College Basketball Roundup: UNCG bests The Citadel

WCU drops home game, ECU loses at home

UNCG Basketball

CHARLESTON, S.C. — James Dickey had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead UNC Greensboro to a 79-69 win over The Citadel on Wednesday night.

Isaiah Miller had 14 points for UNC Greensboro (14-5, 4-2 Southern Conference). Angelo Allegri added 13 points. Malik Massey had 10 points.

Fletcher Abee had 20 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-10, 0-5), whose losing streak stretched to five games. Brady Spence added 17 points. Kaiden Rice had 13 points and six rebounds. Kaelon Harris had nine points and 10 rebounds.

UNC Greensboro matches up against Chattanooga at home on Saturday. The Citadel plays VMI on the road on Saturday.

Furman edges Western Carolina with late run

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Noah Gurley scored 13 points, including six-straight down the stretch and Furman handed Western Carolina its first Southern Conference loss 83-79 on Wednesday night.

Gurley broke a tie with a layup at the 4:12 mark, his jumper made it 73-69 and he followed with two free throws at 2:18. In that stretch the Catamounts, the last unbeaten team in the league, missed two shots and had a turnover

After Mason Faulker ended the drought for Western Carolina, Jordan Lyons made 4 of 5 free throw and Clay Mounce added another to make it 79-71 with less than a minute to go.

Alex Hunter made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to offset a couple 3-pointers.

Lyons led the Paladins (14-4, 5-1) with 20 points, Mounce added 15, Hunter 13 apiece and Jalen Slawson 12. Reserve Mike Bothwell was the only other Paladin to score, getting 10.

Carlos Dotson scored 21 points on 10 of 14 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds for Western Carolina (12-5, 4-1). Matt Halvorsen and Onno Steger scored 14 points apiece and Faulker had 12 points and 10 assists.

The Catamounts, who had a five-game winning streak end, was off to its best start in 20 years.

Tulsa shuts down East Carolina in second half for 65-49 win

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Brandon Rachal had 21 points and Jeriah Horne added 14 points as Tulsa defeated East Carolina 65-49 on Wednesday night.

Martins Igbanu added eight points and 10 rebounds for Tulsa (11-6, 3-1 American Athletic Conference).

The game was tied at 30 at halftime and again at 34 with 17 minutes, 31 seconds remaining in the second half before Tulsa went up 48-40 with 9:07 left. The Golden Hurricane scored 11 of the next 13 points to lead 59-42 with 4:21 remaining. East Carolina was held to 19 points in the second half while shooting 22%, including 0 for 15 from 3-point distance.

Jayden Gardner had 19 points for the Pirates (8-9, 2-2). Tristen Newton added six rebounds.
Tulsa plays at Tulane on Saturday. East Carolina plays at Cincinnati on Sunday.