WCU pays visit to Tenn. Tech
Western Carolina (7-3) vs. Tennessee Tech (3-8)
Hooper Eblen Arena, Cookeville, Tennessee; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Western Carolina and Tennessee Tech look to bounce back from losses. Western Carolina fell short in a 74-61 game at Xavier on Wednesday. Tennessee Tech lost 78-60 to Lipscomb on Tuesday.
SUPER SENIORS: Western Carolina’s Mason Faulkner, Carlos Dotson and Onno Steger have collectively accounted for 54 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 64 percent of all Catamounts points over the last five games.
CREATING OFFENSE: Faulkner has been directly responsible for 41 percent of all Western Carolina field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 21 field goals and 32 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Tennessee Tech is 0-5 this year when it scores 60 points or fewer and 3-3 when it scores at least 61.
PERFECT WHEN: Western Carolina is a perfect 5-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.9 percent or less. The Catamounts are 2-3 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.
DID YOU KNOW: Western Carolina has attempted more free throws per game than any other SoCon team. The Catamounts have averaged 21.6 free throws per game.