UNCG hosts Brown Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the WBI at Fleming Gymnasium.
UNCG hosts Brown Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the WBI at Fleming Gymnasium.
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Women’s Basketball to Host WBI Quarterfinals Sunday Against Brown at Fleming Gymnasium

UNCGSpartans.com 03-17-2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Coming off of a 45-37 victory over Charleston Southern in the opening round Thursday, UNCG will host Brown Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Quarterfinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational at Fleming Gymnasium. The game will be streamed live on the SoCon Digital Network, links to live coverage will be available at UNCGSpartans.com.

Ticketing for the postseason matchup will be handled just like a regular season game, with general admission tickets costing five dollars for adults, three dollars for seniors over the age of 55 and children under the age of 12. All UNCG faculty, staff and students will receive admission free of charge. Gates will open at 1:00 p.m.

The Spartans used a dominant performance inside the lane to overtake the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern on Thursday. UNCG outscored CSU 36-12 in the paint during the game and shot 50-percent from the field, while holding the Bucs to just 19-percent shooting from the floor.

Alexis Pitchford (Orlando, Florida/Winter Park) and Nadine Soliman (Cairo, Egypt/Mokattam Language School) led the Blue and Gold with nine points apiece, while Te’ja Twitty (Rutherfordton, N.C./Rutherfordton-Spindale Central) posted eight points and four rebounds.

Brown earned a spot in the quarterfinals with an 81-75 win over UMBC on Thursday. The Bears received 22 points and 10 rebounds from Shayna Mehta, while Erika Steeves also chipped in 22 points. Brown netted 15 three-pointers in the game, tying the school record.

The Bears average 71.9 points per game, knocking down an average of 7.5 threes a contest. Brown shoots 41.7-percent from the field, including 35.5-percent on attempts from behind the arc.

Justine Gaziano leads four players who average double figures in scoring at 16.6 points per game, while Mehta sits in second at 15.4 PPG. Steeves leads the way with 8.4 rebounds per contest.

Sunday’s game will be the first-ever home postseason game for the Blue and Gold since joining Division I in 1991. UNCG is 2-3 all-time in postseason action.


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