Friday, January 18, 2013

Spartans Throttle Wofford

UNCG 71 - Wofford 52

UNCG Athletics
Wofford Athletics

Halftime: UNCG 43 - Wofford 30

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: Trevis Simpson (19)
Leader Rebounds: Derrell Armstrong (9)
Leader Assists: Drew Parker (3)
Team FG: 22-50 (44.0%)
Team 3 Pt: 4-12 (33.3%)
Team FT: 23-31 (74.2%)
Rebounds: 43
Turnovers: 14

Wofford Stats:
Leader Points: Spencer Collins (12)
Leader Rebounds: Justin Gordon (6)
Leader Assists: Swinton, Faithful (Tied - 3)
Team FG: 19-52 (36.5%)
Team 3 Pt: 6-19 (31.6%)
Team FT: 8-13 (61.5%)
Rebounds: 25
Turnovers: 17

Absolutely UNCG's best defensive effort of the season and it showed on the scoreboard big time. I thought that Trevis Simpson really got into playing defense and it rubbed off on all of his teammates  Also, freshman PG Jordan Potts seemed to give the Spartans a spark of energy off the bench.

I also was impressed to see UNCG run a lot of actual offensive actions and find out good shots, not just random 3 pointers. It showed in that the Spartans only took 12 total 3 pointers. Trevis Simpson and Derrell Armstrong got back to doing what they do best, in driving the ball to the basket.

Overall it was just an impressive performance by a team that really needed to have a showing like that at home. I hope now they can build on that success and start a winning streak. Go Spartans !!!