Know Thy Opponent: Western Carolina Catamounts

  • 12/14/2007 8:00 am in

th_23666_knowthyopponent_122_866lo.jpgThe Western Carolina Catamounts travel to Assembly Hall Saturday night and if you’re looking for the Hoosiers to get a test, look the other way.

Western Carolina is 2-5 and has a RPI of 315. Of their five losses, two are downright awful: UNC Asheville at home and at Elon. (Note: Western Carolina is 3-5 if you count a win over non-DI Methodist.)

Sophomore forward Nick Aldridge was the leading scorer for the Catamounts in their first four games, but he’s no longer on the team. Aldridge averaged over 18 ppg a season ago.

Western Carolina coach Larry Hunter offered the following remarks regarding Aldridge in a statement released on November 28:

“Nick Aldridge has made a decision to no longer be a part of our basketball program. Nick had some issues that we felt were detrimental to the development of our team and we have for some time been trying to help him work through those issues. He has chosen not to work with us any longer. Bottom line, he quit our team. We are moving forward as a team and program.”

With Aldridge out of the picture, the scoring load has shifted to the trio of freshman guard Michael Porrini (13.1 ppg), sophomore guard Brandon Giles (12.3 ppg) and sophomore forward Jake Robinson (9.3 ppg).

The Catamounts finished last season 11-20 and were picked to finish third in the North division of the Southern Conference.

To learn more about Western Carolina, click here.

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  • Sherron Wilkerson

    I hope it doesn’t snow

  • Sherron Wilkerson

    I hope it doesn’t snow

  • Sherron Wilkerson

    I hope it doesn’t snow

  • kelin

    too late

  • kelin

    too late

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Here in S IND we have snow now but will turn to rain later today. I have tickets to the game…what is the forecast for bloomington at game time?
    bc

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Here in S IND we have snow now but will turn to rain later today. I have tickets to the game…what is the forecast for bloomington at game time?
    bc

  • kelin

    I hear it is supposed to be more ice than snow in Bloomington…..

    I am going to watch it on TV…OH wait, I have comcast I am screwed.

  • kelin

    I hear it is supposed to be more ice than snow in Bloomington…..

    I am going to watch it on TV…OH wait, I have comcast I am screwed.

  • kelin

    I hear it is supposed to be more ice than snow in Bloomington…..

    I am going to watch it on TV…OH wait, I have comcast I am screwed.

  • ray

    kelin,

    i would stay at home, or drive to the nearest sports bar to watch the game. everyone south of indy is supposed to get an ice storm, and the snow will fall in the north. i had tickets for tonight’s game, but i’ll wait and check them out next week as long as old man winter stays away.

  • ray

    kelin,

    i would stay at home, or drive to the nearest sports bar to watch the game. everyone south of indy is supposed to get an ice storm, and the snow will fall in the north. i had tickets for tonight’s game, but i’ll wait and check them out next week as long as old man winter stays away.

  • ray

    kelin,

    i would stay at home, or drive to the nearest sports bar to watch the game. everyone south of indy is supposed to get an ice storm, and the snow will fall in the north. i had tickets for tonight’s game, but i’ll wait and check them out next week as long as old man winter stays away.

  • ray

    bc

    i heard that it is supposed to all turn to ice down south, but i may be wrong. i would say that you may have more trouble coming home because it’s supposed to increasingly get worse. who knows though? i’m missing out, but then again i live in indy and don’t mind the trek to b-town but coming home may be rough. fortunately for me, i don’t have comcast screwing me around like kelin has.

  • ray

    bc

    i heard that it is supposed to all turn to ice down south, but i may be wrong. i would say that you may have more trouble coming home because it’s supposed to increasingly get worse. who knows though? i’m missing out, but then again i live in indy and don’t mind the trek to b-town but coming home may be rough. fortunately for me, i don’t have comcast screwing me around like kelin has.

  • kelin

    Please no use of foul language on this blog Ray…the C-word!

  • kelin

    Please no use of foul language on this blog Ray…the C-word!

  • kelin

    Oddly enough I just found out my neighbor has uverse and I am 1100 feet to far away from the lines to get it at this time….nice.

  • kelin

    Oddly enough I just found out my neighbor has uverse and I am 1100 feet to far away from the lines to get it at this time….nice.

  • kelin

    Robert Vaden cand shoot IT! Glad to see him and Mike Davis happy and having some success…and Mike Davis Jr. UAB has a nice team and KY sucks really bad…really bad

  • kelin

    Robert Vaden cand shoot IT! Glad to see him and Mike Davis happy and having some success…and Mike Davis Jr. UAB has a nice team and KY sucks really bad…really bad

  • John

    Does anyone have a link to watch the game online somewhere?

    Thanks,

  • John

    Does anyone have a link to watch the game online somewhere?

    Thanks,

  • John

    Does anyone have a link to watch the game online somewhere?

    Thanks,