, and he led the Bulldogs to two district championships (1969 and 1971) and two trips to the NAIA national tournament in Kansas City. Hartman, who lives in Asheville, is the school’s all-time winningest coach in all sports.

Mickey Gibson enjoyed an outstanding twoyear college career for the Bulldogs. He was an All-District selection twice and was an Honorable Mention All-American as a senior. Mickey is 17th on the career scoring list at UNC Asheville with 1,179 points despite only playing two years. He holds the single-season record for highest scoring average with a 23.3 mark set in the 1969-70 season. Gibson helped lead the school to its first ever District championship in 1969 and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament. He holds the school record for most points in a game with 44 and field goals in a game with 20.

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Bob Hartman (1962-79) Inducted in 2003

Paul Allen (1980-84) Inducted in 2008

Mike Grace (1970-74) Inducted in 2007 Mike Grace was a three-year starter for the UNC Asheville men’s basketball team and helped lead the Bulldogs to the 1971 District 6 Title and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament. He holds the single-season record for assists in a season with 205 set in the 1973-74 season. Grace is currently the 20th all-time scorer at UNC Asheville with 1,136 points.

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Paul Allen enjoyed an outstanding career for the Bulldogs. He finished his career as UNC Asheville’s third all-time leading scorer with 1,693 points. Paul was an All-District 26 selection twice and led the Bulldogs in scoring for four straight years. He is the only player to ever accomplish that in school history. Paul helped lead UNC Asheville to three straight winning seasons and two berths in the District 26 title game. He was a member of the winningest Bulldog team in school history when the 1982-83 team finished 22-9. Paul shares the school record for best free throw accuracy in a game when he went 13-of-13 during the 1982-83 season. 91


UNC ASHEVILLE HALL OF FAME Bamford Jones (1975-79) Inducted in 2009

Josh Pittman (1996-98) Inducted in 2010

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Bamford Jones is the school’s all-time scoring leader for men’s basketball with 1,919 points. He was the Bulldogs’ leading scorer in three different seasons. Jones was an NAIA AllDistrict selection and Honorable Mention All-American in 1977 and 1978. He holds the single-season record for field goals with 270 and the career record with 835. Jones once scored 42 points in a game, the third highest scoring game in UNC Asheville history. He and his wife live in Northern Virginia where he is a program manager.

George Gilbert (1976-80) Inducted in 2011

Tony Bumphus (1974-78) Inducted in 2012

George Gilbert played for UNC Asheville from 1976 through 1980 and was a four-year starter. He is the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,523 points. George averaged double figures each season he played for the Bulldogs. He is second all-time in career assists with 460. George was the career leader in that category until three years ago. George is fifth all-time in career free throw percentage at 81.8 percent.

Tony Bumphus played for the Bulldogs from 1974 until 1978. He was a threeyear starter at Asheville. He is 10th alltime in career points with 1,429 and is the program’s second all-time leading rebounder with 968. His 8.0 career rebounding average is the second highest in school history. Bumphus produced 606 field goals, the fourth most in school history. He also played in a school-record 121 games for the Bulldogs.

UNC Asheville Hall of Fame Inductees Herb Coman, Contributor & Coach Bob Hartman, Men’s Basketball Coach & Athletics Director Jim McElhaney, Men’s Basketball Sheila Ford Duncan, Women’ Basketball Ilona Fekete Thimmer,Volleyball Ed Harris, Athletics Director Jerry Green, Men’s Basketball Coach Kim Duncan, Women’s Basketball Brian Shehan, Baseball Tom Hunnicutt, Athletics Director Jenee Cross Daniely, Women’s Tennis Ulrich Dietrich, Men’s Soccer Mickey Gibson, Men’s Basketball Mike Grace, Men’s Basketball Patrick Britz, Men’s Soccer Danielle Meyer Harrison,Volleyball 92

Josh Pittman was the 1997 and 1998 Big South Conference Player of the Year. He was the first UNC Asheville basketball player to ever earn this award, and he is one of only three players in league history to accomplish such a feat. Josh helped the Bulldogs capture the 1997 and 1998 Big South Conference regular-season championships, the first in school history. He completed his career as the fourth alltime leading scorer at UNC Asheville with 1,547 points. Josh is the school’s all-time leading Division I scorer. He was a first team Big South All-Conference performer twice and was named to the Big South AllTournament team once. Upon graduation from UNC Asheville in 1998, he has enjoyed a successful pro basketball career in Argentina and Mexico. Last spring, Josh became the third UNC Asheville studentathlete to be inducted into the Big South Hall of Fame.

Jill Young Booth, Women’s Soccer Paul Allen, Men’s Basketball Dave Hart, Contributor Elissa Steffen Mount,Volleyball Rebecca Vonderhaar Gallaher, Cross Country & Track & Field Aytekin Yildiz, Men’s Soccer Trish Wyatt, Women’s Basketball Bamford Jones, Men’s Basketball Helen Carroll, Women’s Basketball Josh Pittman, Men’s Basketball George Gilbert, Men’s Basketball Mackenzie Miller McCoy, Women’s Soccer Ty Wigginton, Baseball Lisa Rhodes,Volleyball Tony Bumphus, Men’s Basketball

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UNC ASHEVILLE ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS •A • Gary Adams Mike Alexander Billy Allen Paul Allen Len Archambeault Larry Arrick Jeremy Atkinson Reid Augst

1965-69 1990-92 2000-04 1980-84 1970-72 1966-68 20112005-09

•B•

•C• Maurice Caldwell Johnny Campbell Wayne Cannady Brett Carey Brandon Carter Kevin Carter Kevin Cantwell Ricky Chatman David Clark Jeff Cloud Bill Clute Jeff Coble Carl Cohen William Coley Omar Collington Brian Combs Aaron Creasman John Crompton

2001-06 1991-93 1966-68 1964-66 1982-84 1966-68 1990-92 1990-95 1989-90 1969-73 1976-80 1987-88 1977-80 1977-78 1970-71 1991-92 1974-78 1989-90 1982-83 1974-78

20092010-12 1971-73 1973-75 2007-08 2005-07 1993-97 1974-78 2008-12 1967-68 1979-83 1968-72

•E• Adam Earnhardt Michael Ellis Mark Emory Eric Evans Ben Ezell

1997-01 2005-06 1978-82 1992-94 1997-01

•F• Ross Farrington Juelian Flowers Prince Frazier Giovanni Freeman William Funderburk

1978-80 1995-99 1974-76 1991-92 1984-88

Don Gay Gray Gautier Kenny George Scott George Mickey Gibson George Gilbert Rashad Gill Andre Gower Gary Grace Mike Grace Jerry Green

1992-94 1971-75 2006-08 1984-86 1968-70 1977-80 2007-08 1993-95 1974-79 1970-74 1964-66 •H•

Eddie Hannon Jerry Hardin Jeremy Harn Ben Harper Joey Harrell Michael Harper Wayne Harris Toles Hartman Tom Haus Greg Headen Rod Healy Andy Herzer Mitchell Hill Oliver Holmes Keith Hornsby Jason Horton Kevin Huffman David Huskins

1997-78 1979-80 2010-12 1977-79 2003-07 2000-02 1970-71 2010-11 1981-85 1970-72 1967-71 1980-84 1979-81 2002-06 20111997-99 1971-72 1968-72

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Joseph Barber Scott Barnes Mel Bacon Jim Baker Winfred Basnight Guy Batsel Chon Black Willie Black Brian Blackwell Mal Blankenship Chuck Blevins Rob Bliss Ogden Braxton Keith Brozek David Bobo Derek Borden Dennis Bostic Melvin Bostic Tim Brouwer Tony Bumphus

D.J. Cunningham •D• Madison Davis Dave Dilling Phil Darcus Brandon Davis Matt Day David deHaan Scott DeVries Matt Dickey Tip Dixon Jeff Dooley Durwood Dunlap

•J• 1986-90 1974-76 1976-77 1999-01 1999-2003 1993-97 1971-73 1986-88 1979-83 1982-83 1986-87 1994-99 1971-72 1994-96 2002-06 1987-89 2002-04 1978-80

Matt Dickey starred for the Bulldogs from 2008-12

•G• John Gardner K.J. Garland Butch Garvin

1995-96 2003-08 1964-66

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David Jackson Juma Jackson Quinard Jackson John Jacoby Vincent James Richie Jeffcoat Burt Jenkins Pat Jolley Bamford Jones Donovan Jones Greg Jones Jeff Jones John Jones Keven Jones Jacob Jordan Robby Joyner Mario Joyner Skipper Juhasz

1992-93 1999-00 2008-12 1990-92 2006-08 1984-88 1992-94 1980-84 1974-78 2006-09 1984-86 1984-86 1981-85 1987-89 1977-78 1999-2003 1991-95 1993-95 93


UNC ASHEVILLE ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS •K• Paul Kane Joe Kagel Brent Keck Mark King Victor King Josh Kohn Eric Knisely Alex Kragel Vincent Krieger

1973-74 1970-73 1987-91 1995-97 1974-76 1992-96 1992-93 2001-03 1994-98

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Jaron Lane Eddie Latta Chris Lee Ricky Lee Jeff Lippard Corey Littlejohn Dirk Lommerse Allan Lovett Steve Lucas •M• Andre Mack John Mangel Kevin Martin Mike Matthews Michael McBride Bryan McCullough Geoff McCullough John McCray Anthony McDaniel Nicholas McDevitt Mike McDowell Jim McElhaney Charlie McEnerney Ben McGonagil Ralf Melis Trent Meyer Charleston Miles Kevin Miller Lance Mitchell Joe Mize Chad Mohn Garrett Moles John Moore Milton Moore Michael Morris Mo Morris

20091978-81 1967-71 1976-77 1990-92 20111996-98 2000-01 1964-68

1993-94 1968-69 1996-99 1995-99 1986-89 2001-05 1993-94 1976-77 1970-71 1997-2001 1973-75 1966-71 1975-79 1999-2003 1994-96 20101978-80 1985-87 1988-90 1968-71 2002-06 2005-08 1973-75 1986-90 1973-76 1972-75

Duran Morrison John Morrow Doug Murray

1995-96 1979-80 1970-73 •N•

Mack Nance Dean Nanney Frank Napoli Jon Nwannunu

1968-70 1968-71 1968-70 2010-

•O• Phil Oakes Sean O’Driscoll Jabe O’Neill Matt Osikowicz

1976-79 1972-73 1991-94 1996-99 •P•

Randy Pallas Tommy Penland Nick Perkins Jimmy Pheasant Josh Pittman Moise Preston Phil Price JP Primm

1971-75 1970-71 1998 1970-73 1994-98 1988-90 1966-68 2008-12

Harvey Shropshire Lee Shuster Willie Simpson Andre Smith Sean Smith Bryan Smithson Remco Smits Brent Sporleader Derrick Stamey Chris Stephenson Robert Stevenson Dave Stickel Jason Stowe Eric Stubbs Steve Suddreth David Szymanski •T • Robert Thompson Greg Thurman Chris Turner

1988-90 1966-70 1985-87 1999-2003 2006-10 2006-08 1994-99 1970-71 1989-92 2008-12 1994-98 1977-78 1991-92 2007-11 1969-73 1975-78

1992-94 1987-88 1971-73

•U• •V • Roy Van Oosteroom Mykail Vibbert

1981-85 2005-06

1975-79 1973-75 1973-74 1996-99 2005-09 1998-2000 20111985-86 1968-70 2003-05 1986-87

•W • C.J. Walker Brett Warner Robert Watson Bobby Wilkins Van Wilkins John Williams Brandt Williams Darrell Wilson Dwayne Winston Bob Wolf Derrick Worrels

2003-07 2003-07 1988-92 1975-78 1982-87 2007-11 1987-89 1989 1983-85 1971-73 1985-87

1970-73 1982-86 1989-91 1989-91 1973-74 20091999-2003 1982-87

•Z•

•Q• •R• Carl Redd Frank Rhyne Randy Rhyne Bryan Richerson Jason Ridenhour John Risinger Jaleel Roberts Tracy Robinson Joe Roth Steven Rush Gerald Rutherford •S• Gary St. Clair Byron Samuels Kurt Samuels Darryl Sanders Dale Saunders Josh Seligson Colin Shaw Randy Shepherd

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John Zeuli Mike Zimmer

1976-78 1968-72

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UNC ASHEVILLE ALL-TIME RESULTS 1964-65 (14-13) Head Coach: Bob Hartman AVL 77 76 86 84 79 64 109 72 71 59 45 89 93 70 66 79 84 86 80 71 99 75 74 89 77 75 56

Tusculum @ Tusculum @ Milligan Charlotte Coll. # @ Pikeville @ King Tampa @ Pembroke St. Wilmington Coll. % vs. Catawba % @ Oglethorpe Milligan St. Andrews @ Mars Hill @ Maryville Pembroke St. @ Rollins @ Tampa @ Fla. Presbyterian @ Charlotte Coll. # Pikeville Wilmington Coll. ^ Mars Hill @ St. Andrews @ Wimington Coll. ^ Maryville Oglethorpe

Opp. 70 91 74 70 108 83 87 76 88 101 90 64 71 68 62 65 87 96 94 72 83 74 72 83 83 70 61

# Now Charlotte (UNCC) $ Wilmington Coll. Holiday Tournament ^ Now UNC Wilmington

AVL 71 82 80 82 74 68 69 64 93 73 71 66 87 66 79 79 111 105 69 74 66 97 55

@ Tusculum St. Andrews Wilmington Coll. # Tusculum @ King vs. Athens St. % vs. Western Carolina % vs. Concord (W.Va.) % @ UNC Charlotte Milligan Pembroke St. King @ Maryville @ Pembroke St. @ Wilmington Coll. # @ Frederick (Va.) @ St. Andrews UNC Charlotte @ Augusta $ @ Milligan Augusta $ Maryville @ Oglethorpe

AVL 88 85 96 78 68 77 84 83 80 80 113 83 72 76 97 87 79 94 69 108 89 81 96 74 106

Augusta # $ Shorter # Milligan Pembroke St. @ Oglethorpe @ Shorter Mars Hill Wilmington Coll. % @ Newberry @ Presbyterian St. Andrews Florida Presbyterian @ Augusta $ @ Emory & Henry Wilmington Coll. % @ St. Leo @ Biscayne Maryville @ Mars Hill @ St. Andrews @ Pembroke St. Emory & Henry @ Milligan St. Leo @ Maryville

Opp. 76 86 76 87 79 62 64 78 81 72 36 66 71 84 86 72 75 76 70 68 94 74 105 69 81

# 1st Asheville Optimist Club Tip-Off Tournament % Now UNC Wilmington $ Now Augusta St./Ga. Regents Univ. 1967-68 (18-8) Head Coach: Bob Hartman

1965-66 (15-8) Head Coach: Bob Hartman Date 11-23 11-26 11-27 12-1 12-6 12-9 12-10 12-11 12-15 1-6 1-8 1-11 1-15 1-28 1-29 1-31 2-1 2-9 2-16 2-19 2-23 2-25 3-1

Date 11-25 11-26 12-1 12-3 12-9 12-10 12-15 12-17 12-30 12-31 1-6 1-8 1-14 1-17 1-21 1-28 1-30 2-3 2-7 2-10 2-11 2-13 2-18 2-23 2-25

1968-69 (19-9) Head Coach: Bob Hartman

Opp. 83 68 67 72 67 78 84 60 79 80 63 56 76 63 97 103 80 63 59 72 67 83 79

# Now UNC Wilmington % WCU Holiday Tournament @ T.C. Roberson HS $ Now Augusta St./Ga. Regents Univ.

Date 11-24 11-25 12-1 12-2 12-7 12-9 12-14 12-15 12-19 12-29 12-30 1-2 1-6 1-20 1-26 1-30 2-2 2-5 2-8 2-10 2-13 2-17 2-20 2-24 2-27 3-2

AVL 86 95 79 82 103 79 53 78 89 89 97 98 94 114 99 69 101 108 82 83 87 62 89 78 89 56

Mars Hill # Hanover # Pembroke St. @ High Point Mars Hill @ Wilmington Coll. % @ Washington & Lee @ Milligan Campbell vs. Appalachian St. ^ vs. Shorter ^ Earlham @ Maryville Milligan Newberry @ Augusta $ @ Greensboro Coll. Wilmington Coll. % @ Campbell @ Pembroke St. Greensboro Coll. @ Chattanooga @ Mars Hill Maryville Augusta $ @ Oglethorpe

# Optimist Tip-Off Tournament % Now UNC Wilmington ^ Spindale Invitational Tournament $ Now Augusta St./Ga. Regents Univ.

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Opp. 72 93 69 94 73 80 80 73 81 83 69 110 68 83 87 68 70 85 95 99 76 88 57 72 72 111

Date AVL Opp. 11-29 98 Mars Hill # 94 11-30 69 Hanover # 73 12-3 102 @ Mars Hill 87 12-6 63 Pembroke St. 54 12-7 88 Campbell 72 12-14 97 Baptist % 91 12-18 101 J.C. Smith 84 1-3 97 @ Shorter ^ 75 1-4 101 @ Berry (OT) ^ 102 1-8 96 Mars Hill 94 1-10 67 @ Augusta $ 78 1-11 78 @ Belmont Abbey 79 1-22 99 @ UNC Wilmington 78 1-29 69 Augusta $ 80 2-1 64 @ Pembroke St. 67 2-4 103 Lander 78 2-8 111 Washington & Lee 83 2-10 68 @ Campbell 70 2-13 91 @ Lincoln Memorial 80 2-17 97 @ Lander 64 2-21 85 @ Baptist % 86 2-22 109 Maryville 69 2-24 121 UNC Wilmington 92 3-1 83 @ Maryville 69 3-3 76 Erskine + 70 3-5 90 vs. Newberry < 81 3-10 86 vs. Grambling ! 74 3-12 81 vs. Monmouth (N.J.) ! 115 # Optimist Tip-Off Tournament, % Now Charleston Southern, $ Now Augusta St./Ga. Regents Univ. ^ Berry-Shorter Invitational, + NAIA District 6 Playoffs, < NAIA District 6 Playoffs @ Spartanburg, S.C. ! NAIA National Tournament @ Kansas City, Mo. 1969-70 (14-13) Head Coach: Bob Hartman Date AVL Opp. 11-24 76 @ Carson-Newman 90 11-28 66 Berry # 61 11-29 86 Gardner-Webb (OT) # 87 12-3 74 @ N.C. A&T 110 12-4 92 @ Guilford 76 12-13 54 Appalachian St. 63 12-16 81 Lander 62 12-26 84 vs. Kentucky St. % 100 12-27 60 vs. Macalester % 57 12-29 89 vs. High Point ^ 85 12-30 67 @ Lenoir-Rhyne (OT) ^ 70 1-2 84 vs. Campbell + 81 1-3 68 vs. Gardner-Webb + 76 1-10 74 @ Western Carolina 61 1-14 70 Erskine 63 1-17 80 Baptist < 84 1-21 97 @ Wofford 74 1-24 60 @ Appalachian St. 73 1-27 60 @ Erskine 64 1-31 88 Gardner-Webb 89 2-5 89 Mars Hill 72 2-7 66 Western Carolina 53 2-14 59 @ Lander 67 2-19 103 Belmont Abbey 83 2-21 87 Wofford 63 2-24 87 @ Mars Hill 67 2-26 80 Baptist < 90 # Optimist Tip-Off Tournament, % Wisconsin State Tournament @ Platteville, Wisc., ^ Hickory Jaycee Tournament, + Spindale Rotary Club Tournament, < Now Charleston Southern,

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Date 11-27 12-2 12-5 12-7 12-10 12-14 12-16 12-18 1-1 1-2 1-5 1-7 1-9 1-14 1-16 1-23 1-27 1-29 1-30 2-3 2-6 2-8 2-13 2-16 2-20 2-25 2-26

1966-67 (17-8) Head Coach: Bob Hartman

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1970-71 (20-10) Head Coach: Bob Hartman

1972-73 (15-16) Head Coach: Bob Hartman

Date AVL Opp. 11-25 67 @ Guilford 82 11-27 72 Mars Hill # 68 11-28 74 Gardner-Webb # 65 12-5 84 Western Carolina 81 12-12 75 @ Appalachian St. 64 12-14 77 West Florida 69 12-17 100 Guilford 79 12-29 110 Emory & Henry % 79 12-30 66 Campbell % 63 1-2 114 Carson-Newman 105 1-8 112 Lander 72 1-9 79 @ Erskine 83 1-16 81 Wofford 80 1-20 82 Appalachian St. 64 1-23 88 @ Baptist ^ 78 1-25 84 @ West Florida 94 1-26 79 @ LSU-New Orleans 88 1-29 73 @ Mars Hill 65 1-30 117 Erskine 82 2-3 75 @ High Point 77 2-6 100 @ Belmont Abbey 76 2-11 80 @ Western Carolina 84 2-18 80 @ Wofford 92 2-20 97 @ Gardner-Webb 120 2-22 116 Baptist ^ 97 2-25 98 Mars Hill 81 2-26 77 @ Lander 98 3-2 99 S.C. State + 90 3-3 2OT 62 vs. Western Carolina < 61 3-8 73 vs. Stephen F. Austin ! 91 # Optimist Tip-Off Tournament, % 1st Cosmic Club Christmas Tournament, ^ Now Charleston Southern + NAIA District 6 Playoffs, < NAIA District 6 Playoffs @ Greenville, S.C., ! NAIA National Tournament @ Kansas City, Mo.

Date AVL Opp. 11-18 89 Allen 67 11-24 86 Gardner-Webb # 87 11-25 71 High Point # 69 11-29 110 Claflin 89 12-2 74 @ High Point 71 12-6 101 S.C. State 72 12-9 66 @ Mars Hill 62 12-13 72 @ Middle Tennessee St. 87 12-15 87 Catawba % 89 12-16 110 Southern Tech % 91 12-27 76 vs. Morgan St. ^ 83 12-28 77 vs. Lincoln (Pa.) 75 1-6 79 @ Baptist + 76 1-10 80 @ S.C. State 86 1-15 95 Western Carolina 82 1-18 99 Gardner-Webb 112 1-20 84 @ Lander 66 1-24 87 @ Appalachian St. 90 1-27 79 Mars Hill 74 1-31 102 @ Barber-Scotia 105 2-3 86 Baptist + 77 2-5 82 @ Belmont Abbey 94 2-8 74 @ Western Carolina 81 2-14 96 @ Catawba 104 2-15 91 vs. Gardner-Webb < 105 2-17 102 King 88 2-19 84 @ Florida Tech 88 2-24 68 @ Lander 76 2-28 82 Barber-Scotia 88 3-5 106 Presbyterian Coll. ! 98 3-7 78 S.C. State ! 87 # Optimist Tip-Off Tournament, % Cosmic Club Christmas Tournament, ^ Bluefield Christmas Tournament, + Now Charleston Southern, < @ Charlotte Coliseum, ! NAIA District 6 Playoffs

1971-72 (18-12) Head Coach: Bob Hartman

1973-74 (17-18) Head Coach: Bob Hartman

Date AVL 11-26 85 High Point # 11-27 88 Gardner-Webb # 12-1 99 @ King 12-4 94 @ Western Carolina 12-9 92 @ Erskine 12-11 115 Lander (2 OT) 12-13 82 @ Carson-Newman 12-15 81 Guilford 12-18 99 vs. Gardner-Webb % 12-20 104 Southern Tech ^ 12-21 96 Milligan ^ 1-6 86 @ Baptist + 1-8 78 @ Appalachian St. 1-12 104 @ Guilford 1-15 85 @ Erskine 1-17 80 Appalachian St. 1-21 86 @ Wofford 1-27 70 @ U. of Virgin Islands 1-28 80 @ U. of Virgin Islands 2-2 78 @ High Point 2-5 92 Baptist + 2-7 106 Belmont Abbey (OT) 2-10 60 @ Western Carolina 2-12 122 @ Voorhees 2-15 65 @ Gardner-Webb 2-18 87 Mars Hill 2-21 124 Voorhees 2-22 92 Wofford 2-24 84 @ Mars Hill 2-26 99 @ Lander # Optimist Tip-Off Tournament % @ Charlotte Coliseum ^ Cosmic Club Christmas Tournament + Now Charleston Southern

Opp. 74 94 77 102 73 104 90 79 103 102 73 87 68 118 75 68 72 65 69 76 74 113 67 102 97 88 89 85 93 105

Date 11-17 11-23 11-24 11-29 11-30 12-1 12-7 12-8 12-13 12-14 12-17 1-2 1-3 1-4 1-7 1-10 1-12 1-16 1-17 1-19 1-21 1-23 1-26 1-28 1-30 2-2 2-4 2-9 2-14 2-16 2-18 2-21 2-23 2-26

AVL 70 81 74 74 77 68 69 80 96 84 86 89 66 88 92 83 77 98 88 95 55 85 69 71 73 78 70 67 66 56 88 66 98 86

@ Milligan Union # Carson-Newman # @ Lander % vs. Mars Hill % vs. Presbyterian Coll. % @ Newberry @ Lander Southern Tech ^ Mars Hill (OT) ^ Western Carolina vs. Pfeiffer + vs. Mars Hill + @ Southern Tech @ LSU-New Orleans Mars Hill @ Baptist < Newberry @ Carson-Newman Lander @ Erskine Presbyterian Coll. Pembroke St. @ Western Carolina @ Wofford @ Appalachian St. @ Va. Commonwealth @ Pembroke St. @ Mars Hill Erskine @ Gardner-Webb Wofford Baptist < @ Presbyterian Coll.

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Opp. 75 73 88 66 90 74 81 61 82 81 80 69 80 89 105 80 75 95 87 80 51 76 68 83 69 80 111 88 77 57 95 81 86 91

3-2 56 vs. Belmont Abbey ! 66 # Optimist Tip-Off Tournament, % Lander Invitational ^ Cosmic Club Christmas Tournament, + Robertson Memorial YMCA Invit. Tourn. @ Pisgah HS (Canton) < Now Charleston Southern, ! @ Charlotte Coliseum (DH w/Pacers-Cougars ABA game) 1974-75 (12-17) Head Coach: Bob Hartman Date AVL Opp. 11-29 54 Carson-Newman # 95 11-30 93 Shorter # 77 12-3 68 N.C. State % 111 12-6 78 East Texas St. ^ 101 12-7 63 East Tennessee St. ^ 62 12-9 74 @ Appalachian St. 83 12-14 84 Augusta + $ 80 12-16 85 Belmont Abbey * 72 12-20 77 @ Florida Southern 101 1-4 79 @ UNC Wilmington 97 1-6 69 @ Pembroke St. < 77 1-7 76 vs. Methodist < 73 1-9 74 Milligan 73 1-11 70 @ Carson-Newman 73 1-16 55 Newberry 71 1-18 57 Gardner-Webb 59 1-20 63 UNC Wilmington 47 1-22 75 @ Presbyterian Coll. 77 1-25 69 @ Western Carolina 94 1-27 53 @ Newberry 54 1-29 82 @ Wofford 103 2-1 82 Western Carolina 84 2-5 63 @ Augusta $ 61 2-8 57 Pembroke St. 59 2-15 88 @ Gardner-Webb 116 2-19 73 Mars Hill % 68 2-20 66 Wofford 65 2-22 71 Lander 67 2-26 79 Presbyterian Coll. 78 # Optimist Tip-Off Tournament, % @ Asheville Civic Center, ^ Asheville Classic (DHs w/WCU) @ Civic Center, + DH w/WCU @ Asheville Civic Center < Pembroke St. Doubleheader, $ Now Augusta St./ Ga. Regents Univ. 1975-76 (8-22) Head Coach: Bob Hartman Date 11-19 11-28 11-29 12-4 12-5 12-6 12-11 12-13 12-16 1-3 1-5 1-6 1-10 1-12 1-15 1-17 1-21 1-22 1-24 1-29 1-30 1-31 2-4 2-7 2-11 2-14 2-16 2-18

AVL 79 71 75 69 69 60 88 80 67 69 80 49 70 70 72 62 78 93 67 70 67 71 61 80 80 52 69 96

Lander Hanover # Gardner-Webb # @ Carson-Newman @ Mars Hill N.C. State % USC-Aiken @ Milligan Augusta (2 OT) $ @ UNC Wilmington vs. Catawba ^ @ Pembroke St. ^ UT-Chattanooga Milligan @ Gardner-Webb UNC Wilmington Belmont Abbey Presbyterian Coll. Mars Hill Carson-Newman @ Wofford Western Carolina @ Augusta $ @ USC-Aiken @ Western Carolina @ Newberry UT-Chattanooga Wofford

Opp. 80 57 86 75 81 111 67 79 72 76 69 55 85 82 94 63 86 82 90 79 58 86 62 77 95 54 72 75


2-21 60 @ Belmont Abbey 73 2-25 84 @ Presbyterian Coll. 89 # Optimist Tip-Off Tournament, % @ Asheville Civic Center, ^ Pembroke St. Invitational, $ Now Augusta St./Ga. Regents Univ. 1976-77 (14-18) Head Coach: Bob Hartman

1977-78 (17-15) Head Coach: Bob Hartman Date 11-21 11-25 11-26 11-30 12-3 12-5 12-8 12-10 12-12 12-15 12-17 1-5 1-7 1-9 1-10 1-12 1-14 1-17 1-18 1-21 1-23 1-28 2-4 2-6 2-9 2-11 2-13

AVL 68 89 106 73 85 84 86 71 99 77 62 83 70 62 76 57 65 78 77 101 73 97 100 84 82 72 77

@ Carson-Newman Spring Arbor # Milligan # USC-Spartanburg Lander Newberry Presbyterian @ E. Tennessee St. Milligan Augusta $ @ Middle Tenn. St. @ Coll. of Charleston @ Florida Tech @ Augusta $ @ Wake Forest Carson-Newman @ Appalachian St. @ Milligan Belmont Abbey @ East Carolina USC-Spartanburg @ Southern Miss Limestone @ Wofford @ Gardner-Webb @ Newberry @ Lenoir-Rhyne

Opp. 81 87 89 61 65 82 78 81 84 71 74 67 88 71 94 62 89 65 86 92 64 98 86 75 89 81 97

1978-79 (7-20) Head Coach: Bob Hartman Date AVL Opp. 11-20 66 @ Carson-Newman 62 11-24 69 @ N.C. A&T 80 11-25 73 @ East Carolina 89 12-2 57 @ Baptist 60 12-6 71 Elon 81 12-9 68 @ E. Tennessee St. 94 12-12 73 @ Georgia 85 12-13 68 Augusta $ 70 12-27 70 @ Wake Forest 91 1-2 61 @ Middle Tenn. St. 98 1-4 71 @ Austin Peay 79 1-6 75 @ UNC Wilmington 82 1-9 92 Milligan 75 1-13 81 Gardner-Webb 84 1-17 91 @ Belmont Abbey 107 1-20 89 @ Mars Hill 81 1-22 78 @ Limestone 70 1-27 81 Carson-Newman 78 1-31 77 @ Augusta $ 84 2-3 74 Mars Hill 75 2-5 67 @ Elon 84 2-13 81 @ Milligan 95 2-14 75 @ Morehead St. 99 2-17 83 Belmont Abbey 90 2-19 88 Baptist # 70 2-24 87 UNC Wilmington 90 2-28 62 Lenoir-Rhyne 58 $ Now Augusta St./Ga. Regents Univ., # @ Asheville School 1979-80 (11-16) Head Coach: Jerry Green Date AVL Opp. 11-20 65 Carson-Newman # 58 11-24 74 @ Belmont Abbey 77 11-27 83 Wingate # 73 11-30 100 Bristol 41 12-6 72 @ Milligan 93 12-8 70 @ E. Tennessee St. 105 12-10 80 Central Wesleyan ^ 71 12-13 54 Augusta $ 59 12-15 65 @ Pembroke St. 73 12-29 64 @ Wake Forest 90 1-3 64 @ James Madison 67 1-5 51 @ East Carolina 52 1-10 64 @ Mars Hill 62 1-12 71 @ Gardner-Webb 73 1-14 76 Lenoir-Rhyne 69 1-16 76 Milligan 54 1-19 56 @ Augusta $ 66 1-24 65 Mars Hill 68 1-26 59 @ Carson-Newman 58 1-30 74 Belmont Abbey 57 2-2 57 @ UNC Wilmington 69 2-9 78 @ Lenoir-Rhyne 93 2-13 84 @ Newberry 90 2-16 83 Limestone 62 2-18 70 Pembroke St. 78 2-23 27 @ Clemson 38 2-26 69 Gardner-Webb 63 # @ Asheville Civic Center, $ Now Augusta St./Ga. Regents Univ., ^ Now Southern Wesleyan

/// FEAR THE DOG ///

1980-81 (14-15) Head Coach: Jerry Green Date AVL 11-22 79 King 11-25 87 Tusculum 11-29 64 @ UNC Charlotte 12-1 54 @ E. Tennessee St. 12-3 57 @ South Carolina 12-6 113 Central Wesleyan # 12-8 66 Wofford (OT) 12-10 70 Voorhees 12-11 57 Milligan 12-13 70 @ Wofford 1-6 69 @ Carson-Newman 1-8 69 @ East Carolina (OT) 1-10 74 Gardner-Webb 1-12 65 @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-15 75 @ Milligan 1-17 75 Limestone 1-22 75 Mars Hill 1-24 68 @ Wake Forest 1-26 93 @ Limestone 1-28 59 Belmont Abbey 1-31 60 Friendship 2-2 74 @ Furman 2-4 83 @ Tusculum 2-7 70 Lenoir-Rhyne (2 OT) 2-9 51 UNC Wilmington 2-11 72 @ Mars Hill 2-14 86 Carson-Newman 2-16 82 @ Gardner-Webb 2-21 63 @ Belmont Abbey # Now Southern Wesleyan

Opp. 59 81 71 71 85 99 71 61 56 72 56 70 86 67 61 74 69 99 113 62 50 94 64 68 53 51 67 84 81

1981-82 (19-10) Head Coach: Jerry Green Date 11-20 11-23 11-25 11-27 11-28 11-30 12-3 12-5 12-7 12-10 12-16 12-17 1-9 1-11 1-18 1-19 1-21 1-25 1-27 1-29 1-30 2-1 2-3 2-6 2-8 2-11 2-13 2-15 2-18

AVL 86 82 74 78 61 64 81 48 58 81 75 62 58 64 83 61 56 88 60 75 2 91 73 76 68 74 66 73 63

Wofford Tusculum Carson-Newman Averett @ South Carolina @ UNC-Charlotte Milligan USC-Spartanburg @ Mars Hill @ Barber-Scotia Livingstone @ Carson-Newman Gardner-Webb Lenoir-Rhyne Claflin @ Livingstone @ Wofford @ Milligan @ Belmont Abbey Benedict Friendship # Voorhees @ Tusculum @ Lenoir-Rhyne Barber-Scotia Mars Hill @ Tennessee Tech @ Gardner-Webb Belmont Abbey

Opp. 53 59 68 51 75 67 71 54 67 71 65 64 56 63 66 56 64 76 65 70 0 53 64 88 54 65 91 77 55

/// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

Date AVL Opp. 11-12 79 vs. High Point # 91 11-13 119 vs. Clearwater Christian # 57 11-26 71 Carson-Newman % 68 11-27 71 Pembroke St. % 64 11-29 65 @ East Carolina 68 12-4 83 @ Gardner-Webb 102 12-9 70 @ Carson-Newman 72 12-11 74 @ Milligan 81 12-13 73 @ Lander 81 12-15 78 Augusta $ 77 12-18 73 @ Wake Forest 84 1-3 70 @ Pembroke St. ^ 74 1-4 65 vs. Methodist ^ 61 1-8 71 @ Coll. of Charleston 70 1-12 93 @ USC-Aiken (OT) 95 1-14 70 @ Presbyterian Coll. 72 1-15 88 @ Wofford 78 1-17 86 Milligan 61 1-19 72 Belmont Abbey 70 1-24 83 @ Lenoir-Rhyne 107 1-26 90 Wofford 74 1-27 77 @ Augusta $ 87 1-31 79 @ Southern Miss 89 2-4 82 USC-Aiken 75 2-5 106 @ Limestone 85 2-10 86 Mars Hill (OT) 89 2-12 74 Newberry 81 2-14 89 Lenoir-Rhyne 100 2-17 67 @ Mars Hill 68 2-19 79 Belmont Abbey 72 2-23 70 Presbyterian 54 2-26 78 @ Mars Hill + 79 # Florida Tech Tip-Off Tournament, % Optimist Tip-Off Tournament, ^ Pembroke St. Tournament, $ Now Augusta St./Ga. Regents Univ., + NAIA District 6 Playoffs

2-16 89 @ Mars Hill 75 2-18 84 @ Belmont Abbey 93 2-22 71 @ Presbyterian Coll. 68 2-25 90 Wofford 78 2-28 80 Mars Hill 88 # Optimist Tip-Off Tournament (12th annual & final) $ Now Augusta St./Ga. Regents Univ.

97


/// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

1982-83 (22-9) Head Coach: Jerry Green

98

Date AVL 11-16 103 Lee College 11-19 80 N.C. Central 11-20 56 @ Lincoln Memorial 11-22 85 @ Carson-Newman 11-24 87 Anderson (Ind.) 11-27 69 @ UNC-Charlotte 12-2 52 @ Milligan 12-4 54 @ Wake Forest 12-6 82 Mars Hill 12-9 73 Barber-Scotia 12-11 81 @ Gardner-Webb 12-13 81 Knoxville College 1-8 71 Methodist 1-10 89 @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-13 66 @ Lee College 1-15 90 Voorhees 1-17 59 USC-Spartanburg 1-20 70 Lincoln Memorial 1-24 60 @ Knoxville College 1-26 55 Belmont Abbey 1-31 55 @ USC-Spartanburg 2-2 84 Benedict 2-5 76 Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7 58 @ Barber-Scotia 2-14 82 Gardner-Webb 2-17 59 @ Belmont Abbey 2-19 58 Milligan 2-21 71 Carson-Newman 2-23 63 @ Mars Hill 3-8 70 at Gardner-Webb # 3-9 55 at Catawba # # NAIA District 26 Playoffs

1986-87 (15-11) Head Coach: Jerry Green Opp. 93 77 72 91 73 59 36 72 67 71 84 66 60 83 60 58 48 58 51 50 57 56 73 59 95 56 47 80 59 68 74

1983-84 (21-10) Head Coach: Jerry Green Date AVL Opp. 11-17 88 Lincoln Memorial 77 11-19 111 Lee 62 11-22 84 N.C. Central 66 11-26 60 @ South Carolina 71 11-28 57 @ UNC Charlotte 56 11-30 58 Knoxville 54 12-2 59 vs. Oglethorpe # 51 12-3 50 @ Transylvania # 58 12-5 63 @ Milligan 44 12-8 86 @ Barber-Scotia 68 12-10 77 Gardner-Webb 75 1-5 80 Palm Beach Atlantic 46 1-9 77 @ Carson-Newman 78 1-12 72 Milligan 52 1-14 54 @ Lee 50 1-16 68 @ Knoxville 62 1-19 58 Carson-Newman 61 1-21 71 Mars Hill 57 1-25 49 @ Belmont Abbey 61 1-30 48 @ USC-Spartanburg 57 2-1 63 @ Lincoln Memorial 75 2-4 67 @ Lenoir-Rhyne 68 2-6 96 Barber-Scotia 61 2-9 90 @ Mars Hill 96 2-13 62 @ Gardner-Webb 48 2-16 70 Belmont Abbey 57 2-18 91 USC-Spartanburg 71 2-22 103 Benedict 81 2-23 58 Lenoir-Rhyne 50 3-5 48 @ Belmont Abbey % 46 3-7 46 @ Pembroke St. % 50 # Transylvania (Ky.) Tournament, % NAIA District 26 Playoffs

Date AVL 12-3 58 @Clemson 12-6 86 Barber-Scotia 12-8 85 @Western Car. 12-13 69 @East Tenn. St. 12-15 65 #Furman 12-17 65 @N.C. State 12-20 63 @James Mad. 1-6 107 Methodist 1-8 74 #Western Car. 1-14 68 @Eastern Ky. 1-17 69 @UT-Chat. 1-19 69 @Augusta 1-24 68 @App. State 1-26 63 @Radford 1-29 63 Baptist 1-31 78 Campbell 2-3 73 #Eastern Ky. 2-5 65 @The Citadel 2-9 80 Radford 2-14 70 @Baptist 2-18 67 #App State 2-19 100 Augusta 2-21 61 @Campbell 2-24 103 #East Tenn. St. 2-26 73 %Coastal Car. 2-27 76 %Campbell #-Games at Asheville Civic Center %-Big South Tournament at Savannah, Ga.

1988-89 (16-14) {Big South Conference Champions} Head Coach: Don Doucette Opp. 89 65 67 66 62 81 64 56 60 97 77 63 54 76 73 70 72 71 74 67 79 73 70 74 68 79

1987-88 (13-15) Head Coach: Jerry Green Date AVL 11-28 144 Voorhees 11-30 87 @Eastern Ky. 12-2 85 #The Citadel 12-7 76 #Western Car. 12-12 65 @Georgia 12-19 90 #James Madison OT 1-2 58 @California 1-5 77 @East Tenn. 1-12 69 @Western Car. 1-14 55 @App State 1-16 86 Benedict 1-18 72 Augusta 1-21 63 Winthrop 1-23 63 @Coastal Car. 1-25 62 Radford 1-30 91 Campbell 2-1 80 #App State 2-4 74 @Furman 2-6 75 @Baptist 2-8 69 Coastal Car. 2-11 52 @Winthrop 2-13 72 Baptist 2-15 69 @Augusta 2-20 60 @Campbell 2-25 81 @Radford 2-27 117 Covenant 2-29 76 @N.C. State 3-3 58 %@Winthrop #-Game at Asheville Civic Center %-Big South Tournament at Rock Hill, S.C.

/// FEAR THE DOG ///

Opp. 93 110 72 71 95 81 53 88 74 65 67 69 55 79 69 73 86 64 77 72 53 65 66 78 83 78 87 63

Date AVL 11-25 64 @ Georgia Tech 11-26 103 Voorhees 11-28 96 Eastern Kentucky 12-1 77 @ The Citadel 12-3 85 Eckerd 12-5 94 @ WCU (2OT) 12-10 57 @ Appalachian State 12-19 65 @ Georgia 1-4 77 UT-Chattanooga 1-7 74 VMI 1-11 62 Appalachian St. 1-14 71 Coker 1-16 96 @ Augusta $ 1-19 53 @ Winthrop 1-21 60 Coastal Carolina 1-23 75 @ Radford 1-26 72 Western Carolina 1-30 82 Baptist 2-4 74 @ Coastal Carolina 2-6 98 King 2-9 67 Winthrop 2-11 74 @ Baptist 2-13 97 Augusta $ 2-18 76 Campbell 2-20 75 @ N.C. State 2-25 105 Radford 3-2 62 Radford # 3-3 88 Coastal Carolina # 3-4 93 Campbell (Champ.) # $ Now Augusta St./Ga. Regents Univ. # Big South Tournament @ Rock Hill, S.C.

Opp. 97 44 84 93 74 91 72 108 82 70 77 58 87 66 86 87 76 74 91 50 59 75 75 61 90 76 58 76 78

1990-91 (8-20) Head Coach: Don Doucette Date AVL 11-24 92 Averett 11-26 66 @Vanderbilt 11-29 79 #Western Car. 12-1 89 Milligan 12-3 84 #Mercer 12-5 71 @Davidson 12-8 51 @Cincinnati 12-18 76 @Central Fla. 12-22 60 @N.C. State 12-29 89 #Davidson OT 1-2 72 #Appalachian St. 1-7 69 @Col. of Charl. 1-10 66 @VMI 1-14 68 #Augusta 1-21 73 @Radford 1-23 91 #Winthrop 1-26 58 @Campbell 1-28 90 #Charleston So. 86 1-31 74 @Coastal Car. 2-4 73 @Winthrop 2-6 77 @Western Car. 2-11 78 @Augusta 2-14 67 Coastal Car. 2-16 61 Campbell 2-18 76 @Charleston So. 2-20 62 Col. of Charl. 2-23 67 Radford 2-28 53 Augusta% #-Game at Asheville Civic Center %-Big South Tournament @Anderson, S.C.

Opp. 74 103 81 76 72 73 95 91 99 86 76 70 74 80 86 68 72 OT 84 64 86 94 91 62 93 56 97 62


1991-92 (9-19) Head Coach: Don Doucette Opp. 65 100 83 91 105 63 42 107 60 94 64 93 69 90 81 59 62 71 62 83 83 77 65 75 66 76 76 85

1992-93 (4-23) Head Coach: Don Doucette Date AVL Opp. 12-3 69 @ N.C. State 72 12-x 67 Milligan 57 12-8 46 vs. Western Carolina # 73 12-12 52 @ South Carolina 89 12-xx 87 Montreat 72 12-22 71 @ Virginia Tech 91 1-3 56 @ Missouri 99 1-9 82 @ Md.-Baltimore Co. 91 1-11 64 @ Towson 85 1-16 75 Winthrop 79 1-18 72 Radford 69 1-21 50 @ Liberty 73 1-23 62 @ Radford 81 1-25 59 Coastal Carolina 65 1-27 62 Campbell 75 2-1 73 Liberty 80 2-3 66 @ Winthrop 79 2-6 99 Charleston Sou. 92 2-8 65 @ Campbell 90 2-13 72 @ Charleston Sou. 91 2-15 68 @ Coastal Carolina 100 2-18 69 Mercer 74 2-22 75 Md.-Baltimore Co. 91 2-24 69 @ Western Carolina 82 2-27 81 @ UNC-Greensboro 96 2-28 60 Towson 75 3-3 87 vs. Winthrop % 101 # @ Asheville Civic Center % Big South Conf. Tourn. @ N. Charleston, S.C.

1995-96 (18-10) Head Coach: Randy Wiel

Date AVL Opp. 11-29 81 Montreat 74 12-1 60 @ Miami (Fla.) 82 12-4 59 @ Ohio State 93 12-x 63 Mars Hill 72 12-11 58 @ N.C. State 70 12-xx 74 Erskine 65 12-20 55 @ Xavier 82 1-5 44 @ Kansas 90 1-8 67 @ Charleston Sou. 81 1-10 76 @ Coastal Carolina 80 1-13 71 Liberty 79 1-15 61 UNC-Greensboro 82 1-17 66 @ Campbell 74 1-22 80 @ Winthrop 82 1-27 68 @ Md.-Baltimore Co. 78 1-29 45 @ Towson 54 1-31 43 Radford 70 2-5 56 Charleston Sou. 81 2-7 44 Coastal Carolina 58 2-10 51 @ Liberty 56 2-12 52 @ Radford 69 2-14 44 Campbell 45 2-17 44 @ UNC-Greensboro 69 2-19 85 Winthrop 72 2-24 61 Md.-Baltimore Co. 73 2-26 70 Towson 74 3-4 56 vs. Towson # 64 # Big South Conf. Tourn. @ N. Charleston, S.C. 1994-95 (11-16) Head Coach: Randy Wiel Date

AVL 66 @South Carolina 70 Montreat-Anderson 60 @UNC Wilmington 93 Troy State 72 Mars Hill 44 @Vanderbilt 61 Samford 57 @N.C. State 77 @North Carolina 113 Tusculum 62 Charleston Southern 78 Coastal Carolina 57 @Liberty 57 @UNC Greensboro 101 Winthrop 66 UMBC 84 Towson State 68 @Radford 57 @Charleston Southern 75 @Coastal Carolina 73 Liberty 65 Radford 64 UNC Greensboro 57 @Winthrop 62 @UMBC 62 @Towson State 47 Radford # # Big South Conference Tournament

/// FEAR THE DOG ///

Opp. 68 69 73 86 67 82 65 77 95 75 73 55 46 74 87 72 79 81 61 66 67 67 85 47 63 69 63

Date AVL 11-24 97 Bryan College 11-26 41 @ Clemson 11-29 73 @ Furman 12-2 105 Montreat 12-7 66 @ Vanderbilt 12-16 68 @ Samford 12-20 71 @ N.C. State 12-28 49 North Carolina 12-30 84 Milligan 1-3 98 Tusculum 1-8 67 Charleston Southern (1-10) 77 ^@ Coastal Carolina 1-13 66 Liberty 1-18 64 UNC-Greensboro 1-20 76 Md.-Baltimore Co. 1-24 83 Winthrop 1-27 74 @ Radford 1-29 82 @ Wofford 2-3 64 @ Charleston Sou. 2-5 93 Coastal Carolina 2-9 43 @ Liberty 2-12 65 @ UNC-Greensboro 2-14 76 @ Wofford 2-17 61 @ Md.-Baltimore Co. 2-21 89 Winthrop 2-24 74 Radford 2-29 69 vs. Winthrop # 3-1 60 @ Liberty # # Big South Tournament @ Lynchburg,Va. ^-at Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Opp. 70 83 71 69 80 60 120 66 76 51 81 66 48 65 73 65 56 53 63 86 65 56 67 62 72 77 61 73

1996-97 (18-10) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach Date AVL 11-23 69 @ E. Tennessee St. 11-26 54 @ Kansas St. 12-2 84 Montreat 12-15 73 @ Kansas 12-19 80 @ S. Carolina 12-21 82 @ Marshall 12-23 51 @ Kentucky 12-27 69 @ Mount St. Mary’s # 12-28 65 vs. Maine # 12-30 65 @ New Mexico St. 1-4 69 Md.-Baltimore Co. 1-6 83 Marshall 1-9 63 @ Radford 1-11 64 Liberty 1-13 73 @ Georgia St. 1-16 63 Winthrop 1-18 84 Charleston Southern 1-20 81 Coastal Carolina 1-25 68 @ UNC-Greensboro 1-30 60 @ Coastal Carolina 2-1 66 @ Charleston Southern 2-8 78 Radford 2-10 68 @ Liberty (2OT) 2-15 51 @ Md.-Baltimore Co. 2-20 74 UNC-Greensboro 2-22 81 @ Winthrop 2-26 54 vs. Md-Baltimore Co. % 2-28 57 vs. Charleston Sou. % # Mt. St. Mary’s Tournament % Big South Tournament @ Lynchburg,Va.

Opp. 78 80 45 105 74 109 105 72 57 64 45 63 56 55 72 59 71 64 65 70 73 87 65 48 67 70 51 67

/// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

Date AVL 11-23 60 Union College 11-26 85 @ Western Carolina 11-30 68 @ Syracuse 12-6 88 @ Stetson # 12-7 81 vs. Murray St. # 12-14 81 Milligan 12-22 77 Warren Wilson 1-2 54 @ Florida St. 1-8 53 Charleston Southern 1-11 54 @ Clemson 1-15 45 Davidson 1-18 85 @ Coastal Carolina 1-20 75 @ Campbell 1-23 76 @ Liberty 1-25 68 @ Radford 1-27 64 Winthrop 1-29 51 @ VMI 2-1 57 Campbell 2-4 66 Coastal Carolina 2-5 75 Western Carolina 2-8 59 @ Charleston Sou. 2-10 82 Liberty 2-12 63 @ Appalachian St. 2-15 78 @ Winthrop (OT) 2-19 71 @ Mercer 2-24 68 @ Davidson 2-29 79 Radford 3-5.1 54 vs. Liberty % #-Hatter Classic @ Stetson % Big South Tournament @ Anderson, S.C.

1993-94 (3-24) Head Coach: Randy Wiel

99


/// UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOGS ///

1997-98 (19-9) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach

100

Date AVL 11-15 57 @ Syracuse 11-19 69 @ Tennessee 11-22 69 East Carolina # 11-26 74 Georgia State 11-29 69 @ Arizona 12-3 84 E. Tennessee St. # 12-13 89 Montreat 12-17 60 @ Florida St. 12-20 61 @ East Carolina 12-22 52 @ Maryland 12-29 55 vs. Richmond % 12-30 68 @ Chattanooga % 1-3 71 @ Md.-Baltimore Co. 1-8 53 Radford 1-10 70 @ Liberty 1-14 75 @ Winthrop 1-17 91 @ Charleston Sou. 1-19 78 Coastal Carolina 1-24 92 High Point 1-29 66 @ Coastal Carolina 1-31 87 Charleston Sou. 2-7 87 @ Radford 2-9 75 Liberty 2-14 90 Md.-Baltimore Co. 2-18 77 Elon 2-21 76 Winthrop 2-27 46 @ Liberty ^ 2-28 61 vs. Radford ^ # @ Asheville Civic Center % Dr Pepper Classic @ Chattanooga, Tenn. ^ Big South Conf. Tourn. @ Lynchburg,Va.

1999-00 (11-19) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach Opp. 60 75 61 64 97 61 50 77 57 110 71 70 68 50 60 54 80 58 67 60 66 91 59 82 53 66 42 63

1998-99 (11-18) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach Date AVL 11-13 64 @ Purdue 11-16 50 @ St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s& 11-28 88 Tennessee Tech 12-1 76 @ Virginia Tech (OT) 12-3 60 @ Auburn 12-7 71 @ E. Tennessee St. 12-12 64 @ Clemson 12-19 59 @ Mercer 12-21 82 Marshall 12-28 68 @ Campbell 12-30 39 @ Michigan St. 1-2 67 @ Texas Christian U. 1-5 75 Montreat 1-9 77 @ Liberty 1-13 79 @ Radford 1-16 72 @ Elon 1-20 89 High Point 1-23 94 Coastal Carolina 1-25 71 @ Charleston Sou. 1-30 79 Winthrop (OT) 2-1 94 Radford (OT) 2-4 69 @ High Point 2-6 72 Elon 2-10 81 Charleston Sou. 2-13 73 @ Coastal Carolina 2-17 89 Liberty (OT) 2-20 57 @ Winthrop 2-25 106 vs. Liberty # 2-26 79 vs. Radford # &-Preseason NIT at Queens, N.Y. # Big South Conf. Tournament @ Asheville Civic Center

2001-02 (13-15) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach

Date AVL Opp. 11-19 69 @ Missouri 75 11-21 72 @ Saint Louis 84 11-24 63 @ Tennessee 79 11-27 51 @ Tennessee Tech 85 11-29 61 Virginia Tech 83 12-1 86 @ Western Carolina 94 12-4 68 @ Connecticut 98 12-7 41 @ Kentucky 86 12-12 58 @ N.C. State 80 12-18 67 E. Tennessee St. 63 12-28 66 @ Marshall 102 1-2 73 Mercer 82 1-6 76 Montreat 55 1-12 77 Charleston Southern 62 1-15 62 @ Liberty 70 1-20 79 @ Radford 92 1-24 58 @ High Point 60 1-26 88 Elon 76 1-29 64 Winthrop 63 2-2 73 @ Coastal Carolina 74 2-5 74 Radford 80 2-9 82 Liberty 68 2-12 63 @ Elon 73 2-18 72 High Point 57 2-20 88 Coastal Carolina 80 2-23 76 @ Charleston Southern 61 2-26 50 @ Winthrop 90 3-2 77 vs. Liberty # 63 3-3 78 vs. Radford # 71 3-4 62 vs. Winthrop # 75 # Big South Tournament @ Asheville Civic Center 2000-01 (15-13) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach

Opp. 101 105 74 83 91 78 73 64 91 75 64 101 63 72 70 63 78 67 80 86 101 66 73 77 81 86 61 98 92

Date AVL 11-18 70 Campbell 11-21 63 Lenor-Rhyne 11-25 76 @ Mercer 11-28 70 @ E. Tennessee St. 11-30 59 @ Tennessee 12-4 79 Western Carolina 12-14 84 @ Appalachian St. 12-19 55 @ South Carolina 12-22 66 @ N.C. State 12-28 43 @ Texas 12-31 76 @ UNC-Greensboro 1-2 77 Montreat 1-6 68 @ Florida St. 1-10 72 Charleston Southern 1-13 81 High Point 1-17 61 @ Elon 1-20 83 Radford 1-23 59 @ Liberty 1-27 54 @ Winthrop 1-31 97 Coastal Carolina (OT) 2-3 51 @ High Point 2-7 70 Elon 2-10 73 Liberty 2-14 80 @ Radford 2-17 77 @ Coastal Carolina 2-24 58 Winthrop 3-1 48 vs. Liberty # # Big South Tournament @ Roanoke,Va.

/// FEAR THE DOG ///

Opp. 85 52 60 65 85 69 64 80 87 74 77 75 76 65 71 58 75 52 67 95 56 57 54 83 74 71 60

Date AVL 11-16 57 @ West Virginia 11-19 49 UNC-Greensboro 11-21 65 @ Minnesota 11-24 72 @ Campbell OT 11-28 71 E. Tennessee St. 12-1 72 @ Western Carolina 12-4 58 @ Furman 12-8 86 Montreat 12-15 54 @ N. C. State 12-17 56 @ Michigan St. 12-20 38 @ Auburn 12-30 79 Appalachian St. 1-2 87 Charleston Southern 1-6 74 @ Radford 1-8 68 @ Liberty 1-13 69 Brevard 1-16 83 High Point 1-19 76 Elon 1-23 78 @ Coastal Carolina 1-26 66 Winthrop 1-30 80 Radford 2-2 67 @ High Point 2-9 85 Liberty 2-11 72 @ Elon 2-16 92 Coastal Carolina 2-20 68 @ Charleston Sou. 2-23 62 @ Winthrop 2-28 71 vs. High Point # # Big South Tournament # Roanoke,Va.

Opp. 83 75 92 77 77 66 69 91 92 76 83 76 63 60 54 62 72 64 88 73 71 61 69 58 81 77 77 72

2002-03 (15-17) {Big South Conference Champions} Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach Date AVL Opp. 11-22 52 @ Michigan St. 66 11-24 81 @ Minnesota 87 11-29 102 Montreat 73 12-2 77 Western Carolina 72 12-7 69 @ E. Tennessee St. 87 12-14 99 Campbell OT 89 12-21 67 @ Connecticut 117 12-22 53 @ Holy Cross 84 12-30 64 @ Oklahoma 100 1-2 50 @ Kansas 102 1-5 81 Liberty 80 1-8 71 Charleston Southern 58 1-11 68 @ Radford 74 1-15 71 @ Birmingham-Sou. 88 1-20 62 Mercer 86 1-25 62 @ Winthrop 65 1-27 64 @ High Point 60 1-30 80 Coastal Carolina 76 2-1 93 Elon 2 OT 87 2-5 78 High Point 76 2-8 82 Birmingham-Sou. 68 2-10 72 @ Liberty 73 2-13 75 Radford 68 2-19 72 @ Elon 75 2-22 55 @ Coastal Carolina 68 2-24 68 @ Charleston Southern 76 3-1 65 Winthrop 76 3-4 68 @ Elon # OT 66 3-7 81 vs. Winthrop % OT 80 3-8 85 vs. Radford (champ.) % 71 3-18 92 vs. Texas Southern ^ OT 84 3-21 61 vs. Texas + 82 # Big South Tournament quarterfinals % Big South Tournament @ Lynchburg,Va. ^ NCAA Tournament Opening Round @ Dayton, Ohio, + NCAA Tournament First Round @ Birmingham, Ala.


2003-04 (9-20) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach

2005-06 (9-19) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach

2007-08 (23-10) {Big South Conference Regular-Season Champions}

Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach Opp. 71 107 51 92 78 81 60 77 52 81 80 48 72 84 73 76 49 73 83 62 82 79 51 73 68 67 75 46 63

2004-05 (11-17) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach Date AVL Opp. 11-19 55 @ Texas Tech 119 11-23 59 @ Clemson 78 11-27 54 UNC Wilmington 57 12-1 68 @ Furman 72 12-4 85 Western Carolina # 71 12-12 72 @ Maryland 96 12-15 75 Lenoir-Rhyne 61 12-17 95 Montreat 60 12-19 52 @ Charlotte 64 12-29 63 @ Michigan St. 92 12-31 54 @ Michigan 75 1-5 63 Charleston Southern 64 1-10 70 Winthrop 78 1-12 73 @ High Point 92 1-15 87 VMI 77 1-17 78 @ Birmingham-Sou. 58 1-22 71 @ Liberty 72 1-25 75 Radford 72 1-29 66 @ Charleston Sou. 63 1-31 54 @ Coastal Carolina 70 2-5 89 High Point 77 2-7 60 @ Winthrop 67 2-12 77 @ VMI 72 2-14 68 Birmingham Southern 59 2-18 83 Coastal Carolina 71 2-24 80 Liberty 92 2-26 75 @ Radford 91 3-1 93 High Point % OT 98 # @ Asheville Civic Center, % Big South Tournament

Date AVL 11-18 52 @ Georgia Tech 11-21 63 @ Wake Forest 11-30 78 Lenoir-Rhyne 12-3 64 @ Western Carolina 12-10 79 Furman 12-14 56 @ N.C. State 12-17 82 Brevard 12-20 50 @ UNC Wilmington 12-28 47 @ North Carolina 1-4 87 @ Radford 1-7 66 Birmingham Southern 1-11 49 @ Winthrop 1-14 68 @ Charleston Sou. 1-16 72 @ Coastal Carolina 1-21 83 VMI 1-25 77 Liberty 1-28 45 High Point 2-1 61 @ Birmingham-Sou. 2-4 64 Radford 2-6 83 @ Liberty OT 2-11 82 @ VMI 2-13 70 Coastal Carolina 2-15 65 Winthrop 2-18 83 @ Eastern Kentucky 2-20 67 @ High Point 2-25 71 Charleston Southern 2-28 62 @ Coastal Carolina # # Big South Tournament

Opp. 80 79 81 80 65 86 48 68 89 80 80 74 70 84 65 65 64 75 57 81 74 88 78 77 88 75 78

2006-07 (12-19) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach Date AVL 11-10 87 Montreat 11-14 46 Western Carolina 11-18 76 @ Duquesne 11-22 64 @ Virginia 11-25 54 Eastern Kentucky 11-28 69 Lenoir-Rhyne 12-2 75 @ Furman 12-4 73 @ Charlotte 12-9 84 Tusculum 12-16 62 @ North Carolina 12-19 65 @ E. Tennessee St. 12-21 77 @ S.C. State 12-28 51 @ South Carolina 12-30 51 @ Louisville 1-6 84 Liberty 1-8 60 Coastal Carolina 1-13 64 @ High Point 1-15 42 @ Winthrop 1-18 77 @ Radford 1-22 97 VMI 1-27 53 Charleston Southern 1-30 65 @ Liberty 2-3 69 Winthrop 2-7 78 Brevard 2-10 88 @ VMI 2-14 67 High Point 2-17 78 Radford 2-22 82 @ Coastal Carolina 2-24 73 @ Charleston Sou. 2-27 77 @ Coastal Carolina # 3-1 60 @ Winthrop # # Big South Tournament

/// FEAR THE DOG ///

Opp. 72 61 77 81 73 59 67 81 66 93 73 79 71 66 77 68 90 61 67 102 40 80 88 70 102 69 68 77 56 64 79

Date AVL 11-9 78 Furman 11-11 74 Lees-McRae 11-13 75 Brevard 11-17 83 @ Campbell 11-20 83 @ Western Carolina 11-24 87 E. Tennessee St. OT 11-27 84 Tusculum 12-1 51 @ Virginia Tech 12-13 79 Campbell 12-17 87 S.C. State 12-19 73 @ Tennessee 12-29 101 Buffalo OT 12-31 94 Montreat 1-5 61 @ South Carolina 1-9 81 @ North Carolina 1-12 74 Liberty 1-16 74 High Point 1-19 90 VMI OT 1-23 82 Radford 1-26 86 @ Charleston Southern 1-28 56 @ Coastal Carolina 2-2 71 Winthrop 2-9 54 @ Liberty 2-13 71 @ High Point 2-16 75 VMI 2-20 53 @ Radford 2-23 85 Charleston Southern 2-27 78 Coastal Carolina 3-1 63 @ Winthrop 3-4 87 Charleston Sou. # 3-6 75 Liberty # 3-8 48 Winthrop (champ.)# 3-18 66 @ Ohio State % # Big South Tournament % National Invitation Tournament

Opp. 75 48 35 71 73 89 73 65 76 76 86 90 64 58 93 70 58 87 63 73 52 56 83 80 97 62 73 72 50 63 57 66 84

2008-09 (15-16) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach Date AVL 11-14 75 Belmont Abbey 11-16 91 Montreat 11-18 84 Liberty 11-22 57 @ Campbell 11-25 69 @ Wofford 11-30 48 @ North Carolina 12-3 69 @ Tennessee 12-6 105 VMI 12-13 84 Catawba 12-17 56 @ Duke 12-20 52 @ Buffalo 12-22 59 @ Ohio State 12-31 81 Western Carolina 1-3 76 @ Charleston Sou. 1-7 86 @ Gardner-Webb 1-10 88 @ Radford 1-13 61 High Point 1-17 67 @ Winthrop 1-19 57 @ Coastal Carolina 1-24 68 Presbyterian 1-28 49 Winthrop 1-31 66 @ Liberty 2-2 103 @ VMI 2-7 80 Charleston Southern 2-11 87 Gardner-Webb OT 2-14 65 Radford 2-18 81 @ High Point OT 2-21 74 Coastal Carolina 2-28 61 @ Presbyterian 3-3 76 Winthrop # 3-5 86 @ Radford # # Big South Tournament

Opp. 63 78 56 94 74 116 87 114 67 99 71 83 78 65 76 98 59 87 64 58 56 78 95 71 78 66 78 63 76 68 94

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Date AVL 11-21 46 @ N.C. State 11-23 80 @ Iowa 11-26 79 Brevard 11-30 65 Charlotte 12-3 56 E. Tennessee St. 12-6 70 @ Western Carolina 12-14 56 Furman 12-17 38 @ UNC Wilmington 12-20 85 Montreat 12-28 63 @ Syracuse 12-30 67 @ Tennessee 1-3 61 VMI 1-5 54 @ Birmingham-Sou. 1-8 72 @ Liberty 1-10 58 @ Radford 1-14 62 Winthrop 1-17 62 @ Charleston Southern 1-19 65 @ Coastal Carolina 1-24 70 High Point 1-31 76 Radford 2-4 68 Liberty 2-8 52 @ Birmingham-Sou. 2-11 59 @ VMI 2-14 78 @ High Point 2-21 72 Coastal Carolina 2-24 47 Charleston Southern 2-28 68 @ Winthrop 3-2 49 @ Winthrop # 3-4 49 @ High Point # # Big South Tournament

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Date AVL 11-13 70 @ Charlotte 11-17 49 @ Tennessee 11-21 66 Campbell 11-24 58 @ Georgia 11-27 66 Furman 11-30 57 @Kentucky% 12-4 58 @ Gardner-Webb 12-13 100 Montreat 12-15 94 Catawba 12-21 42 Wofford 12-30 76 @ Western Carolina 1-2 74 @ Radford 1-4 62 @ High Point 1-7 57 Coastal Carolina 1-9 74 Charleston Southern 1-14 97 @ VMI 1-16 74 @ Liberty 1-18 97 Bluefield 1-21 66 Winthrop 1-23 99 Presbyterian 1-28 83 High Point 1-31 92 Radford 2-4 54 @ Charleston Sou. 2-6 62 @ Coastal Carolina 2-11 75 Liberty 2-13 114 VMI 2-19 69 @ Presbyterian OT 2-23 65 @ Winthrop OT 2-27 89 Gardner-Webb 3-2 84 High Point # 3-4 73 @ Coastal Carolina # # Big South Tournament %-Played at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky.

^ NCAA Tournament First Four@ Dayton, Ohio + NCAA Tournament Second Round @ Washington, D.C. Opp. 86 124 85 79 72 94 56 49 81 68 87 82 66 58 77 84 70 74 53 89 69 84 62 98 72 97 66 68 86 73 92

2010-11 (20-14) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach Date AVL 11-12 70 @ Auburn OT 11-16 67 @ Furman 11-20 116 Virginia Intermont 11-23 69 @ North Carolina 11-27 72 @ Georgetown 11-29 91 @ USC Upstate 2 OT 12-2 70 @ Radford 12-4 73 @ High Point 12-11 86 Montreat 12-16 90 King 12-21 49 @ Ohio State 12-28 85 Western Carolina OT 12-31 72 VMI 1-2 55 Liberty 1-6 88 @ Winthrop 1-8 74 @ Presbyterian 1-15 68 Gardner-Webb 1-20 59 Coastal Carolina 1-22 77 Charleston Southern 1-27 81 @ Liberty OT 1-29 100 @ VMI 2-3 88 Presbyterian 2-5 53 Winthrop 2-12 57 @ Gardner-Webb 2-15 70 @ Charleston Sou. 2-19 82 Northeastern 2-22 61 @ Coastal Carolina 2-24 76 High Point 2-26 81 Radford 3-1 72 Charleston Sou. # 3-3 62 vs. High Point % 3-5 60 @ Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;stl Car. (champ.) % 3-15 81 vs. UALR (OT) ^ 3-17 51 Pittsburgh + # Big South Tournament % Big South Tournament @ Conway, S.C.

Opp. 69 69 58 80 87 93 50 76 57 72 96 79 83 59 67 48 59 80 69 83 87 55 57 54 79 83 58 62 58 63 45 47 77 74

2011-12 (24-10) Head Coach: Eddie Biedenbach Date AVL Opp. 11-11 75 @ N.C. State 84 11-13 91 North Carolina 75 11-16 126 Mars Hill 75 11-21 89 Brevard 48 11-24 63 Connecticut # 73 11-25 66 Coll. Of Charleston # 68 11-26 87 Utah # 65 12-1 66 @ Gardner-Webb 60 12-4 88 USC Upstate 81 12-15 109 Montreat 61 12-20 68 @ Tennessee 72 12-28 67 @ Western Carolina 86 12-31 73 @ Winthrop OT 68 1-2 66 @ Radford 56 1-5 94 VMI 85 1-7 98 Liberty 75 1-12 82 @ Campbell 89 1-14 86 @ High Point 79 1-17 88 Coastal Carolina 81 1-19 88 Charleston Southern 93 1-21 66 @ Presbyterian 58 1-26 90 High Point 70 1-28 95 Campbell 84 2-2 89 @ VMI 86 2-4 65 @ Liberty 51 2-11 88 Radford 62 2-14 69 @ Coastal Carolina 74 2-18 62 @ Ohio U. 81 2-23 71 Gardner-Webb 61 2-25 67 Winthrop 55 2-29 86 High Point % 61 3-1 91 Charleston Sou. % 64 3-3 80 VMI *(champ.) % 64 3-15 65 Syracuse ^ 72 # Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament @ Nassau, The Bahamas, % Big South Tournament @ Kimmel Arena ^ NCAA Tournament First Round @ Pittsburgh, Pa.

Bulldogs in Post Season Play 1969 NAIA District 6 Playoffs (Semifinals) Asheville-Biltmore 76, Erskine 70 (Championship Game) Asheville-Biltmore 90, Newberry 81 1969 NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City Asheville-Biltmore 86, Grambling 74 Monmouth 115, Asheville-Biltmore 81 1971 NAIA District 6 Playoffs (Semifinals) UNC Asheville 99, South Carolina State 90 (Championship Game) UNC Asheville 62, Western Carolina 61 (OT) 1971 NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City Stephen F. Austin 91, UNC Asheville 73

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1973 NAIA District 6 Playoffs (Semifinals) UNC Asheville 108, Presbyterian 98 (Championship Game) South Carolina State 87, UNC Asheville 78 1974 NAIA District 6 Playoffs (Semifinals) Belmont Abbey 66, UNC Asheville 56 1977 NAIA District 6 Playoffs (Semifinals) Mars Hill 79, UNC Asheville 78 1983 NAIA District 26 Playoffs (Semifinals) UNC Asheville 70, Gardner-Webb 68 (Finals) Catawba 74, UNC Asheville 55 1984 NAIA District 26 Playoffs (Semifinals) UNC Asheville 48, Belmont Abbey 46 (Finals) Pembroke State 50, UNC Asheville 46 2003 NCAA Tournament (Opening Round at Dayton, Ohio) UNC Asheville 92, Texas Southern 84 (OT) (First Round) Texas 82, UNC Asheville 61 2008 National Invitation Tournament (Opening Round) Ohio State 84, UNC Asheville 66 2011 NCAA Tournament (First Four at Dayton, Ohio) UNC Asheville 81, Arkansas-Little Rock 77 (OT) (Second Round at Washington, D.C.) Pittsburgh 74, UNC Asheville 51 2012 NCAA Tournament (Second Round at Pittsburgh, Pa.) Syracuse 72, UNC Asheville 65


THE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE Since its founding in 1983, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom. The League’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is evident by athletic accomplishments on the national stage, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages, and quality athletic competition while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of each student-athlete. This has evolved into the Conference’s mission of “Developing Leaders Through Athletics.” The Big South Conference was formed on August 21, 1983, when Charleston Southern (then Baptist College) Athletic Director Howard Bagwell and Augusta President George Christenberry began recruiting members into the Big South, receiving initial commitments from Augusta, Charleston Southern, Campbell, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. One month later, Dr. Edward M. Singleton was selected as the League’s first Commissioner and continued to solicit new members. His efforts led to the additions of Armstrong State, Radford and UNC Asheville, giving the Big South more than the required six members to constitute an official conference. The Big South’s first year of competition was in the Fall of 1984, and in September 1986, the Big South Conference was granted fullfledged NCAA Division I status.

In August 1996, Kyle B. Kallander replaced Sasser as the League’s third Commissioner, and in his 15 years at the helm of the Big South, Kallander has been instrumental in aggressively promoting the Conference to new heights. The Conference has enjoyed record levels in marketing revenue during the past several years, he has brought television coverage to Big South women’s basketball, baseball and softball for the first time in Conference history, as well as increased national television exposure to the League as a whole through aggressive and unique television packages. Under Kallander’s leadership, the Big South developed and initiated its first long-range strategic plan, re-affirming the League’s vision as a distinctive athletic Conference committed to the quality of institutional life through athletic competition. He also spearheaded the efforts to add football as a championship sport, which came to fruition in 2002, and oversaw the additions of men’s and women’s indoor track & field in 1997. The Conference’s 19th championship sport -- women’s lacrosse, will begin play in 2012-13 with seven members. At the same time, Kallander has solidified Conference membership, as an all-time high 11 member institutions comprise the 28-year League in 2011-12. Recent additions include High Point, Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian College, plus the return of charter member Campbell University this year. Kallander’s long range vision has also included technological advancements, as the Conference introduced its first live event video streaming in 2005 and has since expanded its video offerings to more than 700 events annually through a partnership with the member institutions, as well as the creation of several online and social media platforms.

In 2006-07, the Big South was the only Conference nationwide to have an at-large participant in the football playoffs (Coastal Carolina), a team in the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Winthrop) and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Baseball Regionals (Coastal Carolina). In fact, Coastal Carolina’s baseball program has been a No. 1 seed four out of the last seven years - including a national seed for the first time in 2010, while the Chanticleers’ FCS playoff berth in 2006 came in just the fifth-year of the Big South’s football existence. The 2009-10 season saw Liberty’s Sam Chelanga win two NCAA National Championships (cross country, 10,000-meter run), Coastal Carolina’s baseball team reach the Super Regionals for the second time in three years as well as being ranked No. 1 in the national RPI and as high as No. 3 in the national polls; and three women’s basketball teams reach the postseason for the first time in Conference history. Last season, Chelanga won two more NCAA National Championships (cross country, outdoor 5,000-meter run), the Big South had its first automatic bid recipient in football (Coastal Carolina), UNC Asheville reached the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Coastal Carolina’s women’s golf team was the first in Conference history to advance to the NCAA Championship out of Regional play, and a League-record 18 baseball players were drafted in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

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During its infancy and prior to securing automatic bids to NCAA Championships, the Big South made early strides in earning at-large berths in several national postseason events, including volleyball, women’s basketball and women’s golf. In 1989, George F.“Buddy” Sasser replaced the retiring Dr. Singleton as Commissioner, and in 1990, the League received its first automatic bid -- receiving an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Baseball Championship. Under Sasser’s seven years of leadership, the Conference implemented its public relations and compliance programs, and introduced its first-ever men’s basketball television package, featuring the Big South competing among some of the finest teams in the nation.

In the last 15 years alone, the Big South Conference has experienced monumental growth and success in nearly every sport. During this time, the Conference has had an individual National Champion six times, more than 240 All-Americans, has reached the “Sweet 16” in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball, has received national Top 25 rankings in football, men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, men’s outdoor track & field, and men’s golf, had an individual selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championship six times in addition to the first men’s tennis doubles at-large selection, had the first women’s golf program advance to the national finals, had the No. 1 ranked men’s golfer in the country, has had the nation’s top scoring men’s basketball team five consecutive years as well as the national men’s basketball scoring leader twice, received an at-large playoff berth in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2006, has had four NFL Draft picks, and had an institution finish fifth in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships - the Conference’s highest-ever team finish in an NCAA event.

Several former Big South student-athletes have also reached national prominence in recent years. Coastal Carolina’s Amber Campbell made the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team - one of five former Big South athletes to compete in the Games; VMI’s Reggie Williams reached the NBA with the Golden State Warriors in 2010, UNC Asheville’s Ty Wigginton was named an American League All-Star in 2010, and Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson has won four PGA Tour events since departing the Big South Conference in 2007 and tied for runner-up at the 2011 Open Championship. The Conference’s tagline, “Developing Leaders Through Athletics” was unveiled in 2008-09 in conjunction with the Conference’s 25th Anniversary. The League also honored its heritage with the Top 25 “Best of the Best” moments in League history from 1983-2008, with Liberty University’s 10-year women’s basketball championship run from 19962007 being crowned the No. 1 moment in the Big South’s first 25 years. The Conference’s on-field accomplishments have been duplicated in the classroom. Annually, more than 40 percent of Conference student-athletes are named to the Big South’s Presidential Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average, and the League has had more than 95 Academic All-Americans in its 27 years of existence. Furthermore, the Big South has a record number of NCAA Public Recognition Awards for APR progress the last two years.

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BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE 7233 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28226 Phone: (704) 341-7990 Fax: (704) 341-7991 www.BigSouthSports.com

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Founded 1983 President Penelope W. Kyle, Radford University Vice President Dr. Frank Bonner, Gardner-Webb University Secretary Dr. Anne Ponder, UNC Asheville Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander Associate Commissioner James Companion Associate Commissioner Dawn Turner Assistant Commissioner - Public Relations Mark Simpson Assistant Commissioner - Marketing Chad Cook Director of Multimedia Development Mark Bryant Office Manager Terri Ballard Assistant Director of Marketing Matt VanSandt Assistant Director of Public Relations Nic Bowman Assistant Director of Compliance Sherika McLean Marketing Assistant Melissa Estepp Public Relations Assistant Briana Mayes Administration/Multimedia Assistant Earl Laing Coordinator of Football Officials Doug Rhoads Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officials Joe Forte Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officials Charlene Curtis Coordinator of Baseball Umpires Tony Thompson Coordinator of Softball Umpires Betsy Kidd Coordinator of Men’s Soccer Officials Paul James Coordinator of Volleyball Officials Daniel Leake

Member Institutions (12): Campbell University, Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, UNC Asheville, Virginia Military Institute, Winthrop University Geographical Breakdown (3 states): North Carolina (4) – Campbell University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, UNC Asheville; South Carolina (4) – Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, Presbyterian College, Winthrop University; Virginia (4) – Liberty University, Longwood University, Radford University,Virginia Military Institute Associate Members: Stony Brook University (football), Davidson College (women’s lacrosse) Championship Sports (19): Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, Football, Men’s Golf,Women’s Golf,Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Soccer,Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball Council of Chief Executive Officers: Jerry Wallace, Campbell; Jairy C. Hunter, Jr., Charleston Southern; David DeCenzo, Coastal Carolina; Frank Bonner, Gardner-Webb; Nido Qubein, High Point; Jerry L. Falwell, Jr., Liberty; Marge Connelly, Longwood; Dr. Claude Lilly, Presbyterian; Penelope W. Kyle, Radford; Anne Ponder, UNC Asheville; J.H. Binford Peay III,VMI; Anthony J. DiGiorgio, Winthrop

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RECORD

W 4 5 5 6 7 4 6 2 1 7 9 11 11 5 7 9 10 7 6 8 6 6 10 10 11 11 16 200

L 2 3 7 6 5 10 8 14 17 9 5 3 1 5 7 5 4 7 10 8 10 8 4 8 7 7 2 182

.PCT .666 .625 .416 .500 .583 .286 .429 .125 .056 .438 .642 .786 .916 .500 .500 .643 .714 .500 .375 .500 .375 .429 .714 .556 .611 .611 .889 .524

ALL CONFERENCE HONORS 1985-86 Jeff Jones (First team) Byron Samuels (All-Tournament) 1986-87 Van Wilkins (First team, All-Tournament) 1987-88 Ricky Chatman (First Team) 1988-89 Milton Moore (First Team, All-Tournament,Tournament MVP Harvey Shropshire (All-Tournament) Brent Keck (All-Tournament) 1989-90 Milton Moore (First Team,All-Tournament,Tournament MVP) 1990-91 Brent Keck (Second Team) 1991-92 Robert Watson (Second Team) 1995-96 Josh Kohn (First Team) Randy Wiel (Big South Coach of the Year) 1996-97 Josh Pittman (First Team, Player of the Year) Kevin Martin (Second Team) Eddie Biedenbach (Coach of the Year)

Finish 5th 3rd 5th 4th 3rd 6th 7th 9th 8th 5th 3rd 1st 1st 3rd T-3rd 3rd T-1st 5th 7th 3rd 7th 5th T-1st 4th 4th 3rd 1st

Head Coach Jerry Green Jerry Green Jerry Green Don Doucette Don Doucette Don Doucette Don Doucette Don Doucette Randy Wiel Randy Wiel Randy Wiel Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach Eddie Biedenbach

Bulldogs celebrate 2003 Big South Championship victory over Radford.

1997-98 Josh Pittman (First Team, Player of the Year,Alltournament) Kevin Martin (First team, All-Tournament) Robert Stevenson (First Team) 1998-99 Kevin Martin (First Team, Player of the Year,AllTournament) Mike Matthews (Second Team) 1990-00 Andre Smith (Rookie of the Year, Second Team, All-Tournament, All-Rookie) Brandon Carter (All-Rookie) Brett Carey (All-Tournament) 2000-01 Brett Carey (Second Team) Billy Allen (All-Rookie) 2001-02 Andre Smith (First Team) Eddie Biedenbach (Coach of the Year) 2002-03 Ben McGonagil (First team, All-Tournament) Andre Smith (First team, All-Tournament,Tournament MVP) Bryan McCullough (All-Tournament) Alex Kragel (All-Tournament) 2003-04 K.J. Garland (All-Rookie, All-Tournament) 2004-05 Bryan McCullough (Second team)

2006-07 K.J. Garland (All-Tournament) Donovan Jones (All-Rookie) 2007-08 Bryan Smithson (First, All-Tournament) K.J. Garland (Second team, All Tournament) Kenny George (Second team, Defensive Player of the Year) Eddie Biedenbach (Coach of the Year)

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Year 1985-1986 1986-1987 1987-1988 1988-1989 1989-1990 1990-1991 1991-1992 1992-1993 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 Totals

UNC ASHEVILLE IN THE BIG SOUTH

2008-09 Reid Augst (Second Team) Matt Dickey (All-Freshman) 2009-10 John Williams (Second team) 2010-11 Matt Dickey (First Team, All-Academic, Tournament MVP) J.P. Primm (Second Team, All Tournament) John Willams (All-Tournament) 2011-12 Matt Dickey (First Team, Player of the Year, AllAcademic) J.P. Primm (Second Team, Tournament MVP) Jeremy Atkinson (All Tournament) Chris Stephenson (All Tournament)

2005-06 Michael Ellis (Freshman of the Year)

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TOP TOURNAMENT PERFORMERS MOST POINTS Game: 33, Milton Moore vs. Coastal Carolina (3-3-90) Tourney: 69, Milton Moore (1990) MOST FIELD GOALS Game: 13, Milton Moore vs. Coastal Carolina (3-3-90) Tourney: 29, Milton Moore (1990) MOST FREE THROWS Game: 11, Jeremy Atkinson vs. CSU (3-1-12) Tourney: 22, Jeremy Atkinson (2012)

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BEST FREE THROW PCT. Game: 1.000 (11-11), Jeremy Atkinson vs. CSU (3-1-12) 1.000 (8-8), Brett Carey vs. Radford (3-2-00) 1.000 (8-8)Andre Smith vs. Radford (3-8-03) Tourney: 1.000 (10-10), Brandt Williams (1989) (8-8), Brett Carey (2000)

Milton Moore

MOST FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED Game: 11, Jeremy Atkinson vs. CSU (3-1-12) Tourney: 25, Jeremy Atkinson (2012) MOST THREE POINTERS Game: 6, Josh Kohn vs. Winthrop (3-3-93) Tourney: 10, Brett Carey (2000) MOST REBOUNDS Game: 12, Robert Watson vs. Augusta (2-28-91) 12, Dirk Lommerse vs. Liberty (2-27-98), 12 Ben McGonagil vs. Winthrop (3-2-03) Tourney: 32, Ben McGonagil (2003)

Andre Smith

MOST ASSISTS Game: 9, Maurice Caldwell vs. Campbell (3-4-89) Tourney: 19, Maurice Caldwell (1989) MOST STEALS Game: 5, Kevin Martin vs. Radford (2-26-99) 5, Matt Dickey vs.VMI (3-3-12) Tourney: 9, Brett Carey (2000) MOST BLOCKED SHOTS Game: 6, John Williams vs. Coastal Carolina (3-5-11) Tourney: 12, John Williams (2011)

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UNC ASHEVILLE ALL-TIME BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT RECORD 25-22

Year 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

AVL 64 64 73 76 58 62 88 93 79 78 53 52 87 56 47 69 60 54 57 46 61 106 79 77 78 62 48 71 68 81 85 49 49 93 62 77 60 87 75 48 76 86 84 73 72 62 60 86 91 80

Opponent Radford Charleston Southern (OT) Coastal Carolina Campbell Winthrop Radford Coastal Carolina Campbell Augusta Radford Augusta Liberty Winthrop Towson State Radford Winthrop Liberty UMBC Charleston Southern Liberty Radford Liberty Radford Liberty Radford Winthrop Liberty High Point Elon (OT) Winthrop (OT) Radford Winthrop High Point High Point (OT) Coastal Carolina Coastal Carolina Winthrop Charleston Southern Liberty Winthrop Winthrop Radford High Point Coastal Carolina Charlseton Southern High Point Coastal Carolina High Point Charleston Southern VMI

Opp. 62 65 68 79 73 58 76 78 73 72 62 85 101 64 63 61 73 51 67 42 63 98 92 63 71 75 60 72 66 80 71 46 64 98 78 64 79 63 57 66 68 94 73 92 63 45 47 61 64 64

Site Savannah, Ga. Savannah, Ga. Savannah, Ga. Savannah, Ga. Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Anderson, S.C. Anderson, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Lynchburg,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Asheville, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Roanoke,Va. Roanoke,Va. Elon, N.C. Lynchburg,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Rock Hill, S.C. High Point, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Asheville, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Radford,Va. Asheville, N.C. Conway, S.C. Asheville, N.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Asheville, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Asheville, N.C.

UNC ASHEVILLE VS.TOURNEY OPPONENTS

Opponent

Won

Lost

.PCT

Last Game

Radford

5

4

.556

86-94, 2009

Coastal

4

3

.571

60-47, 2011

Campbell

1

1

.500

93-78, 1989

Augusta

1

1

.500

53-62, 1991

Charleston So.

3

2

.600

91-64, 2012

Towson State

0

1

.000

54-64, 1994

Liberty

4

2

.667

75-57, 2008

Winthrop

4

5

.444

76-68, 2009

UMBC

1

0

1.000

54-51, 1997

High Point

3

3

.500

86-61, 2012

Elon

1

0

1.000

68-66, 2003

VMI

1

0

1.000

80-64, 2012

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT TITLE GAMES Year 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012

Champion (Score) Charleston So. (68) Charleston So. (64) Winthrop (71) UNC Asheville (93) Coastal 76) Coastal (89) Campbell (67) Coastal (78) Liberty (76) Charelston So. (68) UNCG (79) Charleston So. (64) Radford (63) Winthrop (86) Winthrop (75) Winthrop (60) Winthrop (70) UNC Asheville (85) Liberty (87) Winthrop (68) Winthrop (51) Winthrop (84) Winthrop (66) Radford (108) UNC Asheville (60) UNC Asheville (80)

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Runner-Up (Score) Augusta (60) Campbell (63) Radford (58) Campbell (78) UNC Asheville (73) Augusta (54) Charleston So. (53) Winthrop (65) Campbell (62) UNCG (67) Liberty (53) Liberty (54) UNC Asheville (61) Radford (74) UNC Asheville (62) Radford (58) OT High Point (48) Radford (71) High Point (42) Charleston Sou. (46) Coastal Carolina (50) VMI (81) UNC Asheville (48) VMI (94) Coastal Carolina (47) VMI (64)

Site Savannah, Ga. Savannah, Ga. Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Anderson, S.C. Anderson, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Lynchburg,Va Lynchburg,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Asheville, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Roanoke,Va. Roanoke,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Asheville, N.C. Radford,Va. Conway, S.C. Asheville, N.C.

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26 Tournaments Tournament Titles Won: 4 (1989, 2003, 2011, 2012) Times in Championship Game: 8 (1989, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012) Times in Semifinals: 17 (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) Times Lost in Semifinals: 9 (1986, 1987, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010) Times Lost in Quarterfinals: 9 (1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006) Times Lost in First Round: 1 (1993)

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The 1988-89 UNC Asheville Bulldogs after winning the Big South Conference championship at the Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, S.C. First year coach Don Doucette saw his team win eight of its final 10 games to claim the program’s first Division I title. It was a script even Hollywood would have a hard time believing. A new coach is hired.The team struggles for much of the season and then puts it all together to win a championship at the end of the year. But that’s precisely what happened to the 1988-89 UNC Asheville Bulldogs as they claimed their first ever Big South Conference championship. The Bulldogs had an interesting ride to the league championship. UNC Asheville was in its third year in Division I play and was beginning a new era on the coaching front. Long-time head coach Jerry Green left the Asheville program in July to take an assistant’s job at the University of Kansas with Roy Williams. UNC Asheville would turn north to hire a new coach when the school tapped Don Doucette. Doucette had just led Lowell (Mass.) to a Division II national championship in 1988. There were some real highs and lows throughout the season. A double-overtime win at Western Carolina was followed by a three-game losing streak.The Bulldogs made a spectacular rally to beat VMI at the Civic Center in early January only to be wiped out by Appalachian State in the same building five days later. The low point came later in the month when Coastal Carolina came to Justice Center and blew the Bulldogs out, 86-60. It was Asheville’s worst home loss in almost 20 years. Things began to improve in February. UNC Asheville rallied to win five of its final seven games to finish in a tie for third place in the league. The only two losses were a one-point defeat at Charleston Southern and a good effort at ACC power N.C. State where the Bulldogs lost, 90-75. Junior forward Milton Moore torched the Wolfpack for 39 points. Asheville finished the season on a roll with a decisive 105-76 win over Radford before a packed house at Justice Center. The Bulldogs would play the same Highlander team in the opening round of the Big South Conference tournament a few days later.

This game would be close all the way. It was tied 58-58 when Radford was called for an offensive foul with 30 seconds left. The Bulldogs took the lead for good on a Moore jumper at 60-58 with 10 seconds remaining. Lance Mitchell hit two free throws to seal the victory for UNC Asheville, 62-58. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs would take on top-seeded Coastal Carolina the next day. Coastal had ripped Asheville twice during the year. This was a different game. The Dogs took the lead right before halftime. Asheville steadily built the lead behind the play of junior guard Maurice Caldwell, sophomore guard Brian Combs, sophomore center Brent Keck and Moore. Asheville earned a trip to its first championship game with an 88-76 upset victory. UNC Asheville’s opponent in the title game would be an equally hot Campbell squad. The game was tight for much of the first half before forward Harvey Shropshire scored eight straight points to give the Bulldogs a 43-37 halftime lead. Asheville rolled in the second half as five players scored in double figures led by Combs with 15 points. Moore ended up with 13 points and was named Big South Tournament MVP. Caldwell just missed a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. The Bulldogs cruised to the title, 93-78. Keck and Shropshire joined Moore on the all-tournament team. “I was real proud of this team,” stated Doucette.“They hung in there with me as we learned about each other throughout the season. We really came together as a team through some tough times and put it all together in February.We got a few breaks along the way and earned a championship. It was a storybook ending to the season.” And after all, Hollywood likes a happy ending.

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2003 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONS

The UNC Asheville Bulldogs were the preseason pick to win the 2003 championship. And in the end, that’s just what the Bulldogs did – win the 2003 Big South Conference title. But it was a long and interesting trip to that title. People predicted the Bulldogs were going to win the 2003 Big South title but did it without realizing that UNC Asheville had lost some players from the previous season. The 2002 team had tied for the Big South Conference regular-season title and only had one senior on that club. However, two key players from that club decided to transfer and another key player would miss the season. Asheville was not the team that people thought it was going to be before the season even started. The Bulldogs navigated through their usual difficult non-conference schedule. UNC Asheville had an incredible four-game stretch where it played at Connecticut, Holy Cross, Oklahoma and Kansas. The Dogs had another player decide not to play and suddenly early in conference play, Asheville was down to 10 players. The Bulldogs bench was nothing but freshmen. Led by seniors’ Andre Smith, Alex Kragel and Ben McGonagil, UNC Asheville battled hard and was a force in league play by mid-February.The Bulldogs were just a game out of first place at 7-3 with four conference games to go. But the road was not kind to this young Asheville team. The Dogs dropped three straight road games, two in the final minute of play setting up a home game with Winthrop to end the regular season. Asheville needed a win to earn a home game in the first round of the Big South Tournament. It didn’t happen. The Eagles dominated UNC Asheville and won easily, 76-65 before a sell-out crowd at Justice Center. The loss moved the Bulldogs to fifth place, their lowest finish in league play in eight years, and put them on the road for the opening round. UNC Asheville would travel to Elon for the first round of the tournament. The Bulldogs led most of the way but could never put the Phoenix away. Elon led by two late but two free throws from McGonagil tied the game and send the contest to overtime. In overtime, Elon led 6665 when Smith and Kragel teamed up for some of the biggest plays of the year. After a Asheville miss with 15 seconds left, Kragel forced a jump ball to give the ball back to the Bulldogs.

Asheville played for the final shot and Kragel sent a perfect pass to Smith, who nailed a long 3-pointer with four seconds left to give Asheville the dramatic 68-66 win. The victory sent the Bulldogs to the semifinals for the first time in three years but standing in their way was Winthrop. The Eagles entered the tournament with four straight Big South Conference championships and had beaten UNC Asheville eight straight times. The Dogs trailed by 11 midway through the second half but sophomore Bryan McCullough scored a career-high 18 points to keep Asheville close. The Dogs trailed by three late in regulation when freshman Chad Mohn hit a dramatic 3-pointer to tie the game at 71-71 with 20 seconds left. Winthrop had a chance to win at the buzzer, but Mohn blocked a last-second shot to send the game into overtime. Smith took over in overtime and scored the Bulldogs first eight points to give UNC Asheville a five-point lead.The Eagles rallied and took an 80-79 lead on a 3-pointer of their own with 7.8 seconds left. For the second straight game, Asheville’s season would come down to the final possession. Kragel would etch his name in Bulldogs fans hearts forever as he sank a 15-footer at the buzzer to give UNC Asheville a dramatic 81-80 victory. Wow!!! Thanks to two overtime victories, the Bulldogs were in the Big South Conference championship game. UNC Asheville would face sixth-seeded Radford for the championship. The Highlanders had also picked up two upsets to get to the title game. They were coached by 1986 UNC Asheville graduate Byron Samuels. There would be no overtime in this game.The Bulldogs took control in the first half as they went on a 16-0 run. Kragel hit a half-court shot at the end of the half to give Asheville a 16-point lead. Radford made several runs in the second half but each time the Bulldogs would hit a key shot to blunt the momentum. Asheville would roll to an 85-71 victory and into the NCAA Tournament. Smith was named MVP of the tournament, while Kragel, McCullough, and McGonagil all earned spots on the alltournament team. “This team simply had a great heart and a super attitude the whole year,” said head coach Eddie Biedenbach. “We went through a lot during the season but never stopped working. This was a week we’ll never forget.”

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2011 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONS

UNC Asheville Is Going Dancing! The Bulldogs held Coastal Carolina scoreless over the final four minutes as Asheville stunned the Chanticleers on their homecourt, 60-47. Asheville won its third ever Big South Conference Championship and now advances to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history.The Bulldogs will find out who they’re matched up with on March 13 on Selection Sunday. Matt Dickey was named Tournament MVP with 12 points, including a crucial three-pointer late in the game. John Williams, who made the alltournament team, added 10 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots. The six blocks is a new tournament record. J.P. Primm also made the all-tournament and had seen points and two assists. Chris Stephenson came up big with 14 points and eight rebounds. Jaron Lane finished with 13 points. Asheville’ (19-13) defense limited the Chanticleers to just 34 percent (16-of-47) from the field. The Bulldogs forced 21 CCU turnovers as Asheville had 10 steals. “I’m very proud of this team,” stated Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach. “We made a commitment to defense and our defense was just tremendous today. Coastal Carolina is a great team and for us to win this championship is a great feeling.”

Then came the two biggest plays of the game. Rafra drove the lane with two minutes but Williams blocked Rafa’s lay-up attempt and snagged the rebounds. With the shot clock winding down, Dickey connected on his only three-pointer of the game as Asheville led 54-47 at the 1:38 mark. The Bulldogs got another stop and ran some time off the clock. Lane helps seal the game when he rebounded a missed shot and dunked to push the lead to 56-47 with 49 seconds left. Two free throws from Stephenson and another dunk from Lane gave Asheville the 13-point win. The Bulldogs showed they were ready from the start. Asheville quickly jumped out to a 6-1 lead and padded the lead to 16-6 at the 10:31 mark on a jumper from Stephenson. Asheville forced seven early Coastal Carolina turnovers in the first nine minutes. Primm’s three-point gave the Dogs their biggest lead of the half at 19-8. Coastal Carolina began to rally and got the lead down to five on a three-pointer from Brandon Crawford at 23-18. The Bulldogs would not the Chanticleers get any closer. Williams scored on a follow dunk to give Asheville a 29-22 halftime lead.

Chad Gray scored the Chanticleers final points on a lay-up with 4:19 left to cut the Asheville lead to 50-47. Coastal Carolina forced a steal and had a chance to get within one or tie but Anthony Rafa was called for an intentional technical foul, sending Dickey to the free throw line. The junior guard went 1-of-2 from line to give the Dogs a 51-47 lead.

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BULLDOGS WIN BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP

With the victory, the Bulldogs win their second consecutive Big South Tournament title and receive the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Asheville (24-9) is the league’s first back-to-back champion since Winthrop won four straight from 2005-08, and is the first No. 1 seed to win the title since 2009. Asheville scored 48 points in the paint and had 24 assists on 29 field goals -- the second-most assists in a Big South Championship Game. Jeremy Atkinson scored a game-high 18 points to pace the Bulldogs’ scoring attack, while J.P. Primm had 16. Matt Dickey (15), Chris Stephenson (13) and Quinard Jackson (11) rounded out Asheville’s top scorers. The Bulldogs are now 21-6 when Dickey and Primm score 15 points in the same game. The 24th victory by Asheville is a new school record. The Bulldogs have now won 25 of their last 27 games against Big South Conference opponents dating back to last season. VMI (17-16) was led by Keith Gabriel’s 12 points, while Jordan Weethee added 11 off the bench. The Keydets were within one point at halftime after having a four-point lead with 4:40 remaining in the opening stanza. VMI would later tie the game at 47-47 early in the second half, but the effects of playing four games in six days caught up with the Keydets as they finished with a .389 field goal percentage. In addition, VMI managed just one three-point field goal in the second half after making six in the first 20 minutes. The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead in the first two minutes, forcing VMI to call timeout. The Keydets countered with a 6-2 run to get within two on Quinton Upshur’s three-pointer at the 17:07 mark. Dickey then capped an 8-2 run with a three-pointer at 14:23 that pushed the Bulldogs ahead by eight, 16-8. But VMI kept making it a one possession game, as the Keydets got within one point three different times before

taking their first lead of the day on Nick Gore’s layup at the 6:01 mark that made the score 25-24. VMI’s lead reached four two different times before the host Bulldogs closed out the first half with a 10-5 run to take a 36-35 halftime advantage. Primm had 11 points at the break to lead Asheville, while Gabriel was VMI’s top scorer with 10. Asheville shot 52.0 percent from the field (13-of-25), compared to VMI’s 40.0 clip (12-of-30). Asheville opened the second half with a layup from Jackson and a three-pointer from Stephenson to move back ahead by six. VMI came back again and got to within a point on a Ron Burks’ free throw, and eventually tied it a second time at 44-44 on D.J. Covington’s inside layup at 15:57. Michael Sparks tied it one final time for the Keydets with a free throw to make the score 47-47 with 15:10 remaining, but the Bulldogs began to pull away and later took their first double-digit lead with 8:05 left to play. VMI would get to within eight with 6:17 on the clock, only to see Asheville increase its lead to as much as 20 before the final margin. Dickey and Atkinson did the bulk of the second half scoring with 10 points each.

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - No. 1 seed UNC Asheville placed five players in double figures and used a 20-12 run the final 10 minutes to pull away with an 80-64 win over No. 7 seed VMI and capture the 2012 Advance Auto Parts Big South Men’s Basketball Championship Saturday at Kimmel Arena.

UNC Asheville captured its fourth overall Big South title, tied for second-most in Big South history, and won its first as the No. 1 seed. VMI was the third No. 7 seed to play for the Conference championship. The Bulldogs finished the game 29-of-55 from the field (.527) and also recorded 12 steals -- tied for third-most in a Big South title game. Primm was voted Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammates Stephenson and Atkinson, while VMI’s Gabriel and Stan Okoye also earned spots on the squad. UNC Asheville Head Coach Eddie Biedenbach “I can’t tell you how proud I am of this team over the whole season. Defense was the difference in the game and our guys were solid on the defensive end. VMI did a great job of coaching their team to get them here today and they had a great run this week. That’s why we won the tournament: because of defense.”

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ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY As the University of North Carolina at Asheville celebrates eighty years of excellence in higher education, the campus community welcomes new challenges and greater successes as one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. From its beginnings as Buncombe County Junior College, where 86 students enrolled in 1927 to further their educations beyond high school, the University has valued liberal arts ideals and community engagement. Its special commitment to student learning and undergraduate education was reaffirmed when it joined the University of North Carolina system in 1969 as the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The University maintains its liberal arts imperative, as the designated undergraduate liberal arts University of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system.

Vision UNC Asheville students, within a diverse and inclusive community, experience liberal arts education at its best.

Mission UNC Asheville is distinctive in the UNC system as its designated liberal arts university. Our practice of the liberal arts emphasizes the centrality of learning and discovery through exemplary teaching, innovative scholarship, creative expression, co-curricular activities, undergraduate research, engaged service, and practical experience. Primarily undergraduate, UNC Asheville offers a liberal arts education characterized by high quality faculty-student interaction.We offer this challenging educational experience to all promising students who are committed to liberal learning and personal growth.

At UNC Asheville, we respond to the conditions and concerns of the contemporary world both as individuals and as a university. We incorporate economic, social and environmental sustainability into our institutional practices and curriculum. With a range of associated centers, partnerships, and initiatives, we fulfill our public responsibility to address the needs of our community through a continuum of learning. We develop a commitment to continuing service characterized by an informed, responsible, and creative engagement with the Asheville area, the southern Appalachian region, the state of North Carolina, and a diverse and increasingly connected world.

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Our liberal arts educational approach emphasizes life skills including critical thinking, clear and thoughtful expression, and honest open inquiry. Students undertake concentrated study in one area while simultaneously developing an understanding of the connections among disciplines. We encourage students to clarify, develop and live their own values while respecting the views and beliefs of others. In addition, we cultivate an understanding of the dimensions of human diversity while recognizing the common humanity of all. We believe a quality liberal arts education enables our graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead successful, flourishing lives as leaders and contributors to their communities.

In 2000 the university community set about the task of writing a new Alma Mater—the official anthem of UNC Asheville, sung at all ceremonial events—to replace the one from the 1960s. In Latin, alma mater means “nourishing mother,” and it also refers to the school one attended. Hail Our Alma Mater, Hail UNCA. Learning be your watchword, Greatness be your way. High upon the mountains, In the Land of Sky, Stands our Alma Mater, Lift your voices high. Noble Alma Mater, Hear our words of praise. May we love and honor you, Until the end of days. /// FEAR THE DOG ///

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DR. ANNE PONDER CHANCELLOR - UNC ASHEVILLE Dr. Anne Ponder became the sixth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville in October 2005. She began her tenure by leading a campuswide collaboration to create a dynamic and viable five- to seven-year strategic plan and revised mission statement. With this focus, UNC Asheville has made major strides as a national leader in the liberal arts and has become a one of the top choices for students seeking a rigorous and multi-faceted educational experience.

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During her tenure, the university was chosen as the first national headquarters for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and several majors in Religious Studies and Anthropology have been added to the curriculum. Dr. Ponder has encouraged innovative collaboration that resulted in a UNC-Chapel Hill satellite pharmacy education program. Building new partnerships with local governments, scientific agencies and non-profit organizations have resulted in agreements with Mission Hospital Systems, the City of Asheville, the Renaissance Computing Institute and others for enhanced learning and research opportunities for students and faculty. This emphasis on collaboration, one of Chancellor Ponder’s hallmark traits, also led to the cultivation, with other campus and community leaders, of some of the largest multi-million donations in the university’s history. Chancellor Ponder oversaw the largest building projects in UNC Asheville’s history, including New Hall classroom building; Sam Millar Facilities Management Complex; Zeis Science and Multimedia Building; and the Wilma M. Sherrill Center, which houses the North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness and the Kimmel Arena. In each of these projects, environmental sustainability has been a key feature, as dictated by the university’s strategic plan.These green efforts – combined with countless others across campus – have earned the university a host of awards, including repeated recognition as one of the lowest energy consuming agencies in the state. A strong advocate for community service, Dr. Ponder is a member of the Mission Hospitals Audit Committee, the Asheville Community and Economic Development Alliance, the Children’s Welfare League and the WNC Community Foundation’s Women for Women. She also is a board member for the non-profit Kendal Corporation. Before becoming Chancellor at UNC Asheville, Dr. Ponder served for 10 years as president of Colby-Sawyer College, a private liberal arts college in New Hampshire. Prior to that appointment, she held teaching and administrative posts at Elon College (now Elon University), Guilford College and Kenyon College. Chancellor Ponder, who holds a doctorate in English from UNC-Chapel Hill, is a nationally known expert on institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, and fundraising and resource development. She has been a frequent faculty member of Harvard University’s Institutes for Higher Education and wrote the chapter on strategic planning in the American Council on Education’s book “Leading America’s Branch Campuses.” A native of Asheville, Chancellor Ponder is the daughter of the late Eleanor and Herschel Ponder, both of whom trace their Asheville family roots to the 1780s. She is married to award-winning writer and publisher Christopher Brookhouse.

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JANET R. CONE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS • SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR FOR UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISES Janet R. Cone is in her ninth year as Director of Athletics at UNC Asheville. She also serves the school as Senior Administrator for University Enterprises. This past year was highlighted by the men’s basketball team’s winning the Big South Conference championship for the second year in a row. The Bulldogs set a school record for conference and overall wins. Asheville advanced to the NCAA Tournament where it nearly pulled off one of the greatest upsets in NCAA history when the 16th-seeded Bulldogs lost a close game to top-seeded Syracuse. In addition, the school successfully hosted the Big South Conference men’s basketball tournament with a national television audience and sellout crowd watching the championship game in the school’s brand-new Kimmel Arena. Cone oversaw the successful opening of the Wilma Sherrill Center which houses the Kimmel Arena. She worked to bring the top-ranked UNC Chapel Hill men’s basketball team to open Kimmel against the Bulldogs in a game that was nationally televised. That game was also sold out. The Sherrill Center had more than 100,000 visitors the past year as its hosted various events from concerts to graduation.

Cone guided the athletic department through a successful certification process by the NCAA. In addition, she brought back women’s swimming as a varsity sport for the first time in more than 35 years. In the 2010-11 year, Cone saw the UNC Asheville men’s basketball team win the Big South Conference championship and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In addition, the Bulldog women’s indoor track and field squad finished in third place, the highest finish in school history. Senior sprinter Natalie Pearson made her second appearance in the NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field meet. Three years ago, Chancellor Anne Ponder appointed Cone to the position of Senior Administrator for University Enterprises. In this position, Cone oversees the Sherrill Center, manages specific community relationships and serves as a member of UNC Asheville’s major gifts team. She is a member of the Chancellor’s Senior Staff.

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Other successes included the men’s tennis team’s finishing in second place in the Big South Conference, its highest league finish ever, the volleyball team’s advancing to the semifinals of the Big South Tournament for the eighth time in the last nine years, and the women’s tennis, men’s tennis and women’s track and field teams being honored for their work in the classroom.

In 2009, Cone helped to create the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission to bring athletic events to the Asheville area. Her leadership helped secure the return of the Southern Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament to Asheville in March 2012. Student-Athletes have excelled in the classroom under Cone’s leadership. In 2004, she created the Athletic Director’s 3.0 + Club which recognizes student-athletes who make a 3.0 or better grade point average each semester. More than 900 student-athletes have made the club during Cone’s nine years, and in 2009-10, a record number of student-athletes earned that distinction. During that same time period, more than 800 student-athletes have been named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll, and in 2009-10 more than 60 percent of UNC Asheville’s student-athletes earned this impressive academic distinction. Cone has overseen construction projects that have dramatically improved the facilities in which UNC Asheville’s Bulldog student-athletes compete and train. (1) The Wilma Sherrill Center/Kimmel Arena was completed in the spring of 2011. Funded partly through a $35 million state appropriation, Cone helped raise more than $ 7 million dollars in private funds to construct the Kimmel Arena, a major convocation space that will accommodate larger group events than the campus has been able to host before. Among other things, this will allow the university to host its own graduation, attract major speakers and performances, and have a new home for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. (2) Renovation and repairs to the Karl Straus Track began in the spring of 2009. Cone helped raised more than one million dollars in private funding for the track project. (3) Cone negotiated a partnership with Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort for construction of a new Bulldog tennis facility which has indoor courts, composition courts and six hard courts that were completed in the fall of 2009.The facility has been the home of Bulldog men’s and women’s tennis for the past three seasons, and this past spring hosted the Big South Conference men’s and women’s tennis championships for the first time in school history.

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Highlights of the 2007-08 year included the men’s basketball team being co-regular season champions of the Big South Conference and earning a bid to the National Invitational Tournament, making UNC Asheville the first men’s basketball team in Big South history to receive a bid to the NIT. Cone helped the department successfully host the Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament and Women’s Basketball Tournament in back-to-back weekends.

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In October of 2007, Cone was named the 2007 Division I-AAA Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators. Chancellor Anne Ponder was delighted to see Cone receive the award. “Janet Cone’s inspirational leadership has set a very high standard for our student-athletes and our coaches, all of whom continue to be winners both on and off the field,” stated Ponder. “We are thrilled that she is being recognized in this way for her vision, her energy, and her tenacity, qualities our University benefit from each and every day.” In 2006-07, three different UNC Asheville teams won Big South Conference championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. In May 2006, the baseball team completed an amazing run with its first ever championship and a trip to Clemson for the NCAA Regional. In the fall of 2006, the women’s soccer team became the first women’s team in school history to qualify for the NCAA Tournament when the Bulldogs won the league title and earned a spot against topseed UNC Chapel Hill in the College Cup. In March 2007, the UNC Asheville women’s basketball team won its first ever Big South Conference championship. Asheville advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time where it took on Final Four-bound LSU. The South Carolina native has promulgated a significant increase in corporate sponsorships and Bulldog Athletic Association donations, critical to an organization that is not allowed to receive state funds of any kind. She has also overseen a new partnership with the Asheville City and Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Departments, an improved Athletics website, and the implementation of internet broadcasts and video-streaming for six different sports. Cone has been tapped by the NCAA and the Big South Conference to serve on several key committees. In the Big South, she is on the committees for Budget, Compliance, Ad Hoc Committee on Publicity and Promotions, Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Men’s Soccer and Tennis. In the spring of 2006, Cone was named to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Issues Committee. In September of 2008, she began a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Leadership Council. In July 2006, the Summerville, S.C. native was one of just 14 female athletic administrators to be picked by the NCAA/NACWAA to attend The Institute of Athletics Executives in Denver. In September 2008, she began a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Leadership Council. Other highlights of Cone’s tenure include the development of a new Athletics Logo and a partnership with the Asheville City and Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Departments. In the spring of 2006, she was named as an Outstanding Executive Manager by the Asheville-Buncombe Excellence in Public Service.

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Cone is extremely active in the community, and in the summer of the 2006, she helped lead a group of community leaders to bring the Big South Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament to UNC Asheville’s Justice Center in 2007 and 2008. Cone also initiated the “Our Turn to Play” women’s luncheon for local business, civic, and community leaders the past two years. In addition, Cone was recognized as one of 10 Women to Know in Western North Carolina. Cone came to Asheville from Samford University where she served as the first head women’s basketball coach beginning in 1996. She coached the Bulldogs for five seasons and, in 1999-2000, the team posted a 19-10 record. Cone was named Assistant Athletics Director before being promoted to Associate Athletics Director in 2003. Prior to Samford, Cone served as the first full-time Assistant Athletics Director, and the head women’s basketball and volleyball coach at Saint Leo University in Florida. She also directed basketball programs at Western Carolina University and Mars Hill College. Cone began her career as a teacher and coach in Gilbert, South Carolina. She coached against UNC Asheville eight times in her career and had a 5-3 record against the Bulldogs. Cone was born and raised in Summerville, S.C. She was a fouryear letterwinner on the basketball team and was an all-conference performer at Summerville HS for two years. Cone was inducted into that school’s Hall of Fame in 2007. She graduated magna cum laude from Furman University in 1978 and was named Physical Education Student of the Year while lettering in basketball and field hockey as an undergraduate. While earning her Master’s from the University of South Carolina in 1986, she completed her studies with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. A life-long learner, Cone is a 2003 graduate of the NACWAA/ HERS Institute of Administrative Advancement. She is a member of NACDA, NACWAA, NCAA Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association, Women’s Sports Foundation, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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MIKE GORE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS Mike Gore is in his 27th year of service to the UNC Asheville Athletics Department. He currently serves the school as an Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs. In his post, Gore is the liaison with the media, handling all media-related activities concerning the athletic department. He also assists with game management and sport oversight. In 2004, Gore served as the school’s Interim Athletics Director for six months prior to the hiring of Janet Cone. He is the chairman of the school’s Athletics Department Hall of Fame and the Big South Conference Hall of Fame committee.

Gore is a 1984 graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. His wife Lisa is an Assistant District Attorney for the 28th Judicial District.

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The Buffalo native has been a longtime contributor to the Asheville Citizen-Times , Hendersonville Times-News and has written for Blue Ribbon Basketball Magazine. For the past 13 years, Gore has been the official scorer for the Class A Asheville Tourists baseball team. In 2005, Gore was honored with the first ever Mike Gore Bulldog Service Award at UNC Asheville’s Athletics Banquet.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS SENIOR WOMEN’S ADMINISTRATOR Terri Brne is in her seventh year of service to the UNC Asheville Athletics Department. She serves as Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Affairs and as Director of Compliance and Sport Oversight. She joined the UNC Asheville Athletic Department in the fall of 2006. In the summer of 2011, Terri became the school’s Senior Woman Administrator. Brne is responsible for the interpretation of rules by the NCAA and Big South Conference and is the department’s liaison with Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar and the Big South Conference. She educates UNC Asheville’s student-athletes and staff on all of the NCAA rules and regulations. Brne serves as the Game Administrator for men’s and women’s basketball. Terri also oversees men’s and women’s soccer plus baseball and assists with men’s and women’s basketball. In addition, she works with the Big South Conference whenever UNC Asheville hosts a league tournament. This past year saw Brne help the athletic department pass its NCAA certification and host both the men’s basketball and men’s and women’s tennis Big South tournaments. The Illinois native was an assistant basketball coach at both South Dakota and St. Andrews Presbyterian College. While at St. Andrews, she assisted in NCAA Compliance for all sports. Brne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Illinois State. She earned her masters’s degree at Tarleton State in Exercise and Sports Studies and is currently completing a doctorate in Sports Administration.

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Omar Ahmad Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Lydee Benoit Assistant Volleyball Coach

Judith Bohan Business Manager

Honey Brown Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Joe Burnette Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Brady Burresh Director of Facilities

Brett Carey Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Mary Casey Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

Janell Crayton Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Russ Gardiner Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Tom Hand Assistant Tennis Coach

Dr. Herman Holt Faculty Athletics Representative

Rebecca Nelms-Keil Director of Student Athlete Affairs

Eric Linnell Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

Nick McDevitt Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Donna Peek Administrative Assistant

Matt Pellegrin Director of Athletics Media Communications

Adam Puett Assistant Cross Country Coach

Aaron Sanders Director of Bulldog Athletic Association

Erin Punter-Spence Director of Marketing and Promotions

Harmon Turner Ticket Manager

Jim Wallace Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

James Westfall Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

Tim White Head Athletic Trainer, ATC

Joel Williams Assistant Track & Field Coach

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UNC ASHEVILLE HEAD COACHES

Eddie Biedenbach Men’s Basketball 17th Year as head coach

Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick Women’s Basketball 1st year as head coach

Michele Demko Women’s Soccer 3rd year as head coach

Elizabeth Lykins Women’s Swimming 1st year as head coach

Jesse Norman Cross Country/Track 6th year as head coach

Lise Gregory Tennis 6th year as head coach

Tom Smith Baseball 4th year as head coach

Frederico Santos Volleyball 2nd year as head coach

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Matt Kern Men’s Soccer 3rd year as head coach

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ROCKY Since UNC Asheville first fielded athletics teams in the 1930s (then known as Biltmore College), the bulldog has been its mascot. Early students chose the bulldog for its fierce and tenacious reputation. In the decades that have followed, the bulldog has become a beloved symbol of our University.

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In 1948, “Puck,” arrived on campus and began a tradition of live bulldog mascots that lasted into the 1980s. Puck, named after the character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was followed by Puck II and in the 1960s by Chuga-lug. In the 1980s the campus welcomed Winston, named after British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, both for his bulldogged resolve as well as his appearance.Winston appeared for only a year and the tradition of a live mascot fell out of use. In 2009 thanks to a group of student organizers, UNC Asheville welcomed a new bulldog mascot to the University community. “Rocky I” made his first public appearance at halftime of UNC Asheville’s homecoming basketball game on Feb. 21, 2009. Alumni couple, Alexis Johnson (’97) and Ed Johnson (’96), also a member of the math faculty, are his keepers. The name “Rocky” was suggested by staff member Nancy Williams during a naming contest sponsored by the Athletics Department in 1995. Though the rumor has often been that the name came from Sylvester Stallone’s famous character, Rocky Balboa, which is based on the American prize fighter Rocky Marciano, the name was chosen because it means steadfast, much like the mountains that surround campus. Ironically, the name “Rocky,” which is of English origin, is a derivation of the name “Roch” (also Rocco and Roque) after St. Roch, the Patron Saint of Dogs. In addition to the live bulldogs, the UNC Asheville mascot has also been depicted by an army of costumed students. Since the 1960s, students dressed as the bulldog have rallied the fans at thousands of games in support of Bulldog Athletics. The present incarnation of Rocky was introduced during the 2006-2007 season and is the first to accurately reflect the logo image of the bulldog used on signs and in print publications. That image, introduced during the 2004-05 season is the fifth official incarnation of the UNC Asheville bulldog logo. In the late 1990s, the image of the bulldog, or “Rocky,” was immortalized in aluminum through a gift by the Class of 1998. Sculpted by Matt West (‘00) and modeled after a canine friend of the University, Pete “Bubba” McGill, the statue of Rocky stands in front of the Justice Center as a sentinel over campus. Careful observers will note a chipped tooth and a torn ear, signs of his ferocity. Despite his tough outward appearance, the statue of Rocky is beloved by fans. Continuing a tradition begun by the Class of 1998, each year, during convocation and commencement, freshman and seniors rub his head for good luck before going to the ceremonies. Seniors are also often spotted getting their picture made riding Rocky in the days leading up to graduation. UNC Asheville is proud of its bulldog heritage. Today, Rocky, in all of his forms serves as a rallying point for fans far and wide.

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THE NCAA Dead period:

Important NCAA Terms A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution provides such an individual (or the individual’s relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally. An individual remains a prospective student-athlete until one of the following occurs (whichever is earlier):

Contact: A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete’s parents, relatives or legal guardians and an institutional staff member or athletics representative during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such face-to-face encounter that is prearranged (e.g., staff member positions himself or herself in a location where contact is possible) or that takes place on the grounds of the prospective student-athlete’s educational institution or at the site of organized competition or practice involving the prospective student-athlete or the prospective studentathlete’s high school, preparatory school, two-year college or all-star team shall be considered a contact, regardless of whether any conversation occurs. However, an institutional staff member or athletics representative who is approached by a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete’s parents, relatives or legal guardians at any location shall not use a contact, provided the encounter was not prearranged and the staff member or athletics representative does not engage in any dialogue in excess of a greeting and takes appropriate steps to immediately terminate the encounter.

Contact Period: A contact period is that period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to make in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations.

Evaluation: Evaluation is any off-campus activity designed to assess the academic qualifications or athletics ability of a prospective student-athlete, including any visit to a prospective student-athlete’s educational institution (during which no contact occurs) or the observation of a prospective student-athlete participating in any practice or competition at any site.

Evaluation Period: An evaluation period is a period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to be involved in off-campus activities designed to assess the academic qualifications and playing ability of prospective studentathletes. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts shall be made with the prospective student-athlete during an evaluation period.

Quiet Period: A quiet period is a period of time when it is permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts only on the institution’s campus. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts or evaluations may be made during the quiet period.

Initial Eligibility: A student-athlete who enrolls in a member institution as an entering freshman with no previous full-time college attendance shall meet specific NCAA academic requirements, as certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center, as approved by the Executive Committee, and any applicable institutional and conference regulations, to be considered a qualifier and thus be eligible for financial aid, practice and competition during the first academic year in residence. For further information please visit, www.eligibilitycenter.org.

Frequently Asked Questions What is the National Letter of Intent (NLI)? The NLI is a contract between a prospect and an institution. By signing a NLI, a prospect agrees to attend UNC Asheville for at least one academic year. In exchange, UNC Asheville must provide athletic financial aid for one academic year. The NLI early signing period for Basketball, Baseball, Tennis and Volleyball is November 10-17, 2010.The regular signing period for Basketball is April 13 - May 18, 2011. The regular signing period for Baseball, Tennis and Volleyball is April 13August 1, 2011.The NLI signing period for Soccer and Track is February 2-August 1, 2011. The NLI regular signing period for all other sports is April 13-August 1 2011. For more information, visit the NLI website: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ wcm/connect/nli/nli. What is the difference between an official visit and unofficial visit? After opening day of classes of the prospect’s senior year, the prospect may take five official visits to different Division I or II schools. Before the visit, the prospect must present a high school transcript, proof of SAT, ACT, PACT, PSAT test to UNC Asheville, register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, and be placed on the Institution’s IRL. An official visit may not occur if the prospect is not registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Official visits are paid in part and extended by UNC Asheville coaches only. All visits must be comparable to normal student life.

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(a) The individual officially registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institution’s regular academic year (excluding summer); or (b) The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term; or (Revised: 1/11/89, 1/10/90) (c) The individual officially registers and enrolls and attends classes during the summer prior to initial enrollment. (Adopted: 4/28/05, Revised: 1/17/09)

A dead period is a period of time when it is not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on or off the institution’s campus or to permit official or unofficial visits by prospective student-athletes to the institution’s campus. The provision of complimentary admissions to a prospective studentathlete during a dead period is prohibited, except as provided in Bylaw 13.7.2.5 for a prospective student-athlete who visits an institution as part of a group. During a dead period, a coaching staff member may not serve as a speaker at or attend a meeting or banquet at which prospective student-athletes are in attendance, except as provided in Bylaw 13.1.8.1, and may not visit a prospective student-athlete’s educational institution. It remains permissible, however, for an institutional staff member to write or telephone a prospective student-athlete during a dead period.

Prospects may make unlimited number of unofficial visits and may visit UNC Asheville anytime except during a dead period. Prospects are solely responsible for all expenses of unofficial visits. However, prospects may receive three complimentary admissions to any home athletic contest, excluding Big South Conference Post Season Tournaments. What is the NCAA Eligibility Center? It is the agency that certifies both a prospect’s academic and amateur eligibility for Division I and II. A prospect should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at the beginning of their senior year in high school. Visit the NCAA Eligibility Center website for registration information.

This is a brief summary of regulations which outlines the basic recruiting rules to help prospective student-athletes and parents better understand the recruiting process. UNC Asheville is committed to recruiting and conducting its athletics program with the highest level of integrity. If you have any questions about NCAA rules, please contact Terri Brne, Associate Athletics Director, at 828-251-6930.

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BULLDOG ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION For over 30 years, the Bulldog Athletics Association has been the athletics scholarship fundraising arm of the UNC Asheville Athletics Department, but in its simplest terms, the Bulldog Athletics Club is YOU. Construction workers, doctors, teachers, lawyers, bankers, manufacturers, brokers, and technicians who are friends, fans, alumni, and countless combinations of others from Asheville, Weaverville, Arden, Hendersonville, …and places all over North Carolina, the United States, and the world. They all have one thing in common—a passion for Bulldog Athletics. While we have high expectations for conference and NCAA competition, we also have high expectations for outstanding graduation rates, personal growth, and community involvement. As a member of the Bulldog Athletics Association, you become a critical part of a successful athletics program with a tradition of developing a student-athlete. We must raise funds not only to increase the amount of scholarship money we can offer but also to offset the rising costs of a college education. The confidence of knowing your investment will be maximized is one reason supporting UNC Asheville Bulldog Athletics is a great investment. UNC Asheville Athletics receives no state funding for scholarships, so 100 percent of your gift will enable UNC Asheville to recruit and retain student-athletes who will succeed in the classroom, athletics arena, and the community – following our motto:

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Champions in Athletics, Leaders in Life.

“UNC Asheville is a point of pride for this community, as an alumnus and business owner. We are proud to support the athletics department and student-athletes as they represent our community and bring attention to WNC.” --Rich Davis ’93, Jan Davis Tire Store

“The athletics scholarship I received from UNC Asheville allowed me to focus solely on my academics and soccer, without being concerned about how to pay for school. I donate to the Bulldog Athletics Club now so that current and future student-athletes can enjoy the same experience I did. Being a student-athlete at UNC Asheville was one of the best experiences of my life and the values and lessons I learned have helped me in my professional career and my personal life. Go Bulldogs!” --Pat Britz ’90; former men’s soccer player

For more information about the Bulldog Athletics Association, please contact us: UNC Asheville Athletics Justice Center, CPO #2600 One University Heights Asheville, NC 28804 Phone: (828) 251-6459 Fax: (828) 251-6386 www.uncabulldogs.com

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2012-13 UNC ASHEVILLE SCHEDULE 11/5 11/9 11/11 11/15 11/16 11/18 11/23 11/29 12/8 12/12 12/15 12/18 12/21 12/30 1/2 1/5 1/9 1/12 1/16 1/19 1/23 1/26 1/30 2/2 2/6 2/8 2/13 2/16 2/19 2/23 2/27 3/2 3/6-10

BREVARD COLLEGE (EXH) WESTERN CAROLINA at UNC Wilmington vs. Tennessee^ vs. Akron/Oklahoma State^ vs. TBA^ at N.C. State USC UPSTATE MONTREAT (DH) LENOIR-RHYNE at Ohio State at Northeastern at St. John’s BLUEFIELD at Charlotte at Liberty* at Gardner-Webb* RADFORD* at Charleston Southern* LONGWOOD* (DH) COASTAL CAROLINA* HIGH POINT* at Presbyterian College* at Campbell* WINTHROP* at VMI* GARDNER-WEBB* CHARLESTON SOUTHERN* at Coastal Carolina* BRACKET BUSTERS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE* at Winthrop* at Big South Championships

7 pm 7 pm 2 pm 12:30 pm TBA TBA 7 pm 7 pm 4:30 pm 7 pm Noon 7 pm TBA 2 pm 7:30 pm 7 pm 7 pm 2 pm 7:30 pm 4:30 pm 7 pm 2 pm 7 pm 3:30 pm 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm 2 pm 7 pm 4:30 pm 7 pm 4 pm TBA

ALL CAPS - Home Game * - Big South Conference Game ^ - Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament All Times Eastern


UNC Asheville Men's Basketball Media Guide 2012-13