Ohio 79 at N.C. Asheville 70

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Ohio comes back to beat UNC Asheville 79-70
Saturday, Jan 4, 2014

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP)—Maurice Ndour scored 19 of his career-high 27 points in the second half as Ohio rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat UNC Asheville 79-70 on Saturday.

UNC Asheville (6-8) was up 43-31 at halftime, but remained scoreless after the break until Andrew Rowsey made a 3 with 14:17 left to play. Ohio's 15-3 run tied the game at 46 with 12:36 to go.

The second half consisted of five lead changes and three ties. The Bulldogs came within three after a Jaron Lane layup with 28 seconds to play. Nick Kellogg made 4 of 4 free throws and Stevie Taylor added two in the final 25 seconds to cap the scoring for Ohio.

Kellogg scored 23 points, including 6-of-6 shooting from the free-throw line for the Bobcats (10-3).

Andrew Rowsey scored 28 points for UNC Asheville and made six 3-pointers.

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Maurice Ndour Maurice Ndour
8-15,  24 Pts
10 Rebs, 4 Assists
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Andrew Rowsey Andrew Rowsey
7-17,  28 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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