UNC Asheville 66, Presbyterian 58
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP)
Jaron Lane scored 23 points and UNC Asheville shot 50 percent (25 of 50) from the field as the Bulldogs beat Presbyterian 66-58 on Saturday night.
Presbyterian cut the Bulldogs' nine-point halftime lead to four, 46-42, behind two Khalid Mutakabbir free throws with 9:06 left to play.
However, UNC Asheville used a 12-2 run to jump ahead 58-44 and seal the win.
Presbyterian (8-11, 2-7 Big South Conference) held a slim lead throughout the first 10 minutes of the game but wouldn't get any closer than two after the Bulldogs took their first lead with 10:47 left in the first half.
UNC Asheville (14-7, 9-1) dished out 16 assists, compared to just six for Presbyterian, and recorded 11 steals.
Pierre Miller led Presbyterian with 18 points, scoring all of his points on 3-pointers. Al'Lonzo Coleman added 12 points and 13 boards for the Blue Hose, who have lost five straight.