Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Spartans Break Streak, Surge to Comeback Victories

UNCG 75 - App State 74

Watauga Democrat
UNCG Athletics
App State Athletics

Aaron Bracket's 28 points and 15 rebounds helped UNCG overcome another bad first half. The Spartans found themselves down 13 at the break after ASU ran off a 13-0 run to finish the half. Even though UNCG's starting guards managed to score just a single point, Brandon Evans came off the bench to drop in 18 points. Leading 75-74, the Spartans missed free throws at the end to give the Mountaineers a final shot at the win. Donald Sims (25 pts) missed a 25 foot shot that would have won the game. Instead, UNCG got to break it's 16 game losing streak.

UNCG 77 - Davidson 69

Charlotte Observer
UNCG Athletics
Davidson Athletics

Freshman Trevis Simpson had one of the most spectacular performances ever turned in by a Spartan with 33 points on Monday. His 12-15 shooting performance helped UNCG shake off a tough first half to defeat Davidson, 77-69. It was the first UNCG win at home this season. The Spartans shot 38% in the first half on their way to being down by 7 at the break. The second half saw Simpson's teammates heat up with him to shoot 60% and really put the clamps on Davidson defensively. David Williams led the way on that end of the floor with 3 block and 4 steals.