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CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s basketball will host UNCG Saturday as part of a doubleheader with Catamount men’s basketball. Women’s basketball will tip-off at 5 p.m. in the Ramsey Center with men’s basketball following at 7:30 p.m. entertaining VMI.

Both contests can be seen on ESPN3 and the men's game will also air on WMYA, My40 in the Asheville/Greenville/Spartanburg television market.

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW:

  • Western Carolina and UNCG meet for the 73rd time on Saturday ... The Catamounts hold a 40-32 advantage over the Spartans ... UNCG has won the last three meetings and four of the last six ... Western Carolina’s last win came on Feb. 25, 2017, in a barn burner 77-73 ... Earlier in the season, the Spartans defeated WCU 71-59 in Greensboro.
  • Western Carolina plays its three final regular season games at home.
  • Western Carolina has 157 made three-pointers in the 2018-19 season, which ranks second in the SoCon this season, remains in third place in the WCU record books for three-pointers in a season. Second place is held by the Southern Conference Championship squad of 2008-09 who ended the season with 167.
  • Jewel Smalls has scored 278 points in the 2018-19 season which is the most by a Western Carolina women’s basketball freshman since 2014-15 when Ace Easter ended her rookie campaign with 297. The last Catamount freshman to score over 300 points was Lauren Powell in her 2005-06 rookie campaign scoring 328.
  • In the last 10 games rookie, Smalls is averaging 13.8 points per game and has scored in double figures six times. She has also scored in 20 or more points in two of those six games including her career-high of 32 points against ETSU.

 

 

 

 

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