Friday, November 12, 2010

Men's Basketball Travels to Clemson to Open Season

Western Carolina travels to Littlejohn Coliseum on the campus of Clemson on Friday night to open the 2010-11 season against the Tigers.

Tip-off is set for 8:00 pm.

The Cats are 37-27 in season openers, including a 18-15 mark since joining the Southern Conference in the 1977-78 season. but are just 3-12 away from Cullowhee in season openers, including a 2-2 mark on a neutral court.

“Under Hunter, Western is 4-1 in season openers with two wins over Bowling Green in 2005-06 and `07-08, and also a victory over mountain-rival, UNC Asheville, in 2006-07 in the Justice Center.  Last year, WCU won at home over St. Catharine College, 65-41. The lone loss was at No. 2 Connecticut at the start of the 2008-09 season.”