Monday, November 12, 2012

Winston-Salem State (0-0) @ UNCG (0-1)

When: Monday, November 12 7 pm
Where: Greensboro Coliseum (7,617/23,500)
TV: None/Spartan All-Access

Winston-Salem State Athletics

UNCG Stats:
Last Game: @ High Point (L 73-81) Recap
PPG: 73.0
RPG: 40.0
APG: 13.0
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (18.0)
Leader Rebounds: Trevis Simpson (18.0)
Leader Assists: Korey Van Dussen (4.0)
FG %: 43.4
3 Pt %: 40.0
FT %: 56.5

Winston-Salem State Stats:
Last Game: @ Duke-Exh. (L 45-69) Recap
PPG: 45.0
RPG: 44.0
APG: 4.0
Leader Points: WyKevin Bazemore (11.0)
Leader Rebounds: WyKevin Bazemore (17.0)
Leader Assists: Marcus Wells (3.0)
FG %: 29.3
3 Pt %: 18.2
FT %: 40.9

Let's not be fooled. D1 or not, WSSU has a good squad this year. The above stats are slightly skewed thanks to a game against Duke. However, this team is ranked #15 in NCAA DII. Wells and Glover are a good guard tandem. Bazemore is an undersized rebounding machine (see: Kyle Hines). The Spartans need to come ready to play.

I'm going to work under the assumption that UNCG has watched their film from Friday night and got some of their issues in order. Luckily, tonight's game is not against a team with superior size. HPU used their size to really build the lead against UNCG. The Rams shouldn't be able to do the same thing.

I also expect the Spartans to be able to dictate pace better in this game. If they can cut down on some of the silly turnovers, I think UNCG can prevail. Also, I think a large crowd should help with the energy.

Go Spartans !!!