Friday, November 30, 2012

Citadel (3-2) @ UNCG (1-5)

When: Saturday, December 1 7 pm
Where: Greensboro Coliseum (7,617/23,500)
TV: None/Spartan All-Access

Citadel Athletics

UNCG Stats
Last Game: NC A&T (L 79-90) Recap
PPG: 78.8
RPG: 40.7
APG: 13.3
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (20.2)
Leader Reboudns: Kelvin McNeil (8.2)
Leader Assists: Drew Parker (3.8)
FG %: 41.8
3 Pt %: 32.3
FT %: 69.2

Citadel Stats
Last game: Radford (L 61-74) Recap
PPG: 73.8
RPG: 34.2
APG: 18.4
Leader Points: Mike Groselle (15.4)
Leader Rebounds: Mike Groselle (9.6)
Leader Assists: Marshall Harris III (5.8)
FG %: 50.0
3 Pt %: 37.2
FT %: 78.0

Well, let's see if UNCG can answer the bell. On Wednesday night, they were knocked down hard by their rivals from NC A&T. Since then, the UNCG fan base has been in panic/meltdown mode. I really want to see UNCG bring it all to the floor of the Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday night.

This is a conference game. It counts and it matters. It will be just as important as a game in January or February. Plus, it's a home conference game. Again, this one is big.

From a match up standpoint, the Citadel is going to be tough for a UNCG team that is struggling on the defensive end of the court. The Bulldogs shoot the ball very well, but turn it over 18 times a game. The Spartans will have to do a good job covering All-SoCon player Mike Groselle. He's the Citadel's do everything player. UNCG will have to throw multiple post players at him and hope to slow him down.

There's a lot I could continue to write about this game. But I think I'm going to hold off saying much more and see how UNCG responds to the events of this week. I hope it's a positive recap I'm writing tomorrow night.

Go Spartans !!!