The Citadel vs Western Carolina

W. Carolina 68, The Citadel 56

CBSSports.com wire reports
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Harouna Mutombo scored 21 points and Trey Sumler had 18 points and six assists as Western Carolina defeated The Citadel 68-56 Friday in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament.

The Catamounts (15-17), who will play Wofford in Saturday's quarterfinals, never trailed after Mutombo's 3-pointer gave them a 3-2 lead. Seven of their eight first-half baskets came from long range as the third seed in the league's North Division took a 24-17 lead into intermission.

The Bulldogs (6-24), seeded sixth in the South Division, twice got within five in the second half. A three-point play by Mike Groselle, who finished with 21 points, made it 37-32 with 13:20 left, but Brandon Boggs, Keaton Cole and Sumler hit 3-pointers on Western Carolina's next three possessions to boost its lead to 46-34.

Cole finished with 14 points.

Each team shot 65.2 percent (15 of 23) in the second half.

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Scoreboard
The Citadel (6-24)173956
Western Carolina (15-17) «244468
 
The Citadel Bulldogs
J. Robertson, F273-51-24037
B. Holston, F250-20-01450
M. Groselle, C378-145-961321
D. Wright, G374-60-26319
M. Harris, G170-20-01010
A. Moore232-52-20107
L. Miller212-50-02135
C. Bray122-20-01015
C. Morabbi11-10-00002
Totals 22-428-1523101756
 52.4%53.3% 
Western Carolina Catamounts
T. King, F200-10-06040
T. Sumler, G396-112-346418
K. Cole, G385-120-016214
H. Mutombo, G356-127-1252121
B. Boggs, G312-70-02206
K. Hall183-30-04046
J. Sinclair90-10-21000
P. Ross71-11-20023
T. Tankelewicz20-00-00010
D. Dunford10-00-00000
Totals 23-4810-1927161868
 47.9%52.6% 
Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Davidson16-220-13
Wofford14-520-13
Chattanooga12-518-15
Elon11-618-14
W. Carolina12-719-15
Ga. Southern8-1115-19
UNC-Green.7-1014-18
Samford7-1113-20
App. St.5-129-21
Furman3-149-21
Citadel3-157-26
 
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