2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
8-10, 3rd in Southern

Thomas helps W Carolina hold off The Citadel 81-79 in SoCon

Ashley Williams hit back-to-back 3-pointers to reclaim the lead and Marcus Thomas scored five of his nine points in the final 1:27 as Western Carolina held off The Citadel 81-79 in a Southern Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.

Maye, Felton carry UNC past Western Carolina (1:04)
Pinson drops dime for an easy dunk (0:20)
Minnesota's Murphy dunks ball off rebound (0:30)
Western Carolina's failed block (0:21)
Minnesota's Coffey finishes nice pass with two-handed jam (0:22)
Golden Gophers' Konate dunks (0:15)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

A Western Carolina team that made 7 of its first 9 3-point attempts is putting up a respectable fight against Minnesota on the road right now. Richard Pitino coaching like it's a tourney game.

Behind-the-back pass leads to Minnesota dunk (0:29)

Team Stats

Points Per Game67.0317th
Rebounds Per Game34.6247th
Assists Per Game12.8Tied-246th
Points Allowed76.5281st

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-1
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances1