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.