ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville women’s basketball team begins a three-game Big South Conference road trip Thursday night when the Bulldogs travel to Presbyterian College starting at 7 p.m.
Thursday’s game will be broadcast for free on the Big South Digital Network under the multimedia link at uncabulldogs.com.
Asheville (9-11, 6-5 BSC) is coming off a 73-48 home win over Charleston Southern Sunday afternoon. It was the Bulldogs biggest league win in five years. Asheville jumped out to a 34-7 lead and coasted to its fourth win in the last six games.
The Bulldogs face a tough challenge with the Blue Hose (4-16. 2-9 BSC). Asheville faced PC back on Dec. 30 at Kimmel Arena with the Bulldogs rallying for a 54-47 win. The win snapped a six-game winning streak by Presbyterian College over Asheville. The Blue Hose have won five straight games against the Blue & White in Clinton.
Freshman guard Tianna Knuckles scored a career-high 21 points for the Bulldogs in the December win over PC, while senior guard Shonese Jones added 13 to Asheville’s total. Leah Wormack tallied 11 rebounds, 10 defensive, and KJ Weaver tallied three blocks. Asheville native Karlee Taylor scored a team-high 12 points for the Blue Hose, with teammate Sherece Smith posting 10 points.
Sophomore guard Paige Love leads the Bulldogs in scoring with a 10.3 average, while junior guard Jones has a 10.2 mark.
• The nine wins for Asheville are the most since the 2010-11 season, when the Bulldogs won 12 games.
• The victory over the Buccaneers also marks the first time since the 2010-11 season that the Bulldogs have swept the season series with a Big South opponent. Asheville defeated CSU 61-46 on Dec. 2 earlier this season.
• UNC Asheville currently tops the Big South in free throw percentage (75.3%).
• Leah Wormack (.850) and Brittany Gwyn (.814) are first and second in the Big South Conference in free throw percentage, respectively.
• Freshman KJ Weaver is currently fourth in the Big South in blocked shots, averaging 1.45 per contest.