Appalachian State vs. UNC Greensboro: Full Game Preview

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Appalachian State vs. UNC Greensboro: Full Game Preview
Appalachian State
(11-14, 3-11 away)
UNC Greensboro
(7-17, 6-7 home)
Venue: Greensboro Coliseum
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, February 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Appalachian State N Healy 14.8 N Healy 7.7 M Neal 3.2
UNC Greensboro T Simpson 19.7 K McNeil 6.6 D Parker 2.8

Appalachian State visits Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday to take on North Carolina-Greensboro. It takes place at 2 p.m. EST. The Mountaineers beat the Spartans 83-70 on Jan. 14 and are 6-4 against them over the last four years.

North Carolina-Greensboro is in eigth place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with sixth place Appalachian State.

The Mountaineers fell 61-58 to Elon on Feb. 14. Jay Canty finished with 17 points and 9 rebounds in the loss. He contributes 6.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 14.2 points per game. For the Spartans, Derrell Armstrong finished with 18 points in the 70-68 loss to Western Carolina on Feb. 14. He is averaging 14.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

North Carolina-Greensboro StatSmack

  • Appalachian State has an average margin of victory of 14 over North Carolina-Greensboro in 21 wins since 1982.
  • Boom! Appalachian State crushed North Carolina-Greensboro by 13 points the last time they played (Jan 14, 2013).
  • Appalachian State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (49.7 percent to 27.0 percent).
  • The Appalachian State steals leader (Nathan Healy, 50 steals) has more steals than the North Carolina-Greensboro steals leader (David Williams, 43 steals).
  • Tevin Baskin is ranked 8th in SoCon in blocks.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Appalachian State has a better overall record than North Carolina-Greensboro this season (11-14 vs. 7-17).
  • Nathan Healy is ranked 5th in SoCon in points, 3rd in SoCon in rebounds, 41st nationally in steals, and 3rd in SoCon in blocks.
  • Boone isn't as congested as Greensboro (population is significantly lower).
  • Appalachian State has a stronger schedule than North Carolina-Greensboro this season (SOS Rank: No. 298 vs. No. 306).
  • Appalachian State has a better record at home than North Carolina-Greensboro this season (8-3 vs. 6-7).
AppSt Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Nathan Healy 35 15 8 1 2 1 1
C Jay Canty 31 14 6 3 1 0 3
C- Michael Neal 30 9 3 3 1 0 3
D+ Tevin Baskin 21 10 4 0 1 1 1
D+ T. Hamilton 30 10 2 1 1 0 1
D Michael Obacha 20 5 5 0 0 0 1
D Jamaal Trice 23 6 2 1 0 0 2
D- Chris Burgess 15 3 1 2 0 0 2
F Brian Okam 9 1 2 0 0 1 1
F B. Rutherford 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
F R. Gilbert 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Frank Eaves 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
F Tommy Spagnolo 5 0 2 0 0 0 0
UNCG Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Trevis Simpson 30 20 4 1 1 0 2
C D. Armstrong 27 15 5 2 1 0 3
D+ Kayel Locke 23 10 5 1 1 0 1
D+ K. Van Dussen 27 7 3 3 1 0 2
D David Williams 24 5 5 1 2 0 2
D Kelvin McNeil 22 5 7 1 1 0 1
D Nicholas Paulos 19 8 2 1 1 0 1
D Drew Parker 24 3 3 3 1 0 2
D- Jordan Potts 15 3 1 2 1 0 1
D- Thomas Sumpter 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Kendall Bethea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F D. Robinson 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
F RJ White 7 1 2 0 0 1 1
F Tyler McNeely 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Brian Cole 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Taylor Hoffer 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
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