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White Helps UNCG String Together Late Season Winning Streak

Posted by Dash on February 26, 2015 at 10:15 PM

The UNCG basketball team has strung together a late season charge, and has left themselves with an outside chance at a bye in next week's Southern Conference Tournament in Asheville. UNCG will need a home win over Chattanooga on Saturday and some help to stay out of a first round game on Friday.

The Spartans shot Furman out of the gym on Sunday afternoon with 15 made 3 pointers on the way to a 35 point win (84-49). On Thursday, the Spartans played one of their more complete games of the season, dispatching Samford 81-67. Here are some thoughts one those games.

If RJ White stays out of foul trouble, watch out.  When he isn't saddledwith 4 fouls, RJ is an absolute problem for teams. Sunday he made 4 3 pointers, but still pulled down 9 rebounds. Tonight, he was fed the ball in the post and was absolutely dominant to the tune of 24 and 12 (with 6 offensive rebounds).

Congrats, Nicholas. Nicholas Paulos scored his 1,000 point as a Spartan tonight. He has been a true Spartan. Things haven't always went his way in his 4 year career, but he has pressed on and made UNCG fans very proud. I hope he kicks ass on his senior night and at his last SoCon Tournament and then goes on to play many years overseas.

If UNCG shoots the 3 like they have been recently, they will cause problems in Asheville. The Spartans hit 5-6 in the second half tonight to push their lead out to 20. On Sunday, they made 15-25. They are getting good shots out of the bench players like Asad Lamont and Garrett Collins. It also helps that most of those shotsare coming from really good ball movement.

This next week should be very interesting.

Categories: Basketball, SoCon

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