WCU looking for its first win in Spartanburg since 2006
Catamounts take on Alabama at 9 p.m. on the SEC Network
Head coach Larry Hunter is in search of win number 650
King eclipses 1,000 career point mark in Monday night's loss
WCU will play in its fourth SoCon Championship game Monday Night
Basketball Spotlight - Brandon Boggs
Western Carolina downed Wofford with a basket by Trey Sumler with two seconds left in the game. (Photos courtesy: Mark Haskett, WCU Public Relations)
Western Carolina basketball dropped a 79-74 battle to defending SoCon champion Davidson on Thursday night.
The WCU men's basketball team opened up the 2012-13 season officially with its first practice of the season in the Ramsey Center, Friday evening.
Points: 35, vs Northern Colorado -- 11/25/11
Rebounds: 10, Limestone -- 11/26/13
Assists: 4, at Chattanooga -- 01/19/13, at Wichita State -- 11/15/12, UNC Asheville -- 12/28/11
Steals: 4, vs The Citadel -- 03/02/12
Blocks: 4, Liberty -- 12/31/12
FG made: 12, vs Northern Colorado -- 11/25/11
FG attempts: 23, vs Northern Colorado -- 11/25/11
3FG made: 5, Chattanooga -- 02/02/12, vs Northern Colorado -- 11/25/11
3FG attempts: 12, Chattanooga -- 02/02/12
FT made: 7, at UNCG -- 2/16/14
FT attempts: 9, Georgia Southern -- 01/26/13
All Time Rankings
Games played: 1st (135)
Games started: 2nd (114)
Blocked shots: 6th (74)
Steals: 9th (138)
Field goals attempted: 10th (1303)
Games played: t-3rd (35 in 2011-12)
2013-14 (Senior): Appeared in all 34 games with 31 starts ... Scored 10 points at No. 18 Oregon (11/13) ... Scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting at Kent State (11/21) ... Scored 17 points in the win over Niagara (11/22) ... Became the 43rd Catamounts to score over 1,000 career points ... Accomplished the feat vs Niagara (11/22) on a jumper in the first half ... Followed with 16 points against USC Upstate (11/23) for three consecutive double-digit games ... Notched the first double-digit rebounds game with 10 rebounds against Limestone (11/26) ... Got back to double-digits points with 13 points at Wright State (11/30) ... Scored 22 points against Charleston Southern (12/18) ... Tallied 13 points at Georgia Southern (01/11) snapping a three-game skid of not scoring in double-digits ... Had 10 points -- eight in the second half -- against Samford (01/18) ... Scored 14 points vs. Davidson (01/23) -- all 14 points came in the second half ... Tallied 19 points at Elon (01/30) ... Tallied 15 points in the overtime over App State (02/08) ... Scored 15 points against Furman (02/10) ... Recorded his second 20-point game of the season with 21 points at Chattanooga (02/14) ... Followed with 25 points including the game winner in overtime at UNCG (02/16) ... Poured in 22 points on Senior Day against Chattanooga (02/27) ... Scored 21 points in the upset win over No. 1 seed Davidson (03/09) in the SoCon Tournament's semifinals ... Notched 17 points in the finals against Wofford (03/10) on 8-of-13 shooting ... Named to the SoCon Tournament First Team ... Closed Catamount career on a six-game double-digit scoring streak.
2012-13 (Junior): Appeared in all 33 games and made 22 starts ... Started the first six games of the season ... Made 16-straight starts midway through the season ... Averaged 26.1 minutes, 10.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures 15 times ... Had 20 or more points three times ... Led the team in scoring four times ... Had back-to-back double-figure games against Mars Hill (11/11), 13 points, and at Witchita State (11/15), 11 points ... Had a career-high four assists in the Witchita State game ... Went 4-of-5 from three and scored 16 points at No. 13 Illinois (12/04) ... Tallied 15 points at Tennessee (12/21) ... Set a career-high with four blocks against Liberty (12/31) ... Went 5-for-5 from the free throw line against UNCG (01/12) ... Scored in double figures four straight games: 13 points at Samford (01/17); 19 points at Chattanooga (01/19); a season-high 22 points against Davidson (01/24); and 14 points against Georgia Southern (01/26) ... Had nine made field goals for a season-high in the Chattanooga and Davidson games ... Was 9-of-11 for a (81.8 %) in the Davidson game ... Tied a career-high with nine rebounds in the Georgia Southern game ... Scored in double figures at Davidson (02/07), 12 points, and at Georgia Southern (02/09), 18 points, in back-to-back games ... Had two consecutive 20 point games with a season-high 26 points against Coastal Carolina (02/23) and 21 points against Chattanooga (02/28) ... Tied season-high with nine made field goals and tied a career-high with six made free throws in the Coastal Carolina game ... Tied a season-high with four made three pointers in the Chattanooga game.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Played in all 35 games making 31 appearances in the starting line-up ... Ranked fourth on the team with 351 points scored, averaging 10.0 points per game ... Averaged 3.8 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures 14 times including a career-high 35 points against Northern Colorado (11/25) at the South Padre Island Invitational ... Shot 12-of-23 against UNC including hitting a career-high five 3-pointers which he matched in a home win over Chattanooga (2/2) ... In addition to the 35 against Northern Colorado, also surpassed the 20-point plateau with 21 in the UTC game.
2010-11 (Freshman):Played in all 33 games starting 30 as a true freshman ... Received the team's "Catamount Attitude Award" from the coaching staff ... Ranked fifth on the team in scoring with a 7.7 point per game average while boarding 3.7 rebounds per contest ... Made his first career start in his first-ever career game at Clemson, playing 22 minutes ... Scored in double figures 11 times during his rookie season ... Shot 42-percent from the field on the year ... Averaged 1.4 steals in Southern Conference games to rank tied for 11th in the league ... Connected on his first collegiate field goal at the 3:39 mark of the first half at Clemson on a jump shot ... Was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field against No. 2 Ohio State (12/12) ... Scored a career-high 20 points in the road win over Appalachian State (2/17), burying a crucial 3-pointer with the game tied inside the final 90 seconds as WCU pulled out the five-point victory.
Prior to Western:Helped guide J.L. Mann HS and head coach Jeff Craft to a 63-16 record over three seasons ... Helped the team to a regional championship and an appearance in the Upper State Finals in South Carolina as a junior ... Scored 15 points per game with six rebounds and four assists per game as a senior, earning All-Stat, All-County and All-Region honors ... Averaged 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals per game as a junior, again garnering all-conference plaudits ... Was additionally named All-3-A Region 2 for his on-court performance ... scored a game-high 24 points in the South Carolina North-South All-Star game held at North Myrtle Beach High on Saturday, March 20, 2010 ... Boggs played on the North squad which lost 113-104 in overtime.
Personal:Full name is Brandon Kyle Boggs ... Is the son of Anita Boggs ... Has four siblings: Delis Boggs, Jabari Beeks, Asata Beeks and Nia Beeks.