Cullowhee, N.C. – After playing its last three games on the road, Western Carolina men’s basketball returns to the Ramsey Center on Wednesday as the Catamounts welcome Bryan College for a Noon contest.
The game will be broadcast on the SoCon Digital Network with Daniel Hooker calling the action. The Catamount Sports Network will provide coverage with Gary Ayers on the call. Live stats will also be available.
WCU is 4-2 after two wins in the state of Florida last week. In their most recent outing on Sunday at Stetson, WCU used eight 3-pointers in the second half to top the Hatters 70-64. The Catamounts added their name to the NCAA Division I record books on Thursday, erasing a 22-point deficit with just over six minutes remaining in regulation in a 96-94 double-overtime victory at Jacksonville. The Catamounts are one of just 10 teams to erase a 22-point second half deficit in a win and the only team to accomplish the feat with less than nine minutes remaining in regulation.
Redshirt junior guard Mason Faulkner collected a pair of weekly honors. Faulkner took home the Southern Conference Player of the Week award presented by Geico for the second straight week on Tuesday and was first honored by CollegeInsider.com as the Lou Henson Award Player of the Week on Monday. Faulkner averaged 26 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.5 steals in two games, including a career-high 28 points at Jacksonville.
Bryan is 5-4 overall and 4-2 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (NAIA Division II) entering a home game against Tennessee Wesleyan on Tuesday night.
Western Carolina and Bryan have met three times, but not since 1997. The Catamounts are 3-0 against the Lions with wins in 1997, 1996 and the initial meeting in 1987.
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