N.C.-Asheville 58, Gardner-Webb 56

Chris Stephenson‘s two-handed putback off the glass with 1.6 seconds left gave N.C-Asheville a 58-56 victory over Gardner-Webb on Friday night in the Big South opener for both teams.

Stephenson scored all 13 of his points in the second half for Asheville (1-6). Sean Smith led the Bulldogs with 18 points.

Anton Silver scored 14 points, all in the second half, for Gardner-Webb (3-3).