WCU looks to extend streak vs The Citadel
The Citadel (6-20, 0-15) vs. Western Carolina (16-10, 8-7)
Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Western Carolina looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over The Citadel. In its last five wins against the Bulldogs, Western Carolina has won by an average of 11 points. The Citadel’s last win in the series came on March 3, 2017, a 78-72 victory.
SAVVY SENIORS: Western Carolina’s Mason Faulkner, Carlos Dotson and Onno Steger have collectively accounted for 57 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 72 percent of all Catamounts points over the last five games.HOT HARRIS: Kaelon Harris has connected on 27.7 percent of the 83 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 13 over his last three games. He’s also converted 72.2 percent of his foul shots this season.
WINLESS WHEN: The Citadel is 0-15 when scoring fewer than 73 points and 6-5 when scoring at least 73.
COLD SPELLS: The Citadel has dropped its last eight road games, scoring 69.5 points and allowing 82.5 points during those contests. Western Carolina has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 67.3 points while giving up 76.
DID YOU KNOW: The Western Carolina offense has scored 78 points per game this season, ranking the Catamounts 30th nationally. The The Citadel defense has allowed 80.3 points per game to opponents (ranked 301st).