Western Carolina slips by Howard 69-67

The Associated Press

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Tom Tankelewicz made two free throws in the final seconds to give Western Carolina a 69-67 victory over Howard on Wednesday afternoon in the Cancun Challenge.

Tankelewicz scored 17 points, including two free throws to win the game at the 0.01 mark. He also made five 3-pointers.

Tawaski King led Western Carolina with 19 points. Trey Sumler scored 17 points and led the team in assists with six. Boggs added 11 and 5 rebounds. Western Carolina (2-4) shot 46 percent from the floor and 80 percent at the free throw line.

Simuel Frazier tied the game at 67 with a layup with .09 left in the game. After a timeout by Western Carolina, a foul was called on Frazier. Tankelewicz hit the free throws.

Frazier scored 23 points for the Bison (0-5). Prince Okoroh scored 17 and Tre Lee added 14. Mike Phillips had seven rebounds and eight points.

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