Scores

Final

UNC Greensboro 54

(6-8, 3-2 Southern)

W Carolina 57

(6-9, 3-1 Southern)

    2:00 PM ET, January 6, 2007

    Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    UNCG 24 3054
    WCU 20 3757

    Top Performers

    UNC Greensboro: K. Hines 13 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Carolina: N. Aldridge 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast

    Western Carolina 57, North Carolina Greensboro 54

    CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) -- Nick Aldridge scored 15 points and Western Carolina rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat UNC Greensboro 57-54 on Saturday.

    Antonio Russell added 14 points for the Catamounts (6-9, 3-1), who shot 60 percent from the line and snapped a five-game losing streak.

    Junior Kyle Hines set the UNC Greensboro career record for double-doubles with 28 by scoring 13 points and grabbing 12 rebounds for the Spartans (6-8, 3-2), who also shot 60 percent from the line.

    Kendall Toney led the Spartans with 15 points.

    UNC Greensboro led 24-20 at the half.

    The Spartans went on a 10-0 run early in the second half with Hines scoring five of those points to push their lead to 34-22.

    Western Carolina rallied and Jake Robinson hit a 3-pointer with 6:42 left to bring the Catamounts within two at 44-42.

    The lead switched several times in the final minutes.

    Kyle Greathouse hit two free throws with 6.5 seconds left to give Western Carolina a 57-54 lead.

    Ricky Hickman missed a three-pointer as time ran out and the Spartans lost their second straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNCG
    WCU
    Points 54 57
    FG Made-Attempted 20-56 (.357) 19-54 (.352)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-25 (.200) 4-20 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 15-25 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 3

    2006-07 Season

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