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2019 Schedule
2-15, 10th in Big South
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UNC Asheville hires Texas' Morrell as coach

Mike Morrell, who has been an assistant on Shaka Smart's staffs with Texas and VCU, was hired by UNC Asheville as its new men's basketball coach on Wednesday.

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M. Tennessee St. turns to McDevitt as coach

Middle Tennessee State has reached agreement with UNC Asheville's Nick McDevitt to be its new head coach, replacing Kermit Davis, who took the Ole Miss job earlier this month.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Middle Tennessee is expected to hire UNC Asheville's Nick McDevitt as its next head coach, sources told ESPN.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Since 2008, BPI has given 16 seeds on average a 1.8% chance of beating the 1 seed. BPI currently gives Pennsylvania a 7.1% chance to beat Kansas. Only UNC-Asheville in 2012 had a better chance to advance as a 16 seed during that span.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Another No. 1 seed goes down: UNC Asheville falls to Liberty in the Big South semis. Liberty vs. Radford for the automatic bid.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Covered the Big South Conference this year and looking forward to the championship game on ESPN Sunday 1pm. Congratulations to this talented group! Player of the Year-Xavier Cooks, Sr. Winthrop, Freshman of the Year-Carlik Jones, Radford, Defensive Player of the Year- Ahmad Thomas, Sr. UNC Asheville Coach of the Year- Mike Jones, Radford, Scholar-Athlete of the Year Kevin Vannatta, Sr. UNC Asheville

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Winthrop travels to UNC Asheville tonight. The two best offensive teams in The Big South Conference will meet up and battle it out for first place. ESPNU at 7pm EST.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Pat Kelsey keeping us loose before the game. The rivalry continues. Asheville at Winthrop - tonight 9pm on ESPNU

Keith Lipscomb ESPN.com 

Chris Clemons scores a remarkable 51 of Campbell's 81 points in an upset of 2nd-seeded UNC Asheville in the Big South quarters. In losing both regular-season meetings, Campbell scored 56 and 53 as a TEAM.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Midday action in the Big South: Campbell's Chris Clemons goes for 51 points as No. 2-seeded UNC Asheville goes down in the quarterfinals.

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2017 Big South basketball tournament: Bracket and schedule

The Big South tournament began on Tuesday and will continue through to Sunday. Check out the conference tournament bracket and check back for updates as title games from each conference go final.

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John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

After a questionable technical foul on Ohio State's Trevor Thompson, UNC Asheville leads the Buckeyes 67-65 with 3:57 remaining in Columbus. On ESPN2.

ESPN

2017 Bracketology: No. 15 Seeds

  • East: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
  • West: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
  • South: UNC Asheville Bulldogs
  • Midwest: Vermont Catamounts
See the full bracket

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanova's season has ended at the hands of a lower-seeded team in the second round each of the past two seasons -- and hasn't been out of the first weekend since 2009. After beating UNC-Asheville, the Wildcats get another chance on Sunday. Can they exorcise their demons?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Daniel Ochefu looks completely different than a week ago, when he was limited in the Big East Tournament with a sprained ankle. Moving better, making quicker moves with his back to the basket. Has given Nova an entirely different dimension at both ends of the court.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanova ends the half on a 16-4 run -- capped by a Ryan Arcidiacono 3-pointer at the buzzer. Wildcats made 3-pointers on four of its last five possessions, and Asheville has found it difficult to score in a half-court setting. UNCA's defenses have made things difficult for Villanova, but the Wildcats have been able to maintain a lead through the outside shot.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Asheville's multiple defenses -- mainly the trapping 1-3-1 zone -- has been giving Villanova some issues since the opening few minutes. On the flip side, though, UNCA can't score. Five-minute drought.

Team Stats

Points Per Game59.8
Rebounds Per Game30.1
Assists Per Game11.2
Points Allowed76.1274th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record2-4
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances4