Sunday, November 18, 2012

Virginia Tech (3-0) @ UNCG (1-2)

When: Monday, November 19 7 pm
Where: Greensboro Coliseum (7,617/23,500)
TV: ESPN3 & Spartan All-Access

VA Tech Athletics

UNCG Stats
Last game: @ East Carolina (L 73-76) Recap
PPG: 75.7
RPG: 38.7
APG: 15.3
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (21.0)
Leader Rebounds: Kelvin McNeil (5.7)
Leader Assists: Drew Parker (5.7)
FG %: 45.6
3 Pt %: 40.6
FT %: 67.3

Virginia Tech Stats
Last game: VMI (W 95-80) Recap
PPG: 81.3
RPG: 41.0
APG: 16.3
Leader Points: Eric Green (23.0)
Leader Rebounds: Jarell Eddie (8.7)
Leader Assists: Eric Green (5.3)
FG %: 48.6
3 Pt %: 40.0
FT %: 67.9

The good news is this game is at home. The bad news is that UNCG is playing a team that has superior size and depth. With such a quick turnaround, I hope the Spartans have recovered the legs and are able to put a tough loss behind them. I'd hate to see ECU beat UNCG twice.

On the bright side, I think that the Hokies will be more inclined to play UNCG's style and not try to turn this game into a grind. If that's the case then the Spartans at least have a chance. They will have to play two complete halves of basketball, though.

I'm hoping for a good crowd and an electric atmosphere. At this point, there's no reason for anyone to be exceedingly upset about the Spartan';s play. They've played two rough road games and had relatively good showings. It's a shame that they weren't able to pick up the wins in either of those games. However, it's not like anyone in the SoCon has shown themselves to be "world beaters".

So with that being said, I'm going to show up on Monday night optimistic and looking for a good fight from UNCG.

Go Spartans !!!