UNC-Asheville beats VMI 100-87

Matt Dickey and John Williams scored 18 points apiece to lead six players in double figures as North Carolina-Asheville topped Virginia Military Institute 100-87 on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (11-10, 6-5 Big South Conference) shot a season-high 60.3 percent from the floor (38 of 63) and outscored the Keydets 64-32 in the paint.

Toles Hartman scored 16, J.P. Primm and Chris Stephenson each added 13 and Jaron Lane 11 for UNC-Asheville, which made all 13 of its free-throw attempts in the second half.

VMI (12-9, 5-6) trailed by as many as 19, 96-77, with 2:19 left to play.

Stan Okoye scored 19 points and Keith Gabriel added 18 for the Keydets, who came into the game as the nation's highest-scoring team, putting up 91.8 points per game.

Michael Sparks had 14 points, D.J. Covington added 11 and Rodney Glasgow and Austin Kenon 10 apiece for VMI.

(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. North Carolina-Asheville 100, Virginia Military Institute 87. Corrects team records.)