Saturday, January 23, 2021

Game #14 - Wofford

The Catamounts return to the road for two more games away from the Ramsey Center, first stopping in Spartanburg, SC to face the current #1 Terriers of  Wofford College. The 5-1 Terriers have a loss to UNCG in conference play.

When: Saturday, January 23, 2020, at 4 pm
Where:   Richardson Indoor Arena
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
-announcers:   Gary Ayers, play by play 
TV/video:  ESPN+ 
-announcers:  -   Jim Noble (Play by Play), Thom Henson (Color Analyst)
Official Athletic SiteWoffordTerriers

The Series: In a series that started in 1948, the Cats & Dogs are tied at 30 wins apiece. The Cats are coming into the contest riding a two-game win streak versus the Terriers. 

Mark Prosser's record vs. the Terriers:  2-1

Wofford Head Coach: Jay McAuley
Jay McAuley's Record at Wofford:    27-20  /  1st season

Terrier's record this season (2020-21): 8-4 overall, 5-1 home, 0-1 away, 1-2 neutral
Terrier's record last season (2019-20): 19-16 overall, 8-10  conf., 4-1 home, 4-2 away, 0-1 neutral

Game Notes:    Western Carolina       -     Wofford

Key Returners: Storm Murphy, Tray Hollowell, Messiah Jones, Ryan Larson, Isaiah Bigelow
Key Losses: Chevez Goodwin, Nathan Hoover, Trevor Stumpe
Key Newcomers: Nick Pringle, Sam Godwin, Keaton Turner, Max Klesmit, BJ Mack (South Florida)

The Terriers are in the first place as the Cats travel to Spartanburg, sporting a 5-1 conference record, with their only loss to UNCG back in early January.  The Terriers currently are in 7th place in scoring with an average of 76.6  but are holding opponents to 65.2 ppg, good enough for second in the league. 

Wofford Stat Leaders:
Points: Storm Murphy, 19.4 ppg 
Rebounds: Messiah Jones, 6.6 rpg 
Assists: Storm Murphy, 4.8 apg 
Steals: Ryan Larson, 1.3 stls/g 
Blocks: 2 tied with 0.7 blks/g