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Updated: Thursday, January 2 2014, 11:14 PM EST
Western Carolina's men's basketball team opened up Southern Conference play with a dominating 72-51 win over visiting UNCG. Trey Sumler led the Cat attack with 16 points. Western evens it overall record at 8-8.
UNC Asheville women's team falls to Winthrop 68-49 at Kimmel Arena. The Eagles had built a 16 point lead in the first half, but Asheville tied it at 40, before the visitors went on a 19-0 run to put it away.