Sunday, March 4, 2012

UNCG Comeback Stuns App

UNCG 65 - App State 55

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App State Athletics

Halftime: UNCG 32 - App State 39

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (17)
Leader Rebounds: Simpson, David Williams (9 tie)
Leader Assists: Williams, Derrell Armstrong (3 tie)
Team FG: 23-61 (37.7%)
Team 3 Pt: 5-14 (35.7%)
Team FT: 14-24 (58.3%)
Rebounds: 44
Turnovers: 9

App State Stats
Leader Points: Ike Butts (16)
Leader Rebounds: Ike Butts (10)
Leader Assists: Mike Neal (2)
Team FG: 21-58 (36.2%)
Team 3 Pt: 2-17 (11.8%)
Team FT: 11-13 (84.6%)
Rebounds: 36
Turnovers: 14

The Spartans were done. You could feel the air go out of the fans behind the bench. The score was 49-38 with about 10 minutes left in the game, and I wrote the word "Ovah" on my Twitter feed.

That was about the time UNCG remembered they were a better team than App and took off on a 27-6 run to thump App right on back to Boone. Trevis Simpson finished it off with a ridiculous windmill dunk.

I encourage everyone to get to Asheville to see today's game. It's a great place to watch basketball. I'll write a full post on my entire experience next week. But for now the UNCG basketball team rolls on. Hopefully this season can continue on a little longer.