Monday, February 9, 2009

Wofford (10-11) @ UNCG (4-18)

When: Monday, Jan 9 7 pm
Where: Fleming Gym (2,320)
TV: None/ Spartan All-Access

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Spartan Notes:
-Last time out, Mikko Kiovisto hit 5 of 7 3 pointers on his way to scoring 26 points as UNCG defeated Georgia Southern in Statesboro (84-76). Damian Eargle pulled down 12 rebounds.
- UNCG's 3-10 conference record leaves the Spartans in last place in the North Division, one game behind Elon.
-Mikko Koivisto still leads UNCG in scoring (12.7) and assists (2.5). Ben Stywall leads the Spartans in rebounding (9.0).
- For the year, UNCG is shooting 40.1% from the field, 30.2% from 3-point range and 65.9% from the free throw line.

Terrier Notes:
- Tonight's game is the only meeting between Wofford and UNCG.
- On Saturday, Wofford ran out to a nine point halftime lead and easily held on against Samford, 74-61. Noah Dahlman lead Wofford with 15 points.
- Junior Salters (5 games), Noah Dahlman (1 game) and Corey Godzinski (7 games) have all missed time this season.
- Dahlman leads Wofford in scoring (16.6) and Tim Johnson leads in rebounds (8.8). Jason Dawson leads in assists (3.0).
- On the season, Wofford is shooting 44.5% from the field, 37.8% from behind the arc and 69% from the free throw line.

My Thoughts:
UNCG and Wofford have a history of playing really close games. I would be lying if I said that I still wasn't still irritated thinking about last year's game in Fleming. Kyle Hines had the chance to send a game that UNCG had controlled (for the most part) into overtime with 2 made free throws. He made only 1 of 2 and that was that.

Wofford has fought through a lot of injuries and is finally getting healthy for the stretch run. UNCG has found confidence over the last few games. This sounds like the recipe for another nail bitter.

Go Spartans !!!