Fans are encouraged to wear pink for Thursday's
WCU downs Toccoa Falls on Tuesday night, 141-39
Keaton Cole paces WCU with 12 points including two 3-pointers
Harouna Mutombo, Trey Sumler score 11 in loss
WCU travels to Columbia in search of season-opening win over the Gamecocks
Basketball Spotlight - Dillon Dunford
2011-12 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in six games, all off the bench ... Finished with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with one 3-pointer ... Made his WCU debut at South Carolina in the season-opener ... Scored his first NCAA Division I points against Montreat (11/15) ... Knocked down his first 3-pointer at WCU in the road loss at North Carolina State, matching his WCU career-best for three points scored ... In a career-long 13 minutes of court time, made a career-high 4-of-8 from the floor for a career-high nine points in the home win over Toccoa Falls (1/17).
High School: Was a standout guard for head coach Jimmy Cleveland at Smoky Mountain HS in nearby Sylva, N.C., where he was a four-year varsity member on both the football and boy's basketball teams ... Was named All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) 2-A in 2009 ... Suffered a torn ACL playing football as a junior ... Went through rehab to return to AAU basketball, but suffered a torn ACL in his other leg ... Worked his way back from both surgeries before attending Lenior-Rhyne out of high school ... Attended Boys' State while a prep at SMHS.
Personal:Full name is Dillon Terel Dunford ... Is the son of Ollin and Jane Adams-Dunford, who is the Asst. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at WCU.