BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State women's basketball will travel to Cullowhee to meet up with Western Carolina University on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.
The Mountaineers (16-6, 10-4 SoCon) face the Catamounts following a 77-50 defeat of Wofford College on Saturday for a season-sweep and their 12th consecutive victory against the Terriers. Western Carolina (7-17, 5-10 SoCon) hosts App State following a five day break after handing Georgia Southern a 63-52 decision at home on Feb. 13.
SCOUTING THE CATAMOUNTS
• Western Carolina last hit the hardwood when they pulled a 63-52 win over Georgia Southern at home on Feb. 13.
• With a 5-10 conference record the Catamounts fall into 8th place in SoCon standings.
• On average, WCU has scored 52 points-per-game; being out-paced by its opponents, who average 58.1 per contest.
• Lindsay Simpson and Diamond Hunnicutt lead Catamount scoring with 7.6 and 7.0 points-per-game, respectively.
• Shauna Terry is Western's leading rebounder pulling down roughly 5.8 boards a game, while Ali Lane has dished out 46 assists for the Catamounts this season.
• WCU is 0-6 in Monday games, and dropped four straight at home before defeating Georgia Southern on Wednesday.
• The Catamounts are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
• Western Carolina is ranked 89th nationally and fourth in the SoCon in scoring defense.
• WCU averages a conference-low 21.7 defensive rebounds per game.
• The Mountaineers will play for a season-sweep of the Catamounts, along with their ninth straight victory against the SoCon foe.
• Appalachian State leads Western Carolina 65-33 in the all-time series, which dates back to Appalachian's inaugural season (1970).
• WCU won the first five games of the series against Appalachian.
• App won an incredible 28 straight against Western Carolina, spanning from 1984-1995, while the Catamounts longest streak came in six wins from 2001-2004.
• The SoCon rivals previously met on January 12, when Appalachian captured a 77-46 victory over WCU.
• The Mountaineers have won seven of their last ten victories under Head Coach Darcie Vincent. Seven of those include double-digit victories.
• App’s largest margin of victory came in a 36 point defeat of Western Carolina on January 19, 1994.
• The Mountaineers recorded a series high 108 points against the Catamounts in their 108-74 victory on Feb. 28, 1993.
• Appalachian returns to the Holmes Center to host College of Charleston in a hoops double-header on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. before rounding out their road games at UNCG and Elon on Feb. 23 and 25, respectively.
• The 2013 SoCon Tournament begins on March 8 in Asheville, N.C. at the Asheville Civic Center.
• Tickets to the Southern Conference Basketball Championships can be purchased online HERE or by calling the App State Athletics Ticket Office at 800-919-2777