GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Trey Sumler scored 21 points and Western Carolina pulled away by making five free throws in the final 1:24 to beat UNC Greensboro 70-68 in a Southern Conference game Thursday night.
The Spartans led 66-65 with 1:31 left on Armstrong's free throws, but Western Carolina's Tom Tankelewicz hit a pair to lead 67-66 at 1:24. King made a foul shot at 1:06 for a 68-66 advantage, and Sumler made two with 18 seconds remaining for a 70-66 lead to seal it.
Western Carolina won the rebound battle 41-30, leading to 19 second-chance points.
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