Monday, February 1, 2021

Game #17 - The Citadel

The Catamounts remain at home to face the Citadel Bulldogs on a Make-Up Monday SoCon game.  The Cats are still looking for their first conference win of the season. 

When: Monday, February 1, 2021, at 2 pm
Where: Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, NC
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
-announcers: Gary Ayers, play by play
TV/video: ESPN+
-announcers: - Daniel Hooker
Official Athletic Site: Citadel Athletics
Citadel Fan Site: Citadel Fans

The Series: In a series that started in 1977, and the Cats & Bulldogs will play in the 80th meetings between the two schools. The Cats hold a slim 43-36 win margin over the Dogs. The Citadel is coming into the contest off a 20+ point loss to ETSU, as Western is riding a 7 games losing streak but comes into this game on a 6 game series win streak over the Bulldogs, having won 9 of the last 10 games in the series.

Mark Prosser's record vs. the Bulldogs: 4-0

Furman Head Coach: Duggar Baucom
Duggar Baucom's Record at the Citadel: 51-106 / 6th season

Bulldogs' record this season (2020-21): 9-5 overall, 2-5 SoCon, 8-2 home, 1-3 away
Bulldogs' record last season (2019-20): 6-24 overall, 0-18 SoCon, 3-11 home, 3-12 away, 0-1 neutral

Game Notes:     Western Carolina       -     Furman

Key Returners: Fletcher Abee, Kaiden Rice, Hayden Brown, Rudy Fitzgibbons III, Brady Spence
Key Losses: Kaelon Harris, Eddie Davis, Tyson Batiste
Key Newcomers: Brent Davis, Dylan Engler, Owen Spencer, Tyler Moffe

With a 2-5 SoCon record, the Bulldogs currently sit in 8th place in the standings, tied with Samford. The 9-5 overall Bulldogs have conference wins over Chattanooga and Wofford, with losses to Furman, VMI, UNCG, Mercer & ETSU. 
The Bulldogs currently lead the SoCon in offensive scoring, averaging 87.9 points per game, while giving up 75.9 ppg or last place in the SoCon. The Bulldogs also lead the league in three-point shooting, hitting 41.6% of their attempts. The Bulldogs have 4 players averaging double-digit scoring, led by Hayden Brown with 21 points, followed by Kaiden Rice with 18.9 ppg, Fletcher Abee hitting 11.8 ppg, and Tyler Moffe with 10 ppg.