BOONE, N.C. (AP) -Donald Sims scored 21 points and Appalachian State defeated North Carolina-Greensboro 72-64 on Saturday.
The Mountaineers (10-7, 4-2 Southern Conference) trailed 49-47 with 8:36 to play, before going on a 15-2 run. Sims' 3-pointer capped the run for a 62-41 lead with 2:48 remaining.
Jeremi Booth scored 12 points, Isaac Butts grabbed 11 rebounds and Andre Williamson had four blocks for Appalachian State, which won its third straight.
The Mountaineers shot 50 percent (9 of 18), compared to 35.1 percent (13 of 37) by the Spartans (3-15, 2-5) in the second half.
UNC-Greensboro used a 14-3 run to lead 27-23 on Mikko Koivisto's 3 with 3:28 left in the first half. The Mountaineers responded with a 9-4 run to lead 32-31 at halftime.
Ben Stywall paced the Spartans with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Koivisto and Brian Cole added 11 each for UNC-Greensboro.
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