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Catamounts Victorious in Renewed Rivalry with Appalachian State

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:28:00 EST

Despite scoring just 58 points, the Western Carolina men’s basketball team won a defensive battle with longtime rival Appalachian State, 58-53, Saturday afternoon. The meeting marked the 190th meeting between the two mountain schools. Junior Haboubacar Mutombo led the Catamounts with 13 points while classmate Devin Peterson added 11.



Western Carolina Renews Longtime Rivalry with Appalachian State Saturday

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:28:00 EST

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team will renew a longtime rivalry Saturday afternoon as the Catamounts travel north to face former Southern Conference foe Appalachian State. The Catamounts and Mountaineers played every year from 1928 to 2014 minus a two-year break for World War II and will continue that rivalry this Saturday. WCU last met ASU in the regular season of the 2013-14 campaign, Appalachian’s final in the Southern Conference. The Mountaineers hold a 118-71 advantage in the series but the Catamounts have won six of the last eight meetings. The game will be aired on ESPN3 with audio coverage through the Catamount Sports Network.



Catamounts Run Into Hot Shooting Marquette Wednesday Night

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:05:00 EST

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team ran into an offensive juggernaut Wednesday night as the Golden Eagles of Marquette shot over 70 percent from the field in the opening half to take a commanding lead over the visiting Catamounts. After trailing 56-18 at the half, WCU went on to fall to Marquette 90-44 in the BMO Harris Bradley Center.



Western Carolina Continues Road Swing at Marquette

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:13:00 EST

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team continues its brutal road swing as the Catamounts travel to Milwaukee, Wis., to take on the Golden Eagles of Marquette Wednesday night at 8:30 pm. The game will be carried nationwide on Fox Sports 2. WCU is coming off its first road win of the season and second contest of the year in which the Catamounts have held an opponent under 50 points while the Golden Eagles are riding a two-game win streak in which they have scored over 100 points in each contest.



Balanced Offense and Strong Defense Lead to First Road Victory

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 22:11:00 EST

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team used a balanced offensive attack and a strong effort on the defensive end to down host Jackson State for the Catamounts first road victory of the season, 58-47. Junior Haboubacar Mutombo led a group of five Catamounts who scored seven or more points against the Tigers as he dropped in 15 points in the game.



Western Carolina Travels West to Face First Time Foe Jackson State

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:25:00 EST

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team will travel to Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) member Jackson State for a Saturday night clash which will mark the first meeting between the two programs. Both teams enter the contest having fallen to North Carolina Central, Marshall and Ohio State in the Global Sports Invitational. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 pm Saturday night with audio coverage through the Catamount Sports Network with Daniel Hooker on the call.



Poor Shooting Clips Catamounts at Ohio State

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:30:00 EST

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team suffered its second worst shooting performance of the season Monday night at Big Ten foe Ohio State. WCU shot just 27.5 percent from the field, 24.0 percent from three and 44.4 percent at the free throw line. The Buckeyes took advantage and pulled away for a 66-38 victory, their fourth-straight to open the 2016-17 campaign.



Western Carolina Heads to Columbus to Battle Big Ten Member Ohio State

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:25:00 EST

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team continues its tough road swing Monday night as they take on Big Ten power Ohio State at 7 pm. The game will be carried nationally on the Big Ten Network. WCU is 0-1 all-time against the Buckeyes but head coach Larry Hunter holds one career victory over OSU when his Ohio Bobcats upset the Buckeyes to open the 1994-95 season. The game was part of the Preseason NIT which the Bobcats went on to win with victories over Virginia, George Washington and New Mexico State. Two current members of the WCU roster call Ohio home including sophomore guard Elijah Pughsley and freshman forward Onno Steger.



Catamounts Suffer Second Half Marshall Surge in Loss

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 20:24:00 EST

The Western Carolina men's basketball team played tight with the Thundering Herd of Marshall in the opening half but a 19-2 run by the hosts to open the second half broke open a very competitive game. Marshall would go on to cruise to a 98-63 victory.



Western Carolina Travels to Former Southern Conference Foe Marshall

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:13:00 EST

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team hits the road for the first of seven-straight road games as the Catamounts travel to take on The Herd of Marshall University Saturday night. WCU is coming off a tough loss at home to North Carolina Central and will look to respond against a Marshall program who is 2-0 this season with wins over North Carolina Central and Morehead State. The Catamounts last traveled to Huntington, W.Va., in 2010 as part of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). The Herd came away with a two point victory in that contest after a pair of last second free throws.



Catamounts Fall in Close Battle with N.C. Central

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 23:40:00 EST

The Western Carolina men's basketball team dropped a hard fought battle with visiting North Carolina Central Wednesday night inside the Ramsey Center. The Eagles led for the majority of the evening but the Catamounts kept it close falling 67-59 in the end. WCU placed four of its five starters in double-figures with the fifth scoring eight points.



Catamounts Host North Carolina Central Wednesday Night

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:26:00 EST

The Western Carolina men's basketball team will take on a tough mid-major opponent Wednesday night as the Catamounts host North Carolina Central inside the Ramsey Center at 7:30 pm. The Eagles are coming off a 69-63 setback to Big Ten foe Ohio State who the Catamounts face Monday, Nov. 21. WCU will see a familiar face on the NCCU bench as former Catamount student-athlete and coach Eric Wilson returns to campus as a member of the North Carolina Central coaching staff. The Catamounts are looking to build off a strong showing against Hiwassee and look to win their final home game before hitting the road for a brutal seven-game road swing.



Western Carolina Dominant in Home Opener

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 17:42:00 EST

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team rebounded from a tough season opening performance and dominated its home opener Sunday afternoon against Hiwassee, 87-47. The Catamounts opened the game on a 12-0 run and never looked back as they cruised to the 40-point victory. Four Catamounts reached double-figures and every single student-athlete available on the bench saw at least two minutes of action.



Western Carolina’s Home Opener Set for Sunday Afternoon

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:21:00 EST

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team makes its 2016-17 home debut Sunday afternoon as the Catamounts host Hiwassee for the third-straight year. The Catamounts are looking to rebound off a season opening loss at ACC foe Miami Friday night while the Tigers of Hiwassee bring in a 2-2 record to the Ramsey Center and are riding a two-game losing streak. The ZOOperstars! of America’s Got Talent fame will be on hand for halftime and timeout entertainment.



Catamounts Drop Season Opener at Miami (Fla.)

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 23:03:00 EST

The Western Carolina men's basketball team opened up the 2016-17 season on the road at ACC foe Miami (Fla.). The Hurricanes used a smothering defense to stifle the Catamounts and ran away with a 92-43 victory.