Western Carolina 72, UNC Greensboro 51 / Final

Thu, January 2, 2014 7:00 pm (ET GMT)   Conference: Southern  
Location: Ramsey Center • Cullowhee, NC  
Spartans (51)
Catamounts (72)
Score by Half: UNC Greensboro 29-22 - 51   Western Carolina 36-36 - 72  
Team Rebounds: UNC Greensboro 2, Western Carolina 6
Officials: Gary Maxwell, Brad Eggert, Sidney Cohen
Attendance: 894
Top Performances
1Kyle Cain (UNCG) 17 pts (6/10 fg), 1/1 3fg, 7 reb
2Mike Brown (WCAR) 13 pts (4/4 fg), 2/2 3fg, 2 reb
3Trey Sumler (WCAR) 16 pts (6/14 fg), 2/6 3fg, 4 reb
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before UNCG 1062 (#109), WCAR 1152 (#282)  After UNCG 1047 (#109), WCAR 1167 (#282)
ELO Points Transfer: 15
AP Game Recap

CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Trey Sumler scored 16 points as Western Carolina opened Southern Conference play with a 72-51 win over UNC-Greensboro on Thursday.

The Catamounts (8-8) got a big boost from Mike Brown, who came off the bench to hit all four of his shots, including two 3-pointers, for 13 points.

The Spartans (7-9) were done in by 39.5 percent shooting and 23 turnovers. Kyle Cain had 17 points and Kayel Locke had 14, but no other player had more than five.

Western Carolina took control early, leading 21-11 with 8:44 to go in the first half after a Trey Sumler 3. The Spartans rallied to take a 29-28 lead on Cain's three-point play at 1:57 but Sumler and James Sinclair each had two baskets to put the Catamounts up 36-29 at the half.

Brown had five points in a back-breaking 12-0 run midway through the second half to make it 55-37.

News Articles
Ties: 2   Lead Changes: 1   Biggest Lead: WCAR +24   Run: WCAR 12-0 (2-14:03 to 2-10:41)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Western Carolina, 2-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Western Carolina, 12-8 Since 1992: Western Carolina, 28-23

More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

BenchPts: Bench Points, 2ndChance: Second Chance Points, InPaint: Points in the Paint, OffTO: Points Off Turnovers, Fastbreak: Fast break Points, TimePoss: Time Of Possession

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