Scores

Final

Samford 64

(7-13, 1-4 Southern)

W Carolina 67

(11-8, 4-0 Southern)

    2:00 PM ET, January 18, 2014

    Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    SAM 33 3164
    WCU 30 3767

    Top Performers

    Samford: I. Williams 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Western Carolina: J. Sinclair 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Western Carolina holds off Samford 67-64

    Associated Press

    CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- James Sinclair scored 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting and Trey Sumler added 13 as Western Carolina defeated Samford 67-64 Saturday.

    The Catamounts (11-8, 4-0 Southern) pushed ahead in the second half with Sinclair hitting a 3-pointer and Sumler converting a four-point play to spark a 10-1 run and put Western Carolina up 51-41.

    Trailing 62-52, Samford (7-13, 1-4) surged back with an 11-2 run capped by a Tim Williams layup with 2:57 remaining. After two Sinclair free throws, Williams split a pair from the line to keep the deficit at two.

    Samford's Raijon Kelly couldn't hit a 3-pointer with four seconds left and Western Carolina held on despite finishing 1 of 6 from the free-throw line in the final minute.

    Samford had a slight advantage in shooting percentage (43.8 percent) but was outrebounded 38-30. Brandon Boggs had 10 points for the Catamounts.

    Isaiah Williams led the Bulldogs with 15 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAM
    WCU
    Points 64 67
    FG Made-Attempted 21-49 (.429) 22-53 (.415)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-28 (.607) 16-25 (.640)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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