GREENSBORO, NC â€“ UNC Greensboro ran out to a 17-0 lead in the gameâ€™s first five minutes on their way to a 84-54 win over The Citadel in Southern Conference menâ€™s basketball action on Monday night.
All-America candidate Kyle Hines extended his nationâ€™s longest double figure scoring streak to 63 straight games in the first 10 minutes of the contest â€“ 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 Chattanoogaâ€™s Ashley Champion in 2002 and Tyson Patterson of Appalachian State in 2000.
The win was UNCGâ€™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 UNCGâ€™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.