UNC Asheville rallies for big road win at UNCG

UNC Asheville rallies for big road win at UNCG (Photo credit: WGHP)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Asheville turned a 12-point halftime deficit into a seven-point victory in a 67-60 come-from-behind road win over UNCG at Greensboro Coliseum on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

The Bulldogs (7-5) outscored UNCG, 34-15, in the second half in securing the seven-point win. UNCG (8-4) led for 37:48 of the game, but the Bulldogs led for the 2:01 that mattered in the contest.

Down 45-33 at the halftime break, UNC Asheville opened the second half on an 11-2 run to trail UNCG by just three at 47-44 after a MaCio Teague three-pointer.

The two teams would play close over the next few minutes with UNC Asheville down just two at 55-53 after a Kevin Vannatta layup with 7:46 to play.

A couple of minutes later the Bulldogs would take over.

In fact, UNC Asheville would hold UNCG scoreless for the final 5:24 of the game. The Bulldogs closed the game on a 12-0 run.

Teague led two Bulldogs in the game in double figures with a double-double with 25 points and 11 rebounds. He also had three steals and two assists.

UNC Asheville's Ahmad Thomas finished his efforts with 18 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists. Thomas was 8-of-14 from the field overall.

Three Spartans finished their loss to the Bulldogs in double figures with Marvin Smith leading the way with 13 points.

UNC Asheville finished its win shooting 47.8 percent (22-of-46) as a team. The Bulldogs shot 50 percent (12-of-24) as a team in the second half.

The Bulldogs limited UNCG to just 21.7 percent (5-of-23) shooting in the second half. The Spartans shot 54.8 percent (17-of-31) in the first half to finish the game shooting 40.7 percent (22-of-54).

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