UNCG Women’s Basketball Begins Three-Game Road Slate with South Carolina State
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro’s (UNCG) women’s basketball team begins a three-game road trip, facing South Carolina State first on Monday, December 12 with a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.
Where: Smith-Hammond-Middleton | Orangeburg, S.C.
When: Monday, December 12
Time: 5:30 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
· The Spartans fell to in-state foe Davidson College on Thursday in Fleming Gym, 84-54.
· Akira Wiggins tallied her fifth game this season with double figures, scoring a team-best 16 points.
· Khalis Cain contributed 13 rebounds, a game-high, for her fifth game this season with double-digit boards.
· Cain also had two blocks, two assists, and nine points.
· The Wildcats edged the Spartans in rebounds,34-33.
Davidson held the advantage in field goals (51.8%-34%), three-point field goals (61.1%-33.3%), and free throws (78.9%-65%).
SCOUTING THE SPARTANS
· The Spartans are fourth in the SoCon averaging 65.4 points per game.
· They are second in blocked shots (3.1), turnover margin (+3.56), assist/turnover ratio (1:0.8), three-point field goals made (6.9).
· UNCG is also leading the conference with 8.0 steals per game.
· Cain is leading the conference with 9.9 rebounds per game, 1.9 blocked shots, offensive rebounds (4.9), second with a .651 field goal percentage, and fourth in defensive rebounds (5.0).
· Among the nation, Cain is fourth in offensive rebounds per game, 27th in blocks, 30th in rebounds per game, 31st in total rebounds, 33rd in blocks per game.
· Among the nation, Faith Price is 47th in three pointers per game, 52nd in three pointers, and 55th in three-point attempts.
SCOUTING SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
· The Lady Bulldogs recently lost to Winthrop University, 61-38 on November 30.
· They are 0-10 overall this season.
· Nicole Gwynn leads the team averaging 10.6 points per game.
· Gwynn is 40th in the nation in three-point attempts and 43rd in field goal attempts.
· Lovely Sonnier paces South Carolina State with 7.0 rebounds per game and 1.4 steals per game.
· Gift Sampson is 30th in the nation in minutes per game.
· This game begins a three-game road trip for the Spartans.
· UNCG then heads south into Florida to face Stetson in an 11 a.m. contest next Thursday, December 15.
· The Spartans face their second Southeastern Conference opponent of the season on Sunday, December 18 with a matchup with a Florida Gators at 2 p.m.
· Virginia University Lynchburg awaits the Spartans when UNCG returns home Wednesday, December 21 to start a two-game home stand surrounding Christmas.
· UNCG faces Lenoir-Rhyne Friday, December 30 at 7 p.m. to finish the 2022 calendar year and their 2022-23 non-conference schedule.
SERIES HISTORY/LAST MATCHUP
· UNCG is 3-0 against South Carolina State.
· UNCG defeated South Carolina State on December 11, 2015 in Fleming Gym, 70-50.
· The Spartans have defeated the Lady Bulldogs by double digits each time.
Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications