Wednesday, February 8, 2012

UNCG (9-15) @ Samford (9-14)

When: Thursday, February 9 8 pm
Where: Pete Hanna Center (4,974)
TV: None

Samford Athletics

Preseason Preview

1/22 Samford 60 @ UNCG 61 Recap

UNCG Stats
Last Game: @ Furman (L 85-93) Recap
PPG: 69.1
RPG: 35.6
APG: 11.7
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (17.4)
Leader Rebounds: David Williams (5.2)
Leader Assists: Drew Parker (2.6)
FG %: 39.9
3 Pt %: 32.7
FT %: 67.6

Samford Stats
Last Game: @ Wofford (W 66-61 OT) Recap
PPG: 65.1
RPG: 32.1
APG: 14.0
Leader Points: Drew Windler (13.7)
Leader Rebounds: Jeffrey Merritt (6.8)
Leader Assists: Jeffrey Merritt (3.3)
FG %: 43.7
3 Pt %: 33.7
FT %: 66.4

This game is very cructial to how the rest of UNCG's season is going to play out. The Spartans lead Samford by 1 game and trail Elon by 1 game. UNCG can't afford to lose this game and have Elon win. It would all but take them out of the race for 1st place in the North. Also, it would put UNCG in a tough spot for trying to take 2nd in the North.

Samford played very well in Greensboro 3 weeks ago. It took a last second put back by David Williams to defeat the Bulldogs by 1 point. However, it was entertaining that the put back was made possible by Samford's players complaining about a possible travel violation by Trevis Simpson and not boxing Williams out. It was quite ironic since Samford spent more time complaining about calls than any other basketball team I've ever seen.

The last two Spartan trips to the Pete Hanna Center have turned out well for UNCG. In order to have a chance for a first round bye, this trip needs to also go well. Go Spartans !!!


David said...


Anonymous said...

Awesome Baby! Henry key tip-11 rebounds- Simpson leads- Armstrong deals- Great team effort- Elon loses