CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia men's basketball team has but six games left in the 2018-19 season, and each one will be vital down the stretch, as the Wolves look to reach the Gulf South Conference tournament in the first season under head coach Dave Moore. That stretch run begins Saturday as the Wolves take on West Florida at 4 p.m. in The Coliseum.
UWG vs. West Florida
When: February 9, 2019 - 2:00/4:00 PM
Where: Carrollton, GA (The Coliseum)
Advance Tickets (General Admission): $8 through the UWG Online Ticket Center
Advance Tickets (Chairback): $13 through the UWG Online Ticket Center
Walk-Up General Admission: $10
Walk-Up Chairback: $15
UWG Students/Faculty/Staff: Free with Valid UWG ID
Children under 5: Free
West Georgia fell to 12-10 on the year with a 7-7 record against Gulf South Conference opponents on Thursday with a 91-80 loss to the Valdosta State Blazers at The Coliseum. West Florida is 10-13 on the year overall and 6-9 in GSC play.
GSC Tournament Outlook
Heading into Saturday's games, the West Georgia Wolves sit in eighth place in the conference, just ahead of West Florida. A win for the Wolves on Saturday would put more distance between the two teams for the final spot in the Gulf South Conference tournament, while a win for West Florida would tighten the race to a single game with five to play. West Alabama became the first team to punch their ticket for the tournament on Thursday, winning their eighth-straight game and clinching a spot in the tournament.
Leaders in the Conference
Senior Marquill Smith continues to lead the Gulf South Conference in scoring, averaging 26.2 points per game heading into Saturday's contest, which is also good for fifth nationally. Smith picked up his ninth double-double of the season on Thursday and continues to lead the GSC in rebounding with 8.6 boards per game. Senior guard Aren Ulmer leads the GSC in steals with 2.2 per game.