Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Game #10 - Appalachian State

Game #10 - Appalachian State
Location: Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, NC
Date:  Saturday, December 8th
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Series: The Cats are 67-117 against ASU
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
TV: none
Live Video: Catamount All Access

The Appalachian State Mountaineers will travel to Cullowhee on Saturday to play the Catamounts as part of a double header in the Ramsey Center. The WCU women's team will play Tennessee Tech in game one of the day, starting at 2:00 pm.

ASU is 1-6 on the season if you count their win over NAIA's Montreat College, otherwise they are 0-6, with no Division I wins coming into the game.

At home and on the road, the Mountaineers have rolled off Division I losses like no other team in the conference,  except maybe Furman.  However, the Paladins have only played 5 Division I teams, and have a 0-5 record against them.

The Big South's High Point & Cambell both have had their way with the Mountaineers, both with 20+ point wins over the Mountaineers.  The closest sign of life thus far in the Mountaineers, came at home in Boone, with a 1 point loss to Duquesne, 72-73.

Head Coach Jason Capel is in his third season at Appalachian  and is coming off a 13-18 (7-11 SoCon) season.  Chapel returned 6 players from the the 2011-12 season, and like WCU, returned 3 starters.  The Mountaineers returns 3 guard starters from last season, Tab Hamilton, Jamall Trice, and Mike Neal.  Last season, Trice averaged 9 ppg, while both Hamilton & Neal averaged 8 ppg. Chapel brought in a total of 9 new players in the offseason.

Redshirt sophomore Jay Canty (forward / 6-6 / 200 lbs) is the current leading scorer this season, averaging 18 points and 6 rebounds per game.  Canty is followed by senior Nathan Healy (forward / 6-7 / 210) with
14 point per game and 5.6 rebounds and sophomore Tab Hamilton (guard / 6-3/ 180 lbs) with 12 point per game.

If the Cats take care of the ball, reduce the turnover rate, they should be able to move to 2-0 on in conference play.  The Mountaineers will come to Cullowhee wanting to get that first Division I win on the backs of the Cats, it will be a battle.

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Anonymous said...

Check this out:

Worse free throw EVER (of course its by an App St player)

This should be on ESPN!

Anonymous said...

^^ That was from this game - yesterday at the RAC.