UNCG Women’s Basketball Finishes Final Road Trip at Furman
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s basketball has their last away game of the regular season against Furman on Saturday, February 11 with a tip off at 1:30 a.m. in Timmons Arena.
Where: Greenville, SC | Timmons Arena
When: Saturday, February 11
Time: 11:30 a.m.
LAST TIME OUT
UNCG had four tally double digit points en route to a 68-64 win over Wofford Thursday night.
UNCG outscored Wofford in the second and fourth quarters.
The Spartans had 20 bench points to Wofford’s three.
UNCG was 17-for-19 in free throws.
The lead changed 14 times, and the game was tied 11 times.
Nia Howard and Isys Grady each scored 13 points as a team high.
Grady tallied her second double-double this season, grabbing 10 rebounds.
Khalis Cain was second in the game with eight rebounds.
Howard chipped in a career-high of six rebounds
Nitzan Amar and Kennedy Simpson contributed 10 points each.
UNCG is nationally ranked 24th in offensive rebounds per game (14.6) and 80th in turnovers per game (14.5).
The Spartans are leading the conference in blocks per game (3.2).
UNCG is second in the conference in assist/turnover ratio (0.85), assists per game (12.3), three-point attempts per game (20.5), and turnovers forced per game (16.33).
UNCG averages 1.2 steals more per game than their opponents.
Akira Wiggins is ranked first in the conference in total assists (106) and assists per game (4.4).
Wiggins is nationally ranked 58th in total assists, and 70th in assists per game.
Cain is leading the conference in total blocks (33), total rebounds (228), offensive rebounds per game (4.9), and rebounds per game (9.5).
Nationally, Cain is ranked fourth in offensive rebounds per game, 31st in total rebounds, and 35th in rebounds per game.
Faith Price(Ragsdale High School) is first in the conference in three-point attempts (189), total three-pointers (65), and three-pointers per game (2.71).
Price is nationally ranked eighth in three-point attempts, 23rd in total three pointers, and 35th in three-pointers per game.
Price is only 29 three-point attempts away from South Florida’s Sammie Puisis who is number one in the country.
Furman snapped its five-game losing streak with a win over Western Carolina, 66-53.
The Paladins are leading the conference in free-throw attempts per game (19.71), free-throws made per game (13.96), offensive rebounds per game (17.2), rebounds per game (42.88), rebounds margin (7.4), three-point percentage defense (27.6), and turnovers forced per game (16.54).
Furman is nationally ranked fourth in offensive rebounds per game, 14th in rebounds per game, 28th in rebound margin, 39th in three-point percentage defense, 59th in free-throws made per game, and 62nd in free-throw attempts per game.
Grace Van Rij is leading the conference and is nationally ranked 40th in field goal percentage (53.8).
Van Rij is averaging 12.9 points per game to lead the Paladins.
Janay Outten is second in the conference and is nationally ranked 49th in assists/turnover ratio (2.15).
Jada Session is ranked second in the conference in rebounds (185).
Sydney James is second in the conference in rebounds per game (8.1).
James is leading the Paladins in rebounds averaging 8.1 per game.
Jaelyn Acker is nationally ranked 40th and second in the conference in three-point attempts (164).
UNCG is back home in Fleming Gym on Saturday February 18th against Western Carolina with a tip off at 4 p.m. The Spartans continue the home stand with a game against ETSU on February 23 and Chattanooga on February 25 to finish out regular season play. February 25 will be the Spartans’ senior night.
Series History/ Last Matchup
UNCG won 60-49 in the matchup earlier this season (Jan 12) and lead the series 29-27.
The Spartans have won the last eight out of 13 games, dating back to the 2016-17 season.
Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator