CLINTON, S.C. (AP) Jordan Downing scored 31 points and Reggie Dillard hit a 3-pointer to give Presbyterian a one-point advantage, as the Blue Hose defeated UNC Asheville 72-71 on Saturday night.
Trailing since the score was tied at 2-2, Presbyterian went on a 12-2 run to tie it up at 48 with 11:54 left to play. The Blue Hose (6-21, 2-10 Big South) moved ahead for the first time after Downing made a 3-pointer with 9:18 left on the clock, and Ed Drew followed with a layup to push their lead to three.
The Bulldogs (13-13, 7-5) took back the lead with 4:14 left, and held it until Dillard hit a 3-pointer for Presbyterian with 19 seconds remaining, for what would be the last score of the game.
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Both Dillard and William Truss finished with 12 points, and Truss added 16 rebounds.
D.J. Cunningham scored 23 points for UNC Asheville.