Scores

Final

The Citadel 61

(8-22, 5-13 Southern)

W Carolina 76

(14-18, 9-9 Southern)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:30 PM ET, March 8, 2013

    U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    CIT 25 3661
    WCU 34 4276

    Top Performers

    The Citadel: M. Groselle 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Western Carolina: T. Sumler 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    W. Carolina 76, The Citadel 61

    Associated Press

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Trey Sumler scored 27 points to lead No. 6 seed Western Carolina to a 76-61 victory over the Citadel in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament Friday night.

    James Sinclair had 14 points and Tom Tankelewicz 11 for the Catamounts (14-18), who have won two straight and will face No. 3 seed College of Charleston on Saturday.

    Mike Groselle and Matt Van Scyoc scored 13 points for The Citadel (8-22).

    The Citadel led 18-17 on Groselle's layup with 10:17 left in the first half, but Western Carolina scored the next nine points for a 26-18 advantage. Sumler scored the Catamount's final eight points of the half to lead 34-25 at the break.

    Western Carolina pushed the advantage to 42-28 on Tankelewicz's 3-pointer 2:13 into the second half, and the closest the Bulldogs got the rest of the way was seven points at 44-37 with 14:59 remaining.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CIT
    WCU
    Points 61 76
    FG Made-Attempted 26-59 (.441) 28-55 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-9 (.333) 13-24 (.542)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 18

    2012-13 Season

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