CLINTON, S.C. -- David Efianayi drained four from long range to tie his career best with 31 points as Gardner-Webb rolled over Presbyterian 78-63 on Thursday night to halt a four-game losing skid.
Efianayi had 15 points in the first half to lead Gardner-Webb to a 42-24 advantage at the break. The Blue Hose never threatened in the second period.
Efianayi was 10 of 15 from the floor and made 7 of 8 free-throw attempts. Liam O'Reilly added 11 points while dishing out a career-high 10 assists and DJ Laster totaled 10 points for the Bulldogs (13-17, 8-9 Big South Conference).
Gardner-Webb shot 54 percent (29 of 54) from the floor while limiting the Blue Hose to 26-of-59 shooting (44 percent).
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' men's basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.