UNC Asheville (12-9, 5-3 Big South) made 11 of 15 3-pointers in the first half and cruised.
UNC Asheville doubled Liberty, 36-18, through the first 13 minutes with 12 points from Thomas and Vannatta's 10. The Bulldogs led 51-30 at halftime after having 14 assists on 16 field goals and shooting 67 percent overall. Vannatta tied a career-high with five 3-pointers and scored 19 points. The Flames were just 1 of 10 from distance and shot 35.5 percent.
Scottie James had 19 points for Liberty (12-9, 3-5).
No. 23 Iowa St's 3-point barrage beats No. 18 K-State, 78-64
Lindell Wigginton hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Talen Horton-Tucker buried six 3s and had 20, and No. 23 Iowa State pulled away late for a 78-64 victory over No. 18 Kansas State on Saturday to tighten up the Big 12 title race.
Bolden gets dunk party started early
Marques Bolden throws down an early jam as Duke and NC State are close in the early going.
Burch-Manning carries South Dakota past W. Illinois 80-67
Trey Burch-Manning had 20 points as South Dakota beat Western Illinois 80-67 on Saturday.