Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Game #24 - UNCG

The Cats go on the road to face the third-place UNCG Spartans on We. The Spartans are on a two-game winning streak after dropping a road match in Johnson City to the ETSU Bucs. UNCG is 12-3 in games played in Greensboro this season.

Game #24 - UNCG Spartans

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 7:00 pm
Where: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
-announcer: Gary Ayers, Daniel Hooker
TV/video: ESPN+
-announcer: Scott Pryzwansky (PxP) Darryl Kosciak (Color)
Live Stats: UNCG Live Stats
Fan Message Board: UNCG Sports
The Series: The series between Western and UNCG started back in 1979 and Western owns a 31-24 overall record against the Spartans. Western is 26-19 in games played since UNCG joined the SoCon.  However, the Cats are on an 8 game slide against the Spartans.

UNCG's 2019-20 record: 19-6 overall, 12-3 in home games, and 9-3 SoCon games

Offensively, UNCG is led by junior guard Isaiah Miller, whose average of 18.5 points per game and 21.7 points per SoCon contest both rank first in the conference this season. With 11 wins in Greensboro, the Spartans are tied for the fifth-most home wins by a UNCG program in history.

The Spartans rank in the top-five of Division I men's basketball for five major team statistics. They rank first in turnover margin (plus-7.4), second in total steals (249), fourth in turnovers forced per game (19.00) and fifth in steals per game (10.0) -- Spartan guard Isaiah Miller leads the SoCon with 18.2 points per game and 20.8 per game against conference opponents -- Senior James Dickey completed the 17th double-double of his career against Samford, pulling down 16 boards while scoring 13 points. Eight of his 16 rebounds were on the offensive glass

UNCG Probable Starters
Miller, Isaiah - junior guard  (6' 189 lbs)  18.4 ppg
Massey, Malik - senior guard  (6'3" 195 lbs)   6.1 ppg
Allegri, Angelo - sophomore forward  (6'7" 205 lbs)   7.9 ppg
Hunter, Kaleb - sophomore guard  (6'4" 194 lbs)   10.1 ppg
Dickey, James - senior forward  (6'10" 210 lbs)   8 ppg

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