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Home Finale and Senior Day Set for Saturday

Seniors James
Feb. 20, 2015

Cullowhee, N.C. - The Western Carolina men's basketball team will play its final home game of the 2014-15 season Saturday as the Catamounts host VMI at 4:30. The game is part of a doubleheader with the women's program who will be facing Wofford at 2 pm. The Catamounts will honor their two seniors, Kenneth "Buddy" Hall and James "Slick" Sinclair, prior to tip-off. The game is also "Camo Day" at the Ramsey Center and the first 400 fans, beginning at 3:30 pm, wearing camo will receive a free WCU camo t-shirt courtesy of Sheds Hunting Supply of Sylva. The game will be carried worldwide on ESPN3 and fans can also listen to the game via the Catamount Sports Network.

Western Carolina (13-14, 8-7 SoCon) vs. VMI (10-16, 6-10 SoCon)
Saturday, Feb. 21 | 4:30 p.m. | Cullowhee, N.C. | Ramsey Center (7,826)

TV/Video Stream: ESPN3
Talent: Pete Yanity (PxP) and Robin Muller (Color)
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
Talent: Gary Ayers (PxP) and Daniel Hooker (Color)
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Audio Stream: Catamount Sports Network
Twitter Updates: @Catamounts

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Catamounts Versus Keydets
• The Catamounts and Keydets first met during the 1977-78 season and played every year until 2003 when VMI left the SoCon.
• WCU leads the series 29-21 including a 16-8 advnatage in Cullowhee.
• The last meeting between the two teams inside the Ramsey Cenetr came during the 2002-03 season. WCU won the game 78-56.
• The Catamounts have won five of the last six meetings between the two teams with its lone loss coming in overtime.

Home Sweet Home
• Western Carolina is 91-36 inside the Ramsey Center under head coach Larry Hunter.
• The Catamounts went 11-2 at home last season with their only losses coming to Davidson (Jan. 23) and Chattanooga (Feb. 27).
• This season WCU is 7-4 at home with wins over Hiwassee, St. Catharine, The Citadel, Furman, UNCG, Mercer and Chattanooga.

Up Next
• The Catamounts hit the road for their final two games of the season.
• WCU travels to Furman on Feb. 26 and The Citadel on Feb. 28.

Senior Day
• The Catamounts will honor their two seniors prior to tip-off on Saturday.
James Sinclair and Kenneth Hall have been with the program for four years and both grace the record books at WCU.
James Sinclair and Kenneth Hall have been with the program for four years and both grace the record books at WCU.
Kenneth Hall tied Richie Gordon (2007-11) for second all-time in career blocks with 120 after blocking a pair of shots against Chattanooga.
James Sinclair recently moved into 29th on the career scoring chart with 1,186 points.
• Sinclair is also working his way up the career steals list. With his one steal against Mercer he moved past his current coach Anquell McCollum for seventh all-time. He now has 163 steals. Current assistant coach Brigham Waginger holds the record with 285.

The Last Meeting
Western Carolina85
January 29, 2015
Lexington, Va.
Sinclair and Brown Combine for 49 as Catamounts Win 85-70
In a game that featured big runs by both teams, the Western Carolina men's basketball team handed VMI just its third home loss this season, 85-70, in Cameron Hall Thursday night. Senior James Sinclair led all scorers with 28 points as he came up one rebound shy of a double-double with nine boards. He also led the team with four steals and a pair of blocks. Junior Mike Brown added 21 points including a team-high three 3-pointers.