|Western Carolina||T Sumler 18.0||T King 5.9||T Sumler 3.8|
|UNC Greensboro||T Simpson 20.0||K McNeil 6.8||K Van Dussen 2.9|
On Thursday, Western Carolina travels to Greensboro Coliseum to take on North Carolina-Greensboro. Tipoff occurs at 7 p.m. EST. The Catamounts beat the Spartans 62-59 on Jan. 12 and are 10-1 against them over the last four years.
North Carolina-Greensboro maintains seventh place in the SoCon while Western Carolina sits at fourth place.
In their last outing, behind 26 points and 8 rebounds from Trey Sumler, the Catamounts defeated Wofford 57-56 on Feb. 11. He leads the team in points with 18 per game, assists with 3.8 per game, and steals with 2.2 per game. For the Spartans, Trevis Simpson finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds in the 59-50 loss to Wofford on Feb. 9. His 20 points per game is the highest mark on the team. A key area of strength for North Carolina-Greensboro is defensive rebounding percentage at 73.5 percent, which ranks second in their conference (and 15th nationally).
North Carolina-Greensboro StatSmack
- Even computers respect Western Carolina more. Western Carolina has a better RPI this season than North Carolina-Greensboro (RPI: No. 269 vs. No. 329).
- A for effort, but Western Carolina has emerged victorious against North Carolina-Greensboro the last two times they've played.
- Western Carolina has come back to win after being down at half against North Carolina-Greensboro four times since 2002.
- The Western Carolina steals leader (Trey Sumler, 55 steals) has more steals than the North Carolina-Greensboro steals leader (David Williams, 41 steals).
- Over the past 10 years, Western Carolina has had more players drafted by the NBA than North Carolina-Greensboro (one vs. zero).
- The Western Carolina scoring leader (Trey Sumler, 450 points) has more points than the North Carolina-Greensboro scoring leader (Trevis Simpson, 419 points).
- Western Carolina is better under pressure, and has defeated North Carolina-Greensboro in 12 out of the last 18 games decided by five points or fewer.
- The Western Carolina assist leader (Trey Sumler, 94 assists) has more assists than the North Carolina-Greensboro assist leader (Drew Parker, 65 assists).
- Western Carolina has more wins over the last 5 years than North Carolina-Greensboro (93 vs. 59).
- Western Carolina has an average margin of victory of 8 over North Carolina-Greensboro in 23 wins since 1981.
|D+||K. Van Dussen||27||8||3||3||1||0||2|