In the final home game of the regular season, the Samford Bulldogs travel to Cullowhee to face the Catamounts. The Cats are coming off a sweep of the Citadel Bulldogs, and hope to complete a sweep of the dogs from Birmingham.
Game #28 - Samford
When: Wednesday, February, 26 - Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, NC
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
-announcer: Gary Ayers
-announcer: Daniel Hooker (PxP)
Live Stats: WCU Live Stats
Fan Message Board: The Dog Pound
The Series: The Cats own a 12-11 overall record against the Bulldogs, and are 9-2 in games played in Cullowhee
The Bulldogs 2018-19 record: 17-16 overall, 6-12 SoCon, 5-9 away games
The Bulldogs 2019-20 record: 9-21 overall, 3-13 SoCon, 3-13 away games
The Bulldogs come into the game having lost 13 of their last 14 games, with head coach Scott Padgett very much on the hot seat this season. The Bulldogs are tied with VMI for 8th place in the conference with a 3-13 conference record and two games remaining. The Bulldogs will play the Keydets next Saturday in Birmingham.
Individually, Samford players rank in the top five in the Southern Conference in several statistical categories. Josh Sharkey leads the league in assists (7.2 apg.) and steals (2.8 spg.), and he is tied for third in scoring (17.3 ppg.). Jalen Dupree ranks third in the league in offensive rebounds (2.6 pg.) and fourth in rebounds (7.3 pg.). Robert Allen ranks third in the league in blocked shots per game (1.2).
Samford senior point guard Josh Sharkey currently ranks third in the nation in steals per game (2.8), tied for fourth in total steals (72), fourth in total assists (186) and fifth in assists per game (7.2).
Probable Samford Starting Lineup
0 Brandon Austin 13.5 ppg
3 Josh Sharkey 17.3 ppg
21 Robert Allen 13.6 ppg
23 Donte Tatum 5.1 ppg
24 Jalen Dupree 11.8 ppg
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