Today the Catamounts lost to Furman, a team that traveled to Cullowhe with a 1-4 conference record, a team that had lost 5 of their last 6 games, and was 2-7 on away games. The Paladins lone SoCon victory prior to today, was to then last place The Citadel who is currently 4-13 on the season. With Furman's victory tonight, the Catamounts have lost 4 of their last 5 games. Of the six games the Cats have played in Cullowhee this season, the Cats are 4-2, that's a loss to a weak Kent State team and a very weak Furman team on their home court.
The Catamounts were picked in preseason, by the coaches, for a 3d place finish in the North Division, it's possible that was an overly optimistic preseason prediction for this team.