Citadel (8-21) and Western Carolina (13-18) Meet in SoCon Tournament

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Southern Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Citadel 25 36 61 +8.0
  Western Carolina 34 42 76 -8.0
Fri, Mar 08 2013, 08:30 PM

Asheville Civic Center
Asheville, North Carolina
Attendance: 3,013
TV: ESPN3.com

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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.
CIT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Mike Groselle 32 16 8 2 1 1 2
C- P.J. Horgan 32 11 6 1 1 0 2
D+ Matt Van Scyoc 31 11 3 1 1 1 2
D+ M. Harris III 30 6 2 5 1 0 2
D C.J. Bray 19 5 2 1 0 0 1
D R. Robinson 20 4 2 2 1 0 2
D Ashton Moore 21 6 1 2 1 0 1
D- Lawrence Miller 16 6 1 2 1 0 2
D- Dylen Setzekorn 10 4 1 0 0 0 1
D- Stephen Elmore 14 3 4 1 0 0 1
F Janeil Jenkins 9 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Q. Marshall 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Michael Hundley 7 1 1 0 0 1 0
WCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Trey Sumler 0 18 4 4 2 0 4
C Tawaski King 32 11 6 1 1 1 2
C Brandon Boggs 27 11 4 1 1 1 2
C- Tom Tankelewicz 27 10 3 1 1 0 1
C- James Sinclair 29 7 4 2 1 0 1
D+ Preston Ross 17 6 4 1 1 0 1
D Mike Brown 16 4 3 1 1 0 1
D- Josh Mendenhall 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
F T. Brummitt 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Kenny Hall 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Rhett Harrelson 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
F B. Littlejohn 7 4 1 1 1 0 1
F Justin Browning 4 1 1 0 1 0 1
F Ethan Freeman 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

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SoCon Standings

OverallConf
1 Davidson 20-13 15-1
2 Chattanooga 18-15 12-4
3 Wofford 20-13 11-5
3 Elon 18-14 11-5
5 WCU 19-15 10-6
6 UNCG 14-18 7-9
7 GS 15-19 6-10
7 Samford 13-20 6-10
9 AppSt 9-21 5-11
10 Furman 9-21 3-13
 11Citadel 7-26 2-14
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#34 Nate Bowser Fr F/C 6-9 210
#25 C.J. Bray So F 6-7 238
#10 M. Harris III Jr G 6-1 180
#44 P.J. Horgan So F 6-8 220
#11 Tom Koopman Fr C 6-8 210
#33 Q. Marshall So G 6-5 205
#12 Ashton Moore Jr G 6-0 172
#1 R. Robinson So G/F 6-3 189
#0 Dylen Setzekorn So G/F 6-7 194
#5 Warren Sledge Fr G 6-3 180
#30 Matt Van Scyoc So G/F 6-6 218
#32 Brian White Fr F 6-6 180