Western Carolina (8-10, 4-2 SoCon) at ETSU (15-4, 6-0 SoCon)
Date/Location: Saturday, Jan. 20 | 4:00 p.m. | Johnson City, TN | Freedom Hall Civic Center
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
-Talent: Gary Ayers & Daniel Hooker
- Talent: Kasey Marler & Bruce Tranbarger
The Series: Western owns a 25-52 overall record against the Bucs, having lost 19 of the last 20 games played. The Cats are 16-39 overall vs. ETSU in games played since the Bucs joined the Southern Conference and Western holds an 8-28 record all-time in games played in Johnson City.
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The Cats travel to Johnson City on Saturday to meet the league-leading Bucs who are currently 15-4 overall and a perfect 5-0 in conference play. The Bucs own a 8 game win streak and are 8-1 in Freedom Hall this year.
The Bucs are averaging 78.1 points per game, while holding opponents to 65.7 ppg, hitting 48% of their free throws and 34.4% from beyond the arc. ETSU hits 69.6% as a team from the free throw line, averaging 15 per game, while pulling down an average of 37 rebounds per game. Currently, there are two players averaging double digits, Desonta Bradford leads with 13.9 ppg, and Jalan McCloud with an average of 11.6 ppg. The Bucs also have tw0 players averaging 9 points per game and one at 8.8 ppg.