Western Carolina heads to Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday to take on North Carolina-Greensboro. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST. The Catamounts defeated the Spartans 62-59 on Jan. 12 and are 10-1 against them over the past four years.
Western Carolina is in fourth place in the conference, North Carolina-Greensboro is in seventh place.
In a 57-56 win over Wofford on Feb. 11, Trey Sumler put up 26 points and 8 rebounds for the Catamounts. An integral part of the team, he leads the way in points (18), assists (3.8), and steals (2.2). The Spartans were defeated by Wofford 59-50 on Feb. 9 despite 16 points and 8 rebounds from Trevis Simpson. His 20 points per game is the highest mark on the team. North Carolina-Greensboro will hope to exploit their strength in defensive rebounding percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 73.5 percent in this area ranks second in the conference and 15th in the country.
StatSmack! Western Carolina is better than North Carolina-Greensboro
Boom! Western Carolina defeated North Carolina-Greensboro by 3 points the last time they played (Jan 12, 2013).
More violent crime happens per capita in Greensboro so be careful if you visit (when compared to Cullowhee -- according to the FBI).
The Western Carolina assist leader (Trey Sumler, 94 assists) has more assists than the North Carolina-Greensboro assist leader (Drew Parker, 65 assists).
Over the past 10 years, Western Carolina has had more players drafted by the NBA than North Carolina-Greensboro (one vs. zero).