BOONE, N.C. (AP) Nathan Healy matched his career high with 24 points and Appalachian State dominated the second half to rally past UNC Greensboro 83-70 Monday night for its fifth straight win.
The Mountaineers (7-8, 3-1 Southern Conference), who trailed by 10 in the first half and 39-32 at the break, roared out of the locker room with a 13-0 run to lead 45-39 with 15:57 remaining.
After Appalachian State expanded its cushion to 14 with 6:36 to play, Trevis Simpson, whose 22 points led the Spartans, rattled off five points to make it 69-60. The Mountaineers then pulled away for good.
Appalachian State was 28 of 34 from the free-throw line, compared to 18 of 26 for UNC Greensboro.
Derrell Armstrong added 20 points for the Spartans (3-12, 1-3), who have lost seven of their past eight games despite entering the game ranked as the SoCon's top offense (74.2 points per game).
As the Nationals fan base collectively held their breath on Tuesday night in Washington, Victor Robles snagged the last out to send the Nationals to the World Series. Here's that moment:
Here's the moment from a few more angles:
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The Nationals have finally done it. They're going to the World Series. Their fellow D.C. sports teams and players are happy to share in their glory.
The Wizards kicked off the festivities.
Justin Anderson got in on the fun.
So did Isaiah Thomas.
Jordan McRae poked fun at teammate Bradley Beal, who was rooting for his hometown Cardinals, not the Nationals.
It was too soon for Beal.
But he came around.
Their neighbors from the other side of South Capitol Street were plenty excited.
The Capitals, one of only two professional teams from the area to win a championship this century, know from experience what this feels like.
So do their players.
The Mystics District are fresh off their own championship.
The newest D.C. franchise won't get a shot to win a championship of their own until 2020, but they're around to congratulate the Nationals at having a shot at winning one now.
The one-win Redskins won't be advancing very far this season, but they're still happy for the Nationals.
Derrius Guice was at the game!
Former Redskins are pumped, too.
Even the Terps are pumped for the hometown squad for repping the DMV.
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