NCAA Basketball

Western Carolina Catamounts (9-22)


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vs. Furman
L 62-74
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@ Wof
L 56-84
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@ Cit
W 84-80
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vs. EastTn
L 52-68
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VMI 68 - 81 WCU
Final
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vs. Cit
2:00 PM PT3:00 PM MT4:00 PM CT5:00 PM ET10:00 PM GMT6:00 PM 北京时间3:00 PM MST5:00 PM EST

Western Carolina beats VMI 81-68 for SoCon's No. 8 seed

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Marc Gosselin scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Western Carolina beat VMI 81-68 on Monday night for the No. 8 seed in the Southern Conference Tournament.

Haboubacar Mutombo scored 16 points with five assists, Devin Peterson added 15 points, and Yalim Olcay had 14. The Catamounts (9-22, 4-14) shot 53.6 percent from the floor to VMI's 42.1 percent and outrebounded them 39-30, but VMI hit 10 of 27 behind the arc to Western Carolina's 6 of 13.

Mutombo's 3-point play capped a 10-4 run and Western Carolina led 46-39 early in the second half. VMI closed to 50-49 on QJ Peterson's free throw, but the Catamounts pulled ahead on a 15-8 run and led 64-54 on Gosselin's 3-pointer with 8:48 left. The Keydets closed to 72-66 on Julian Eleby's layup with 3:34 left, but got no closer the rest of the way.

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Leaders
Points: H. Mutombo11.1
Rebounds: M. Gosselin6.4
Assists: D. Peterson3.4
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: No qualifiers
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: D. Peterson1.2
Blocks: M. Gosselin0.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas26-3
2 Villanova27-3
3 UCLA26-3
4 Gonzaga29-1
5 North Carolina25-5
6 Oregon26-4
7 Arizona26-4
8 Louisville23-6
9 Kentucky24-5
10 West Virginia23-6
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas26-3
2 Villanova27-3
2 UCLA26-3
4 Gonzaga29-1
5 North Carolina25-5
6 Oregon26-4
7 Louisville23-6
8 Arizona26-4
9 Kentucky24-5
10 West Virginia23-6
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East Tennessee State 14-4 24-7
UNCG 14-4 23-8
Furman 14-4 21-10
Chattanooga 10-8 19-11
Wofford 10-8 15-16
Mercer 9-9 15-16
Samford 8-10 17-14
Citadel 4-14 11-20
Western Carolina 4-14 9-22
VMI 3-15 6-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 60.4 (351)
Rebounds: 12.2 (58)
Assists: 11.2 (319)
FG%: 38.5% (346)
FT%: 65.1% (322)
3P%: 30.2% (336)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 73.4 (213)
Rebounds: 23.6 (298)
Assists: 14.4 (271)
FG%: 44.6% (224)
FT%: 70.1% (178)
3P%: 35.2% (202)
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