Charleston vs. Western Carolina: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Charleston vs. Western Carolina: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Charleston 67
(20-8, 10-3 away)
Western Carolina 65
(11-17, 6-5 home)
Venue: Ramsey Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 20, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Charleston 30 37 67
Western Carolina 28 37 65
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Charleston T Wiedeman 16 T Wiedeman 10 A Lawrence 3
Western Carolina T Sumler 24 T King 7 T King 3

Western Carolina faced off with College of Charleston on Wednesday, Feb. 20 and was narrowly defeated by the Cougars 67-65 in conference play. The Catamounts got a good performance from Trey Sumler, who put up a game-high 24 points and five rebounds. Tawaski King had nine points and added seven rebounds (4 Blk 3 Ast). Anthony Thomas finished with eight points and seven rebounds for the Cougars. Western Carolina (11-17, 8-8 SoCon) takes on Coastal Carolina (13-12, 8-6 Big South) on Saturday, Feb. 23 at home.

Western Carolina Game Notes

  • The last time WCU started the season 11-17 was 2011.
  • WCU beat the spread by 0.5 points. That makes the 12th time this season the Catamounts have beaten the spread.
  • The Catamounts have been unlucky seven times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Western Carolina is 27-30 in close games.
  • Western Carolina has lost 82 percent of the time this season (2-9) after recording 65 or fewer total points.
  • The Catamounts have lost 78 percent of the time this season (2-7) after having a three-point percentage of 26.3 percent or worse.
  • When the opposition records 42 or more rebounds this season, Western Carolina has lost 100 percent of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition records five or more blocks this season, Western Carolina has lost 86 percent of the time (1-6).
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 43.1 percent or better this season, Western Carolina has lost 82 percent of the time (3-14).
  • The Catamounts have outshot their opponents in three-point percentage for the past five games.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--WCU has a 3.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Trey Sumler accounted for 36.9 percent of the team's points.
  • Trey Sumler has led the team in scoring in 18 out of 28 games this season.
  • Tawaski King has led the team in rebounding in 10 out of 28 games this season.
  • This marks the 17th 20-point game of Trey Sumler's career.
  • Trey Sumler has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • Trey Sumler had a career high with nine field goals made.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Tom Tankelewicz.
  • Tawaski King had a career high with four blocks.

College of Charleston Game Notes

  • The Cougars won this one, but have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, College of Charleston is 40-17 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Trent Wiedeman and Adjehi Baru) accounted for 43.2 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Trent Wiedeman and Adjehi Baru) accounted for 45.2 percent of the rebounds.
  • Trent Wiedeman has led the team in scoring five times and in rebounding four times in 28 games this season.
  • Trent Wiedeman recorded the 20th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Trent Wiedeman recorded a double-double. It was his third this season and 16th of his career.
CofC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Trent Wiedeman2016100031
AAnthony Thomas36871010
AAdjehi Baru301391001
BAndrew Lawrence321223111
B-Anthony Stitt381213004
CWillis Hall26570202
-Nori Johnson9000003
-Matt Sundberg4130000
-Theo Johnson3010001
WCU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Trey Sumler392452100
ATawaski King28973040
B-Brandon Boggs18451213
B-Preston Ross241240103
C+Mike Brown23242121
C+Tom Tankelewicz30920000
C-James Sinclair23231001
-Josh Mendenhall7210000
-Rhett Harrelson4000000
-T. Brummitt4130000

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