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Larry Hunter Completes 2017 Men's Basketball Recruiting Class

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:29:00 EDT

Western Carolina men's basketball head coach Larry Hunter announced the addition of a pair student-athletes for the 2017-18 incoming class. Mike Amius (Lake Worth, Fla./North Platte CC) and Desmond Johnson (Memphis, Tenn./Kirby) will join Matt Halvorsen (Kingsport, Tenn./Christ School (N.C.)) and Marcus Thomas (Mint Hill, N.C./Moravian Prep) who inked National Letters of Intent with Western Carolina during the early signing period.

Catamount Basketball Announces 2016-17 Year-End Awards

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:44:00 EDT

The Western Carolina men's basketball team and head coach Larry Hunter held their annual seasonal wrap-up with a team dinner on-campus. In addition to the internal recognitions of its awards and honors from the 2016-17 season, Hunter and staff handed out its team superlatives and awards.

Bonner and Mutombo Named Second Team All-State

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:25:00 EDT

Western Carolina men's and women's basketball juniors Haboubacar Mutombo and Sherae Bonner have been named to The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) University Division All-State Men's and Women's Basketball Second Teams, respectively, the association announced Tuesday afternoon.

SoCon Confirms Two Championship Locations for 2017-18

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:31:00 EDT

The Southern Conference today confirmed its commitments to a pair of neutral site championship host locations for the 2017-18 competition year as it pertains to baseball and both men’s and women’s basketball.

Catamounts Drop First Round Contest with The Citadel

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:11:00 EDT

Despite two players picking up double-doubles and another scoring a career-high, the Western Carolina men's basketball team fell Friday night inside the U.S. Cellular Center, 78-72, to The Citadel in the first round of the 2017 Southern Conference Championships presented by General Shale. Junior Haboubacar Mutombo did all he could to keep the Catamounts alive in the second half as he scored 18 points over the final 20 minutes in route to a career-high 25 point performance.

Men's Basketball Poised to Make SoCon Championship Run

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:24:00 EDT

The Western Carolina men's basketball team will begin its quest for the 2017 Southern Conference Championship Friday night as the No. 8 seeded Catamounts will take on No. 9 seed The Citadel at 5 pm inside the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C. The Catamounts have won two of their last three games and are playing some of their strongest basketball of the season. Sophomore Marc Gosselin has posted three-straight double-doubles and is entering the tournament following a 7-of-8 shooting night against VMI in which he was a perfect 4-of-4 from 3-point range. WCU has advanced to two of the last five SoCon Championship games and is seeking its first title since the 1996 squad captured the crown led by current assistant coach Anquell McCollum. WCU has made an appearance in eight-straight quarterfinals and a win on Friday would extend that streak to nine.

Catamounts Dominate the Paint in Season Finale Victory

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:16:00 EDT

Sophomore Marc Gosselin and freshman Yalim Olcay picked up career-highs in the Western Carolina men's basketball regular season finale Monday night inside the Ramsey Center. The Catamounts knocked off VMI 81-68 to secure the No. 8 seed and a date with The Citadel at the upcoming 2017 Southern Conference Championships presented by General Shale.

Western Carolina Closes Out Regular Season at Home

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:51:00 EDT

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team closes out the 2016-17 regular season Monday night at home against VMI with Southern Conference Championship seedings at stake. The Catamounts and Keydets are currently tied with The Citadel for eighth in the SoCon standings. With a win on Monday, WCU will secure the No. 8 seed in the upcoming SoCon Championship and a date with either The Citadel or VMI on Friday at 5 pm in Asheville. With a loss, WCU would need The Citadel to lose against Chattanooga on Monday to guarantee a re-match with the Keydets on Friday at 5 pm. If the Bulldogs defeat Chattanooga and WCU drops the game with VMI, WCU would drop to No. 10 and face either Mercer or Samford on Friday at 7:30 pm. WCU fell to VMI by one point earlier this season in Lexington but have won seven of the last 10 meetings with the Keydets. VMI has dropped five-straight heading into Monday’s game but have the SoCon’s leading scorer in guard Q.J. Peterson who is averaging 19.4 points per contest.

Western Carolina Falls on Senior Night

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:05:00 EDT

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team honored its three seniors prior to Saturday night’s contest with Southern Conference leader ETSU but the celebration was short-lived as the Buccaneers jumped out to a quick double-digit lead in the game. WCU, cheered on by a season-high crowd of 3,015 inside the Ramsey Center, tried to make a comeback in the second half but the Bucs were able to keep the advantage and hang on for a 68-52 victory.