Friday, December 30, 2011

MBB: North Carolina State

Courtesy NCSU
Raleigh, NC - The Catamounts travel to Raleigh on Saturday for an afternoon battle with the NC State Wolfpack.  This will be the 14th meeting between Western and NCSU on the hardwood.  The Wolfpack owns a 13-0 record against the Cats, the two teams having first met in 1975.   If you'll recall, NC State traveled to Cullowhee on December 6, 1986 to dedicate the Ramsey Center - State won that first men's game in Ramsey by a score of 96-75, and the only game in the series to be held in Cullowhee in the series.

NC State is 9-4 on the season, having beaten Campbell Thursday night by a score of 81-86.  Both teams will enter Saturday's game riding small winning streaks, the Cats have won two-straight including a road win over Bradley and Wednesday’s beat down of  UNC Asheville. NCSU has won three straight games, including home games over Northeastern & Campbell.

This game is within the grasp of the Catamounts to win, if they hold on to the ball, limit turnovers, & those costly personal fouls. Unless this game is a complete runaway by either team, I expect referees to interject themselves into the game if the Cats are either in striking distance, or slightly ahead during the final minutes of the game, it will be home cooking at it's best.

Don't forget, you can view the game on ESPN3 at 2 pm (EST).  For more information on the game, follow the link below.

Game #14 - NC State

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