Dickey had nine points and seven boards in the first half as UNCG led 31-26 at the break. WCU was held to 25.9 percent shooting from the field in the second half.
Demetrius Troy and Isaiah Miller each added 10 points for UNCG (19-6, 10-2 Southern). Francis Alonso, the conference's No. 2 scorer at 16.9 points per game, was held to just five points on 2-of-9 shooting.
East Tennessee State (13-0) sits alone atop the conference and Furman (8-5) is third.
Marc Gosselin led Western Carolina (12-14, 7-6) with 15 points and nine rebounds. The Catamounts entered on a three-game winning streak but committed 19 turnovers in the loss, leading to 16 UNCG points.
The Catamounts conclude the regular season with four of their final five games at home.
Jones is a rim protector who will develop under Shaka Smart and the Longhorns.
Mark Schlabach reports the latest on Kansas coaches involved with Adidas in Silvio De Sousa's recruitment.
Text messages presented by defense attorneys on Monday indicated the Kansas coaches were at least aware of former Adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola's involvement in the Jayhawks' recruitment of current player Silvio De Sousa, a native of Angola.