UNCG Women’s Basketball Is Back In Fleming Gym to Face Western Carolina
GREENSBORO, NC – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s basketball team is back in Fleming Gym for a Southern Conference (SoCon) Saturday match-up against Western Carolina with a tip-off at 4 p.m.
Where: Greensboro, NC | Fleming Gym
When: Saturday, February 18
Time: 4 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
UNCG beat Furman 74-69 last Saturday in Greenville, S.C.
UNCG outscored Furman in two quarters.
UNCG had 25 bench points to Furman’s seven.
The Spartans had 40 points in the paint compared to the Paladins’ 26.
Khalis Cain had seven rebounds to lead the team.
Nia Howard and Akira Wiggins had a game-high of 21 points.
It was a career high for Howard.
Isys Grady was the third Spartan with double figure points (15).
Wiggins made 9-of-10 free throws.
UNCG has won the last nine out of 14 games against the Paladins.
The Spartans lead the series, 30-27.
SCOUTING THE SPARTANS
UNCG is coming off a two-game win streak.
The Spartans are leading the conference in turnovers forced per game (16.40) and blocks per game (3.1).
In the nation, UNCG is 28th in offensive rebounds per game (14.4), 68th in turnovers per game, and 93rd in turnover margin (2.16).
UNCG is second in the conference in turnover margin, assists/ turnover ratio (0.87), and assists per game (12.3).
Wiggins is leading the conference in assists (111) and assists per game (4.4).
Wiggins is nationally ranked 65th in assists and 67th in assists per game.
Cain is leading the conference in blocks (34), blocks per game (1.36), total rebounds (236), offensive rebounds per game (4.8), and rebounds per game (9.4).
Cain is ranked fourth in the nation in offensive rebounds per game, 37th in rebounds per game, 40th in rebounds, 81st in total blocks, and 87th in blocks per game.
Cain is only 1.7 rebounds away from Angel Reese from LSU who is leading the nation in rebounds per game.
Faith Price is leading the conference in three-point attempts (193), three-pointers (65), and three-pointers per game (2.60).
Price is ranked 20th in the nation in three-point attempts, 34th in three-pointers, and 41st in three-pointers per game.
SCOUTING THE WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS
Western Carolina is on a four-game losing streak, with two of those being road games.
The Catamounts are 9-17 overall this season and 2-9 in the SoCon.
Western Carolina is second in the conference in free-throw attempts per game (16.81).
The Catamounts are fourth in the conference in offensive rebounds per game (11.9) and scoring defense (64.0).
Kyla Allison is ranked fourth in the SoCon in minutes per game (34.53) and fifth in field goal percentage (40.9).
Allison is leading the Catamounts in scoring averaging 13.3 points per game.
Allison is leading Western Carolina in assists per game (2.25).
Joi Reid is fifth in the conference in rebounds per game (6.8).
Reid averages 0.6 blocks per game to lead Western Carolina in blocks.
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
The Spartans trail the series, 36-39, winning the matchup earlier this season (Jan 19) 83-59. UNCG has won 11 of the last 13 games between the two teams.
Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator