Thomas, Sutton lead UNC Asheville past Longwood 88-74
Thomas scored six points as Asheville closed the first half with a 6-2 spurt for a 36-33 lead and he also scored the first two points of the second half. He and Sutton combined for seven points that pushed the lead to 50-39 and the Lancers never got closer than eight down the stretch.
Asheville went 8 of 16 behind the arc and shot 52.5 percent from the field. The Bulldogs also made 18 of 22 free throws.