UNCG Men’s Basketball Falls In Double-Overtime Brawl With Wofford
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG drops its first contest of the SoCon season, falling to Wofford by a final of 98-92 in double-overtime. The Spartans’ double-OT contest was their first since losing in an 87-85 decision to Chattanooga on January 29, 2018.
Both sides traded blows in the opening 20 minutes, with the first half highlighted by a total of 10 lead changes. The Terriers managed an eight-point lead at the nine minute mark, the largest of the opening period, before a pair of threes from Michael Hueitt Jr. helped spark a 9-2 run for the Spartans and pull things back within a single point. Isaiah Miller would score a team-high nine points in the first half with the Spartans taking a 39-38 lead into the break, while UNCG combined for seven three-pointers.
The Terriers’ three-point shooting would improve in the second half, with the home team gaining a 13-point lead at the 3:48 mark. A pair of threes from Angelo Allegri and a trey from Keyshaun Langley(Southwest Guilford High School) boosted the Spartans to a 12-0 run however, with the visitors once again getting back within a bucket at 74-73. Trailing by three, Langley would come through with his third three-pointer of the night at 48 seconds remaining, giving the Spartan freshman a career-high 14 points and moving the contest to UNCG’s first overtime matchup of the season.
Tied at 78 apiece both squads put up eight points in the first overtime, with Wofford twice gaining the lead on shots from beyond the arc. Five points and an assist from Isaiah Miller would help force a second overtime, hitting a last minute jumper from three-point range after an offensive board from James Dickey.
UNCG was held to six points in the second overtime of Saturday’s contest, with Miller tallying a career-high ninth assist on a go ahead bucket from senior Malik Massey. Wofford would overcome the Spartans’ 89-87 lead on the back of seven made free throws however, as UNCG was forced to take its first loss in Southern Conference play at a final of 98-92.
Things To Know
— Three Spartans recorded career-highs in scoring; Angelo Allegri (19), Keyshaun Langley (14) and Malik Massey (13)
— Isaiah Miller came within three points of his own scoring career-high at 28, while his nine assists beat the personal best of eight he set earlier this year against Averett
— Mohammed Abdulsalam pulled down a season-high 10 boards, while the Spartans’ 14 combined three-pointers is a season-high
Up Next For The Spartans
The Spartans come back home to host their fourth SoCon game of the season, facing off against ETSU at Greensboro Coliseum. UNCG is 14-16 against the Bucs all-time, and will already be looking for its 10th victory at home this year.