UNCG Women’s Basketball to Take on No. 9 Virginia Tech with Hokies Elizabeth Kitley(Northwest Guilford HS) and Cayla King(Northwest Guilford HS)

UNCG Women’s Basketball to Take on No. 9 Virginia Tech

GREENSBORO, NC – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s basketball team will continue its road trip to Virginia by facing No. 9 Virginia Tech on Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum.

Game Info
Where: Blacksburg, Va. | Cassell Coliseum
When: Monday, Nov. 20 | 6 p.m.
Watch: ACCNX

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE SPARTANS

UNCG most recently earned a 63-60 win over Radford on Saturday.
Saturday’s game was a back-and-forth battle, coming down to the wire.
Ayanna Khalfani was able drive through the paint, making a layup, putting the Spartans up (62-60) in the team’s final possession.
Isys Grady added one more score for the Spartans at the free-throw line for the 63-60 win.
Three Spartans scored in double-figures.
Khalfani led the way with 13 points, while Nia Howard and Jayde Gamble paced the Spartans with 10 points apiece.
Khalfani and Khalis Cain landed on top with eight rebounds apiece.

SCOUTING THE SPARTANS
The Spartans come into Monday’s matchup 3-1 overall.
The Spartans dropped their season opener at App State on Monday, Nov. 6 by just two scoring possessions, 71-65.
Since then, UNCG has won its last three contests.
UNCG is undefeated at home after claiming a 61-30 win over South Carolina State, followed by another dominating win over Pfeiffer, 93-25.
Gamble is ranked fourth nationally in steals per game with a 4.67 average over the four-game stretch.
Grady leads The Southern Conference (SoCon) with a field-goal percentage of 60 this season.
Khalfani leads the Spartans with 51 points and 13 dimes.
Gamble and Kelly Boyle lead UNCG from behind the arc with five three-pointers apiece on the 2023-24 stanza.
The Spartans were picked to finish sixth in the 2023-24 SoCon Preseason Coaches’ Poll, trailing ETSU, Chattanooga, Mercer, Wofford and Furman and coming in front of Samford and Western Carolina.
After Grady’s efforts in the 2022-23 season, the junior was named the 2023-24 SoCon Preseason All-Conference Team.

SCOUTING THE HOKIES
Virginia Tech heads into Monday’s matchup ninth in the country with a 2-1 overall record.
The Hokies are undefeated at home this season with their only loss coming against No. 3 Iowa, 80-76 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.
As a team, the Hokies rank nationally in the top ten in five statistical categories this season. They are second in blocks per game, third in three-pointers per game, sixth in field goal percentage, seventh in free-throw percentage and eighth in assist/turnover ratio.
Georgia Amoore is currently seventh nationally with 28 assists and third in assists per game with a 9.3 average.
Elizabeth Kitley is ranked first nationally with a 100 percent free-throw percentage.
Kitley was picked as the ACC Preseason Player of the Year after receiving 46 out of 61 votes.
Amoore was named to the Preseason All-ACC Team with two first place votes of her own.
The Hokies most recently dominated in a 105-36 win over Houston Christian in Blacksburg.
Amoore had a career high of 16 assists and Virginia Tech had six players score in double figures in it’s last time out.
Kitley led the Hokies with 23 points.

SERIES HISTORY
The Spartans trail the Hokies in the overall series at 1-7. The last time the two teams met was the 2008-09 season in Blacksburg when the Hokies defeated the Spartans by just two scoring possessions, 59-53. UNCG claimed its only victory over Virginia Tech back in the 1992-93 season, 63-54.

TICKETS
To purchase tickets for any home games for the 2023-24 UNCG women’s basketball season, click here to learn more or call the UNCG Athletics Ticket Office at (336) 334-3250.

UP NEXT
The Spartans will begin a three-game home stretch beginning with hosting Montreat on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. in Fleming Gymnasium.

Courtesy of Emma White
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro