Western Carolina vs. East Tennessee State – Women’s College Basketball Game Preview – January 26, 2023

The Western Carolina Lady Catamounts (8-12, 1-4 SoCon) visit the East Tennessee State Buccaneers after losing five straight games. Contest ends Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET. East Tennessee State defeated Wofford 75-58 in the team’s final action on Saturday, led by Jiselle Thomas’ team-high 23 points. Mya Love scored a team-high 18 points in Western Carolina’s last game against UNC Greensboro on Thursday, but it fell short in an 83-59 loss. Watch live games for more than 25 women’s collegiate basketball conferences this season on ESPN+ and explore the Division 1 top 25 rankings here.

East Tennessee state team statistics

East Tennessee State’s 61.4 points per game this season is 1.4 fewer than Western Carolina’s 62.8 points per contest. The Buccaneers have won 10-1 this season and have over 63 points. The Buccaneers are a strong offensive rebound team this season, averaging 15.2 per game. This brand is good enough for second place in SoCon and 15th place in the country.

Western Carolina team stats

The Lady Catamounts average 53.8 points per game, which is less than the 54.6 points East Tennessee State allows per contest. Western Carolina’s record is 5-4 when it hits the 55-point mark for the year. The Lady Catamounts as a team shoot 64.6 percent from the charity streak, good for eighth place in SoCon. Love leads Western Carolina with 2.4 free throws per game (71 percent shooting from the line).

East Tennessee State Players to Watch

Thomas leads East Tennessee State in scoring, averaging 14.9 points per game. Jayla Ruffus-Milner leads the Buccaneers with 7.4 rebounds per game and adds 5.1 points, while Nevaeh Brown leads the roster with 2.7 assists and a 10.2 point average. Courtney Moore is the best bet for East Tennessee State from beyond the arc. She serves the roster in threes per game, hitting 1.6 threes per fight with a 33 percent shot percentage from deep.Player stats reflect 21 out of 21 games this season.

Western Carolina Players to Watch

Western Carolina’s top scorer, Kyla Allison, averages 13.6 points per game. Joi Reid leads the Lady Catamounts with 6.8 rebounds per game and adds 4.5 points, while Shayane Poirot-Allard leads the team with 3.0 assists per game while averaging 9.5 points while making threes per game, tied up 1.6 Treys per competition.Player stats reflect 20 out of 20 games this season.Powered by Data Skrive