from Jim Modlin(Gold’s Gym on Battleground Avenue) by way of Mike Hirschman the SID at UNCG:
Wake Forest @ UNC Greensboro
FEELING A LITTLE NOSTALGIC
UNCG folks might be feeling a little nostalgic for this game as Wake Forest
represented a couple of firsts for the Spartans’ men’s basketball program.
UNCG faced Wake Forest in its first-ever game as a Division I member. In
what was also Mike Dement’s first game as head coach at UNCG (on his first
tenure), the Spartans made the short trip over to Joel Coliseum to also
play their first game against an AP Top 25 opponent. Nov. 23, 1991 was the
date and the Deacs were ranked No. 22 in the AP poll. UNCG got 24 points
off the bench from Steve Johnson, including 6-of-10 from three-point range.
But Chris King had 26 points and Rodney Rodgers added 20 as the Deacs went
on for an 87-59 win over the Spartans.
*****I did the broadcast of this game on WUAG, “The Music 103″(103.1FM) along with a UNCG student at the the time named Jay McCormick, who went by the name of Jay Allen on the air. It was a Saturday night and we made the trek over to the LJVM for the game way back in 1991…..We also broadcast the first-ever win by UNCG over a Division I school, when they topped the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks, that same year in Fleming Gymnasium…..Scott Brigaman, now with 101.1FM WZTK, also joined us on several broadcasts and he was also a student at UNCG, at that time.*****
Several milestones to watch in the upcoming contests:
Mikko Koivisto needs 20 points for 1,000 in his career (enters with 980).
Ben Stywall needs 82 points for 1,000 in his career (enters with 918).
Mikko Koivisto is playing in career game No. 100, becoming the 33rd player
in school history to play 100.
Ben Stywall has 725 career rebounds passing Demetrius Cherry in the
Richmond game for fourth place (722). Up next is Eric Cuthrell at 859.
Kendall Toney is sixth in school history for career three-pointers with
165, one behind Derrick Nix.
Mikko Koivisto has 159 career assists, good for 15th in school history. He
is nine behind Jay Joseph (168) for 14th place.