ASU Men's Basketball Close Out Regular Season At Western Carolina Saturday


Appalachian State University men’s basketball takes on archrival Western Carolina in the regular season finale. Saturday's tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. at WCU's Ramsey Center. Heading into the season’s final day, several possibilities remain for the Mountaineers’ seeding in next weekend’s conference tournament. A win over the Catamounts coupled with a loss by Elon (vs. UNCG), Samford or both would give ASU the North’s third seed. Should ASU, Elon and Samford all pick up wins, the Mountaineers drop to fourth place, and an ASU loss at WCU places Appalachian in the fifth slot in the division. The Citadel shot 50 percent and snapped ASU’s two-game winning streak on Wednesday, despite a double-double by Andre Williamson. The senior came off the bench to score 10 points and haul in a game-high 14 rebounds. Junior Nathan Healy notched a career-high 19 points in the game and sank all three of ASU’s three-pointers. Western Carolina won its third-straight game on Thursday, 79-77, against Samford. Harouna Mutombo leads the team with 13.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. He is joined in double-figure scoring by Trey Sumler (12.7), Keaton Cole (12.4) and Brandon Boggs (10.5). Against its most frequent opponent in program history, Appalachian holds a 111-65 lead in the all-time series against Western Carolina.