Sunday, January 22, 2012

Buzzer Beater by Williams Pushes Winning Steak to Four

UNCG 61 - Samford 60

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Halftime: UNCG 35 - Samford 27

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: Derrell Armstrong (27)
Leader Rebounds: David Williams (7)
Leader Assists: Drew Parker (3)
Team FG: 23-71 (32.4%)
Team 3 Pt: 8-28 (28.6%)
Team FT: 7-9 (77.8%)
Rebounds: 34
Turnovers: 7

Samford Stats
Leader Points: Drew Windler (19)
Leader Rebounds: Jeffrey Merritt (11)
Leader Assists: Jeffrey Merritt (3)
Team FG: 21-47 (44.7%)
Team 3 Pt: 4-14 (28.6%)
Team FT: 14-19 (73.7%)
Rebounds: 43
Turnovers: 23

It took a David Williams rebound and put back in with 2 seconds to play to lift UNCG over Samford for their 4th straight win. However, it was causing 23 Bulldog turnovers (Williams had 4 steals) and taking 24 more shots that really allowed the Spartans topick up their 3rd home win of the season.

Derrell Armstrong continued his play by scoring 27 points. Trevis Simpson got himself back on track with 15 points. But UNCG had to weather a rough second half that saw very few shots falling and massive foul trouble.

UNCG again stepped up their play in the final five minutes to take back a game that looked like it might slip away. This is really a stark change from just a few weeks ago when the Spartans seemed to swoon over those last few minutes.

Now UNCG will have a giant set of weekend rematch games against App State & Western Carolina. Two wins could really set UNCG up to earn a North division title and first round tournament bye.


Anonymous said...

A very exciting game-- The fans that were there were very loud and supportive of team-Need more students to support team--The team is very entertaining right now-- Cheerleaders, dance team and band great job-- Williams and Armstrong kicked butt-- Let's get ready for Thursday night. Bob

Dash said...

Student turnout is super weak. We were joking that all 25 of them were loud tonight.