Monday, January 28, 2013

Simpson Leads UNCG to Weekend Sweep

UNCG 66 - Samford 64

UNCG Athletics
Samford Athletics

Halftime: UNG 39 - Samford 34

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (30)
Leader Rebounds: Kayel Locke (9)
Leader Assists: Kelvin McNeil (4)
Team FG: 21-55 (38.2%)
Team 3 Pt: 4-12 (33.3%)
Team FT: 20-29 (69.0%)
Rebounds: 39
Turnovers: 14

Samford Stats
Leader Points: Tim Williams (19)
Leader Rebounds: Tim Williams (9)
Leader Assists: Rajon Kelly (6)
Team FG: 22-55 (40.0%)
Team 3 Pt: 7-22 (31.8%)
Team FT: 13-18 (72.2%)
Rebounds: 35
Turnovers: 13

It was the first time I'd seen UNCG go out and win in a close contest. The Spartans came out and got a couple of big defensive stops against one of the top teams in the North Division. Trevis Simpson absolutely went off in the 2nd half by scoring 22 of UNCG's 27 points. It was an impressive performance by someone who didn't want his to fall in another close game.

UNCG 77 - Chattanooga 69

UNCG Athletics
Chattanooga Athetics

Halftime: UNCG 41 - UTC 31

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (41)
Leader Rebounds: David Williams (9)
Leader Assists: Jordan Potts (5)
Team FG: 26-64 (40.6%)
Team 3 Pt: 11-29 (37.9%)
Team FT: 14-20 (70.0%)
Rebounds: 39
Turnovers: 12

Chattanooga Stats
Leader Points: Z Mason (18)
Leader Rebounds: Z Mason (11)
Leader Assists: Gee McGhee (6)
Team FG: 22-50 (44.0%)
Team 3 Pt: 6-18 (33.3%)
Team FT: 19-27 (70.4%)
Rebounds: 34
Turnovers: 14

Trevis Simpson and the UNCG 3 point shooting was the story for the first half of this game. Simpson went 6-7 from behind the arc in the first half and then made some spectacular finishes in the second half on the way to tying a school record for single game scoring. But I think the key to this game was David Williams making big steals and getting big rebounds that helped turn back the Mocs 2nd half comeback attempt.

I was a good way to cap off a solid week of basketball by the Spartans. Now they will need to carry the momentum going forward if they want to get back into the SoCon North race.