N.C.-Asheville 66, Liberty 78

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP)—Seth Curry scored 17 points and Liberty withstood a late North Carolina-Asheville rally to win 78-66 on Saturday night.

The Flames (16-7, 7-4 Big South Conference) were up 59-44 with 9:31 left when the Bulldogs used a 17-4 run to pull within 63-61 with 3:50 remaining.

Liberty scored the next five points—all on free throws—and closed the game on a 15-5 run to win its second straight game and six of the last seven. The Flames also snapped a three-game losing streak to the Bulldogs.

UNC Asheville (9-13, 5-6) was led by Sean Smith, who shot 10-for-16 from the floor and had 11 points, including three 3-pointers, in the Bulldogs’ rally. He was 8-for-12 from long range.

Curry was 5 of 20 from the field and 1 of 9 from 3-point range, but made all six of his foul shots. Kyle Ohman added 16 points for Liberty and Anthony Smith had 15.

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 Top Performers
 N.C. Asheville
Sean Smith Sean Smith
10-16,  28 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Liberty
Jesse Sanders Jesse Sanders
4-7,  10 Pts
7 Rebs, 6 Assists

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