CARROLLTON, Ga. - The first postseason tournament is here for UWG head coach Dave Moore, as the West Georgia Wolves reached the Gulf South Conference as the sixth seed in the first year with Moore at the helm.

The Wolves finished the season at 17-11 and 12-8 in the conference. His first opponent in the postseason will be a familiar one, as the Wolves take on Alabama Huntsville for the second time in less than seven days. Tip time for the GSC Super Tuesday contest is 8:30 p.m. in Huntsville, Ala. 

Multiple techniques have been used this season to try and curtail the scoring of All-American candidate Marquill Smith. The UWG star was named Gulf South Conference Player of the Week six times this season, leading the league in scoring (27.6 ppg) and rebounding (8.7 rpg). Smith seemed to get stronger as the season got longer, scoring 30 or more points in nine of the final 13 games of the season, including a season-high 48 against Auburn-Montgomery. Smith scored 32 against UWA on Thursday and has 12 double-doubles on the year. 

The Chargers’ J.J. Kaplan was a tough matchup for the Wolves on Thursday evening, He scored 32 points and pulled 13 rebounds in the game, earning Gulf South Conference Player of the Week honors in the process. Coupled with 18 points in the first meeting, Kaplan is averaging 25 points per game against the Wolves this year. Gerald Blount and Willie Barnes will draw the task of guarding the All-Conference caliber forward on Tuesday in Spragins Hall. 

Many things can be the difference between a win and a loss, but one place to look for the Wolves this season could be in three-point shooting. In 17 wins in 2018-19, West Georgia is averaging 8.5 made three-pointers per game, hitting 13 twice in a single game this season. The Wolves hit three from long range in a loss to Delta State on January 7 and average 6.8 made three-pointers per game in losses this season. Against UAH, West Georgia hit eight in a win in November and five in the loss last week.