Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wofford takes break from home swing with UNCG trip

Wofford men's basketball, fresh off a 72-64 home victory over East Tennessee St., will be hitting the court tomorrow evening for its first SoCon action in five days. The Terriers (7-1 conf.) have notched victories in each of the last three consecutive matchups, all played at the Ben Johnson Arena.

The successful homestand will be broken up with a trip to Greensboro, N.C., to encounter the hosting Spartans. Wes Miller's outfit currently stands at 2-6 in league play, and has dropped six out of seven games played this month, the most recent loss being at the hands of Chattanooga--a squad that is sharing first place with Wofford. Both teams share the similarity of a close loss to The Citadel, which, two weeks ago, served the Terriers their first conference loss.

UNCG head coach Wes Miller is currently in his
fourth season at the helm in Greensboro.

Starting shooting guard Tevon Saddler leads the club with 16.3 points per game, and the Aberdeen, Md., native is also averaging about four boards an outing. Diante Baldwin is the starter at point guard, where he puts up 10.5 points a game, along with four rebounds.

Kayle Locke is averaging 14.3 points per game from his power forward spot, as well as five rebounds. R.J. White leads the Spartans with an average of 7.1 boards per outing, while strong forward Nick Paulos rounds out the starting five. The senior from Salt Lake City, Utah, is putting up about eleven points and four rebounds per game.

Notable reserves include Clay Bird, who has about six points per game, and Jordy Kuiper, who is averaging about three boards a game.

"That one was ugly," Terrier head coach Mike Young noted after last week's triumph over East Tennessee State, which reached a fever pitch in the final minutes. "But I'd rather win ugly than lose pretty."

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