It’s difficult to explain.

Wofford has been basically terrible for the past 15 years at the Ramsey Center in Cullowhee, N.C., against Western Carolina. And that’s with the Terriers eventually winning four Southern Conference titles, going to four NCAA tournaments, and the Catamounts being nothing special.

Yet, for whatever reason, Wofford has lost eight of the past nine games in Cullowhee, plus another two on neutral courts during tournament games, since 2003.

In the only victory since 2001, Karl Cochran made seven 3-pointers and C.J. Neumann nearly had a double-double. In the road win before that, Ian Chadwick had 19 second-half points. Chadwick, the Hall of Famer, hasn’t played for Wofford in a long time.

Wofford desperately needs to start playing better, if not get a victory, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Western Carolina. The Terriers have lost three of their past four games to fall into a tie with Furman for third place, just one game ahead of WCU. And Furman should get a win next at home against Chattanooga.

Time is running out on the regular season and the path keeps looking increasingly difficult for the Terriers with just five games left on the schedule.

“Here we are,” head coach Mike Young said. “Three on the road and two at home. We have a lot on the line. We have to take care of Wofford and play better. When we do that, we’ll be A-OK.”

The other road games are at Chattanooga and first-place East Tennessee State. The home games are against second-place UNC Greensboro, which just handed ETSU its first setback in league play, and then the finale Feb. 25 against Mercer at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium.