Jan. 13, 2012
Cullowhee, N.C. - Throughout the 2011-12 season, Western Carolina redshirt senior Harouna Mutombo will help facilitate the coverage of Catamount basketball by writing a student-athlete blog for CatamountSports.com. His entries will provide an inside-look to the WCU men's basketball team, as well introductions to various players and their personalities.
Mutombo, a native of Pickering, Ontario, Canada, is on-pace to graduate in this spring semester. He is currently fulfilling an internship with the WCU Media Relations Office as a part of his degree requirements.
Western Carolina returns to the friendly confines of the Ramsey Center this Saturday afternoon as the Catamounts welcome home their men's basketball alumni in a key Southern Conference match-up against the Furman Paladins. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 pm.
Saturday's game will be broadcast on the Catamount Sports Network with air time at 1:30 pm with Gary Ayers on the call. Fans can follow all of the action locally on WWCU-FM, Power 90dot5 in Cullowhee and 920 AM WPTL in Canton.
Mutombo's student-athlete blog:
How's it going, Catamount fans?
First, just want to start off by wishing everyone a Happy New Year. I know it has been a while since I last checked in, but I definitely will be checking in with you guys as much as possible as we move through our Southern Conference schedule.
I hope everyone had a good break and for all of our WCU students, are enjoying the first week of classes and ready for the New Year. I know some of you guys couldn't wait to get back!
On the basketball side of things, as a team right now we are 8-9 and 3-2 in the conference - but we are getting better every day and that's the main thing. Our guys are coming every day, bringing energy to practice and it's translating into the games.
We need to get over that .500 hump and get on the winning track and I think that will help with our confidence as a team. We had a couple of tough losses on the road at Chattanooga and Davidson that we feel we should have gotten. But the main thing is that everyone has learned from it and we are just making sure that our young guys are staying with it - it can be easy to drift during a long season and our guys have done a great job at sticking together.
We have couple home games coming up including Saturday afternoon against Furman - so I hope that you guys fill up the Ramsey Center as we need everyone out there cheering us on!
Everyone enjoy the rest of the week and be safe.