CLINTON, S.C. – Kayel Locke scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had a late putback basket as UNC Greensboro held off Presbyterian 55-53 Saturday.
Nicholas Paulos chipped in 11 points and RJ White had 11 with 10 rebounds for the Spartans (2-6), who shot 43.6 percent from the field.
William Truss paced Presbyterian (3-6) with 17 points and eight rebounds and Jordan Downing had 13 and seven. Markus Terry contributed 12 points and Austin Anderson had six assists.
UNC Greensboro led by as much as 11 in the first half, but the Blue Hose chipped away at the deficit, trimming it to 53-52 after Downing's 3-pointer and Terry's layup with 3:47 left.
Both teams went cold in the final minutes until Locke's putback with 3.2 seconds left. Terry was then fouled, hit the first and grabbed his own rebound after missing the second, but couldn't connect on a jumper as time expired.