Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Road to Asheville (Jan 28, 2016)

This week, four games are scheduled for Thursday evening. Chattanooga and Samford are the two teams not scheduled  to play on Thursday evening.

UNCG (7-13, 3-4 SoCon)  at  The Citadel (9-11, 2-5 SoCon)    6 pm   ESPN3
The Spartans travel to the SC lowcountry to meet the Bulldogs in the McAlister Field House. UNCG is 0-10 in road games this season, while the Bulldogs are only 4-4 in protecting the home court. The Spartans are coming off a home win over Samford, while The Bulldogs are coming off a road loss to ETSU. The Spartans are not able to improve their road record, as the Bulldogs win by 7 points.

ETSU (13-7, 6-1 SoCon) at Wofford (8-12, 4-3 SoCon)     7 pm   SDN
The Bucs travel off the mountain and travel to Spartanburg to meed the Terriers in the BenJo Arena. ETSU is 4-6 in road games this season, while Wofford is 5-2 on their home court. The Bucs are coming off a two game winning streak and are tied with Chattanooga for first place, while the Terriers are on a two game slide.  While this game may very well be a toss-up, the Terriers protect the home court with a 3 point win.

Western Carolina (8-12, 3-4 SoCon)  at Furman (11-10, 5-3 SoCon)  7 pm   ESPN3
The Cats travel to Greenville to meet the Paladins in Timmons Arena on Thursday night. Western Carolina is 0-10 in road games this season, while Furman is 8-1 protecting the home floor in Timmons. The Cats are coming off a double overtime win over Mercer after losing three straight, while the Paladins are on a two game winning streak, beating Wofford and VMI. Unfortunately, the Cats road troubles continue, as the Paladins win by 8 points.

VMI (6-12, 1-9 Away) at  Mercer (14-6, 8-0 Home)   7 pm     ESPN3
The Keydets will travel to middle Georgia on Thursday to meet the Bears in Hawkins Arena. VMI is 1-9 in road games this season, while the Bears are undefeated at home with a 8-0 record. The Keydets are coming off a 13 point loss to Furman, while the Bears are coming off a 6 point loss to Western Carolina. While both teams are coming off losses, Mercer remains the only team perfect at home this season, and will pick up a 12 point win over the Keydets.

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

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