Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Spartans Start Slow, Fall to San Diego

UNCG 71 - San Diego 83

UNCG Athletics
San Diego Athletics

Halftime: UNCG 38 - San Diego 45

UNCG Stats
Leader Points: Cain (21)
Leader Rebounds: Cain, White (Tied - 5)
Leader Assists: Cain, Potts (Tied - 3)
Team FG: 26-54 (48.1%)
Team 3 Pt: 7-22 (31.8%)
Team FT: 12-16 (75.0%)
Rebounds: 27
Turnovers: 13

San Diego Stats
Leader Points: Sanadze (20)
Leader Rebounds: Kramer (7)
Leader Assists: Anderson (5)
Team FG: 28-52 (53.8%)
Team 3 Pt: 4-14 (28.6%)
Leader FT: 23-31 (74.2%)
Rebounds: 31
Turnovers: 7

The Spartans came out for the noon tip time lethargic and they were quickly in a 13-2 hole after just 4 minutes. From there, UNCG played well in spurts. However, that first few minutes sealed their fate. This team has looked like a young club this week in Florida.

UNCG got themselves back into the game and had several chances in both halves to take the lead. It seemed like every time that they got within a possession, there would be a bad shot, a turnover or a missed assignment on defense. Also, the Toreros came up with some big offensive rebounds at tough times.

In order for UNCG to win games, they are going to have to bring effort for a full 40 minutes and do all of the little things right. Today's contest was a glaring example of that exact statement. Tomorrow the Spartans will face Stetson at noon. I'll be interested to see if UNCG has learned from today. Go Spartans !!!