UNCG win streak goes to six

Posted by Andy Durham on January 8, 2008 at 11:30 am under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, NC – UNC Greensboro ran out to a 17-0 lead in the game’s first five minutes on their way to a 84-54 win over The Citadel in Southern Conference men’s basketball action on Monday night.

All-America candidate Kyle Hines extended his nation’s longest double figure scoring streak to 63 straight games in the first 10 minutes of the contest – marking the 29th time in the string that he had done it before halftime. The 6-6 senior from Sicklerville, NC finished the night with 22 points on a perfect 10-for-10 from the floor, a UNCG single-game record. Hines did not return to the floor after leaving with 16:26 to play and played just 19 minutes. In fact, no UNCG starter played after the 16:06 mark of the second half.

Hines became the seventh player in SoCon history to go 10-for-10 or better from the floor in a game and just the third time in a conference game. The SoCon record for field goal percentage in a game is 12-for-12 by Chattanooga’s Ashley Champion in 2002 and Tyson Patterson of Appalachian State in 2000.

The win was UNCG’s sixth straight, its longest winning streak since January 2001. The Spartans raised their mark to 9-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play. UNCG led by as many as 40 in the second half before clearing the bench. The 30-point margin was UNCG’s most lopsided conference win since joining a Division I conference in 1993-94 as a member of the Big South and was the Spartans largest win over a Division I opponent.
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In action from last weekend Emory and Henry defeated Greensboro College 100-99 at the Hanes Gym on the GC campus and Guilford stopped Emory University on the road down in Georgia.


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