Catamounts take on Alabama at 9 p.m. on the SEC Network
Head coach Larry Hunter is in search of win number 650
The Catamounts honored their five seniors prior to Thursday's game
Sumler is the first Catamount to score 40 or more points since the 2003-04 season
WCU was whistled for 13 more fouls give UGA 28 more free throws in the loss
Western Carolina downed Wofford with a basket by Trey Sumler with two seconds left in the game. (Photos courtesy: Mark Haskett, WCU Public Relations)
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: 12, at Furman -- 11/28/12
Rebounds: 7, at Davidson -- 02/07/13
Assists: 2, Charleston So. -- 12/18/13, Milligan -- 12/30/13
Steals: 2, at UNCG -- 02/16/14, at Wright State -- 11/30/13
Blocks: 3, at Samford -- 01/17/13, vs Niagara -- 11/22/13
FG made: 6, at Furman -- 11/28/12
FG attempts: 7, at Furman -- 11/28/12
FT made: 4, at Elon -- 02/16/13, Milligan -- 12/30/13
FT attempts: 7, at Elon -- 02/16/13
2013-14 (Redshirt Senior): Made 22 appearances with eight starts ... Made his first appearance of the season at Kent State (11/21) after serving a five-game suspension ... Scored six points at Wright State (11/30) ... Had his first career start at Georgia (12/21) ... Missed the game at Wofford (01/20) with an injury.
2012-13 (Redshirt Junior): Appeared in 23 games for the Catamounts ... Averaged 7.9 minutes, 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game ... Played double-digit minutes six times ... Made NCAA Division I debut in the opener against UNC Asheville (11/09) Played a career-high 18 minutes in the opener ... Scored first basket as a Catamount at the 2:17 mark of the second half against Mars Hill (11/11) ... Notched first double-digit game with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor against Furman (11/28) ... Played 15 minutes in the game ... Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Davidson (02/07).
2011-12 (Redshirt Sophomore): Sat out the 2011-12 season after transferring to Western Carolina in the fall prior to the season ... Took a redshirt and enters 2012-13 as a redshirt junior with two years of eligibility.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played for head coach Corey Baldwin at Waycross Community College in Waycross, Ga., after concluding his prep career at Berea HS in Greenville, S.C. ... At Waycross, named to the list of Top 150 Players in the Southeast in Junior College by the Juco Journal ... Finished his freshman season in 2009-10 averaging eight points and six rebounds per game, which was second on the team and fourteenth in the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association (GJCAA) ... Led the Swamp Foxes - and was third in the GJCAA - in field goal percentage, averaging 54-percent per game ... Named by the Georgia Basketball Coaches Association (GABCA) as the NAIA/JuCo Freshman of the Year ... Led the team in blocks, totaling 41 for the season (1.37/game); High School: As a high school senior, the combo-type player averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots per game ... Was twice named All-Region and second team All-County, and was also selected to play in South Carolina's North/South Game.