UNCG Women’s Basketball heads to Johnson City to face ETSU

UNCG Women’s Basketball heads to Johnson City to face ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s basketball team finishes its road trip to play ETSU on Saturday January 28 for a 1 p.m. contest.

The Spartans are 10-10 overall and 3-3 in SoCon play, while ETSU is 16-6 overall and 3-3 in the Conference.

Where: Johnson City, Tenn. | Freedom Hall
When: Saturday, January 28
Time: 1 p.m.

The Spartans fell to Chattanooga, 46-67 on Thursday evening at the McKenzie Arena
UNCG had 18 bench points compared to Chattanooga’s 12.
Akira Wiggins and Nitzan Amar had a team high of 12 points.
Isys Grady and Khalis Cain had six rebounds for a team high.
Faith Price, Grady and Amar each had one steal.
Grady added seven points.
Amar matched her season-high of five rebounds.

The Spartans lead the conference in turnovers forced per game (17.30), and blocks per game (3.4).
UNCG is second in the conference in assist/turnover ratio (0.86), assists per game (13.0), steals per game (7.9), three-point attempts per game (21.4), three pointers per game (6.2), and turnover margin (2.20).
Wiggins is leading the Spartans averaging 11.4 points per game.
Wiggins is first in the conference in assists (87) and assists per game (4.4).
Cain and Wiggins are leading the team with 24 steals.
Cain is nationally fourth in offensive rebounds per game (4.8), 34th in rebounds (188), and 36th in rebounds per game (9.4).
She leads the conference in blocks per game (1.50), blocks (30), rebounds, offensive rebounds per game (4.8), and rebounds per game (9.4).
Cain’s 4.8 offensive rebounds per game is 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 (162), three pointers (58), and three pointers per game (2.90).
Price is nationally ranked eighth in three-point attempts (162), 13th in three pointers and 15th in three pointers per game.
The Spartans are outscoring opponents 67.1 to 64.2 points per game.
They also have the edge in assists per game, 13.0 to 11.1.

ETSU is coming off home victory of 70-39 win in against Western Carolina, to extend its win streak to three.
ETSU is leading the conference in field goal percentage defense (35.9), scoring defense (53.9), scoring margin (7.9), and winning percentage (72.7).
The Bucs are nationally ranked 10th in offensive rebounds per game (15.7), 13th in scoring defense (53.9), and 27th in field goal percentage defense (35.9).
ETSU is ranked second in blocks per game (3.2), rebound margin (6.9), offensive rebounds per game (15.7), rebounds per game (40.86), and turnovers per game (14.4).
Jiselle Thomas is second in the conference in field goal attempts (308), free throw attempts (104), and free throws (88).
Thomas is ranked third in free throw percentage (84.6), points (333) and field goals (115).
Jayla Ruffus-Milner in ranked second in the conference in offensive rebounds per game (4.3) and sixth in rebounds per game (7.4).

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 series is tied with the two teams at 20 games each.
UNCG defeated ETSU twice last season with scores of 56-38 (Jan. 20), and 50-46 (Feb. 19).
The Spartans have won the last six of seven games.

Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro