Jan. 17, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's basketball (4-10, 2-3 Southern Conference) returns home at 7 p.m. Friday to host Samford (8-7, 5-1 SoCon) in the first of a two-game home stand.
The Catamounts are looking to snap a two-game losing streak after dropping a tight game to Georgia Southern (52-50) and falling to Appalachian State 77-46. Samford has won its last three games, including a 56-41 victory over common opponent Georgia Southern.
On paper, it appears the contest will be a low-scoring affair as the Bulldogs top the conference allowing just 52 points per game while Western Carolina ranks fourth allowing 57.1 points per game. The Catamounts gave up the most points this season, 77, against Appalachian State on January 12.
Neither team boast a double figure scorer. Western Carolina's redshirt senior guard Diamond Hunnicutt paces the Catamounts averaging 7.9 points per game. The Bulldogs have three players averaging nine plus points per game in Shelby Campbell (9.3), Jazmine Martin (9.2) and Taylor Reece (9.2).
|Western Carolina vs. Samford
Fri., Jan. 18 - 7:00 p.m. ET
The Catamounts and Bulldogs meet for the 11th time in the two team's history with Samford holding a 7-3 advantage. Last season, the two teams split the regular season series, with each winning at home. The win in Cullowhee, on February 20, 2012, was the first win at home for the Catamounts against the Bulldogs, 52-44.
The game on Friday, against Samford, is the first time this season the Catamounts have played on a Friday. Western Carolina's contest against Chattanooga at 2 p.m. Sunday is also the first time, this season, WCU has played a game on a Sunday.