Friday, February 10, 2012

UNCG (10-15) @ Chattanooga (10-16)

When: Saturday, February 11 7:30 pm
Where: McKenzie Arena (10,928)
TV: None

Chattanooga Atheltics

Preseason Preview

1/19 Chattanooga 72 @ UNCG 81 Recap

UNCG Stats
Last Game: @ Samford (W 71-69) Recap
PPG: 69.2
RPG: 36.0
APG: 11.8
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (17.7)
Leader Rebounds: David Williams (5.2)
Leader Assists: Drew Parker (2.6)
FG %: 39.8
3 Pt %: 32.7
FT %: 68.1

Chattanooga Stats
Last Game: Elon (W 83-75) Recap
PPG: 71.4
RPG: 39.3
APG: 15.0
Leader Points: Omar Wattad (13.3)
Leader Rebounds: Drazen Zlovaric (6.8)
Leader Assists: Keegan Bell (6.4)
FG %: 42.6
3 Pt %: 35.3
FT %: 67.4

UNCG has already managed to at least earn a split in this far west SoCon road trip. Now it's time to get greedy. If the Spartans can grab a win on Saturday night, they will set themselves up to really make a challenge for the North Division crown. The other two competitors in that race are playing each other in Birmingham. So, it is very important for UNCG to escape "the Roundhouse" with a win.

The last time these two teams met at the greensboro Coliseum, Derrell Armstrong put up a career high 29 points. However, the Mocs frustrated current SoCon scoring leader Trevis Simpson. Simpson ended the night with just 5 points to go along with his 5 fouls. UNCG did manage to hit a season 14 3 pointers, as UTC was more than happy to play UNCG fast paced style.

Historically, UNCG has had success in this arena. It was the sight of one of the bigger upsets in program history. On March 4, 2005 UNCG defeated a Davidson team that had gone undefeated through conference play in the semifinals of the SoCon Tournament, 73-68. The Spartans lost the follow day to the host Mocs by 4.

As for this trip to the "Scenic City", let's hope the Mocs (who have dropped 7 of their last 8) are again interested in playing UNCG's frenetic pace. Also, let's hope that UNCG is able to shoot the ball better than they did at Samford. UTC is a very athletic team with several very good post players. Aloysius Henry will need to continue his strong play. Also, Aaron Brackett will need to pick back up his level of play in order for the Spartans to sweep this road trip. Go Spartans !!!


JohnMoc said...

Put a link to this post in my preview for the game. As always, I enjoyed your previews. Good luck tomorrow night (but not too much luck.....)!

Anonymous said...

Brackett appears to have struggled recently-- Do many bad fouls-- How about our team foul shooting- Williams appears to have improved greatly. Bob

David said...

Does anyone know of a free video link for this game?