Baker carries UNC-Asheville past USC Upstate 84-71
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — DeVon Baker scored 30 points for his third 30-plus career game and UNC Asheville defeated USC Upstate 84-71 on Thursday night.
Lavar Batts Jr. added 12 points, LJ Thorpe scored 11 and Tajion Jones had 11 points and eight rebounds as all five starters scored in double-figures for UNC Asheville (10-12, 4-7 Big South Conference). Baker was 11 of 20 from the field and 6 of 10 at the free-throw line.
The Bulldogs leveled the season series against the Spartans with the win. USC Upstate defeated UNC Asheville 80-63 on Jan. 25. UNC Asheville faces Hampton on the road on Monday. USC Upstate plays Gardner-Webb at home on Saturday.