Scores

Final OT

Samford 54

(11-20, 9-9 Southern)

W Carolina 56

(13-18, 9-9 Southern)

4:30 PM ET, March 2, 2013

Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina

1 2 OT T
SAM 26 24 454
WCU 25 25 656

Top Performers

Samford: T. Williams 13 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Stl

Western Carolina: J. Sinclair 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

W. Carolina 56, Samford 54

Associated Press

CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Mike Brown hit a game-winning, buzzer-beating jumper in overtime to boost Western Carolina over Samford 56-54 Saturday in each teams' regular-season finale.

The win ensures Western Carolina (13-18, 9-9 Southern Conference) the sixth seed in the SoCon tournament. Samford (11-20, 9-9) earned the fifth seed with Appalachian State's win over Chattanooga earlier Saturday.

After neither team scored in the final 4 minutes of regulation, the teams exchanged baskets in overtime, with Raijon Kelly pulling Samford to a 54-54 tie with 1:09 left.

WCU missed a jumper, then Samford turned it over with 16 seconds left. After a Samford defender knocked the ball out of bounds, the Catamounts called timeout with 3 seconds remaining. Brown hit his jumper off the inbound.

Brown was 2-of-8 shooting with just four points. Tawaski King and Brandon Boggs paced WCU with 12 points each.

Tim Williams had 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead Samford.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
WCU
Points 54 56
FG Made-Attempted 24-55 (.436) 21-58 (.362)
3P Made-Attempted 2-18 (.111) 4-17 (.235)
FT Made-Attempted 4-8 (.500) 10-15 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 4

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 17, 2013 @SAM 64, WCU 60Recap
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