W. Carolina 75, UNC-Greensboro 70

Brandon Giles scored 20 points to help lead Western Carolina

past North Carolina-Greensboro 75-70 on Monday night.

Richie Gordon added 11 points and Harouna Mutombo had 10

rebounds for the Catamounts, who snapped a three-game losing

streak.

Western Carolina (19-8, 9-6 Southern Conference) won the

rebounding battle 45-43, and had 22 second-chance points, compared

to 14 by the Spartans (5-20, 4-10).

The Catamounts led 68-55 with 5:04 to go, and UNC-Greensboro

pulled within 74-70 on a 15-2 run capped by Kyle Randall’s layup

with 29 seconds left.

Giles’ free throw put Western Carolina up 75-70 with 21 seconds

left, and the Spartans couldn’t catch the Catamounts as Mikko

Koivisto’s 3 missed the mark with 5 seconds left.

Randall finished with 20 points and Koivisto added 13 for

UNC-Greensboro, which lost its fourth straight.