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Western Carolina defeats Eastern Tennessee State 67-61 in OT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Justin Browning scored a critical layup in the final minute of overtime and James Sinclair poured in 30 points with a career-high 14 rebounds on Saturday as No. 4 seed Western Carolina fought off fifth-seeded Eastern Tennessee State 67-61 in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament. Western Carolina (15-16) advances to play top-seeded, and defending...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Carolina beats The Citadel 67-54, shoots 59 percent

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) James Sinclair scored 17 points with three steals as Western Carolina defeated The Citadel 67-54 on Saturday, snapping a three-game losing skid. Western Carolina (14-16, 9-9 Southern Conference) will play Saturday against Eastern Tennessee State in the SoCon tournament. If ETSU loses its regular-season finale, it will be No. 5 and Western Carolina No. 4. If...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VMI sinks 20 3's, edges Western Carolina 113-111 in 2 OTs

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Julian Eleby scored 17 of his career-high 43 points after regulation as VMI defeated Western Carolina 113-111 in double overtime on Saturday. Eleby, whose previous career high was 19, knocked down 11 of 22 field goals, including eight 3-pointers. He brought the Keydets (11-16, 7-9 Southern) back from the brink in the first overtime, scoring VMI's last six points...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Carolina survives Mercer, 58-54

MACON, Ga. (AP) Mike Brown scored 14 points, including a perfect 4 of 4 from 3-point range, to help Western Carolina sneak by Mercer 58-54 on Thursday night. After a free throw by Mercer's Phillip Leonard cut the Western Carolina lead to 49-48 with 3:55 to play, back-to-back 3s by Brown and James Sinclair pushed the Catamounts lead back to seven with 2:06 left. Mercer trimmed their...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Sinclair hits go-ahead; Western Carolina beats Chattanooga

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) James Sinclair made a go-ahead jumper in the lane with 35 seconds left and Kenneth Hall added a late free throw to help Western Carolina beat Chattanooga 73-70 on Saturday. Sinclair finished with 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Western Carolina (12-13, 7-6 Southern). Mike Brown added 16 points and nine rebounds, and Torrion Brummitt had 14 points. Brown...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Brown leads Western Carolina over UNC Greensboro 78-73

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Mike Brown had 12 points, 13 rebounds and three steals, and four Western Carolina players reached double figures in a 78-73 victory over UNC Greensboro on Saturday night. James Sinclair scored 23 points to lead Western Carolina (11-12, 6-5 Southern League). Torrion Brummitt had 14 points and Rhett Harrelson chipped in 12. The Catamounts used a 14-5 run to take...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Gophers pull away down the stretch in 20-point win over Western Carolina

The Gophers won what was probably one of the closest 20-point victories you’ll ever see against the Western Carolina Catamounts Friday night, 84-64. Up by only one point at halftime, the Gophers had trouble getting into a flow on offense and fell victim to Western Carolina’s hot shooting, led largely by James Sinclair, who seemingly couldn’t miss. Further, the Gophers lacked...
Via From The Barn
December 06, 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 Crimson Tide vs. Western Carolina Catamounts: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images On Saturday the Alabama Crimson Tide will host the Western Carolina Catamounts as they look to continue their march towards the college football playoff. No. 1 Alabama (9-1) is unbeaten at home while visiting Western Carolina (7-4) is simply trying to put up some form of opposition in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on the SEC Network and WatchESPN...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Much on the line in encounter between Wofford, Western Carolina this weekend

On Saturday, Wofford will make the trip to Cullowhee, N.C., to take on the Western Carolina Catamounts in E.J. Whitmire Stadium. To help prepare for the matchup, here's a preview powered by questions from the Palmetto & Pine Sports Network, as this is the game of the week.Report Card for the season thus farOffense: Well, we were simply a different team last week than we had been...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Football Preview: Western Carolina

This article is part of a series previewing the Terriers' 2014 football opponents.  Wofford's SoCon slate continues with WCU.The Terriers will travel to Cullowhee, North Carolina, on October 11 to face the Western Carolina Catamounts.  This will be Wofford's second SoCon game and the sixth contest overall.The Catamounts have fallen on some tough times lately.  From 2011 to 2012...
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May 04, 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
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