UNCG Men’s Basketball Produces Record-Breaking Output in 120-48 Win
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s basketball team dominated in a 120-48 record-setting victory over Warren Wilson on Sunday afternoon in Fleming Gym.
UNCG made a program-best 45 field goals on the way to the highest single-game scoring output in the school’s NCAA Division I history. The 120 points fell two shy of the school standard set on December 12, 1983, versus Piedmont Bible College.
Senior Keyshaun Langley’s season-high 19 points led six Spartans in double-figure scoring. Graduate Keondre Kennedy added 16 points and a career- and game-high 13 rebounds for the Spartans, who got at least four points from each of their available 11 players.
Keyshaun Langley (13 points) and his twin brother, Kobe Langley (11 points), combined for 24 first-half points as UNCG built a 53-14 halftime lead, the largest such margin in school history. After Warren Wilson’s Adonis King made it a 7-6 game with 16:47 left in the half, the Spartans held the Owls scoreless for the next seven minutes during a decisive 18-0 run. UNCG held the visitors to 0-for-9 field-goal shooting and forced five turnovers over the span, which opened a 25-6 edge 9:47 before halftime.
Kobe tallied seven of his season-high 15 points during a 15-0 Spartans’ spurt over the final 4:52 of the opening frame.
As in the opening half, UNC Greensboro’s lead gradually grew throughout the second frame. Back-to-back triples by Kennedy opened a 63-20 margin with 17:45 left. A Mikeal Brown-Jones’ steal and slam made it a 72-22 contest with 15:40 remaining. Freshman Donovan Atwell’s (10 points) basket with 7:40 left got the Spartans to the century mark for the first time since 2019.
UNCG’s Brown-Jones finished with 17 points on 6-for-6 shooting in 18 minutes off the bench. Senior Bas Leyte also made all six field goals and chipped in a season-best 14 markers, 11 in the opening half.
The forwards helped UNCG to a 58-22 edge in points in the paint.
Sparked by Kobe Langley, Brown-Jones, and Atwell, the Spartans also enjoyed a 58-22 bench-scoring advantage.
UNCG shot a season-high 66.2 percent (45-68) from the floor and held a 43-22 rebounding edge.
Warren Wilson: 1-12
The Spartans wrap up their 2022 non-conference schedule with a road contest at Eastern Kentucky on Thursday, December 22 with a tip-off at 2:00 p.m. in Richmond, Kentucky. UNCG will then begin SoCon play with Western Carolina (December 29) and Wofford (December 31) following the break.
Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications