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.
Malik Newman, who had widely been considered a one-and-done player, has chosen to transfer to Kansas to continue his college career.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.
Gonzaga has signed California transfer Jordan Mathews to a financial aid agreement for the 2016-17 season.