UNC Asheville plays in Big South Tournament against the Gardner-Webb

Sat, Mar 9, 2024
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UNC Asheville plays in Big South Tournament against the Gardner-Webb

Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (17-15, 12-5 Big South) vs. UNC Asheville Bulldogs (21-11, 13-4 Big South)

High Point, North Carolina; Saturday, 2:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: UNC Asheville plays in the Big South Tournament against Gardner-Webb.

The Bulldogs are 13-4 against Big South opponents and 8-7 in non-conference play. UNC Asheville leads the Big South with 15.5 assists per game led by Caleb Burgess averaging 4.9.

The Runnin' Bulldogs' record in Big South play is 12-5. Gardner-Webb is 5-8 in games decided by at least 10 points.

UNC Asheville makes 46.6% of its shots from the field this season, which is 3.3 percentage points higher than Gardner-Webb has allowed to its opponents (43.3%). Gardner-Webb averages 7.6 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.5 more makes per game than UNC Asheville allows.

TOP PERFORMERS: Fletcher Abee averages 2.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Bulldogs, scoring 10.8 points while shooting 41.7% from beyond the arc. Drew Pember is shooting 46.2% and averaging 20.3 points over the last 10 games.

Julien Soumaoro is averaging 12.9 points for the Runnin' Bulldogs. DQ Nicholas is averaging 14.5 points over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Bulldogs: 7-3, averaging 75.8 points, 34.2 rebounds, 14.7 assists, 5.4 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.2 points per game.

Runnin' Bulldogs: 7-3, averaging 72.5 points, 37.9 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 5.7 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 73.0 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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