CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Brandon Boggs snapped a cold shooting streak with 26 points as Western Carolina defeated Coastal Carolina 80-70 Saturday in non-conference action.
Boggs, who was 8-of-36 shooting over the past four games, made 9 of 14 shots and two 3-pointers after missing seven straight from deep during his slump.
James Sinclair scored 17 for Western Carolina (12-17). The Sophomore posted 11 of his points during a 24-4 run that spanned nearly 12 minutes of the first half. Boggs scored nine during the run as the Catamounts took a 36-21 lead into halftime.
Western Carolina shot 51 percent (15 of 29) in the opening frame while holding Coastal Carolina (13-13) to 27 percent (6 of 22).
The Chanticleers improved to 15-of-36 shooting after the break, but Western Carolina answered by making 21 of 28 free throws, after attempting none in the first half.
Kierre Greenwood scored 20 points for Coastal Carolina.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.