Thursday, February 9, 2012

UNCG Picks Up Huge Road Win

UNCG 71 - Samford 69

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Halftime: UNCG 41 - Samford 41

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (25)
Leader Rebounds: Aloysius Henry (11)
Leader Assists: Parker, Van Dussen, Armstron (3 tie)
Team FG: 23-61 (37.7%)
Team 3 Pt: 9-28 (32.1%)
Team FT: 16-20 (80.0%)
Rebounds: 44
Turnovers: 11

Samford Stats
Leader Points: Drew Windler (18)
Leader Rebounds: Will Cook, Tyler Hood (8 tie)
Leader Assists: Jeffrey Merritt (5)
Team FG: 26-65 (40.0%)
Team 3 Pt: 7-32 (21.9%)
Team FT: 10-16 (62.5%)
Rebounds: 39
Turnovers: 10

There is no other way to look at this game ... it was a big win. UNCG needed this game to put some distance between themselves and the 3rd place Bulldogs. Also, this win gives UNCG the season sweep over Samford. This will help in case of a tie-breaker.

As an added bonus, UTC defeated Elon on Thursday night. So, the Spartans moved back into a tie for 1st place in the North Division. Elon and UNCG now switch places for their Saturday games. If the Spartans can defeat the Mocs, either outcome in Birmingham is acceptable.

That Spartans gutted out this win on a night when they didn't play their best. They got big contributions from reserve players like Aloysius Henry (11 rebs), Nick Paulos (12 pts) and Derrell Armstong (13 pts).

Now it's on the "Scenic City" with a real chance to seize control of the north. Gotta keep grinding out these wins!


Josh said...

These guys are going to give me a heart attack, seriously. This was a much needed win, especially with the Elon loss. Go Spartans!