Elon holds off late UNC-Greensboro surge 70-65
ELON, N.C. (AP)—Drew Spradlin scored 14 points and Elon held off North Carolina-Greensboro 70-65 on Wednesday night.
The Phoenix (7-19, 5-10 Southern Conference) led 59-47 with 3:51 remaining before the Spartans (5-21, 4-11) got three 3-pointers by Mikko Koivisto and one by Kendall Toney to trim the lead to 64-59 with 45 seconds left.
Chris Long and Terrance Birdette each made two free throws for Elon, sandwiched around a layup by the Spartans’ Kyle Randall, for a seven-point lead, 68-61 with 31 seconds left.
Birdette scored 12 points for Elon, Adam Constantine added 11 and Long had 10.
The Spartans’ Ben Stywall had 22 points and 11 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the season, but his seven first-half turnovers helped Elon lead 35-23 at halftime.
Koivisto had 19 points for North Carolina-Greensboro, shooting 6-for-15 behind the arc.