UNCG Campus Weekly

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Men’s Basketball hitting stride, with several home games over the holidays

The SoCon season starts late this month, and the Spartans men’s team has been looking sharp – as they hold a three-game win streak.

Last night, the team defeated UNC Wilmington 71-58. The Spartans, who entered the game fifth in the nation in scoring defense at 59.0 points per game, held UNCW to its lowest scoring total of the season.

The team on Dec. 7 defeated Elon 75-44. The win was the first for the Spartans against the Phoenix since 2010. 

Earlier in the month, junior guard Francis Alonso (shooting, in photo) had a career-high 36 points to lead the Spartans to a thrilling come-from-behind triple overtime victory on the road at Liberty. Alonso was clutch in the win, hitting the game-winning basket with 2.4 seconds left in the triple overtime period. He also hit game-tying 3-pointers at the end of regulation and at the end of the second overtime period to keep the Spartans alive, essentially giving him three last-second shots in one game.

The wins have improved UNCG to 7-3 on the year.   

The team has been fun to watch. And they will have several great home games in the coming weeks.

UNC Asheville – Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Coliseum

Southeastern College, Thursday, Dec. 21, 5 p.m., Fleming Gym

Wofford, Dec. 30, 5 p.m., Coliseum. Youth Basketball Day: Do you coach a youth basketball team, or does your child play on a youth team? Youth ticket packages are $10 each and include a ticket to the game and a mini basketball hoop set. Parent tickets are $5 each. Minimum of 10 tickets to receive this group package. To order your group tickets online, click this link.

The team also visits NC State this Saturday (Dec. 16).

Visit this webpage for men’s basketball ticket information.

The women’s team has four wins and five losses, with several home games in Fleming in the coming weeks. Tickets are free admission for faculty/staff, with UNCG ID. Tusculum (Dec. 19), High Point (Dec. 28), and Lees-McRae (Dec. 31) are scheduled for this month, and CW will have a preview of game promotions for January soon. Details on the December games are here.

Updated Dec. 14 to include information on UNCW game.