Radford defeats North Carolina-Wilmington 76-68

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RADFORD, Va. (AP)—Art Parakhouski recorded his nation-leading 22nd double-double of the season with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Laz Trifunovic scored 19 points to lead Radford to a 76-68 win over North Carolina-Wilmington on Saturday night.

Blake Smith added 15 points and Amir Johnson had 10 for the Highlanders (16-11), who have won five of their past six games.

The Highlanders shot 56.3 percent from the floor (27-for-48), including 7 of 10 from 3-point range. Parakhouski went 7-for-11 from the field and Trifunovic was 8-for-12, making 6 of his first 7 seven shots.

Radford, which hit 10 of its first 12 field goal attempts, raced out to a 19-5 first half lead before heading to halftime up 40-29. UNC-Wilmington went five minutes without a field goal.

Montez Downey scored 23 points, and Ahmad Grant and Trevor Deloach each had 10 for the Seahawks, who lost their third game in a row.

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 N.C. Wilmington
Montez Downey Montez Downey
7-16,  23 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
Artsiom Parakhouski Artsiom Parakhouski
7-11,  17 Pts
14 Rebs, 2 Assists

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