UNCG Men’s Basketball Hosts Western Carolina in Final Home Regular Season Game

UNCG Men’s Basketball Hosts Western Carolina in Final Home Regular Season Game

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s basketball team will host Western Carolina on Wednesday, February 22 for its final home regular season game with a tip off at 7:00 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Spartans are 19-10 overall and 13-3 in the SoCon, while the Catamounts are 16-13 overall and 9-7 in the conference.

Prior to the game, the Spartans will recognize its six seniors. During media timeouts, UNCG will celebrate each Spartan with a video.

Where: Greensboro Coliseum | Greensboro, N.C.
When: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 7 PM

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UNCG defeated Chattanooga on Saturday, 93-76.
UNCG is 5-0 when scoring 90 or more points.
It was also the 11th game this season where four or more Spartans recorded double-digit points.
UNCG has now won a game by double digits in 13 games.
Bas Leyte led the team with 16 points, matching a season-best.
Keyshaun Langley and Kobe Langley each had 15 points. It was Kobe’s season-best.
Keondre Kennedy chipped in 13 points.

UNCG is leading the conference in field goal percentage defense (40.5) rebound margin (3.7), rebounds per game (37.07), scoring defense (64.9).
Among the nation, the Spartans are 26th in field goal percentage defense, 49th in scoring defense 59th in defensive rebounds per game, 65th in assists per game and scoring margin, 67th in rebounds per game, 68th in rebound margin, 69th in assist/turnover ratio, and 77th in turnover margin.
In the nation, Kobe Langley is 21st in assist/turnover margin (2.78), 33rd in steals (56), 55th 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: 29th in total three point field goals made (80), 35th in three point percentage (41.2), 45th in steals (53), 47th in three pointers per game (2.76), 59th in three point attempts (194), 75th in steals per game (1.83),
The Spartans are outscoring opponents, 72.8-64.9, and outrebounding their foes 37.1-33.4.
Keyshaun (14.4), Keondre Kennedy (13.4), and Brown-Jones (10.4) are leading the Spartans in points per game.
Abdulsalam (7.1) 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.

· Dante Treacy (107) and Kobe Langley (103) both bypassed the 100 assist mark this season.

· Keyshaun is seventh all time in career steals (158), passing his father, Keyford Langley who had 140. Demetrius Troy is sixth with 160.

· Kobe Langley tied for ninth all time in career steals (141), also passing his father.

· Keyshaun is eighth all time in career three point field goals (208), 7th all time is Marvin Smith (200).

· Mohammed Abdulsalam is the UNCG leader in career games played (153).

· Abdulsalam is eighth in career rebounds (713), seventh is Demetrius Cherry (722).

The Catamounts have won their last two games behind a 68-66 victory over ETSU and a 71-68 win over Mercer.
Western Carolina is leading the SoCon in defensive rebounds per game (26.86).
In the nation the Catamounts are ranked: 34th in three point attempts per game, 39th in turnovers per game, 43rd in free throws made per game, 45th in defensive rebounds per game, 47th in free throw attempts per game, 56th in three pointers per game, 74th in rebounds per game.
Among the nation, Tre Jackson is 7th in total three point field goals made (93), 10th in three pointers per game (3.32), 15th in three point percentage (42.9), 21st in three point attempts (217).
Western Carolina has the edge on points per game averaging 74.9 compared to its opponents’ 71.1.
The Catamounts’ 8.6 three pointers per game outmatches their opponents’ 5.4.
Jackson leads the team with 15.6 points per game, while Tyzhaun Claude is second with 15.3 points per game.
Vonterius Woolbright is the third Catamount averaging double figures, with 14.6 points per game.

The Spartans will conclude regular season play with their final road game at ETSU on Saturday, February 25 with a start time of 4:00 p.m.
Following all SoCon games on Saturday, the Spartans will learn their fate in the 2023 SoCon Tournament.
The Tournament will take place in Asheville, N.C. at the Harrah Cherokee Center.
To see ticket prices for the Tournament CLICK HERE
2023 SoCon Tournament Central

· Western Carolina leads the all-time series 33-29.

· UNCG kicked off SoCon play this season with a 72-47 victory over the Catamounts on December 29, 2022 in Cullowhee, N.C.

· UNCG has won 13 of the last 15 matchups in the series.

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