UNCG Women’s Basketball Heads On It’s Final Road Trip of the Season
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s basketball team is on the road for its last trip before the Southern Conference (SoCon) tournament, starting off with Wofford on Thursday, with a contest at 7 p.m. at the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium.
The Terriers are 16-6 overall and 6-2 in SoCon play, while the Spartans are 10-13 overall and 3-6 in SoCon play.
Where: Spartanburg, SC | Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
When: Thursday, February 9
Time: 7 p.m.
Last Time Out
UNCG fell to Mercer, 46-65.
UNCG outscored Mercer in the second quarter 18-13.
Khalis Cain had a game high of 11 rebounds.
Akira Wiggins had a team high 12 points.
Cain had 10 points in the game and three blocks for a game high.
Antoniette Emma-Nnopu, Wiggins, and Cain all had two steals for a team high.
UNCG is nationally ranked 28th in offensive rebounds per game (14.6).
UNCG leads the conference in blocks per game (3.3), and turnovers forced per game (16.65).
The Spartans are second in the conference in assists/turnover ratio (0.86), assists per game (12.6), three-point attempts per game (20.8), and turnover margin (2.0).
Wiggins is leading in the conference in assists (104) and assists per game (4.5).
Nationally, Wiggins is ranked 53rd in assists, and 60th in assists per game.
Cain is leading the conference in blocks (33), rebounds (220), offensive rebounds per game (4.9), and rebounds per game (9.6).
Cain is nationally ranked fifth in offensive rebounds per game, 30th in rebounds, 35th in rebounds per game, 61st in blocks, and 77th in blocks per game (1.43).
Faith Price is leading the conference in three-point attempts (185), three-pointers (65), and three-pointers per game (2.83).
Price is eighth nationally in three-point attempts, 19th in three-pointers, and 21st in three-pointers per game.
The Terriers are coming off a three-game winning streak with conference wins over Mercer, Samford, and Furman, all on the road.
Wofford is leading the conference in assists/turnover ratio (1.13), and fouls per game (14.3), scoring offense (70.1), three-point attempts per game (26.3), three-pointers per game (8.4), turnover margin (6.0), turnovers per game (10.5), and winning percentage (72.7).
The Terriers are second in the conference in scoring margin (5.1), steals per game (7.9), and turnovers forced per game (16.55).
Wofford is nationally ranked third in turnovers per game, 14th in three-point attempts per game, 16th in turnover margin, 21st in three-pointers per game, 31st in fouls per game, and 35th in assists/turnover ratio.
Lilly Hatton is first in the conference in blocks per game (1.45), and second in blocks (29).
Rachael Rose is leading the conference in assists/turnover ratio (2.35).
Rose is second in assists (94), assists per game (4.3), and field goal percentage (48.0).
Rose is leading Wofford in scoring averaging 15.7 points per game.
Annabelle Schultz is second in the conference in steals (45) and steals per game (2.14), to lead the team.
UNCG finishes up on the road playing against Furman on Saturday, February 11 with a start time of 11:30 a.m.
The Spartans are back home on February 18th hosting Western Carolina with a start time of 4 p.m. at Fleming Gym.
Series History/ Last Matchup
The Spartans are winning the series 38-20.
UNCG lost the match up earlier in the season in Greensboro 51-55.
Wofford won the series last year, 63-45 (Feb. 3 in Greensboro, NC) and 55-47 (Feb. 21 in Spartanburg, SC).
Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator