Friday, February 6, 2009

New Home, Same Results

UNCG 54 - Davidson 75

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11,687 people came out to watch UNCG play on it new soon-to-be homecourt at the Greensboro Coliseum. Unfortunately, the Davidson Wildcats decided to come too. Stephen Curry scored 29 as Davidson turned back a fiery UNCG team that was down only by 10 with a little less than 7 minutes remaining.

This title is a little misleading. There were a lot of great things associated with the coliseum last night. I'll get to those in another post, I promise. But for now, let's focus on the game.

The Good:
- UNCG gave tremendous effort. I've said before that this team still fights to the end. They proved it again on Thursday.
- Kendall Toney. He had a great stat line (12 points, 5 assists & o turnovers) and seemed to feed off of Stephen Curry's energy. I really hope that he continues to shoot the ball with confidence because he can be a really good player when the ball is going in the basket.

The Bad:
- Offense - 37.3% from the field.
- Rebounds - UNCG 27 & Davidson 46.

The Ugly:
- Davidson had 21 offensive rebounds.
- UNCG had 20 turnovers.

Let's face it, these are the 2 stats that have killed UNCG all year. The Spartans got a Davidson team that wasn't sharp at all. If they could have put something together, it was a night when Davidson could have been beat. Things didn't work out that way. Nothing you can do but move forward.