BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Liam O'Reilly and DJ Laster combined for 37 points as Gardner-Webb took an early lead and thumped South Carolina Upstate 87-66 to halt a three-game skid on Saturday afternoon.
O'Reilly drilled 4 of 6 from beyond the arc for 19 points as Gardner-Webb (3-6) dominated the last part of the first half to go ahead 52-30 at the break. The Bulldogs got off to a hot start and stayed hot, hitting 67 percent (29-43) from the floor while holding SC Upstate (3-7) to 23-of-56 (41 percent) shooting. Gardner-Webb also knocked down 10 of 14 (71 percent) from long range.
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