Gardner-Webb Beats Longwood in Big South Tourney - - ABC13

Gardner-Webb Beats Longwood in Big South Tourney


Conway, SC - (AP) -- Tyrell Nelson scored 15 points as South division No. 3 seed Gardner-Webb handled North division No. 6 seed Longwood 81-65 in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament on Wednesday night.

   Gardner-Webb (18-14) had six players score in double figures, shot 56.9 percent from the field and hit 6 of 13 from 3-point range. The Runnin' Bulldogs built a 39-26 halftime advantage over Longwood (8-24) and led by as many as 23 in the second half.
   Onzie Branch added 13 points for Gardner-Webb while Jerome Hill and Tyler Strange each finished with 12 apiece, Jarvis Davis had 11 and Donta Harper scored 10. Strange hit 4 of 6 from beyond the arc. The Runnin' Bulldogs held a 42-22 rebounding advantage, led by Hill with 16.
   Tristan Carey led Longwood with 18 points, Karl Ziegler added 14 and Lucas Woodhouse 10.
   Gardner-Webb advances to play North No. 2 seed VMI in the quarterfinals on Friday night.


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