UNCG Men’s Basketball Begins Four-Game Home Stand With The Citadel

UNCG Men’s Basketball Begins Four-Game Home Stand With The Citadel

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s basketball team returns home for a four-game home stand to conclude the month of January. The Spartans begin the stretch hosting The Citadel on Thursday with a tip off at 7 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Bulldogs enter the contest 7-11 overall and 2-4 in SoCon play, while the Spartans sport an 11-8 overall record and 5-1 in conference play.

GAME INFO
Where: Greensboro Coliseum | Greensboro, N.C.
When: Thursday, January 19
Time: 7 p.m.

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LAST TIME OUT

UNCG remained perfect away from Greensboro after an 88-80 overtime win over Furman on Saturday.
The Spartans are now 4-0 in road contests.
Five from UNCG registered double figures, as Keyshaun Langley led the game with 24 points.
This was the fifth time this season where four or more Spartans scored double digits.
Keondre Kennedy was second on the team with 17 points, which brought his career points total to 1,007.
Bas Leyte, Mohammed Abdulsalam, and Dante Treacy all had seven rebounds each to lead the team.
Kobe Langley had a game-high six assists and four steals.

SCOUTING THE SPARTANS

UNCG is leading the conference infield goal percentage defense (39.8) and scoring defense (64.9).
Among the nation, the Spartans are 35th in field goal percentage defense, 67th in defensive rebounds per game (26.89) and scoring defense, 70th in assist/turnover ratio (1.23), 72nd in assists per game (15.1), 73rd in three-point percentage defense (31.0), and 80th in free throw percentage (73.9).
In the nation, Kobe Langley is 33rd in assist/turnover ratio (2.59), 53rd in steals (36), and 71st in steals per game (1.89).
His twin brother, Keyshaun Langley is also ranked in the nation: 24th in three-point percentage (42.9), 29th in total three-point field goal made (54), 39th in three pointers per game (2.84), and 73rd in three point attempts (126).
The Spartans are outscoring opponents, 71.5-64.9, and outrebounding them foes 36.9-34.4.
Keyshaun (14.1), Keondre Kennedy (13.6), and Brown-Jones (11.1) are leading the Spartans in points per game.
Kennedy (6.9) and Abdulsalam (6.4) are leading the team in rebounds per game.

MILESTONES

· Head Coach Mike Jones earned his 200th career win as a head coach on Wednesday, January 4 with the win over Chattanooga at the Greensboro Coliseum.

· He had 174 wins with Radford and currently has 28 victories with the Spartans.

· Kennedy scored his 1,000 career point during the first half in a 88-80 victory against Furman on Jan. 14 in Greenville, S.C.

· Keyshaun is 28 points shy of joining the 1,000-point club, with his career total of 972.

SCOUTING THE CITADEL

The Citadel has won one game in the last five contests.
The Bulldogs defeated Western Carolina, 65-61 on Saturday.
The Citadel is leading the conference in free throw percentage (76.8).
The Bulldogs, among the nation, are 16th free throw percentage.
Among the nation, Stephen Clark is 28th in blocks (36), 30th in blocks per game (2.00), and 33rd in field goals (127).
Clark is leading the Bulldogs averaging 17.2 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game.
Austin Ash is sixth in the nation in three-point attempts (167), seventh in minutes per game (37:08), ninth in three pointers per game (3.44) and total three-point field goals made (62).
Ash is second on the team averaging 15.1 points per game and 5.1 boards per game.
Opponents are outscoring The Citadel 75.9-69.9 points per game and outrebounding the Bulldogs, 38.7-33.9 boards per game.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

The Spartans continue their four-game homestand hosting Mercer (Jan. 21), VMI (Jan. 25), and Furman (Jan. 29).
On Jan. 21, it is Scout Night. Scouts will receive free admission as well as a free patch. UNCG also will welcome back alumni.

SERIES HISTORY

· UNCG leads the all-time series, 34-10

· The Spartans are on a 16-1 advantage in the last 17 games played against the Bulldogs.

· UNCG split the series last year, falling 74-69, and winning 86-66.

Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications
UNC Greensboro

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