UNCG Men’s Basketball Comes Up Big with 97-89 Overtime Win over Wofford
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s basketball team made it the fourth-straight win with a 97-89 overtime thriller against Southern Conference (SoCon) foe the Wofford Terriers on Sunday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum.
With the win, the Spartans, Furman, and Samford remain tied for first in the conference.
This was the fourth game this season scoring 90 or more points.
In a televised game on ESPNU, five from UNCG reached double figures, with Keyshaun Langley leading the team with a career-high 27 points. Mohammed Abdulsalam was second for the Spartans with 19 points and 14 rebounds. His 14 boards were a game high. This was his fourth double-double of the season and fifth of his career.
Keondre Kennedy scored 18 points, while Mikeal Brown-Jones and Dante Treacy had 15 and 13 points, respectively.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Terriers opened the game with a 5-0 lead, but the Spartans’ scored 11-straight points, 11-5, where Keyshaun scored eight of the 11, including an and-one play to start the run. UNCG held the lead until six minutes left in the frame, where B.J. Mack made a jumper in the paint to tie the game at 22, for the second time. The scoring went back and forth, where UNCG came up on top with an 11-8 run to close the half for a 36-33 advantage.
The score was tied three more times in the first three minutes and 26 seconds into the second half, with the last one at 16:34, 40-40. Wofford climbed its way to an eight-point lead with 8:29 left in regulation, 63-55, its largest of the game. The Spartans then scored 12-straight points in response to take back the advantage, 67-63. Wofford cut the deficit to one three more times before the buzzer. UNCG had a six-point lead, 79-73, with Treacy’s free throw with 36-seconds left, but the Terriers scored five points to come within one, 79-78. Brown-Jones dunked with 13 seconds left, 81-78, and the Terriers tied the game with a three pointer from Corey Tripp.
Offense was key, as the Spartans outscored the Terriers in overtime, 16-8, for the win and series sweep.
BY THE NUMBERS
It is the sixth game with double-digit three pointers made (11)
This was the eighth game this season where at least four Spartans have scored double digit points.
This is the fourth game this season where five or more Spartans scored double figures.
Kobe Langley(Southwest Guilford High School) tied his career-best of seven assists in the game.
Kennedy chipped in seven rebounds.
Keyshaun(Southwest Guilford High School) made six of the Spartans’ 11 three pointers.
UNCG outrebounded the Terriers, 40-35.
Wofford totaled 44 points in the paint, compared to the Spartans’ 36.
UNCG had 20 fast break points, to Wofford’s four.
The Spartans had 17 points off of turnovers.
UNCG: 18-9, 12-2 SoCon
Wofford: 13-14, 5-9 SoCon
The Spartans travel for two of their three final road games of the regular season next week, first battling Samford on Wednesday, February 15 with a start time of 7:30 p.m. EST.
Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications