Elon vs. UNC Greensboro: Full Game Preview

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Elon vs. UNC Greensboro: Full Game Preview
Elon
(13-7, 5-5 away)
UNC Greensboro
(6-13, 6-5 home)
Venue: Greensboro Coliseum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 31, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Elon L Troutman 15.3 R Beaumont 6.5 A Hamilton 3.3
UNC Greensboro T Simpson 19.9 K McNeil 6.7 D Parker 3.1

Elon visits Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday to take on North Carolina-Greensboro. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST. The Phoenix are 5-3 against the Spartans over the last four years. They won 93-79 on 2/25/2012 the last time they played.

North Carolina-Greensboro is in 6th place in the conference and Elon is in 2nd place.

In a 70-66 win over Citadel on January 26th, Jack Isenbarger put up 22 points and 8 assists for the Phoenix. He contributes 3.0 rebounds per game in addition to his 14.9 points per game. For the Spartans, Trevis Simpson finished with 41 points and 7 rebounds in the 77-69 win over Chattanooga on January 27th. His 19.9 points per game is the highest mark on the team. One category in which North Carolina-Greensboro is especially proficient is defensive rebounding percentage at 73.1, ranking 1st in their conference (and 21st nationally).

North Carolina-Greensboro StatSmack

  • The Elon blocks leader (Lucas Troutman) has more blocks than the North Carolina-Greensboro blocks leader (Nicholas Paulos).
  • Elon College isn't as congested as Greensboro (population is significantly lower).
  • Jack Isenbarger is ranked 6th in SoCon in points and 25th nationally in three-pointers.
  • Elon has a better scoring defense (64.7 allowed per game vs 75.0 allowed per game) than North Carolina-Greensboro this season.
  • We just win. Elon has more wins over the last 5 years than North Carolina-Greensboro (76 vs 58).
  • Even computers respect Elon more. We have a better RPI this season than North Carolina-Greensboro (RPI: #154 vs #339).
  • Sebastian Koch is ranked 5th in SoCon in three-pointers.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Elon has a stronger schedule than North Carolina-Greensboro this season (SOS Rank: #267 vs #310).
  • Elon is better under pressure, and has defeated North Carolina-Greensboro in 6 out of the last 8 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • You get an A for effort, but Elon has emerged victorious against North Carolina-Greensboro the last 5 times they've played.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Elon has a better overall record than North Carolina-Greensboro this season (13-7 vs 6-13).
ELON Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Lucas Troutman 27 15 6 1 1 2 2
B- Jack Isenbarger 31 15 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Ryley Beaumont 29 10 6 2 1 1 1
C Sebastian Koch 29 9 5 2 1 0 2
C Tanner Samson 26 6 3 2 1 0 1
C Austin Hamilton 25 7 3 3 2 0 2
D Ryan Winters 11 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Tony Sabato 10 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Josh Bonney 7 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Aaron Smith 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Kevin Blake 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
D John Moody 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Sam Hershberger 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D E. Edomwonyi 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Roger Dugas 5 1 2 1 1 0 0
UNCG Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Trevis Simpson 29 20 4 1 1 0 2
C D. Armstrong 27 16 5 2 1 0 3
D+ K. Van Dussen 27 8 3 3 1 0 2
D+ Kayel Locke 22 10 5 1 0 0 1
D Kelvin McNeil 22 5 7 1 1 0 1
D David Williams 23 5 5 1 2 0 2
D Nicholas Paulos 20 8 2 1 1 0 1
D Drew Parker 24 4 3 3 1 0 1
D- D. Robinson 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- Thomas Sumpter 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Jordan Potts 14 3 1 1 1 0 1
D- Kendall Bethea 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Tyler McNeely 2 1 1 0 0 0 1
F RJ White 7 1 2 0 0 1 1
F Brian Cole 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Taylor Hoffer 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
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