Sunday, January 15, 2012

Spartans Win in Crazy Fashion; Sweep Low Country Trip

UNCG 67 - Citadel 66

Post & Courier Recap
UNCG Athletics Recap
Citadel Athletics Recap

Halftime: UNCG 32 - Citadel 36

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (19)
Leader Rebounds: Aaron Brackett (5)
Leader Assists: Korey Van Dussen (4)
Team FG: 23-50 (46.0%)
Team 3 Pt: 3-9 (33.3%)
Team FT: 18-22 (81.8%)
Rebounds: 27
Turnovers: 9

Citadel Stats
Leader Points: Mike Groselle (22)
Leader Rebounds: Mike Groselle (9)
Leader Assists: DeVontae Wright (7)
Team FG: 22-44 (50.0%)
Team 3 Pt: 8-13 (61.5%)
Team FT: 14-22 (63.6)
Rebounds: 31
Turnovers: 15

What an amazing and stunning turn of events in the last 8 seconds of the game. I went from thinking that G had found a way to finish a second straight game, to full on anger and cussing. Then with the last second alley-oop, I was left completely speechless for a solid 2 minutes. If you didn't get to listen to the game, I'll let you read the game recaps from the above links. For this blog, I'll just move on past that to some of the numbers.

Even though the Citadel's numbers are better than UNCG's, it was really the 2nd half defensive effort that put the Spartans in position to make a play at the end. The team's ability to create their own energy at the end of the game helped. I think both of those things can be attributed to the coaches. Also, it was a solid game for Korey Van Dussen. David Williams continues to make lots of great hustle plays.

After sweeping their first road trip since 2007-2008, UNCG now has a 5 game homestand and a chance to really get back in the SoCon North race.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like unbelievable pass catch and slam baby!!!!