Updated: Western Carolina (10-15) Squares Off with North Carolina-Greensboro (7-16)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Western Carolina 31 39 70 +2.5
  UNCG 34 34 68 -2.5
Thu, Feb 14 2013, 07:00 PM

Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, NC
Attendance: 2,163

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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).
WCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Trey Sumler 37 18 5 4 2 0 4
C Tawaski King 32 12 6 1 1 1 2
C Brandon Boggs 27 10 4 1 1 1 2
C Tom Tankelewicz 26 10 3 1 1 0 1
C- James Sinclair 29 7 4 2 1 0 1
D+ Preston Ross 17 6 4 1 1 0 1
D Mike Brown 15 3 3 1 1 0 1
F Josh Mendenhall 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
F T. Brummitt 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Kenny Hall 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Rhett Harrelson 6 1 0 0 0 0 1
F B. Littlejohn 7 4 1 1 1 0 1
F Justin Browning 4 1 1 0 1 0 1
F Ethan Freeman 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
UNCG Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Trevis Simpson 30 20 4 1 1 0 2
C D. Armstrong 27 15 5 2 1 0 3
D+ Kayel Locke 22 10 5 1 1 0 1
D+ K. Van Dussen 27 8 3 3 1 0 2
D Kelvin McNeil 22 5 7 1 1 0 1
D David Williams 24 5 5 1 2 0 1
D Nicholas Paulos 20 7 2 1 1 0 1
D Drew Parker 24 4 3 3 1 0 2
D- Jordan Potts 15 4 1 2 1 0 1
D- Thomas Sumpter 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Kendall Bethea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F D. Robinson 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
F RJ White 7 1 2 0 0 1 1
F Tyler McNeely 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Brian Cole 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Taylor Hoffer 9 1 2 0 0 0 0

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1 Davidson 20-13 15-1
2 Chattanooga 18-15 12-4
3 Wofford 20-13 11-5
3 Elon 18-14 11-5
 5WCU 19-15 10-6
6 UNCG 14-18 7-9
7 GS 15-19 6-10
7 Samford 13-20 6-10
9 AppSt 9-21 5-11
10 Furman 9-21 3-13
11 Citadel 7-26 2-14
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2013-2014 Roster

#24 Brandon Boggs Sr G 6-5 190
#41 C. Brooks Fr F 6-9 270
#2 Mike Brown So G 6-3 175
#23 Justin Browning So F 6-4 175
#4 T. Brummitt So F 6-7 240
#21 Ethan Freeman So G 6-1 175
#1 Kenny Hall Jr F 6-7 210
#3 Rhett Harrelson So G 5-10 170
#32 Tawaski King Sr F 6-8 245
#14 Josh Mendenhall Sr F 6-8 180
#25 James Sinclair Jr G 6-3 180
#5 Trey Sumler Sr G 6-2 175
#0 Tom Tankelewicz Sr F 6-4 180