W. Carolina 82, UNC-Greensboro 77
Keaton Cole and Harouna Mutombo scored 17 points each and
Western Carolina defeated UNC Greensboro 82-77 on Sunday night to
reach the Southern Conference finals.
The third-seeded Catamounts shot 46.8 percent (29 of 62) from
the field and made 10 of 21 3-pointers (47.6 percent) in their
seventh straight win.
Cole was 5 of 8 from long range and Trey Sumler hit two
3-pointers, scoring 16 points for Western Carolina. Preston Ross
added 10 points for the Catamounts, who will play for the
conference championship on Monday.
Sumler also had eight rebounds for Western Carolina, which won
the battle of the boards 36-30.
UNC Greensboro (17-17) was led by Trevis Simpson with 24 points.
Derrell Armstrong added 14 points, Drew Parker 11 and David
Williams 10 for the Spartans.
UNC Greensboro, the No. 4 seed, trailed 42-37 at halftime and
shot 46.7 percent for the game (28 of 60).