Tuesday, February 1, 2011

App State (8-13) @ UNCG (4-16)

When: Wednesday, Febuary 2 7 pm
Where: Greensboro Coliseum (7,617/23,500)
TV: None/Spartan All-Access

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Spartan Notes:
-Last time out, UNCG ran out to a big lead and then had to hold on to beat Samford in Birmingham on Saturday, 91-72. Brandon Evan scored 26 and Trevis Simpson scored 22 points.
- After starting the year 0-15, the Spartans have won 4 of their last 5 games. UNCG has won 2 straight home games.
- With a conference record of 4-6, UNCG sits in 3rd place in the SoCon North Division. They are a half game ahead of App State and Elon. Western Carolina is in 2nd place at 5-5.
- Korey VanDussen leads UNCG in scoring (11.0). Aloysius Henry leads in rebounds (5.6) and Kyle Randall leads the team in assists (3.8).
- For the year, the Spartans are shooting 42.2% from the field, 37.8% from behind the arc and 67.5% from the free throw line.

Mountaineer Notes:
- Amu Saaka dropped 31 points and lead Furman to a 81-61 victory over App State in Greenville. Omar Carter led ASU with 25 points.
- ASU has now lost 4 straight games and 6 of their last 7 contests. They have lost 4 straight road games.
- At their first meeting, App State narrowly fell to UNCG in Boone, 75-74. The Mountaineers had several looks at the end to take the lead, including a Donald Sims 3 pointer at the buzzer. App State held a lead of 41-28 at halftime of that game.
- Sims leads ASU in scoring (21.0) and assists (3.7). Andre Williamson leads the Mountaineers in rebounds (6.4).
- For the season, App State is shooting 44.4% from the field, 33.5% from behind the arc and 69.4% from the free throw line.