CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -Bryan Smithson scored 21 points and North Carolina Asheville remained perfect in Big South play by beating Charleston Southern 86-73 on Saturday night.
Kenny George had 17 points, K.J. Garland scored 14 and Vincent James had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the first-place Bulldogs (16-4, 5-0), who shot 54 percent in winning their fifth straight.
UNC Asheville has won 10 of its last 12 games, with the only losses coming to two top-five teams: No. 3 Tennessee and No. 5 North Carolina.
Jamarco Warren scored 16 points and Quinton Goods and Shelton Carter each had 10 for Charleston Southern (7-13, 1-4), which has lost three straight and five of six despite making 11-of-31 from 3-point range against UNC Asheville.
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