Miller missed a pull-up jumper, Jonathan Baehre grabbed an offensive rebound in the corner and Asheville called a timeout with 21.7 seconds left. MaCio Teague, averaging 85.7 percent from the line, was fouled with 19.5 to go and hit two free throws for a 63-60 lead.
Gardner-Webb turned it over near midcourt against a zone defense with 8.3 seconds to go and Teague sealed it from the line.
Thomas was 6-of-15 shooting in the first half for 12 points as UNC Asheville (13-9, 6-3 Big South) trailed 31-29. He finished 11 of 25 from the field as Asheville shot 37.1 percent.
Batemon scores 16, Loyola Marymount beats Ohio 65-56
James Batemon scored 16, Jeffery McClendon added 15, making all three of his 3-point attempts, and Loyola Marymount never trailed in a 65-56 win over Ohio in the Jamaica Classic on Sunday night.
No. 1 Duke begins bid for Maui title vs. San Diego State
Duke knows how to get it done when the Blue Devils go to the Maui Invitational.
Bryant scores 14 to help UAB beat D-II West Alabama 77-47
Zach Bryant had 14 points and Jeremiah Bell scored 13 to help UAB beat D-II West Alabama 77-47 on Sunday night for the program's 800th win.