Where: Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, NC
-announcer: Gary Ayers (PxP)
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
-announcer: Daniel Hooker (PxP)
Live Stats: WCU Live Stats
Colors: Blue & Red
Message Board: The Dog Pound
Head Coach: Bucky McMillan enters his third season as head coach of Samford University
McMillan's record vs. WCU: 4-0
Gray's record vs. Samford: 0-3
Samford's current record: 14-9 overall, 10-2 home, 4-7 away, 0-0 neutral, 8-2 SoCon
Samford's last season record: 21-11 overall, 13-24 home, 5-8 away, 3-1 neutral, 10-8 SoCon
The Series: The Cats own a 14-15 overall record with Samford. The Bulldogs are riding a 4-game win streak over the Cats, coming into Wednesday's game and Western is 11-3 in games played in Cullowhee. The Cats are 4-6 in the last 10 games played.
The Bulldogs come to Cullowhee riding a two-game conference losing streak since they played Western in Homewood on Jan. 21, 2023. With losses to both Furman and Wofford on their three-game road trip, the Bulldogs hope to rebound and pick up a seasonal sweep of the Catamounts. While the dogs are 4-7 in road games this season, the Cats are 6-4 in games inside the friendly confines of the Ramsey Center.
Coming off a road trip win at VMI, the Cats picked up a win without scoring 10 shots from beyond the 3-point line, picking up 38 points in the paint and 23 fast break points against the Keydets.