Wcarolina 42 40 82
Ngreensbro 37 40 77
Date of game: 3/4/2012

Recap: UNC Greensboro vs. Western Carolina

Asheville, NC (Sports Network) - Harouna Mutombo and Keaton Cole each finished with 17 points as the third-seeded Western Carolina Catamounts polished off the second-seeded UNC Greensboro Spartans 82-77 in the Southern Conference semifinals at US Cellular Center.

Trey Sumler added 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Western Carolina (17-17) which will face the top-seed Davidson in the title game.

Trevis Simpson poured in 24 points, Derrell Armstrong put in 14, Drew Parker added 11 and David Williams had 10 for UNC Greensboro (13-19).

Western Carolina led 42-37 at the break after an impressive shooting performance in the first half in which the Catamounts connected on 51.6 percent of its shots including 5-of-10 from three point range.

The Catamounts cooled off in the second half hitting on 41.9 percent of its second half attempts but turned in a 9-of-12 performance from the free throw line to hold off the Spartans.

UNC Greensboro shot 46.7 percent in the game and Western Carolina held a 36-30 edge on the boards.

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