|Posted by Dash on February 8, 2015 at 3:20 PM|
After a miserable January that saw UNCG go just 1-8, the Spartans have rebounded well so far in February. This week saw UNCG go on the road and beat up on the SoCon's two military academies. On Tuesday, VMI couldn't throw it in the ocean and UNCG broke the Keydet press for a lot of easy baskets. It led to UNCGgetting its most lopsided win since 2012, 85-56. They backed it up with a nice road win in Charleston at the Citadel on Saturday afternoon. After finding themselves down 45-41 with about 15 minutes remaining, UNCG finished the game on a 38-18 run to defeat the Bulldogs by 16. Here area couple of things from both games ...
Oh Jordy ... I've always been such a huge Jordy Kuiper fan. That dude gives 100% and seems to always be enjoying himself. It'sreally a fun thing to see. Also, he's really inproved over the course of the last season and a half. He started 3 games in a row for UNCG and on Tuesday he was having a career night. That's until early in the second half when he was fouled on a dunk attempt and landed awkwardly on his wrist. He tweet a picture on Friday of him on the way to get surgery on the wrist. I would assume he's out for the rest of the season. Tough, tough break for the young man.
It's all on you now, RJ. So all RJ White did on Saturday was go off for 15 points and 8 rebounds. White has the chance to be the most dominant post player in the SoCon if he can avoid foul trouble. With a smaller bench, that's exactlywhat he'll have to do from now on.
Team ball. What a concept. On Saturday, UNCG racked up 16 assists on 30 made baskets. It led to the Spartans shooting 56.6% from the field. Tuesday night, UNCG had 21 assists on 31 made baskets and shot 47.7% from the field. See the correlation? Move the ball aroundand things work better.
Find Nicholas Paulos !!! Paulos finished the week shooting 12-17 from the field (7-9 from long distance) and averaged 17 points. He really does make UNCG go. If he's hitting, it leaves open spaces for Locke, Saddler and White.