Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Citadel (4-17) @ UNCG (8-14)

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

Citadel Athletics

Preseason Preview

1/14 UNCG 67 @ Citadel 66 Recap

UNCG Stats
Last Game: Western Carolina (W 89-86 OT) Recap
PPG: 67.8
RPG: 35.5
APG: 11.5
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (16.7)
Leader Rebounds: David Williams (5.3)
Leader Assists: Drew Parker (2.5)
FG %: 39.2
3 Pt %: 32.6
FT %: 66.0

Citadel Stats
Last Game: Furman (L 58-67) Recap
PPG: 65.9
RPG: 32.5
APG: 14.0
Leader Points: Mike Groselle (17.3)
Leader Rebounds: Mike Groselle (9.6)
Leader Assists: DeVontae Wright (2.8)
FG%: 44.1
3 Pt %: 34.0
FT %: 64.4

It took a full-on miracle for UNCG to escape Charleston with a "W" at McAlister Fieldhouse. That was only 3 weeks ago. While everyone is patting the team and coaches on the back, I hope they remember that if Mike Groselle catches the errant pass, UNCG wouldn't be on a 6 game winning streak.

If this current season of SoCon basketball tells us anything, it's that if you don't come to play you will lose. Look at Samford. They gave Citadel their only conference win and Davidson it's only conference loss. There is very little difference between any of the 12 teams.

The Spartans have went from worst to first in the span of 3 weeks. However, it's gonna take a good closing month in order to earn that conference tournament bye. UNCG only has 3 home games left and it needs to win all three.

To win this one, Trevis Simpson and Derrell Armstrong are going to have to continue their good play. The Spartans are going to have to better defense than they did in Charleston (Citadel FG 22-44, 3 Pt 8-13) and rebound better (Citadel 31 - UNCG 27). Mike Groselle is probably the best player in the SoCon. It will take a group effort (with minimal fouls) to contain him. Go Spartans !!!


Anonymous said...

Our remaining schedule is brutal. This team is a long ways from being out of the woods. Whatever that statement actually means.Schedule includes some difficult home games and we are getting ready to go back on the road for an extended period of time.

Dash said...

Yep. All the mroe reason why they NEED to win this game.