ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Isaiah Miller scored 21 points, including a monster dunk with just over a minute left, and UNC Greensboro defeated East Tennessee State 77-65 in the semifinals of the Southern Conference tournament on Sunday.
Keyshaun Langley added 11 points and seven assists for top-seeded UNC Greensboro (20-8), which was making a third semifinal appearance in the last four seasons. No. 5 seed East Tennessee State (13-12) was the reigning SoCon champion.
Ledarrius Brewer pulled ETSU as close as 54-52 when he converted a three-point play with 12:23 remaining and, after UNCG rebuilt the lead to ten, Ty Brewer cut it to 65-60 with a 3-pointer at the 5:16 mark. The Bucs didn’t get any closer.
ETSU led for much of the first half before a Miller 3 put the Spartans up 40-39 at the break. Kaleb Hunter scored a 3 off the second-half tip and Miller followed with a steal and a layup as UNCG took over and led the entire final period.