Citadel takes on Western Carolina in the first round of the SoCon Tournament at Asheville Civic Center on Friday. It starts at 8:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN3.com. The Bulldogs lost to the Catamounts 72-55 on Jan. 5 and are 5-3 against them over the last four years.
In their last outing, despite 17 points and seven rebounds from Mike Groselle, the Bulldogs fell to Wofford 69-62 on Mar. 2. With 15.7 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 1.3 steals per game, he leads the team in all three categories. For the Catamounts, Preston Ross put up nine points and six rebounds in the 56-54 win over Samford on Mar. 2. He is averaging 6.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
StatSmack! Citadel is better than Western Carolina
Citadel has an average margin of victory of 8 over Western Carolina in 31 wins since 1980.
You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Citadel currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (973 to 959) than Western Carolina, per the NCAA.
Citadel is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Citadel is 76.9 inches compared to 75.4 inches for Western Carolina.
Citadel is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Citadel is 204 lbs compared to 191 lbs for Western Carolina.