WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS NEWS

Western Carolina comes back to beat Mercer 60-52

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) James Sinclair scored 19 points to lead Western Carolina to a 60-52 comeback win over Mercer on Thursday night. Western Carolina trailed by as many as eight points in the first half, but Sinclair scored seven of Mercer's 10 points to open the second half, during a 10-4 run, to take a 33-31 lead. Mike Brown had 12 points and Rhett Harrelson added 11 for Western...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

East Tennessee State beats Western Carolina 83-76

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Jalen Riley scored 31 points - one off his career-high - and East Tennessee State beat Western Carolina 83-76 on Thursday. It marks ETSU's 17th consecutive win over Western Carolina. ETSU (10-5, 5-2 Southern Conference) scored seven straight points midway through the first half, including five from Riley, en route to a 37-26 lead at the break. Western (8-10...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Behind Brown W Carolina beats UNC Greensboro 82-72

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Mike Brown scored a career-high 27 points as Western Carolina sealed an 82-72 victory over cold-shooting UNC Greensboro on Saturday. Torrion Brummitt and Rhett Harrelson each added 15 points for the Catamounts, and Devin Peterson chipped in 12. Western Carolina (8-9, 3-2 Southern) trailed in the first half until it went ahead on a 10-4 run with 11:37 left, and...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Carolina holds off The Citadel 78-70

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) James Sinclair scored 22 points to lead the balanced attack Western Carolina used Saturday to beat The Citadel 78-70 in a Southern Conference game. Justin Browning and Rhett Harrelson scored 15 apiece while Torrion Brummitt scored 14 and Mike Brown 10. The Catamounts (6-8, 1-1) were outshot 51.2 percent (21-41) to 47.4 percent (27-57) and outrebounded 32-23...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Carolina puts away St. Catharine 86-70

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) James Sinclair poured in 24 points and Western Carolina put away NAIA Saint Catharine for an 86-70 victory Tuesday night. Torrion Brummit chipped in 17 points while Tucker Thompson and Devin Peterson had 12 apiece for the Catamounts (5-8), who outscored St. Catharine 40-4 in the paint and had 14 fast-break points. The Patriots were held to 33.3-percent shooting...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Carolina rallies to beat UNC Asheville 66-62

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) James Sinclair scored 20 points and made 10 of 13 free throws, Mike Brown scored 12 points, including the go-ahead basket, and Western Carolina rallied to beat UNC Asheville 66-62 on Sunday. The Catamounts (4-8) trailed 34-28 at halftime, but gained ground on a 13-2 second-half run, and then led 61-60 on a 3-pointer by Brown with 2:25 to play. Sinclair hit four...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt rallies to beat Western Carolina 99-79

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Riley LaChance tied a career high with 26 points as Vanderbilt rallied in the second half to beat Western Carolina 99-79 on Tuesday night, handing the Catamounts their fourth straight loss. After trailing by as many as 12 points in the first half, the Commodores (7-2) took control with a 16-2 run early in the second half. LaChance had five 3-pointers against...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Loud and clear: Gophers heed coach's advice, finish strong

MINNEAPOLIS -- With his team struggling against Western Carolina in the first half, Gophers coach Richard Pitino's halftime message was simple: Play harder. "I yelled at them very, very loudly," Pitino said of his halftime speech. "They responded. I didn't think our effort was great. I didn't think our energy was great. I think they needed to be woken up a little bit." Whatever exact...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern gets by Western Carolina 72-66

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Saah Nimley nailed 5 of 8 from long range and finished with 22 points as Charleston Southern held on for a 72-66 win over Western Carolina on Monday night. Charleston Southern held a commanding 45-22 lead at the half, but the Catamounts started chipping away. Trailing 63-54 with 6:34 left, Mike Brown nailed a 3-pointer and James Sinclair hit a jump shot to...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Carolina cruises past Chicago State 66-61

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) Torrion Brummitt scored 14 points and Rhett Harrelson had 11 points with six assists to lead Western Carolina past Chicago State 66-61 in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic tournament on Wednesday night. Devin Peterson made a pair of free throws to give Western Carolina its largest lead, 48-25, with 14:52 remaining. Chicago State answered with a 23-5 run to pull...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia St. pulls away from Western Carolina 85-70

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) R.J. Hunter scored 27 points and Ryan Harrow added 21 and Georgia State pulled away for an 85-70 win over Western Carolina at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Tuesday. Rhett Harrelson of Western Carolina (2-3) tied the game at 64 with the second of his consecutive 3-pointers with 6:19 left. Kevin Ware answered with two free throws, starting an 8-0 run that put...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Carolina knocks off Oakland 88-79 in 2OT

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) James Sinclair slammed home a dunk with 23 seconds remaining in double overtime to secure Western Carolina's 88-79 victory over Oakland on Monday night. Sinclair, who finished with 20 points, made two free throws with 4:37 left in the second overtime to give the Catamounts a 76-74 lead. Oakland could not answer. Rhett Harrelson made a 3-point jumper to give...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama is auctioning off press box seats for the Western Carolina game

What if I told you that, for a nominal fee, you and three friends could watch Alabama take on Western Carolina live from the press box? For $425 – the current bid on the package – the “Press Box Fan Experience” can be yours. You can’t cheer, must act appropriately, and get to see how the media watches games in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Also, it’s the Western Carolina game...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Carolina handles Appalachian State 74-61

James Sinclair had 17 points and seven rebounds, while Trey Sumler added 14 points with six assists and five steals as Western Carolina defeated Appalachian State 74-61 Thursday night. The Catamounts (16-12, 9-4 Southern Conference) shot 49 percent from the field and were 19 of 22 from the foul line. Tom Tankelewicz went 4 of 5 beyond the arc to finish with 16 points. Appalachian...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Carolina edges UNC Greensboro in OT, 82-77

Western Carolina was 7 of 8 from the free throw line in overtime as the Catamounts overcame North Carolina-Greensboro Sunday, 82-77. After Diante Baldwin's layup gave the Spartans a 75-73 lead, Tawaski King and Brandon Boggs converted four straight from the line to put Western Carolina in front, 77-75. After Kyle Cane dunked to tie the game at 77-77 with 1:35 left to play, Boggs...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Carolina takes down Furman 83-75

Trey Sumler scored 24 points, on 10-of-23 shooting, as Western Carolina beat Furman 83-75 on Monday. Brandon Boggs had 15, while James Sinclair and Tawaski King added 13 apiece for Western Carolina (14-11, 7-3 Southern Conference). Sinclair grabbed 10 rebounds and had six assists for the Catamounts. Sumler moved into third place on Western Carolina's career scoring list, passing...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

W. Carolina tops Appalachian St. 84-75 in OT

Trey Sumler scored 25 points and Western Carolina used a 12-0 run in overtime to defeat Appalachian State 84-75 on Saturday. The Catamounts (13-11, 6-3 Southern Conference) were trailing 74-70 when Tawaski King fed Brandon Boggs for a dunk. Sumler tied it with two free throws and James Sinclair followed with a layup. King's jumper with a minute left made it 78-74. Sinclair added...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Carolina defeats The Citadel 78-60

Tom Tankelewicz came off the bench to score 15 points for Western Carolina as the Catamounts defeated The Citadel 78-60 on Saturday night. Tankelewicz ended on 5-of-9 shooting from the field and had three 3-pointers. Senior guard Trey Sumler became the fifth all-time Western Carolina player to surpass 1,800 career points, as both he and Justin Browning scored 10 points. The Catamounts...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Carolina holds off Samford 67-64

James Sinclair scored 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting and Trey Sumler added 13 as Western Carolina defeated Samford 67-64 Saturday. The Catamounts (11-8, 4-0 Southern) pushed ahead in the second half with Sinclair hitting a 3-pointer and Sumler converting a four-point play to spark a 10-1 run and put Western Carolina up 51-41. Trailing 62-52, Samford (7-13, 1-4) surged back with an...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Carolina beats Georgia Southern 68-67

Trey Sumler scored twice in the final minute to help Western Carolina hang on for a 68-67 victory at Georgia Southern on Saturday. Sumler hit a jumper with 58 seconds left that put the Catamounts up 66-61 and another to extend the lead to 68-64 with 3.4 seconds left. Jelani Hewitt made a deep 3 for Georgia Southern with 1.1 seconds left, but the Eagles were unable to get the ball...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sumler's 40 lead W. Carolina over Milligan 106-72

Trey Sumler scored a career-high 40 points to lead Western Carolina over NAIA Milligan 106-72 on Monday night. Sumler was 13 of 21 from the field, 7 of 10 from 3-point range and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line to become the first player to reach 40 points for Western Carolina (7-8) since Kevin Martin in 2004. Torrion Brummit added 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting. After both teams...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Carolina beats Charleston Southern 92-84

Tom Tankelewicz scored a career-high 30 points to lead Western Carolina to a 92-84 victory over Charleston Southern. All of Tankelewicz' points came from 3-point range where he went 10 of 18. Brandon Boggs scored 22 points with two assists and grabbed three rebounds. Trey Sumler chipped in with 18 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and a steal. Charleston Southern held a 9...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Carolina rallies past Limestone 78-69

Trey Sumler scored 14 of his game-high 28 points in the final three minutes as Western Carolina rallied from 11 down in the second half to defeat D-II Limestone 78-69 on Tuesday night. Sumler, who was named Southern Conference player-of-the-week earlier Tuesday, converted a three-point play to force a tie and then added a fast-break dunk with 1:08 remaining in the game to give the...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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