UNCG Men’s Basketball Hosts Warren Wilson in Fleming Gym on Sunday
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s basketball team returns to Fleming Gym to host Warren Wilson in the Spartans’ final home game of the month.
Where: Fleming Gym | Greensboro, N.C.
When: Sunday, December 18
Time: 3 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase tickets here
LAST TIME OUT
· The Spartans broke Marshall’s nine-game winning streak Tuesday night inside the Greensboro Coliseum with a 75-67 victory over the Thundering Herd.
· UNCG used a 15-2 second half run to extend its lead, which grew as large as 10 points.
· The Spartans shot 44.4 percent for the contest but bolstered their field goal percentage in the second half by shooting 51.7 percent from the field.
· UNCG held Marshall to 36.3-percent shooting in the second half and 37.5 percent for the contest.
· Keyshaun Langley shot 7-of-13 from the field while adding three assists and two steals.
· Keondre Kennedy posted 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting and pulled down seven rebounds.
· Bas Leyte posted his second-career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
· Mohammed Abdulsalam added ten points and five rebounds.
· Kobe Langley posted nine points and three assists off the bench.
· Mikeal Brown-Jones came off the bench to score six points and pull down a career-high ten rebounds.
· Dante Treacy posted a game-high six assists.
· UNCG held a 45-41 edge in rebounds with a 19-15 advantage on second chance points.
SCOUTING THE SPARTANS
· UNCG’s scoring defense ranks second in the Southern Conference (SoCon) at 67.2 points per game, only 0.1 points per game behind Chattanooga at the top.
· Kennedy leads the Spartans with 13.9 points per game and stands third in the league with 6.7 rebounds per contest.
· Keyshaun Langley’s 2.5 three-point field goals per game stands sixth in the league. The senior averages 11.9 points per game.
· Keyshaun’s brother Kobe Langley stands fourth in the conference in assists (3.9), second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.9), and second in steals (1.9).
· Brown-Jones posts 9.9 points per game in nearly 20 minutes off the bench for the Spartans, adding 4.5 rebounds and shooting 56.3 percent from the field.
· Leyte’s 2.5 offensive rebounds per game stands third in the SoCon. The senior also averages 6.6 points per contest.
· Donovan Atwell has made six three-point field goals off the bench for the Spartans in the last two games. The freshman posted a 12-point performance at ninth-ranked Arkansas on December 6.
· UNCG outrebounds its opponents, 37.0-35.8, thanks to a 1.2 offensive rebound advantage.
SCOUTING WARREN WILSON
· A new Division III member, Warren Wilson is 1-11 on the season with two Division I contests at Appalachian State and UNC Asheville.
· The Owls dropped a 99-79 contest to William Peace Friday night at home.
· Jeremiah Daye leads the Owls with 15.6 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per contest.
· O’Darius Cade posts 11.8 points per game and 2.6 assists per contest.
· In its final year in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s (USCAA) Eastern Metro Athletic Conference (EMAC), Warren Wilson finished 2021-22 with a 5-15 overall record and a 3-6 record in EMAC play.
· Warren Wilson, now members of the Division III Coast to Coast Conference, are picked to finish seventh in their new league.
· The Spartans close out non-conference play Thursday with a 2 p.m. contest at Eastern Kentucky.
· UNCG returns from the Christmas break December 29 with its SoCon opening contest at Western Carolina for a 2 p.m. contest.
· Wofford awaits the Spartans on New Year’s Eve for a 2 p.m. contest to round out the Spartans three-game road stretch.
· UNCG opens its home SoCon schedule January 4, hosting defending SoCon champion Chattanooga at the Greensboro Coliseum for a 7 p.m. contest.
· The Spartans are 4-0 against the Owls in program history with all contests taking place between 1976 to 1979.
· This matchup will be the first matchup between the two schools with the Spartans as a Division I team.
· Both sides last squared off November 24, 1979 when the Spartans claimed a 95-56 victory over the Owls.
Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications