Friday, January 20, 2012

Samford (5-12) @ UNCG (5-14)

When: Sunday, January 22 2 pm
Where: Greensboro Coliseum (7,617/23,500)
TV: None/Spartan All-Access

Samford Athletics

Preseason Preview

UNCG Notes
Last Game: Chattanooga (W 81-72) Recap
PPG: 66.6
RPG: 34.9
APG: 11.7
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (15.9)
Leader Rebounds: Aaron Brackett (4.9)
Leader Assists: Drew Parker (2.5)
FG %: 39.1
3 Pt %: 32.7
FT %: 64.1

Samford Notes
Last Game: @ Elon (W 86-80) Recap
PPG: 66.6
RPG: 32.4
APG: 15.1
Leader Points: Drew Windler (13.2)
Leader Rebounds: Jeffrey Merritt (6.8)
Leader Assists: Jeffrey Merritt (3.2)
FG %: 44.1
3 Pt %: 34.6
FT %: 63.4

If there's a SoCon team that is hot as UNCG, it's the Samford Bulldogs. Samford found themselves in the same position as UNCG just a few weeks ago. However, last Saturday Samford played a very good game against Chattanooga and it propelled them to their own two game winning streak.

Samford has a lot more in common with with SoCon teams like Davidson and Elon than any other programs. They run a system and they stick to it. The Spartans will be trying to get Samford into playing wild and out of control. UNCG has dictated tempo in 2 of their last 3 games (Charleston & UTC). However, Samford will not bring the same athletes to Greensboro that those two teams possess. So, they are going to try to stick to their system.

The key will be to continue shooting well and forcing the opponent into taking shots that they are not as comfortable taking. With the other teams in the North division all playing each other, A UNCG win should move UNCG into some tie for first place in the division. It would also give UNCG their longest winning streak in quite as long time. Go Spartans !!!


Anonymous said...

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