Thursday, January 7, 2016

Game #15: VMI

Day: Saturday
Date: January 9, 2016
Location: Cullowhee, NC (Ramsey Center)
Time: 4:30 p.m. EST
TV / Video: SoCon Digital Network
Radio: Catamount Sports Network (Gary Ayers and Daniel Hooker)

The Series: The Cats own a 29-22 record overall against the Keydets, and are 28-21 in conference play. In games played in Cullowhee, the Cats are 16-9 against the Keydets. Going back to last season, the Cats are coming off a double overtime loss to the Keydets last February in Cullowhee by a final score of 113-111. The two teams split last season, each winning on the road.

Game Notes:          Western Carolina        -         VMI        

On Saturday, the VMI Keydets travel to Cullowhee as part of the Cats four game home stand. VMI brings a 5-8 overall record into the Ramsey Center, and the Keydets are 1-5 on the road this season. VMI dropped it's first two conference games, losing to Furman (57-85) on the road, and then to Wofford on Tuesday night (61-65),

The Keydets are averaging 68.8 points per game this season, hitting 41.8% field goals, and 75% from the free throw line. However, the Keydets are giving up 71.2 ppg.  Junior guard QJ Peterson (6-0, 185) leades VMI scoring with 19,2 ppg, followed by junior guard Julian Eleby (6-3, 190)
with 14.8 ppg.

Probable Starters 
G - Austin Vereen, Fr.  6-4 190 - 2.5 ppg
F - Trey Chapman, Jr.  6-6 205 - 8.5 ppg
G - QJ Peterson, Jr.  6-0 190 - 19.2 ppg
F - Phillip Anglade, Sr.  6-5 210 - 6.6 ppg
G - Julian Eleby, Jr.  6-3 190 - 14.8 ppg;

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