Feb. 25, 2009
Cullowhee, N.C. -
Both the Catamount men's and women's basketball enter their respective final week of the regular season with three combined games remaining, all of which will be played inside the friendly confines of the Ramsey Center.
Western Carolina (14-14, 9-9 SoCon) is 9-2 at home this season, including a 7-1 mark in Southern Conference play, while the Lady Catamounts, who have won six-straight overall, have claimed 10 of their 17 games in Cullowhee this season.
Action kicks off this Thursday, Feb. 26, as WCU hosts Samford in men's action in the annual Beach Night celebration. Fans are encouraged to come dressed in their best beach wear to enjoy the game and great Carolina beach music with special themed contests.
At halftime on Thursday night, the Junaluska Jumpers jump rope team will perform, with the Catamount Cheerleaders and WCU Dance Team unveiling their SoCon performance.
On Saturday, both squads will be in action with the first-ever "Catamount Stimulus Package" double-header. The Lady Catamounts, which locked up a first-round bye with last weekend's sweep of first-place Chattanooga and Samford, host Wofford in the first game of a Saturday twin bill at 4:00 pm. The Catamount men entertain Chattanooga in the night cap at 7:00 pm with a shot at a share of the divisional title on the line and a tournament first-round bye on the line.
The "Catamount Stimulus Package" includes FREE admission for both games, as well as the opportunity for a free drink with the purchase of a hotdog at the concessions stand. There will also be the popular "Fan Frenzy" with giveaways, including WCU apparel from the Arena Store, drawings for free groceries from Ingles and gift cards for food from O'Malley's, at every timeout.
The "Purple Thunder" drum line is scheduled to perform at halftime on Saturday at both games.
Doors open at 3:00 pm on Saturday.