ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Ahmad Thomas and MaCio Teague scored 17 points each and Thomas lofted a short jumper after his defender fell backward and UNC Asheville went down to its last possession before holding off Charleston Southern 71-66 in a Big South Conference quarterfinal Thursday night.
UNC Asheville (21-11), the regular-season conference champion and top seed in the tournament, will meet No. 4 seed, Liberty (10-9) in a semifinal on Friday.
Travis McConico sank two free throws, pulling eighth-seeded Charleston Southern (15-16) to 69-66, making the final 1:16 a one-possession game. UNC Asheville got a stop when Raekwon Miller grabbed a defensive rebound and the Bulldogs called timeout with 29.7 seconds to play.