Longwood hosts UNC Asheville following Jones’ 30-point showing

UNC Asheville Bulldogs (23-7, 15-2 Big South) at Longwood Lancers (20-10, 12-5 Big South)

Farmville, Virginia; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: UNC Asheville visits the Longwood Lancers after Tajion Jones scored 30 points in UNC Asheville’s 80-62 win against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers.

The Lancers have gone 12-2 in home games. Longwood is third in the Big South with 12.7 assists per game led by Walyn Napper averaging 3.5.

The Bulldogs are 15-2 in Big South play. UNC Asheville has a 3-2 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Napper is averaging 9.7 points, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals for the Lancers. Isaiah Wilkins is averaging 13.9 points over the last 10 games for Longwood.

Drew Pember is scoring 20.4 points per game and averaging 9.4 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Jones is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for UNC Asheville.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lancers: 6-4, averaging 67.9 points, 30.6 rebounds, 11.9 assists, 5.4 steals and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 63.1 points per game.

Bulldogs: 9-1, averaging 76.9 points, 30.9 rebounds, 13.6 assists, 6.9 steals and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.2 points.


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