Scores

Final

W Carolina 79

(3-4, 1-0 Southern)

Furman 65

(2-4, 0-1 Southern)

7:00 PM ET, November 28, 2012

Timmons Arena, Greenville, South Carolina

1 2 T
WCU 27 5279
FUR 21 4465

Top Performers

Western Carolina: T. Sumler 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

Furman: C. Reddick 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Blk

W. Carolina 79, Furman 65

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Trey Sumler scored 24 points and Tom Tankelewicz made five 3-pointers on his way to 17 points as Western Carolina beat Furman 79-65 Wednesday in the Southern Conference opener for both teams.

Sumler, who entered the game averaging 18 points, was 7-of-15 shooting, dished out seven assists and grabbed seven boards for the Catamounts (3-4), who won the rebounding battle 40-32.

Furman led majority of the first half until Sumler's jumper game Western Carolina its first lead of the game, 20-18, with 3:45 left. The Catamounts closed the half on a 7-3 run to take a 27-21 lead into the break.

The Paladins (2-4) cut the deficit to 37-36 after intermission, but the Catamounts used another run, this time 22-8, to pull away. Western Carolina led by as much as 15, 59-44, in the second half.

Colin Reddick led Furman with 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WCU
FUR
Points 79 65
FG Made-Attempted 29-60 (.483) 21-58 (.362)
3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 2-16 (.125)
FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 21-28 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 16 6

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