TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Western Carolina coach Mark Speir has dealt with some of the challenges Alabama faced in recent years as the team everyone badly wants to beat.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Cleanthony Early scored 21 points as Wichita State beat Western Carolina 79-63 in the first round of the Cancun Challenge on Thursday night.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) Shabazz Napier scored 13 points and freshman Omar Calhoun added 12 to lead No. 23 Connecticut to a 67-49 win over Vermont on Tuesday night.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Trey Sumler scored 21 points, including 17 in the first half, to lead Western Carolina's 95-68 victory against Mars Hill on Sunday.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Sandro Carissimo's layup with nine seconds left gave Vermont a 54-53 victory over Siena Friday night in the season opener for both teams.