Western Carolina vs. UNC Greensboro: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Western Carolina vs. UNC Greensboro: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Western Carolina 70
(11-15, 5-11 away)
UNC Greensboro 68
(7-17, 6-7 home)
Venue: Greensboro Coliseum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 14, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Western Carolina 31 39 70
UNC Greensboro 34 34 68
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Western Carolina T Sumler 21 J Sinclair 8 T Sumler 4
UNC Greensboro D Armstrong 18 T Simpson 8 D Armstrong 3

On Thursday, Feb. 14, Western Carolina got by North Carolina-Greensboro 70-68 in conference action. The Catamounts remain undefeated against North Carolina-Greensboro this season at 2-0. The Catamounts got the win with a game-high 21 points and four assists from Trey Sumler. Tawaski King also had a solid game, scoring 13 points and adding six rebounds. For the Spartans, Derrell Armstrong got a team-high 18 points and three assists. This makes three wins in a row for the Catamounts. Western Carolina (11-15, 8-6 SoCon) takes on Elon (17-8, 10-3 SoCon) on Saturday, Feb. 16 on the road.

Western Carolina Game Notes

  • The last time WCU started the season 11-15 was 2005.
  • The win over North Carolina-Greensboro extended the Western Carolina winning streak to three games.
  • WCU beat the spread by 4.5 points. That makes the 11th time this season the Catamounts have beaten the spread.
  • The Catamounts have won four close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Western Carolina is 27-28 in close games.
  • WCU has won 82 percent of the time this season (9-2) when opponents record 21 or fewer field goals made.
  • This is the second win of the season where the Catamounts came back after being down at halftime.
  • The top two scorers (Trey Sumler and Tawaski King) accounted for 48.5 percent of the points.
  • Trey Sumler has led the team in scoring in 17 out of 26 games this season.
  • James Sinclair has led the team in rebounding in five out of 26 games this season.
  • This marks the 16th 20-point game of Trey Sumler's career.
  • Trey Sumler has five straight double-digit point games.

North Carolina-Greensboro Game Notes

  • The Spartans have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, North Carolina-Greensboro is 15-24 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Derrell Armstrong and Nicholas Paulos) accounted for 50.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Trevis Simpson and Kayel Locke) accounted for 43.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • Derrell Armstrong has led the team in scoring five times in 24 games this season.
  • Trevis Simpson has led the team in rebounding four times in 24 games this season.
  • Trevis Simpson has 10 straight double-digit point games.
WCU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATrey Sumler392124104
APreston Ross13661001
ATawaski King371360210
B+Mike Brown25953011
B-Brandon Boggs301131112
B-Tom Tankelewicz22741001
C+James Sinclair30382013
-Josh Mendenhall3010000
UNCG PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AD. Armstrong291823401
ANicholas Paulos181630001
BTrevis Simpson311580004
B-Kayel Locke24751011
C+David Williams301041203
CJordan Potts13012100
D+K. Van Dussen17011201
D+Drew Parker22102101
DKelvin McNeil16120001

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