Sunday, November 25, 2007

From App State website

Mountaineers and Wildcats Meet In Home Opener
by Appalachian Sports Information

November 25, 2007 - Appalachian State University men's basketball will play on campus for the first time this season when it tips off Southern Conference play against Davidson on Monday evening at the Holmes Center.

The conference opener for both teams will be broadcast regionally across the Eastern seaboard on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN).

The Mountaineers come home with a 3-2 record after last Wednesday afternoon’s win at Campbell prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Kellen Brand continues to lead ASU in scoring at a 15.2 points per game clip. He has scored in double-figures in four of ASU’s five games, including a career-high 27 point in the season opener at Charlotte.

The Wildcats are 2-2 on the season with losses coming to North Carolina and Western Michigan. The team’s two wins have come against NC Central and Emory.

Stephen Curry leads the Cats and is 17th in the nation with 23.0 points per game. Jason Richards is second in the nation with nine assists per game.

Monday's game is the third time ASU has opened SoCon play against the Wildcats. The most recent came in the 2005-06 season when DC prevailed, 102-69, on Dec. 3 at the Holmes Center. Prior to that, the Apps opened the conference slate against DC on Dec. 6, 1976 with a 71-53 win at Davidson.

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