UNCG Men’s Basketball & ETSU Meet Tuesday Night on ESPNU
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s basketball team returns home to host ETSU tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Southern Conference (SoCon) play. This game will be broadcast on ESPNU and ESPN+.
The Buccaneers enter the contest 9-16 overall and 4-9 in SoCon play, while the Spartans are 16-9 overall record and 10-2 in conference play. UNCG remains in a three-way tie for first with Samford and Furman.
Where: Greensboro Coliseum | Greensboro, N.C.
When: Tuesday, February 7
Time: 7 p.m.
Promotions: The first 1,000 students will receive a FREE t-shirt courtesy of The Province!
UNCG faculty and staff can purchase a ticket for a discounted fee of $8 and receive a FREE ticket for a guest!
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LAST TIME OUT
UNCG defeated The Citadel, 79-59, on Saturday afternoon in Charleston, S.C.
This was the 11th win of the season by double figures and fifth win this season by a margin of 20 or more points. Also, second-straight win by 20 points.
Graduate student Mohammed Abdulsalam recorded his second-straight double-double of the season, fourth of his career with a game high 12 rebounds, while scoring 10 points.
He was one of five Spartans with double figures in points.
Keyshaun Langley led the game with 19 points, followed by Keondre Kennedy with 18, Joryam Saizonou with a career-high 14 points, and Bas Leyte with 10 points.
UNCG is now 36-10 all time against the Bulldogs and is 18-1 over the last 19 games played against them, dating back to February 7, 2015.
SCOUTING THE SPARTANS
UNCG is leading the conference in field goal percentage defense (39.7), scoring defense (62.9), steals per game (7.3), three-point percentage defense (30.1), turnover margin (2.0), and turnovers forced per game (14.08).
Among the nation, the Spartans are 22nd in field goal percentage defense, 28th in scoring defense, 40th in three point percentage defense, 61st in in turnover margin, 76th in defensive rebounds per game, 78th in scoring margin, 84th in assist/turnover margin, 87th in turnovers forced per game, 89th in steals per game.
In the nation, Kobe Langley is 19th in steals (50), 39th in assists/turnover ratio (2.4), 47th steals per game (2.00).
His twin brother, Keyshaun Langley is also ranked in the nation: 35th in three point percentage (41.2), 52nd in steals (45), 63rd in total three-point field goals made (63), 82nd in steals per game (1.80), 95th in three pointers per game (2.52).
The Spartans are outscoring opponents, 70.2-62.8, and outrebounding their foes 36.3-33.8.
Keyshaun (13.6), Keondre Kennedy (12.7), and Brown-Jones (10.4) are leading the Spartans in points per game.
Abdulsalam (6.8) and Kennedy (6.0) are leading the team in rebounds per game.
· 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 scored his 1,000 career point during the first half of a 62-50 win over VMI at the Greensboro Coliseum.
UNCG RECORD BOOK FACTS
· Keyshaun is eighth all time in career steals (150), passing his father, Keyford Langley who had 140.
· Keyshaun is eighth all time in career three point field goals (191), 7th all time is Marvin Smith (200).
· Kobe Langley is 11th all time in career steals (135)
· Mohammed Abdulsalam is the UNCG leader in career games played (149).
· Abdulsalam is eighth in career rebounds (677), seventh is Demetrius Cherry (722).
· Dante Treacy is third all time in career assists (464), Courtney Eldridge leads the Spartans with 584.
The Bucs most recently fell to Samford, 73-62 in Birmingham.
Nationally, ETSU is 51st in three point percentage defense (30.9), 58th in fastbreak points (12.20), 85th in fouls per game (15.7).
ETSU is leading the conference in fastbreak points and offensive rebounds per game.
Jalen Haynes is leading the team with 14.2 points per game.
Jordan King (13.9) and Deanthony Tipler (11.5) are the two other Bucs averaging double figures in points per game.
Jaden Seymour is leading the team with 7.3 rebounds per game.
Haynes is 33rd in the nation in field goal percentage (58.3).
King is 47th nationally in three point attempts (173) and 58th in field goal attempts (330).
The Spartans will host Wofford on Sunday, February 12 for a 3:00 p.m. contest.
The first 1,000 students will receive a FREE t-shirt courtesy of Housing and Residence Life.
· ETSU leads the series 20-18.
· Last year, the Spartans won the first game, 80-76 in Tennessee on January 26, 2022.
· Then the Bucs won 73-69 in Greensboro on February 27, 2022.
Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications