CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves return to Gulf South Conference play after a brief hiatus on Sunday, taking on league newcomer Auburn Montgomery in conference action on Tuesday evening at The Coliseum. The game will mark the first contest between the Wolves and the Warhawks in GSC play, and will tip at 7:30 p.m., or approximately 25 minutes after the women's game.
Last Time Out
West Georgia snapped a two-game slid on Sunday afternoon with a 40 point victory over the visiting Carver Cougars. The Wolves shot 48 percent for the game and Marquill Smith paced six double-figure scorers with 25 points in a 113-72 victory in the final non-conference tilt of the year for West Georgia. The Wolves fell twice in league play last week, at CBU and Union. Auburn Montgomery is UWG’s travel partner, splitting the week with a 77-68 victory over Christian Brothers before losing 80-77 in a nailbiter at Union.
Individuals in the Gulf South Conference
Marquill Smith has solidified himself among the top five scorers in the Gulf South Conference, averaging 19.8 points per game on the year, powered again on Sunday with a 25-point effort against Carver. Aren Ulmer has had double-figure assists in the past two conference games, which puts him second in the GSC in assists with 5.4.
The UWG Lineup
West Georgia had all five regular starters in the lineup for the first time this season against Union and then again against Carver. William Sides, Marquill Smith, and Aren Ulmer were each starters from the beginning, but an injury kept Sides out for the past four games. Smith was out with an injury for one game and Karlos Odum was injured during the preseason and sat for the first five games. Paul Turner joined the Wolves after the fall semester was complete and has played in four games.
Matchup To Watch
Depth will be the biggest part of Tuesday’s game to watch, as one look at the biggest victory of the year from AUM shows that the Warhawks played just seven players against the 5th-ranked Bucs. West Georgia will run 10 or more players in and out throughout the game and looks to force pressure on both ends of the floor. If the Wolves can run, fresh legs at the end of the game may prevail.