College Basketball Roundup: WCU improves to 4-1 with win over Newberry

The Aggies fell to the Citadel

Mark Prosser and the Western Carolina Catamounts improved to 4-1 on the season with a win Thursday over Newberry. (Kathy Kmonicek / AP Photo)

CULLOWHEE — Travion McCray led four Western Carolina starters in double figures, scoring 26 points to go along with five rebounds and six assists to lead the Catamounts to their fourth win in five games to start the season in a 91-84 win Thursday over Newberry.

Xavier Cork (18), Sin’Cere McMahon (14) and Matt Halvorsen (12) contributed to a WCU attack that shot 62.5% from the field — the team’s best field goal percentage in a game since the Catamounts shot the same in 2006 against Atlanta Christian.

Marcus Ford had 27 points, five rebounds and four assists for Newberry.

The Citadel 78, NC A&T 70

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Four of The Citadel’s five starters scored all but nine of the Bulldogs’ points in a 78-70 win over North Carolina A&T on Thursday. Hayden Brown and Fletcher Abee each scored 20 points as the Bulldogs overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to top the Aggies.

Kenyon Duling came off the bench to lead N.C. A&T (2-3) with a career-high 13 points in 21 minutes. The teams went a combined 15-for-53 from 3-point range, with the Bulldogs taking 37 of their 65 shots from behind the arc, making 11 (29.7%). The Aggies made just 25% of their 3-point attempts — their worst performance of the young season.