Davidson vs. Western Carolina: Full Game Preview

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Davidson vs. Western Carolina: Full Game Preview
Davidson
(11-7, 3-5 away)
Western Carolina
(8-11, 5-2 home)
Venue: Ramsey Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Davidson D Brooks 13.8 D Brooks 6.5 N Cochran 3.6
Western Carolina T Sumler 17.9 T King 5.5 T Sumler 3.9

On Thursday, Western Carolina welcomes Davidson at Ramsey Center. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST. The Catamounts are 2-4 against the Wildcats over the last four years. They lost 93-91 the last time they played (3/5/2012).

Western Carolina is in 3rd place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with 1st place Davidson.

The Catamounts got past Chattanooga 90-81 on January 19th with the help of 25 points and 12 assists from Trey Sumler. He contributes a team-leading 17.9 points per game, 3.9 assists per game, and 2.2 steals per game. For the Wildcats, Nik Cochran finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds in the 77-68 win over College of Charleston on January 19th. He is averaging 9.1 points per game in addition to a team-best 3.6 assists per game. A key area of strength for Davidson is turnover percentage at 17.9, which ranks 2nd in their conference (and 55th nationally).

Davidson StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. Western Carolina has an average margin of victory of 8 over Davidson in 17 wins since 1980.
  • The Western Carolina assist leader (Trey Sumler) has more assists than the Davidson assist leader (Nik Cochran).
  • Trey Sumler is ranked 1st in SoCon in points, 9th in SoCon in three-pointers, 2nd in SoCon in assists, and 2nd in SoCon in steals.
  • The Western Carolina scoring leader (Trey Sumler) has more points than the Davidson scoring leader (De`Mon Brooks).
  • Western Carolina is better at defending the three (29.4% allowed vs 35.4% allowed) than Davidson this season.
  • Tom Tankelewicz is ranked 39th nationally in three-pointers.
  • The Western Carolina steals leader (Trey Sumler) has more steals than the Davidson steals leader (Tyler Kalinoski).
  • The Western Carolina three-point leader (Tom Tankelewicz) has more three-pointers than the Davidson three-point leader (Chris Czerapowicz).
DAV Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- De`Mon Brooks 26 14 7 1 1 1 2
B- Jake Cohen 25 13 5 1 0 2 2
C+ Nik Cochran 30 9 3 4 1 0 2
C J.P. Kuhlman 29 8 2 3 1 0 2
C C. Czerapowicz 24 8 4 1 0 0 1
C Tyler Kalinoski 24 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Clint Mann 20 7 3 1 1 1 1
C- Tom Droney 20 3 3 2 1 0 0
D Connor Perkey 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Clay Tormey 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jordan Barham 5 3 1 0 0 0 0
D Ali Mackay 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Youssef Mejri 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Mason Archie II 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Jake Belford 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
WCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Trey Sumler 37 18 4 4 2 0 4
C Tawaski King 31 11 6 1 1 1 2
C Tom Tankelewicz 26 10 3 1 1 0 1
C James Sinclair 29 7 5 2 1 0 1
C Brandon Boggs 26 10 4 1 1 0 2
C- Preston Ross 18 7 4 1 1 0 1
D Mike Brown 14 4 3 1 1 0 1
F Josh Mendenhall 9 2 1 0 0 1 1
F T. Brummitt 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Kenny Hall 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Rhett Harrelson 7 1 0 0 0 0 1
F B. Littlejohn 7 4 1 1 1 0 1
F Justin Browning 4 1 1 0 1 0 1
F Ethan Freeman 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
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