WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS NEWS

Chattanooga beats Western Carolina in SoCon tourney 73-69

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Greg Pryor scored 16 points and top-seeded Chattanooga edged No. 5 seed Western Carolina 73-69 on Sunday in a Southern Conference tournament semifinal. The Mocs (28-5) broke the school record for wins in a season and will face second-seeded East Tennessee in the title game on Monday night. Western Carolina led early, but Chattanooga closed the gap with a...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina tops Wofford 88-83 in 2OT in SoCon

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Mike Brown scored a career-high 34 points and No. 5 seed Western Carolina beat No. 4 seed Wofford 88-83 in the second overtime on Saturday in a Southern Conference tournament quarterfinal matchup. The Catamounts (16-16) advanced to Sunday's semifinal against top-seeded Chattanooga (27-5), which beat Samford earlier Saturday. Brown's two free throws gave Western...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Brown scores 12 points, leads W. Carolina over Wofford 53-48

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Mike Brown scored 12 points, including a key 3-pointer to help Western Carolina pull away and beat Wofford 53-48 on Thursday night for its third-straight win. Rhett Harrelson added 12 points for the Catamounts (14-16, 9-8 Southern Conference), who have won six of their last seven games and are alone in fifth place in the conference standings. Fletcher Magee...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

W. Carolina rallies to beat Mercer 72-65

MACON, Ga. (AP) Torrion Brummitt had 15 points and 10 rebounds as Western Carolina rallied in the second half to knock off Mercer 72-65 on Thursday night. Brummitt was 6 of 12 from the floor. Justin Browning added 11 points and had three assists and three steals for Western Carolina (12-16, 7-8 Southern Conference), which has won four of its last five games, including a 67-61...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Harrelson helps Western Carolina beat Samford 76-71

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Rhett Harrelson scored 19 points and Western Carolina beat Samford 76-71 on Saturday. Harrelson was 5 of 6 from the floor - all 3-pointers - for the Catamounts (11-15, 6-7 Southern). Torrion Brummitt scored 16 points and Mike Brown added 14 points with 10 rebounds and five assists. Western Carolina trailed by one with 8:10 to go, but Harrelson and Justin...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina upsets SoCon leader Chattanooga 67-61

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Torrion Brummitt scored 16 points and collected 10 rebounds and Western Carolina knocked off Southern Conference leader Chattanooga 67-61 on Thursday night. Brummit was 8 of 11 from the field while Devin Peterson also scored 16 points and Mike Brown 10 for the Catamounts (10-15, 5-7), who shot 50 percent. Eric Robertson scored 13 points, Dee Oldham 11 and...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina beats Mercer in 2 overtimes, 86-80

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Mike Brown scored 25 points, including seven in the second overtime, and Rhett Harrelson added key points in Western Carolina's 86-80 win over Mercer on Sunday. Brown's layup and short jumper gave the Catamounts (8-12, 3-4 Southern) an 80-75 lead. Harrelson's jumper and three Brown free throws made it 84-78 before Harrelson added two more free throws with...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Samford coasts in second half to 84-68 win over W Carolina

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Wyatt Walker scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, including six on the offensive end, and Samford cruised to an 84-68 win over Western Carolina on Saturday night. Walker finished 11 of 15 from the field. Matt Rose scored 16 points and Marcus Johnson had 13 for the Bulldogs (11-8, 2-4 Southern Conference), who snapped a three-game losing streak. Darius...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina outlasts UNC Greensboro 83-77 in OT

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Rhett Harrelson scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, and Western Carolina held off UNC Greensboro 83-77 in overtime on Monday night. UNC Greensboro's RJ White made a layup with 3:56 left in the extra period to give the Spartans a 75-74 lead. But Torrion Brummitt's 3-point play on the ensuing possession regained the lead for Western Carolina and sparked...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina cruises past VMI 73-52

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Rhett Harrelson scored 23 points, tying his season high with six 3-pointers, and Western Carolina defeated VMI 73-52 on Saturday to pick up its first Southern Conference win. The Catamounts (6-9, 1-1) took control late in the first half, when Harrelson hit three consecutive 3-pointers to break a 17-17 tie and start a 22-7 run toward a 39-24 lead at the half...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Brown scores 22, Western Carolina beats Mars Hill 82-62

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Mike Brown scored 22, and Rhett Harrelson added 13 points, including four 3-pointers, with six assists to help Western Carolina beat Division II Mars Hill 82-62 Wednesday. Elijah Pughsley hit three 3s and finished with 13 points for Western Carolina (5-8). Torrion Brummitt had 12 points and nine rebounds. Neither team scored until Justin Browning hit a pair...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Carolina beats Warren Wilson 96-45

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Elijah Pughsley made three 3-pointers and had a season-high 18 points on Thursday night to help Western Carolina beat Warren Wilson 96-45. The Catamounts (3-4) never trailed, opening with a 25-12 run, leading 44-22 at half and reaching their largest lead at the final score. Justin Browning added 11 points, and Torrion Brummitt, Aaron Williams and Devin Peterson...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Carolina tops Hiwassee 88-63

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Torrion Brummit had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Mike Brown scored 17 as Western Carolina pulled away in the second half en route to an 88-63 win over Hiwassee Tuesday night. Brummit was 6 of 9 from the field and scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half. Western Carolina (2-2) led 46-38 with 13:34 remaining and used a 17-4 run in the next 3:31 to win...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Carolina beats UNC Asheville 90-81

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Mike Brown scored a career-high 29 points and Western Carolina beat UNC Asheville 90-81 on Sunday. Brown was 9 of 15 and made 9 of 10 free throws to lead the Catamounts (1-1). Elijah Pughsley added 19 points, Torrion Brummitt 18 and Justin Browning 16. The game's telling stat was Asheville's 19 turnovers to Western Carolina's nine. The Catamounts forced 17...
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 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

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 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...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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