ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Trent Stephney had 13 parts, LJ Thorpe ratings all his 12 parts in the 2d half of, and UNC Asheville edged previous Winthrop 57-55 on Friday night to snap the Eagle’s 21-sport win streak.
Evan Clayborne added nine parts, 10 rebounds and five blocks for UNC Asheville (10-9, 9-5 Mountainous South Convention).
Winthrop (16-1, 13-1), which went into the sport with the nation’s longest though-provoking win streak, lost for the first time since closing Feb. 22, when Hampton beat the Eagles 87-81. They then won five in a row, capped by 76-68 victory over the Pirates in the conference championship sport, sooner than the coronavirus pandemic ended the college basketball season.
The Bulldogs, who had lost three in a row in opposition to the Eagles together with an 84-80 loss on Thursday, won at Winthrop for the first time since December 31, 2011.
Chandler Vaudrin, the one Winthrop participant to rating in double figures, done with 14 parts.
Charles Falden disregarded a shot but grabbed his maintain rebound and his putback with 3: 41 to play gave the Eagles a 54-47 lead. But from there they went 0 for 4 from the field and 1 for 4 from the free-throw line with two turnovers as Asheville scored 10 of the final 11 parts.
Jamon Fight made again-to-again layups, Stephney added one other following a Winthrop turnover, and Thorpe made four straight free throws to glean it 57-54 with a pair of minute to head. Russell Jones Jr. made 1 of 2 from the horrifying line to drag the Eagles within two and Kelton Talford grabbed the offensive rebound. He used to be fouled — and injured — and Jamal King disregarded each free throws with two seconds to play.
Winthrop went into the sport averaging a conference-only 82.9 parts on 47.7% capturing from the field. The Eagles shot 22 of 69 (31.9%) from the field, 3 of 20 from 3-point vary, and 8 of 14 from the free-throw line on Friday. They were held to fewer than 70 parts for the first time this season.
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