Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Greensboro College (2-1) @ UNCG (2-1)

When: Wednesday, November 20 7:00 pm
Where: Greensboro Coliseum (7,617)^
TV: None/Spartan All-Access

^ - Greensboro Coliseum is undergoing renovations and will not be using the upper deck for any seating at UNCG games this season. I do not have the official seat totals with these changes.

Greensboro College Athletics

Preseason Preview

UNCG Stats
Last Game: Chowan (W 97-58) Recap
PPG: 87.7
RPG: 45.0
APG: 15.7
Leader Points: Tevon Saddler (19.7)
Leader Rebounds: Tyrone Outlaw (7.7)
Leader Assists: Tevon Saddler (4.3)
FG %: 51.5
3 Pt %: 39.1
FT %: 65.1

Greensboro College Stats
Last Game: Guilford College ( L 65-77) Recap
PPG: 71.1
RPG: 44.7
APG: 11.7
Leader Points: Damian Dixon (18.7)
Leader Rebounds: Damian Dixon (11.3)
Leader Assists: Will Griffin (2.7)
FG %: 34.3
3 Pt %: 21.3
FT %: 67.1

This is the last tune up for UNCG before things get a bit more stout. The Pride is another non-D1 opponent and a chance for UNCG to continue working through any chemistry issue and get valuable playing time for many of the new guys. After this game, the Spartans will travel to Florida to take on some seasoned mid-major teams (La Tech to start).

As for Greensboro College, they were picked 4th in the preseason of the D3 USA South Conference. The Pride fell to NC A&T by 27 in an exhibition game earlier this season. They are led by Damian Dixon, who was named second team All-State by the NCCSIA. Dixon (G 6'-1 210) is a stout scorer and rebounder from his guard spot. He should present a good challenge to the young UNCG guards.

In the end, this is another game that UNCG should win handily. It also another game where fans should focus more on the team and less on the score. It's time to start really finding a rhythm before heading out on the road.

Go Spartans !!!