Thorpe carries UNC-Asheville past Charleston Southern 71-69
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — LJ Thorpe tallied 16 points and 10 rebounds to lift UNC-Asheville to a 71-69 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday.
After heading to the locker room at the half with a 44-35 lead, UNC-Asheville managed to hang on for the victory despite being outscored by 7 points in the second half. The Bulldogs‘ 27 points in the second half marked a season low for the team.
Dontrell Shuler, who led the Buccaneers in scoring heading into the contest with 19 points per game, had only 8 points on 4-of-10 shooting.
UNC-Asheville plays High Point at home on Thursday. Charleston Southern matches up against Campbell on the road on Thursday.