Western Carolina visits Chattanooga after Stephens’ 37-point performance

Western Carolina Catamounts (10-7, 3-1 SoCon) at Chattanooga Mocs (10-7, 2-2 SoCon)

Chattanooga, Tennessee; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Chattanooga plays the Western Carolina Catamounts after Jake Stephens scored 37 points in Chattanooga’s 85-78 victory over the VMI Keydets.

The Mocs are 6-2 in home games. Chattanooga is second in the SoCon scoring 78.8 points while shooting 45.9% from the field.

The Catamounts are 3-1 against SoCon opponents. Western Carolina ranks fourth in the SoCon shooting 36.1% from 3-point range.

The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting this season for the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Stephens is scoring 21.4 points per game and averaging 10.5 rebounds for the Mocs. Jamal Johnson is averaging 13.7 points and 3.9 rebounds over the last 10 games for Chattanooga.

Tre Jackson averages 3.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Catamounts, scoring 13.8 points while shooting 45.0% from beyond the arc. Tyzhaun Claude is averaging 14.5 points and 8.2 rebounds over the past 10 games for Western Carolina.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mocs: 6-4, averaging 78.7 points, 34.5 rebounds, 16.0 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.0 points per game.

Catamounts: 6-4, averaging 74.4 points, 35.5 rebounds, 12.0 assists, 6.0 steals and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 42.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 63.6 points.

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