CLINTON, S.C. (AP) Tajion Jones scored 21 points as UNC Asheville beat Presbyterian 76-72 on Saturday.

Jones added eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (20-7, 12-2 Big South Conference). Nicholas McMullen scored 18 points and added five rebounds. Drew Pember was 4 of 8 shooting and 6 of 8 from the free throw line to finish with 15 points.

The Blue Hose (5-22, 1-13) were led in scoring by Marquis Barnett, who finished with 21 points and four assists. Presbyterian also got 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists from Trevon Reddish. Kobe Stewart also put up 12 points. The loss was the Blue Hose's 13th straight.


UNC Asheville plays Thursday against Radford on the road, while Presbyterian hosts High Point on Wednesday.


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