GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men’s basketball team hit 10 three-pointers and pulled down 26 offensive rebounds, resulting in 23 second chance points, to take the 61-42 win over Presbyterian College in action Monday evening at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. Davon Bell led the Blue Hose with nine points, with Jo'Vontae Millner and Ed Drew pacing the team with six rebounds apiece.
How it Happened
Shots were hard to come by in the first half for the Blue Hose, as they fell down early 14-2. A Will Adams three with 10:39 to go, cut the margin to nine, but a 7-2 run by UNCG took the Spartans up 21-7, 7:04 on the clock. PC outscored UNCG 8-4 and cut the lead back to 10, 25-15, but the Spartans ended the half with four straight to take the 29-15 lead into the locker room.
The Spartans opened the second half with seven unanswered and built a 21-point, 36-15 lead. UNCG extended the lead to 25, 44-19, 11:52 to go, before PC began chipping away at the margin, cutting it to 16, 52-39, off a Millner three-pointer with 2:52 to go. That would be as close as the Blue Hose would get, falling by the final, 61-42 score.
Players of the Match
Bell led the team with nine points, followed by Millner with eight points and a team-leading six rebounds. Drew recorded eight boards as well. Darius Moore and Will Adams each recorded seven points.
Marvin Smith led Furman with 14 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Diante Baldwin with 11 points.
Stats of the Match
Turnovers and rebounds were the story of the game, with PC committing 23, to UNCG’s 14. The Spartans finished with 47 rebounds, compared to 28 for the Blue Hose. Second chance points were in favor of UNCG, 23-6. The Spartans posted a 15-9 edge in steals.
PC held a slight advantage in shooting percentage, 33.3% - 32.8, with UNCG 10-of-30 from beyond the three-point, compared to five-of-16 for PC. The Blue Hose were 11-of-14 from the free throw line, while the Spartans were just seven-of-14.
Both teams move to 1-1 on the season.
PC is next in action Nov. 19, at Williams & Mary. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.
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