CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Trey Sumler scored a career-high 40 points to lead Western Carolina over NAIA Milligan 106-72 on Monday night.
Sumler was 13 of 21 from the field, 7 of 10 from 3-point range and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line to become the first player to reach 40 points for Western Carolina (7-8) since Kevin Martin in 2004. Torrion Brummit added 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting.
After both teams started slowly -- with the score only 2-2 after 3:30 into the game -- the Catamounts went on a 15-3 run on their way to a 46-26 halftime advantage. Western Carolina scored 60 second-half points and never trailed in the game.
The Catamounts outrebounded Milligan 51-31 to take a 7-1 edge in the all-time series.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.