Davidson vs. Western Carolina: Full Game Preview
|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).
- 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).
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