NCAAB Game Recap - Western Carolina at Samford
Wed Feb 5, 2020 7:30 PM EST

Wake
76
Lou
86
F
Vill
76
Butl
79
F
Seton
78
GTown
71
F
IaSt
61
WVU
76
F
Iowa
68
Purd
104
F
LSU
90
Vand
99
F
Crei
56
Prov
73
F
LoyIL
39
IndSt
68
F
Pitt
72
ND
80
F
Mercer
57
Furm
79
F
Clem
44
UVA
51
F
Duques
82
StLou
68
F
SCar
70
Miss
84
F
SIU
64
Evans
60
F(OT)
Bingha
49
Albany
62
F
W IL
69
IPFW
75
F
Woff
79
VMI
73
F
Maine
52
Vermt
77
F
ETSU
80
Chat
64
F
UMassL
70
Stony
77
F
GrgWas
47
StBon
72
F
Citad
68
UNCG
88
F
Amer
62
Navy
54
F
Hartfo
59
UMBC
70
F
Colg
81
Leh
51
F
FlAtl
50
FlInt
69
F
UGA
75
Fla
81
F
Boston
80
Army
66
F
LoyMD
74
HolyC
60
F
Nich
64
SFA
70
F
WCU
78
Samf
70
F
AbCh
69
NWSt
73
F
Temp
65
Mem
79
F
TCU
57
OkSt
72
F
SamH
71
InWor
72
F(OT)
NDSt
86
NebOm
78
F
McNee
62
TXAMC
69
F
NrthIA
63
Valpa
51
F
IlSt
60
MOSt
80
F
HBU
79
SeLA
76
F
CenAR
67
Lamar
74
F
NCSU
83
Mia-FL
72
F
Wisc
52
Minn
70
F
Brad
60
Drake
73
F
UCRiv
48
CS-Ful
61
F
LongB
75
CAPoly
92
F
UNLV
54
UtSt
69
F

Feb 5, 2020, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Western Carolina (15-7)

34

44

78

Samford (8-17)

30

40

70

Dotson double-double, Steger flurry push W. Carolina 78-70
Wed Feb 5, 2020 10:47 PM

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) Carlos Dotson scored 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for his sixth consecutive double-double and Western Carolina beat Samford 78-70 on Wednesday night.

Onno Steger added 18 points and seven rebounds for Western Carolina (15-7, 7-4 Southern Conference), while Mason Faulkner added 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Xavier Cork had three blocks.

The Catamounts cruised through much of the first half before Samford made it a fight, grabbing the lead for short stretches and starting the second half forging two ties. Steger caught fire after the second tie, scoring eight straight points with a pair of 3-pointers and a driving layup to spark Western Carolina on a breakaway 14-1 run.

Robert Allen had 15 points to lead the Bulldogs (8-17, 2-9), who have now lost nine games in a row. Jalen Dupree added 14 points and seven rebounds. J.P. Robinson and Brandon Robinson scored 10 points each.

Josh Sharkey, the Bulldogs' leading scorer (19 ppg) heading into the contest at 19 points per game, was held to eight points on 1-for-6 shooting. He added 6 of 7 from the free-throw line.

Western Carolina faces Furman at home on Saturday. Samford plays UNC Greensboro on the road on Sunday.

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Leaders

Western Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Dotson 20 0 1 14 2 0
O. Steger 18 0 2 7 0 0
Samford PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Allen 15 0 0 6 1 2
J. Dupree 14 0 3 7 0 1

Team Comparison

WCU Samf
Points For 78 70
Field Goals 28/60-47% 21/63-33%
Three Pointers 7/22-32% 4/22-18%
Free Throws 15/25-60% 24/26-92%
Offensive Rebounds 9 9
Defensive Rebounds 34 28
Rebounds 48 37
Blocks 3 3
Steals 6 8
Turnovers 15 12
Personal Fouls 20 22
Technical Fouls 1 2
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - WCU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Feb 5 WCU 78 @ Samf 70 T. McCray 1 L. Padgett 3

Game Information

Stadium: Pete Hanna Center, Homewood, Alabama
Attendance: 378
Game Time: