Western Carolina vs. Samford: Recap and Stats

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Western Carolina vs. Samford: Recap and Stats
Western Carolina 60
(7-11, 2-9 away)
Samford 64
(6-12, 3-4 home)
Venue: Pete Hanna Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Western Carolina 37 23 60
Samford 37 27 64
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Western Carolina T Sumler 17 T King 5 T Sumler 3
Samford R Kelly 14 T Williams 7 R Kelly 3

On Thursday, January 17th, Western Carolina was tripped up by Samford 64-60 in conference play. Tawaski King put up a team-high 14 points and six rebounds in the Catamounts loss. Brandon Boggs had 13 points and added seven rebounds. Tim Williams registered a double-double for the Bulldogs with a game-high 16 points and 10 rebounds. Western Carolina (7-11, 4-2 SoCon) takes on Chattanooga (8-10, 3-2 SoCon) on Saturday, January 19th on the road.

Western Carolina Game Notes

  • The last time WCU started the season 7-11 was 2006.
  • The Catamounts have been unlucky 4 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Western Carolina has lost 27 close games.
  • Western Carolina has lost 100% of the time this season (0-3) after recording 4 or fewer free throws made.
  • When the opposition records 26 or more field goals made this season, Western Carolina has lost 100% of the time (0-7).
  • When the opposition records 16 or more assists this season, Western Carolina has lost 100% of the time (0-4).
  • When the opposition records 37 or more rebounds this season, Western Carolina has lost 88% of the time (1-7).
  • WCU set a season low for steals.
  • Western Carolina has recorded fewer assists than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • The top two scorers (Tawaski King and Trey Sumler) accounted for 45.0% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Brandon Boggs and Tawaski King) accounted for 46.4% of the rebounds.
  • Tawaski King has led the team in scoring in 3 out of 18 games this season.
  • Trey Sumler has 9 straight double-digit point games.
  • Tawaski King had a career high with a 100% field goal percentage.

Samford Game Notes

  • The Bulldogs won this one, but have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Samford has lost 24 close games.
  • The top two scorers (Tim Williams and Raijon Kelly) accounted for 40.6% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Tim Williams and Clide Geffrard Jr.) accounted for 45.9% of the rebounds.
  • Tim Williams has led the team in scoring 6 times and in rebounding 12 times in 18 games this season.
  • Raijon Kelly has 18 straight double-digit point games.
  • Connor Miller set a career high with 3 three-pointers.
  • Tim Williams recorded the 4th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Tim Williams recorded a double-double. It was the 4th of his career.
WCU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Tawaski King301460001
BBrandon Boggs271370113
BJames Sinclair33645012
BTrey Sumler401342204
B-Tom Tankelewicz31523000
CRhett Harrelson5311001
CJosh Mendenhall11200030
-Preston Ross10301001
DMike Brown13110101
SAM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Tim Williams3416104221
BRussell Wilson24850300
BConnor Miller35912110
BWill Cook22662001
BC. Geffrard Jr.32772102
BTyler Hood14830001
BRaijon Kelly391016004

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