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.
Roach finds spark as Texas crushes Grand Canyon, 98-60
Kerwin Roach had 15 points and five assists in a rare appearance as a reserve and Texas defeated Grand Canyon 98-60 Saturday.
Wichita St. holds off Southern Miss behind McDuffie
Markis McDuffie and Jaime Echenique each scored 17 points and Wichita State fought off Southern Mississippi for a 63-60 win on Saturday.
Auburn's Dunbar blocks shot, slams down alley-oop
Auburn guard Malik Dunbar swats a UAB layup attempt off the backboard, then dunks an alley-oop pass from Bryce Brown at the other end.