Scores

Final

W Carolina 82

(17-17, 8-10 Southern)

UNC Greensboro 77

(13-19, 10-8 Southern)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    6:00 PM ET, March 4, 2012

    U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    WCU 42 4082
    UNCG 37 4077

    Top Performers

    Western Carolina: T. Sumler 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    UNC Greensboro: D. Armstrong 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast

    W. Carolina 82, UNC-Greensboro 77

    Associated Press

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- 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).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WCU
    UNCG
    Points 82 77
    FG Made-Attempted 29-62 (.468) 28-60 (.467)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 8-19 (.421)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 13-14 (.929)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 2

    2011-12 Season

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