UNC Asheville vs. Presbyterian: Recap and Stats

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UNC Asheville vs. Presbyterian: Recap and Stats
UNC Asheville 77
(12-10, 4-8 away)
Presbyterian 74
(5-17, 4-5 home)
Venue: Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
UNC Asheville 38 39 77
Presbyterian 34 40 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
UNC Asheville J Atkinson 22 D Cunningham 10 T Meyer 4
Presbyterian K Mutakabbir 21 R McTavish 7 E Washington 9

On Wednesday, January 30th, North Carolina-Asheville turned the ball over just eight times and nipped Presbyterian 77-74 in Big South action. D.J. Cunningham picked up a double-double in the Bulldogs win with a season-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. Jeremy Atkinson had a game-high 22 points and added three rebounds. For the Blue Hose, William Truss got a career-high 19 points and five rebounds. Next up for North Carolina-Asheville (12-10, 6-2 Big South) is Campbell (10-12, 5-3 Big South) on Saturday, February 2nd on the road.

North Carolina-Asheville Game Notes

  • The last time UNCA started the season 12-10 was 2010.
  • The win over Presbyterian extended the North Carolina-Asheville winning streak to 4 games.
  • The Bulldogs have won 3 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, North Carolina-Asheville has won 24 close games.
  • The Bulldogs have won 86% of the time this season (6-1) after recording 77 or more total points.
  • North Carolina-Asheville has won 75% of the time this season (6-2) when its field goal percentage has been 50.0% or better.
  • UNCA has won 86% of the time this season (6-1) when opponents record 8 or fewer free throws made.
  • This season North Carolina-Asheville has won 80% of the time (4-1) when Jeremy Atkinson has 22 points or more, 83% of the time (5-1) when Will Weeks has 8 rebounds or more, and 77% of the time (10-3) when D.J. Cunningham has 3 blocks or more.
  • UNCA set a season low for turnovers.
  • The Bulldogs have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past 8 games.
  • Jeremy Atkinson recorded a team season high in free throws made with 11.
  • The top two scorers (Jeremy Atkinson and D.J. Cunningham) accounted for 51.9% of the points.
  • D.J. Cunningham accounted for 34.4% of the team's rebounds.
  • Jeremy Atkinson has led the team in scoring in 11 out of 22 games this season.
  • D.J. Cunningham has led the team in rebounding in 4 out of 22 games this season.
  • Keith Hornsby has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • D.J. Cunningham recorded the 15th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • D.J. Cunningham recorded a double-double. It was his 2nd this season and 9th of his career.
  • This marks the 8th 20-point game of Jeremy Atkinson's career.
  • Jeremy Atkinson has 9 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jeremy Atkinson had a career high with 11 free throws made.

Presbyterian Game Notes

  • The Blue Hose have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Presbyterian has lost 25 close games.
  • The top two scorers (Khalid Mutakabbir and William Truss) accounted for 54.0% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Ryan McTavish and William Truss) accounted for 50.0% of the rebounds.
  • Khalid Mutakabbir has led the team in scoring 13 times in 22 games this season.
  • Ryan McTavish has led the team in rebounding 5 times in 22 games this season.
  • This marks the 14th 20-point game of Khalid Mutakabbir's career.
  • Khalid Mutakabbir has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jordan Downing has 8 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jordan Downing set a career high with 5 three-pointers.
  • This was the 3rd foul out of the season for William Truss.
UNCA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AD.J. Cunningham3518101234
AJeremy Atkinson332232112
ATrent Meyer371134300
AWill Weeks34982200
BKeith Hornsby381711201
-Sam Hughes7010000
-Jon Nwannunu9000000
-Marcus Neely5000000
PRES PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+William Truss201951201
AK. Mutakabbir392114104
AJordan Downing351921102
BEric Washington38529005
BRyan McTavish40670001
CAustin Anderson8003000
C-Joshua Clyburn17421003
-Ryan Hargrave3010000

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