Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mid-Major Report

Via ESPN ...


After Davidson (13-2) beat Kansas in December, it was hard to envision the Wildcats losing -- even one game -- in conference play. They've lost two, both on the road. But they won't face much danger in their last four conference games, especially with only one more road game. They'll win the South unless Georgia Southern (11-4) catches them down the stretch. Beyond the regular season, however, Davidson has proven to be a mature team with the poise to score an upset in March Madness. UNC-Greensboro (9-5) is on top in the North. But Elon (8-6) and Samford (7-7) are in the mix.
Via USA Today ...


--The Spartans have completed their run to the top of the Southern Conference north division. Now it's time to see if they can stay there. With their Feb. 11 victory at Chattanooga, UNC Greensboro completed a run in which they won nine of 10 games and went from last place in the division to first.

Staying there, however, will have to include three of the team's final four games coming against south division opponents. The Spartans' lone remaining game against a north foe is the regular-season finale against Elon, quite possibly a game that will determine the division crown.

--Like many of the teams in the league, UNC Greensboro is finding that it better be ready for close games. The Spartans' Feb. 9 win at Samford and Feb. 11 win at Chattanooga were each decided by one basket. In the latter, guard Derrell Armstrong connected on a lay-up with 16 seconds remaining to give Greensboro the victory.

--It's not hard to see how UNCG Trevis Simpson took over the league's top scorer spot. Since his "down" game against Samford on Jan. 22 -- when he scored 15 points -- the sophomore scored at least 23 points in each of his next six contests. Heading into the team's Feb. 15 game against College of Charleston, Simpson was averaging 18.1 points per game, a full point more than The Citadel big man Mike Groselle.


Anonymous said...

Simpson the man!!!! Take that baseline and slam, slam, slam.

James said...

Atta boy Simpson!! Socon POY is in his sights!!