UNCG Men’s Basketball Takes on No. 9 Arkansas Tuesday Night
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Fresh off a win at Elon Saturday afternoon, the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s basketball team wraps up their three-game road trip with a trip to Arkansas to face the Southeastern Conference’s (SEC) Razorbacks. Arkansas is currently No. 9 in the Associated Press rankings.
Where: Bud Walton Arena | Fayetteville, Ark.
When: Tuesday, December 6
Time: 7 p.m. EST | 6 p.m. CST
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LAST TIME OUT
· UNCG claimed their fourth-straight win over Elon with a 65-61 victory over the Phoenix at Schar Center on Saturday afternoon.
· The Spartans burst to a 12-point lead on the power of a 12-0 first half run that lasted 4:07 in the period.
· Mikeal Brown-Jones notched a career-high 20 points and added five rebounds in 30 minutes played.
· Keyshaun Langley(Southwest Guilford HS) posted 15 points, shooting 4-for-11 from three-point range, while adding three steals.
· Kobe Langley(Southwest Guilford HS) posted six points, nine rebounds, six assists, and four steals.
· UNCG posted a 43.5 field goal percentage including 48.4 percent shooting in the first half.
· The Spartans held Elon to 33.3 percent shooting in the second half.
· UNCG posted a 38-34 rebounding advantage with a 10-5 edge on the offensive glass.
· The Spartans kept their turnover count to ten, five fewer turnovers than the Phoenix.
· UNCG held a 15-10 advantage in points off turnovers.
SCOUTING THE SPARTANS
· UNCG’s defense has yielded only 67.4 points per game, second best in the Southern Conference (SoCon).
· Keondre Kennedy’s 15.4 points per game stands fifth in the league. The graduate student’s 7.3 rebounds is fourth in the SoCon while his 87.9 percent shooting from the foul line is the seventh-best free throw percentage in the league. Kennedy also boasts the third-most defensive rebounds per game (5.9).
· Brown-Jones’ 58.7 percent shooting from the field is the sixth-best field goal percentage in the conference.
· Kobe Langley’s(Southwest Guilford HS) 3.7 assists per game stands seventh in the league while his 2.3 steals per game is the second most in the SoCon and his 2.4 assist to turnover ratio stands third.
· Keyshaun Langley’s(Southwest Guilford HS) 2.4 three-point field goals per game is the fifth most in the conference.
· Bas Leyte’s 2.4 offensive rebounds per game is the fourth most in the SoCon
· Dante Treacy averages 7.3 points and 3.2 assists per game.
· The Razorbacks posted a 99-58 victory over San José State Saturday afternoon, to extend their win streak to three.
· Trevon Brazile led all scorers with 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting with five rebounds and two blocks in nearly 30 minutes off the bench.
· Ricky Council IV tallied 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the foul line. He also added three steals.
· Nick Smith Jr. posted 16 points and five assists.
· The Razorbacks shot 22-of-29 (75.9 percent) from the field in the second half.
· Council IV leads the Razorbacks with 19.8 points per game on 53.1 percent shooting. He also averages 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game.
· Anthony Black boasts 13.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per contest.
· Brazile is third on the Razorbacks in scoring with 13.3 points per game while pulling down 6.5 rebounds per contest.
· Arkansas posted a 28-9 overall record, 13-5 in the SEC, in 2021-22.
· The Razorbacks advanced to the Elite Eight in the West Region of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament by beating top-seeded Gonzaga before falling to Duke in the Elite 8 matchup.
· The SEC’s media picked Arkansas to finish second in the SEC Preseason Media Poll.
· After a weekend off, the Spartans return home for a pair of home contests, first with Marshall Tuesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. inside the Greensboro Coliseum.
· The Spartans then return on campus to Fleming Gym for a 3 p.m. contest against Warren Wilson Sunday, December 18.
· UNCG begins another three-game road trip with a December 22 contest at Eastern Kentucky beginning at 2 p.m.
· After Christmas, the Spartans begin SoCon play with a 2 p.m. contest at Western Carolina December 29.
· UNCG closes the 2022 calendar year with a 2 p.m. game at Wofford on New Year’s Eve.
· The Spartans and Razorbacks meet for only the second time in each team’s history.
· Arkansas earned an 89-74 victory over the Spartans on December 10, 2001.
· James Maye led all scorers with 22 points on 7-of-19 shooting while shooting 5-of-6 from three-point range. The forward also pulled down nine rebounds and totaled two steals.
· UNCG finished the 2001-02 season 20-11 overall with an 11-5 record in SoCon play. The Spartans earned a bid in the NIT after falling to Davidson in the SoCon semifinals.
Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications