Liberty Comes Up Short on the Road...Again

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Jaron Lane scored a career-high 29 points, and Andrew Rowsey added 23, as UNC Asheville sneaked past Liberty 75-72 on Saturday.

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UNC Asheville (13-11, 7-3 Big South) shot 48 percent, including 9 of 20 beyond the arc, and has won three in a row.

Liberty (9-16, 3-7) has dropped four straight.

Asheville raced out to a 10-point lead through the first five minutes and led 47-34 at the break after Rowsey drilled a trey with 6 seconds before halftime.

Liberty kept chipping away at the lead after the break, finally taking the lead at 58-57 with 9:06 left on an Antwan Burrus layup. Rowsey's layup tied the game at 69 with 1:10 remaining, and Asheville hit its last five free throws to seal the win.

Liberty turned the ball over four times, fouled six times -- including a technical, and missed its last two shots in the last 1:30.



In LU's last five road games they have lost to VMI by 5, Longwood by 3, Coastal Carolina by 2, Charleston Southern by 14, and to UNC Asheville by 3.

John Caleb Sanders had 5 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 fouls.