CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia men's basketball team continues a three-week road trip on Saturday afternoon, taking on Gulf South Conference foe Lee at Walker Arena in Cleveland, Tenn. Tipoff for the contest is scheduled for 4 p.m., or approximately 25 minutes after the conclusion of the women's game.
The Wolves come into the game with a 3-3 record on the year and are looking to right the ship after three straight losses, including a 69-66 setback in the GSC opener on Thursday evening. In that contest, the Wolves took a second-half lead, but a hot shooting Shorter squad hit shots late in the game to hand the Wolves the loss.
Freshman Greg James continues to play well in the early part of the season, as the Snellville native is leading Gulf South Conference freshmen in scoring thus far on the year, averaging 11.5 points per game. James scored 14 against Shorter on Thursday evening and pulled down eight rebounds, marking the fifth time in the first six games of the year where the freshman has been in double-figures.
Junior guard William Sides was tough to contain for the Hawks, as the Indianapolis native was 3-for-6 from three-point range on the night in hitting for 23 points. Sides is second on the team in scoring, averaging 17.5 points per game on the year and has been one of two major scoring threats for the Wolves throughout the season thus far. He has scored at least 20 in a game twice, including a season-high 29 against Tuskegee on the court at Walker Arena earlier this season.
West Georgia picked up some much-needed help in the paint with the return of Karlos Odum on Thursday, as the junior had seven points and four rebounds in his first regular season foray. The Wolves anticipate the return of Marquill Smith, who did not play against Shorter due to injury.