Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Spartans Outlast Hatters on Final Day in Florida

UNCG 75 - Stetson 68

UNCG Athletics
Stetson Athletics

Halftime: UNCG 36 - Stetson 34

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: Cain (21)
Leader Rebounds: Cain (11)
Leader Assists: Potts (5)
Team FG: 24-51 (47.1%)
Team 3 Pt: 7-15 (46.7%)
Team FT: 20-25 (80.0%)
Rebounds: 33
Turnovers: 15

Stetson Stats
Leader Points: Andrews (16)
Leader Rebounds: Smith (9)
Leader Andrews (7)
Team FG: 22-53 (41.5%)
Team 3 Pt: 5-14 (35.7%)
Team FT: 19-23 (82.6%)

For the second straight day, UNCG came out completely flat. Stetson jumped out to a 14-5 lead. But unlike Tuesday, the Spartans recovered and went to the locker room with a 36-34 lead, The second half saw the lead seesaw back and forth until two late defensive stands by UNCG coupled with making 5-6 free throws allowed the Spartans to leave Florida with a win.

There were a lot of things to like about this game. I thought Tyrone Outlaw and Kyle Cain really carried the team and Jordan Potts continues to shoot the ball with confidence. It was good to see Nicholas Paulos start to make some shots. It was always a matter of time before his shots started to fall, but he made 2 straight at a very important time in the game.

UNCG still had some of the same issues as Tuesday. The team still struggled to put together stretches of good offensive and defensive possessions. There were still way too many turnovers. However, it is still a win. Now the guys can take off Thanksgiving and come back ready to go against Presbyterian at home next week.

Go Spartans !!!