Western Carolina defeats UNC-Greensboro 75-70

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP)—Brandon Giles scored 20 points to help lead Western Carolina past North Carolina-Greensboro 75-70 on Monday night.

Richie Gordon added 11 points and Harouna Mutombo had 10 rebounds for the Catamounts, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Western Carolina (19-8, 9-6 Southern Conference) won the rebounding battle 45-43, and had 22 second-chance points, compared to 14 by the Spartans (5-20, 4-10).

The Catamounts led 68-55 with 5:04 to go, and UNC-Greensboro pulled within 74-70 on a 15-2 run capped by Kyle Randall’s layup with 29 seconds left.

Giles’ free throw put Western Carolina up 75-70 with 21 seconds left, and the Spartans couldn’t catch the Catamounts as Mikko Koivisto’s 3 missed the mark with 5 seconds left.

Randall finished with 20 points and Koivisto added 13 for UNC-Greensboro, which lost its fourth straight.

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