On Saturday, College of Charleston hosts Gardner-Webb at TD Arena. It gets started at 4 p.m. EST. The Cougars have not played the Bulldogs since the 2000-01 season, when they won 81-63.
In their last outing, behind 16 points and 10 rebounds from Trent Wiedeman, the Cougars defeated Western Carolina 67-65 on Feb. 20. In addition to his 8.8 points per game, he is also chipping in 5.3 rebounds per game. For the Bulldogs, Jerome Hill put up 18 points and 11 rebounds in the 65-52 win over Winthrop on Feb. 19. He contributes 4.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 6 points per game. Gardner-Webb will hope to exploit their strength in offensive rebounding percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 36.8 in this area ranks second in the conference and 42nd in the country.
StatSmack! College of Charleston is better than Gardner-Webb
College of Charleston has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last five years (68.7 percent to 40.4 percent).
The best team in SoCon has a much higher RPI than the best team in the Big South (No. 99 vs. No. 180).
College of Charleston is a better three-point shooting team (35.3 percent vs. 31.8 percent) than Gardner-Webb this season.
College of Charleston is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on College of Charleston is 211 lbs compared to 205 lbs for Gardner-Webb.