Monday, January 21, 2008

From Asheville Citizen-Times

First-place Davidson visits WCU tonight
by Tyler Norris Goode

CULLOWHEE - This has been a tough basketball season for Western Carolina’s men, and things don’t figure to get any easier tonight.

Davidson (10-6, 8-0), which leads the Southern Conference’s South Division, will visit the Catamounts at 7:03 p.m. at the Ramsey Center in Cullowhee. WCU (5-11, 1-5) currently occupies last place in the league’s North Division.

Davidson features Stephen Curry, a sophomore guard whose scoring average of 23.8 points per game ranks fifth nationally. The Wildcats’ Jason Richards leads the nation with an average of 8.8 assists per game.

WCU is led by sophomore Brandon Giles, who is averaging 13.2 points a game overall this season. In league play, his scoring average of 17.3 points a game ranks third in the league.

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