Men's Basketball Travels to Georgia Saturday for Matinee Matchup

CATAMOUNTSPORTSDOTCOM Tom Tankelewicz is coming off a career game in the win over Charleston Southern.
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Tom Tankelewicz is coming off a career game in the win over Charleston Southern.
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Dec. 20, 2013

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Athens, Ga. - The Western Carolina men's basketball team travels to Georgia to take on the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Stegeman Coliseum. The game will be aired on CSS, the ESPN Full Court package and online on ESPN3. The Catamount Sports Network will also carry the game with Gary Ayers on the call. Pregame show to start at 1:30 p.m.

The Western Carolina Review
- Western Carolina enters the game at 6-7 overall after suffering a 92-84 WIN over Charleston Southern (12/18) ... The Catamounts BROKE the SINGLE-GAME 3-point record with 20 made 3s ... Tom Tankelewicz TIED the WCU single-game mark with 10 three-pointers;
- The win snapped a THREE-GAME slide with losses to Coastal Carolina (12/04), 76-68, and to Wright State (11/30), 85-77.
- WCU was ONE of only FOUR teams to play ten games in the opening month of the season ... UT-Martin, Abilene Christian and FIU are the other three teams.
- Sumler LEADS the Catamounts in scoring on the season at 17.8 points per game ... He also averages 4.4 assists.
- Head coach Larry Hunter is the 11th active winningest coach in the NCAA at 636 career wins over 33 seasons ... Hunter has been a head coach in 1,003 career games ... His 1,000th career game came in a 78-69 win over Limestone (11/26).

WCU vs. Georgia
- The Catamounts and Bulldogs have met FIVE previous times ... Georgia has WON all five meetings including an 89-65 win in the last meeting on December 31, 2005; - WCU is 2-35 ALL-TIME against current members of the SEC ... WCU BEAT Arkansas 62-59 in overtime on December 22, 2004 for its last win against an SEC team.

Scouting the Bulldogs
- The Bulldogs enter at 5-4 after a 58-49 win over Gardner-Webb on December 19 ... UGA is on a four-game win streak.
- Georgia has played four SoCon teams -- Wofford, Davidson, App State and Chattanooga -- this season ... UGA is 1-3 with its only loss, 94-82, to Davidson.
- UGA has FOUR players averaging double-digits led by Charles Mann with 13.5 points per game.

What's Next for Western Carolina
- WCU's LAST game of the 2013 calendar year will be a HOME date against Milligan on December 30 at 7 p.m.
- The Purple & Gold will OPEN the 2014 calendar year and SOUTHERN CONFERENCE schedule with UNCG on January 2 at 7 p.m.

Catamount Quick Hitters - WCU is vying to have THREE players reach the 1,000 career-point plateau; Trey Sumler (1,635) Brandon Boggs (1,087) and Tawaski King (842);
- Boggs became the 43rd Catamount OVER 1,000 points on a jumper from the wing in the first half vs. Niagara (11/22).
- The Catamounts play 10 of the first 15 games on the road.
- WCU will play FIVE games on "TV";at No. 18/18 Oregon on the Pac-12 Network, at Virginia Tech on ESPN3, at George on CSS at Wofford on ESPN3 and vs. Furman on ESPN3.
- Trey Sumler is the FOURTH active player in the NCAA with over 1,500 career points and over 350 career assists.
- Saturday's game at Georgia will be aired on CSS and available on ESPN's Full Court package ... The game will also be shown on the internet via ESPN3;
- The Catamount Sports Network will air the game, as well with Gary Ayers on the call.

What's Next for Western Carolina - WCU's LAST game of the 2013 calendar year will be a HOME date against Milligan on December 30 at 7 p.m.
- The Purple & Gold will OPEN the 2014 calendar year and SOUTHERN CONFERENCE schedule with UNCG on January 2 at 7 p.m.

 

 

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