Citadel 25 36 61
Wcarolina 34 42 76
Date of game: 3/8/2013

Recap: Western Carolina vs. Citadel

Asheville, NC (Sports Network) - Trey Sumler tallied 27 points, five rebounds and four assists as the Western Carolina Catamounts dismissed The Citadel Bulldogs, 76-61, in first-round action of the Southern Conference Tournament at the U.S. Cellular Center.

Sumler shot 10-of-15 from the field for WCU (14-18), which will take on third- seeded College of Charleston in the quarterfinal round on Saturday. James Sinclair added 14 points and six rebounds for the sixth-seeded Catamounts, while Tom Tankelewicz scored 11 points.

For the 11th-seeded Bulldogs (8-22), Mike Groselle and Matt Van Scyoc poured in 13 points apiece.

WCU shot 50 percent from the field in the first half and held The Citadel to under 38 percent shooting, as it carried a 34-25 lead into intermission.

The Catamounts' advantage never dipped below seven in the second half.

WCU outscored The Citadel at the foul line, 13-3.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Manziel leaves game with hamstring injury

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers after suffering a hamstring injury late in the first half.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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