UNCG Women’s Basketball Heads to Chattanooga for a Mid-Week Match Up

UNCG Women’s Basketball Heads to Chattanooga for a Mid-Week Match Up

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The UNC Greensboro’s (UNCG) women’s basketball team hits the road to play the Chattanooga Mocs on Thursday with a start time of 7 p.m.

Where: Chattanooga, Tenn. | McKenzie Arena
When: Thursday, January 26
Time: 7 p.m.

The Spartans beat Western Carolina last Thursday in Cullowhee, 83-59.
UNCG held the lead for the entire game.
UNCG had 36 points in the paint compared to Western Carolina’s 28.
Khalis Cain had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Spartans.
This is Cain’s fourth double-double of the season, 12th of her career.
Faith Price had two steals. and two blocks.
Isys Grady recorded her seventh double-double of her career, with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Grady also had two steals.
Akira Wiggins led the game in assists with eight.

The Spartans are first in the conference in blocks per game (3.5), assists per game (13.5) and turnovers forced per game (17.58).
UNCG is second in the conference in assist/turnover ratio (0.88), scoring offense (68.2), steals per game (8.2), three-point attempts per game (21.7), three pointers per game (6.3), and turnover margin (2.26).
Wiggins is ranked first in the conference in assists (85) and assists per game (4.5).
Cain is ranked first in the conference in blocks (30), blocks per game (1.58), rebounds (182), offensive rebounds per game (4.9), and rebounds per game (9.6).
Cain is third in the nation in offensive rebounds per game, with a 1.5 difference between her and the leader, Angel Reese from LSU with 6.4 per game.
Price is leading the conference in three-point attempts (157), three pointers (58), and three pointers per game (3.05).
Price is nationally ranked sixth in three-point attempts (150), eighth in three pointers and ninth in three pointers per game.
The Spartans are outscoring opponents 68.2 to 64.0 points per game.
They also have the edge in assists, 13.5 to 11.1.

The Mocs are coming off a 51-44 win in double overtime against Furman.
Chattanooga is 11-9 overall and 3-2 in the SoCon.
The Mocs are leading the conference in defensive rebounds per game (27.0) and scoring defense (54.6).
Chattanooga is nationally ranked 17th in rebounds per game. They are also 54th in fouls per game (14.8), 66th in field goal percentage defense (37.5), and 68th in three point percentage defense (28.5).
Yazz Wazeerud-Din is leading the Mocs in scoring, averaging 16 points per game.
Nationally, Wazeerud-Din is second in minutes per game (38.56), 52nd in field goal attempts (274), 57th in three point attempts (130), and 68th in three pointers (45).
Addie Porter is leading the Mocs in assists averaging 2.85 per game.
Among the nation, Raven Thompson is 24th in free throws (91), 26th in free throw attempts (115).
The Mocs are averaging 58.1 points per game compared to their opponents’ 54.6 points per game.

UNCG wraps up its three-game road trip with a SoCon battle against ETSU on Saturday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m.
The Spartans return home to host Samford on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. and then play Mercer in Fleming Gym on Saturday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m.
Prior to the game against the Bears, the Spartans will host a Black History Month Celebration on the second floor of the Coleman Building on the campus of UNCG starting at 2:30 p.m. There will be black-owned food trucks and vendors until 5:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

The Spartans trail the series, 12-48.
UNCG and Chattanooga split the series last year, as the Mocs won 67-39 (Jan. 22 in Chattanooga) and then the Spartans won in overtime 63-61 (Feb. 17 in Greensboro).

Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro