ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Parham had a career-high 41 points as VMI beat Western Carolina 96-83 in the first round of the Southern Conference Tourney on Friday.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Tray Boyd III scored 24 points, tying his season high, as East Tennessee State got past Western Carolina 81-74 on Saturday. Bo Hodges added 20 points for the...
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Onno Steger scored 25 points and Matt Halvorsen added 24 points as Western Carolina beat the Citadel 103-82 on Saturday, snapping a four-game skid.
Steger and Halvorsen were both 6 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc for the Catamounts (7-21, 4-11 Southern Conference), who hit 19 of 30 3-pointers overall, a season-high. Marc Gosselin had 18 points and six rebounds and Marcus Thomas had 13 points and six rebounds.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ross Cummings had a career-high 36 points as Mercer slipped past Western Carolina 84-80 on Thursday night.
Cummings hit 12 of 19 shots, including 7 of 11 from 3-point range, as the Bears (6-10, 1-3 Southern Conference) shot 56 percent from the floor and 45 percent from beyond the arc. Ethan Stair had 14 points and Jaylen Stowe added 12 points and seven rebounds.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Lyons made a pair of 3-pointers in double overtime and finished with 29 points to lead Furman to a 90-88 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday in the Southern Conference opener for both schools.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Andrew Brown made six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points to lead Furman to a 78-55 victory over Western Carolina on Friday night for its fifth straight win.
Furman (21-9, 12-5 Southern Conference) will finish no better than third place in the conference standings behind UNC Greensboro and East Tennessee State (both 14-3). The Paladins conclude the regular season against ETSU on Sunday.
Western Carolina (12-18, 7-10) has lost five in a row.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Mike Amius hit two free throws with 16 seconds left to give Western Carolina a 70-68 win over Chattanooga in a Southern Conference battle Thursday night.
Nat Dixon drilled a 3-pointer to put Chattanooga in front, 66-65 with 1:22 left, then tied it at 68-68 with :38 remaining after Amius turned a 3-point play to give Western Carolina the lead.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Marc Gosselin scored 16 points, Mike Amius had 13 with 12 rebounds and Western Carolina turned back VMI 65-58 on Monday night.
Ashley Williams also had 13 points for the Catamounts (8-10, 4-2 Southern Conference) and Deriece Parks had 11.
Bubba Parham had 20 points and Keither Smith, who was 4 for 4 from 3-point range, had 18 for the Keydets (5-11, 0-5), who have lost six straight.
CULL0WHEE, N.C. (AP) — Marc Gosselin hit a 3-pointer with a minute left to give Western Carolina a four-point lead, and the Catamounts held off a Mercer rally from the free-throw line to post a 58-56 Southern Conference victory Wednesday night.
Stephon Jelks hit a pair of 3s in the closing seconds to get Mercer within a point, the second with :02 left.
Neither team managed a commanding lead in a game that was tied, 28-28 at the half.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Devin Peterson scored 15 points with six rebounds, six assists and four steals and Western Carolina picked up its first victory of the season, winning its home opener against Hiwassee 76-57 on Wednesday night.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Marc Gosselin scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Western Carolina beat VMI 81-68 on Monday night for the No. 8 seed in the Southern Conference Tournament.
Haboubacar Mutombo scored 16 points with five assists, Devin Peterson added 15 points, and Yalim Olcay had 14. The Catamounts (9-22, 4-14) shot 53.6 percent from the floor to VMI's 42.1 percent and outrebounded them 39-30, but VMI hit 10 of 27 behind the arc to Western Carolina's 6 of 13.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — T.J. Cromer scored 18 points, Tevin Glass added 14 and East Tennessee State held Western Carolina to 12 points in the first half on its way to a 68-52 on Saturday night to clinch at least a share of the Southern Conference championship.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Ashley Williams came off the bench to score 20 points and Western Carolina led wire-to-wire, posting an 84-80 win over The Citadel Wednesday night.
The Catamounts held a 49-31 lead at the break and maintained a double-digit advantage until the Bulldogs made it 74-65 on an Ezekiel Balogun free throw with 4:08 left.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Devin Sibley scored 22 and Kris Acox 18 with 14 rebounds as Furman defeated Western Carolina 74-62 on Wednesday night, for its first 10-game winning streak in 37 years.
Daniel Fowler scored 11 points for the Paladins (20-8, 13-2 Southern Conference), while Acox added four assists and four steals and John Davis had five assists, five rebounds and six points. The win also gives Furman its first 20-win season since 2010-11.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Devin Peterson scored 16 points and Marc Gosselin added 15 to lead Western Carolina to a 68-62 victory over Wofford on Saturday night.
Peterson was 7 of 16 from the floor. Gosselin was 4-of-10 shooting, made two 3-pointers and grabbed nine rebounds. Haboubacar Mutombo added 11 points for Western Carolina (7-15, 2-7 Southern), which has won two of four since snapping a five-game losing skid.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Tevin Glass made all seven of his field-goal attempts for 14 points and East Tennessee State shot 73 percent in the first half en route to a 75-52 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday.
The Buccaneers finished at 57.1 percent from the floor.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Demetrius Denzel-Dyson scored 15 points, Wyatt Walker added 11 and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Samford beat Western Carolina 70-65 on Monday night to win its fourth straight and open Southern Conference play at 2-0 for the first time in school history.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Ashley Williams scored 24 points, Adam Sledd had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Western Carolina beat Division II Mars Hill 87-71 on Wednesday.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Chealey hit 3 of 4 from long range to total 18 points and Jarrell Brantley also nailed 3 of 4 from beyond the arc for 17 as College of Charleston rolled over Western Carolina 77-59 on Thursday night.
Grant Riller added 10 points and Marquise Pointer chipped in nine while dishing our four assists.
Charleston (9-4), which has won six of its last seven games, held its fifth opponent this season in the 50s or less.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Patrick Cole and Pablo Rivas scored 18 points apiece to lead North Carolina Central to a 67-59 victory over Western Carolina on Wednesday night.
Cole was 7 of 16 from the floor. Rivas did not miss a shot, finishing 7 of 7 from the field with two 3-pointers and a pair of free throws. Dajuan Graf added 14 points and Kyle Benton had 11 for the Eagles (1-2), who shot 48 percent from the floor.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Devin Peterson had 19 points, five rebounds and four assists, and Western Carolina used a 59-33 rebounding advantage to help beat Hiwassee College 87-47 on Sunday.
Haboubacar Mutombo scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Marc Gosselin scored 14 points and Deriece Parks added 13 points, all in the first half, for the Catamounts (1-1).