Western Carolina (13-18) and Citadel (8-21) Face Off in SoCon Tournament

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Southern Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Citadel 25 36 61 +8.0
  Western Carolina 34 42 76 -8.0
Fri, Mar 08 2013, 08:30 PM

Asheville Civic Center
Asheville, North Carolina
Attendance: 3,013
TV: ESPN3.com

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Western Carolina meets Citadel in the first round of the SoCon Tournament at Asheville Civic Center on Friday. The game tips off at 8:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN3.com. The Catamounts beat the Bulldogs 72-55 on Jan. 5 and are 3-5 against them over the last four years.

In a 56-54 win over Samford on Mar. 2, Brandon Boggs put up 12 points and five rebounds for the Catamounts. He is averaging 10.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. The Bulldogs were defeated by Wofford 69-62 on Mar. 2 despite 17 points and seven rebounds from Mike Groselle. He contributes a team-leading 15.7 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 1.3 steals per game.

StatSmack! Western Carolina is better than Citadel
  • Even computers respect Western Carolina more. Western Carolina has a better RPI this season than Citadel (RPI: No. 252 vs. No. 323).
  • Western Carolina has been the favorite nine out of the last nine times.
  • Western Carolina attacks the glass, with more rebounds (34.5 per game vs. 30.2 per game) than Citadel this season.
  • Trey Sumler is ranked 42nd nationally in points, 6th in SoCon in assists, and 50th nationally in steals.
CIT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Mike Groselle 32 16 8 2 1 1 2
C- P.J. Horgan 32 11 6 1 1 0 2
D+ Matt Van Scyoc 31 11 3 1 1 1 2
D+ M. Harris III 30 6 2 5 1 0 2
D C.J. Bray 19 5 2 1 0 0 1
D R. Robinson 20 4 2 2 1 0 2
D Ashton Moore 21 6 1 2 1 0 1
D- Lawrence Miller 16 6 1 2 1 0 2
D- Dylen Setzekorn 10 4 1 0 0 0 1
D- Stephen Elmore 14 3 4 1 0 0 1
F Janeil Jenkins 9 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Q. Marshall 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Michael Hundley 7 1 1 0 0 1 0
WCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Trey Sumler 0 18 4 4 2 0 4
C Tawaski King 32 11 6 1 1 1 2
C Brandon Boggs 27 11 4 1 1 1 2
C- Tom Tankelewicz 27 10 3 1 1 0 1
C- James Sinclair 29 7 4 2 1 0 1
D+ Preston Ross 17 6 4 1 1 0 1
D Mike Brown 16 4 3 1 1 0 1
D- Josh Mendenhall 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
F T. Brummitt 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Kenny Hall 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Rhett Harrelson 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
F B. Littlejohn 7 4 1 1 1 0 1
F Justin Browning 4 1 1 0 1 0 1
F Ethan Freeman 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

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SoCon Standings

OverallConf
1 Davidson 20-13 15-1
2 Chattanooga 18-15 12-4
3 Wofford 20-13 11-5
3 Elon 18-14 11-5
 5WCU 19-15 10-6
6 UNCG 14-18 7-9
7 GS 15-19 6-10
7 Samford 13-20 6-10
9 AppSt 9-21 5-11
10 Furman 9-21 3-13
11 Citadel 7-26 2-14
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#24 Brandon Boggs Sr G 6-5 190
#41 C. Brooks Fr F 6-9 270
#2 Mike Brown So G 6-3 175
#23 Justin Browning So F 6-4 175
#4 T. Brummitt So F 6-7 240
#21 Ethan Freeman So G 6-1 175
#1 Kenny Hall Jr F 6-7 210
#3 Rhett Harrelson So G 5-10 170
#32 Tawaski King Sr F 6-8 245
#14 Josh Mendenhall Sr F 6-8 180
#25 James Sinclair Jr G 6-3 180
#5 Trey Sumler Sr G 6-2 175
#0 Tom Tankelewicz Sr F 6-4 180