Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Road to Asheville (Jan 14, 2016)

As was the case on Monday, we have four conference match ups scheduled for Thursday evening. VMI and UNCG have the night off.

Wofford (6-10, 3-1 Socon) at The Citadel (7-9, 0-3 SoCon)  6 pm  ESPN3
The Wofford Terriers travel to the South Carolina low country to meet The Citadel in the first of four conference games to be played Thursday evening. The Terriers are currently 3-1 in conference play, while the Bulldogs are 0-3 in conference games. The Terriers are 2-8 on the road, while the Bulldogs are 3-3 in Charleston. This Thursday, the Bulldogs get that first win, as they see a 5 point victory over the Terriers.

Western Carolina (7-9, 2-1 SoCon) at Chattanooga (4-3, 3-1)  7 pm  SDN
Western Carolina travels to one of the most difficult arenas in the SoCon for the Cats to win, McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, TN. This season, Western is 0-8 on the road, while the Mocs are perfect at home, 6-0. The preseason favorite Mocs are 14-3 overall, and have a lone lose to Furman in conference play. While the Cats also have a lone conference loss (ETSU), the Cats still need two wins on the season to reach .500.  While I hope for an upset, I see a 10 point loss for the Cats.

Furman (9-8, 3-1 SoCon) at Mercer (12-4, 2-1 SoCon)  7 pm  ESPN3
The Paladins travel to middle Georgia on Thursday to meet the Mercer Bears. The Bears are perfect at home this season (6-0), while the Palading have had their problems on the road and are only 1-8 away from Timmons. Both teams have only one conference loss, Mercer to preseason favorite C
hattanooga, and Furman to UNCG, with the wild card - the Paladins beat Chattanooga. The Bears remain unbeaten at  home, with a 12 point win over the Paladins.

ETSU (10-6, 3-0 SoCon)  at  Samford (10-7, 1-3 SoCon)  8 pm   ESPN3
League leading ETSU travels to Birmingham on Thursday. The only undefeated team in conference play, the Bucs are only 3-5 in road games, while the Bulldogs are 4-1 this season in protecting the home court. While the Bulldogs are coming off two road conference losses, look for a 5 point win by the Bulldogs.

Current Standings (1-13-16)
Basketball (M)ConferenceOverall
ETSU3 - 010 - 6
Chattanooga3 - 114 - 3
Furman3 - 19 - 8
Wofford3 - 16 - 10
Mercer2 - 112 - 4
Western Carolina2 - 17 - 9
Samford1 - 310 - 7
UNCG1 - 35 - 12
The Citadel0 - 37 - 9
VMI0 - 45 - 10

That's how we see them, who do you think will win?

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1 comment:

  1. i hope you are correct , go chattanooga, be there tonight