UNCG Men’s Basketball & Chattanooga Face Off on Saturday/Today on CBS Sports Network

UNCG Men’s Basketball & Chattanooga Face Off on Saturday on CBS Sports Network

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s basketball team looks to bounce back at Chattanooga on Saturday after a defensive battle with Samford.

The Spartans and the Furman Paladins are currently in a tie for second place, with the Samford Bulldogs leading the way.

The Spartans are 18-10 overall and 12-3 in the SoCon, while the Mocs are 15-13 overall and 7-8 in the conference. Chattanooga is on a three-game win streak, following a 78-58 victory over VMI on Wednesday.

Where: McKenzie Arena | Chattanooga, Tenn.
When: Saturday, February 18
Time: Noon

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UNCG saw three Spartans tally double-digit points in an 83-71 loss to Samford on Wednesday at the Pete Hanna Center.
Keondre Kennedy led the team with 18 points.
Keyshaun Langley was second with 17 points.
Donovan Atwell had 11 points.
Mohammed Abdulsalam paced UNCG with a game-high 13 rebounds.
This was the seventh game with double-digit three pointers made (13).
The Spartans outrebounded the Bulldogs 45-33.

UNCG is leading the conference in field goal percentage defense (40.4), scoring defense (64.5), three-point percentage defense (31.6).
Among the nation, the Spartans are 30th in field goal percentage defense, 41st in scoring defense, 59th in three point percentage defense, 68th in defensive rebounds per game, 75th in scoring margin, 79th in turnover margin, 91st in rebound margin, 95th in steals per game.
In the nation, Kobe Langley is 22nd in assist/turnover ratio (2.78), 29th in steals (54), and 58th in steals per game (1.93).
Kobe’s 54 steals are leading the conference, along with his assist/turnover ratio and steals per game.
His twin brother, Keyshaun Langley is also ranked in the nation: 23rd in total three point field goals made (79), 28th in three point percentage (41.8), 42nd in three pointers per game (2.82), 44th in steals (51), 52nd in three point attempts (189), 77th in steals per game (1.82).
The Spartans are outscoring opponents, 71.9-64.5, and outrebounding their foes 37.0-33.6.
Keyshaun (14.4), Keondre Kennedy (13.5), and Brown-Jones (10.6) are leading the Spartans in points per game.
Abdulsalam (7.2) and Kennedy (6.1) 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.

· Keyshaun is seventh all time in career steals (156), passing his father, Keyford Langley who had 140. Demetrius Troy is sixth with 160.

· Keyshaun is sixth all time in career three point field goals (207), Jay Joseph is fifth (261).

· Kobe Langley tied for 10th all time in career steals (139).

· Mohammed Abdulsalam is the UNCG leader in career games played (152).

· Abdulsalam is eighth in career rebounds (708), seventh is Demetrius Cherry (722).

Chattanooga is leading the conference in blocks per game (3.8), rebound margin (3.5), three point attempts per game (30.4), three point percentage (37.9), and three pointers per game (11.5).
Among the nation, the Mocs are leading the Division in three pointers per game.
They are also second in three point attempts per game, 33rd in effective field goal percentage, 36th in assists per game, 47th in assist/turnover ratio, 50th in defensive rebounds per game, 56th in scoring offense, 64th in bench points per game, 69th in rebounds per game, 80th in field goal percentage defense, 83rd in rebound margin, 88th in scoring margin.
In the nation, Jake Stephens is 16th in double doubles (11), 34th in blocks (47).
Jamal Johnson, in the nation, is 52nd in total three point field goals made (72), 53rd in three point percentage (39.3), 71st in three point attempts (183), and 87th in three pointers per game (2.57).
The Mocs are outscoring their opponents 76.9-70.2 and outrebounding them 37.0-33.5.

UNCG returns home for a mid-week contest against Western Carolina on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm. Prior to the game UNCG will recognize its seniors.
The Spartans’ game against the Catamounts is the Student Appreciation Game, where students can enter to win the following items: Yeti cooler, $500 bookstore gift card, Apple gear package, %500 Delta gift card, Dreamville tickets, $150 Netflix, and $100 restaurant gift card.

· Chattanooga leads the series 27-26.

· UNCG defeated the Mocs 73-61 on Jan. 4 in Greensboro, N.C.

· The first meeting between the two teams was January 6, 1992.

· The Spartans split the series last year, winning on Feb. 17, 73-70, and falling on Jan. 20, 64-72.

· UNCG is 7-2 in the last nine meetings against Chattanooga.

Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications
UNC Greensboro