BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- DJ Laster scored 24 points, making 10 of 14 shots, as Gardner-Webb edged past Presbyterian 61-53 Thursday night to remain perfect on its home floor.
David Efianayi added 16 points for Gardner-Webb (10-10, 5-2 Big South Conference), which has won eight in a row at home this season.
Davon Bell scored 16 and Reggie Dillard 13 for Presbyterian (8-12, 1-6). The Blue Hose had trailed by as many as 19 points early in the second half, but a Dillard drive and score cut the gap to just five, 58-53 with 1:29 to play.
Christian Turner and Efianayi made three of four from the foul line in the last 26 seconds as the Bulldogs held on.
Dillard and JC Younger each missed from 3 in the last 16 seconds and Gardner-Webb controlled the rebound in each instance.
Kelly, balanced Oregon St. beat UCLA 79-66
Kylor Kelley was a perfect six for six from the field and had 14 points and five blocks as Oregon State defeated UCLA 79-66 on Sunday night.
Michigan (17-0) off to best start in program history after drubbing Northwestern
No. 2 Michigan (17-0) set a school record for the best start to a season and tied the longest winning streak in program history after an 80-60 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night.
King, White help Oregon snap skid, beat USC 81-60
Paul White and Louis King each scored 19 points as Oregon raced past Southern California 81-60 on Sunday night.