WCU goes up against Newberry

Newberry vs. Western Carolina (3-1)

Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Western Carolina Catamounts are set to battle the Wolves of Division II Newberry. Western Carolina is coming off a 96-58 win at home over Piedmont in its most recent game.

TEAM LEADERSHIP: Matt Halvorsen has averaged 18 points for the Catamounts, while Xavier Cork has recorded 14.5 points, five rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game.MIGHTY MATT: Through four games, Western Carolina’s Matt Halvorsen has connected on 36.6 percent of the 41 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also shooting 95 percent from the free throw line this season.

DID YOU KNOW: Western Carolina went 6-3 overall when playing against out-of-conference competition last year. The Catamounts scored 77.9 points per matchup across those nine contests.

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