calohee, north carolina – West Carolina men’s basketball will take its first road trip of the Southern Conference season on Wednesday. The Catamounts will travel to ETSU at 7 p.m. to face the Buccaneers in a basketball version of the Blue Ridge Border Battle.
Wednesday’s game will be streamed live on ESPN+ (paid subscription required) starting at 6:30 PM. Free live stats are also available at catamountsports.com.
The WCU are 8-7 overall and 1-1 in Southern Conference play, thanks to a 79-67 home win over Furman on Saturday. Tre Jackson Two digits lead four catamounts, Vontelius Woolbright He narrowly missed a triple-double with 14 points, 8 points and 8 assists. Trailing by four at halftime, the Katamounts outscored Furman 41–26 in the second half and outscored the Paladins 27–10 during the period.
ETSU are 6-9 overall and 2-0 in the league after winning the league opener 73-71 in Wofford on Thursday and beating VMI 64-50 at home on Saturday. Jaren Haynes and preseason All-Southern Conference selection Jordan King lead the Buccaneers with 13.1 points per game, while Deanthony Tipler is also averaging double digits with 12.5 points per game. Jaden Seymour is his top rebounder with 7.3 rebounds per game.
The Catmounts and Bucs have faced each other 89 times so far, with ETSU leading an all-time series 63-26 after splitting the series last season. ETSU won his home 87-69 on his court on January 10, and the Katamounts won his 87-84 win at Cullohee on February 2, snapping a 14-game series losing streak. .
The WCU will return to Ingles Court on Saturday to host Mercer at 4pm.
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