Scores

Final

W Carolina 83

(8-18, 3-10 Southern)

East Tenn St 92

(8-16, 4-10 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, February 14, 2005

    MSHA Athletic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    WCU 41 4283
    ETSU 49 4392

    Top Performers

    Western Carolina: T. Hopkins 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast

    East Tennessee State: B. Rhoda 23 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    East Tenn. St. 92, Western Carolina 83

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Ben Rhoda and Tim Smith combined for 46 points to lead East Tennessee State to a 92-83 victory Monday night over Western Carolina.

    ETSU (8-16, 4-10 Southern Conference) led the entire game but was only ahead 85-81 with 2:52 left after a basket by Trey Hopkins of the Catamounts (8-18, 3-10).

    The Bucs then scored on a layup by Smith and a layup by James Anthony after a steal by Travis Strong.

    Rhoda finished with a career-high 23 points, and Smith also had 23. Dillion Sneed ended with 19 during 40 minutes of play and Andrew Reed scored 16.

    Hopkins had a career-high 25 points for the Catamounts, who stayed closed by hitting 11 of 31 3-pointers. Rans Brempong added 15 for Western Carolina and David Berghoefer had 14.

    ETSU led by 23 points in the first half, but the Catamounts closed the half on a 21-6 run to trail 49-41 at the half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WCU
    ETSU
    Points 83 92
    FG Made-Attempted 29-69 (.420) 34-68 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-31 (.355) 6-12 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 18-27 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 23

    2004-05 Season

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