Sunday, January 10, 2016

Game #16: UNCG

Day: Monday
Date: January 11, 2016
Location: Cullowhee, NC (Ramsey Center)
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
TV / Video: American Sports Network (ASN)
List of ASN Stations

Radio: Catamount Sports Network (Gary Ayers and Daniel Hooker)

The Series: The Cats are 21-10 overall against the Spartans, in the series that started in 1979, and Western is 13-2 in games played in Cullowhee against the Spartans. The Cats swept both games in the series last season.

Game Notes:     Western Carolina    -   UNCG

Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the Ramsey Center and will be televised nationally on the American Sports Network (ASN). Evan Le

(I find it strange that the game is being played in Cullowhee, is televised nationally, and carried by a local station in Greensboro, but not locally broadcast for for the Asheville viewing area.  Given this point, I don't understand why the game can't also be carried by the SDN.)

The Spartans are coming off a 86-83 last-second loss at ETSU Saturday evening, as the Buccaneers hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 6.1 seconds remaining. The Spartans are 5-11 overall and have a 1-2 mark in Southern Conference play, and are are looking for their first road victory of the season . The Spartans are 0-9 on the season away from Greensboro.

UNCG is averaging 70.1 points per game while allowing 73.6 points per game. The Spartans are shooting 43.1% percent from the field and have connected on 135 3-pointers.

The Spartans have four players averaging double figures this season. RJ White leads the team in scoring and ranks 11th in the SoCon at 12.3 points per game. He leads the team and ranks third in the conference with 6.9 rebounds per game. Senior forward Kayel Locke is second on the team in scoring at 11.9 points per game, freshman guard Francis Alonso leads all league freshmen in scoring at 11.3 points per game. Diante Baldwin rounds out the Spartans in double figures scoring at 10.5 points per game.

UNCG Probable Starters
#1 Marvin Smith, So.,  G/F
#10 Francis Alonso, Fr.,  G
#13 Kayle Locke, Jr.,  F
#20 Diante Baldwin, So.,  G
#33 RJ White, Jr.,  C

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