Begins the season third on the school’s all-time list for career three-pointers with 211. Also needs just 44 treys to move onto the Southern Conference’s Top 10 list... needs just 70 points to become the school’s 17th player with 1,000 career points... just the third player to reach 100 career three-pointers in only his sophomore season (all-time three-pointer leader Scott Hartzell and former all-time leading scorer Jay Joseph were the others)... enters the season as UNCG’s career leader in free throw percentage (86.3 pct)... begins the year with at least one three-pointer in 11 straight games; had a string of 33 straight between his sophomore and junior seasons... his 39.4 percent career mark from behind the arc is fifth in school history as the season begins... played for the Finnish National Team the past two summers.
Junior Season (2008-09)
Led the team in scoring at 12.4 points per game... averaged 13.0 ppg against conference opponents... appeared in 29 games with 22 starts... second on the team in minutes at 29.5 per contest... shot 35.6 percent from three-point range with 74 three-pointers - tied for the fourth-best total for a season in UNCG history... with his 74 treys, that gave him 50 or more for three consecutive years (only Scott Hartzell and Jay Joseph have done it all four seasons)... his 89 percent shooting from the foul line was best in the conference... he was 14-for-14 from the line inside the two-minute mark last season and has made 15 straight inside of two minutes going back to 2007-08... had a 33-game streak with at least one three-point field goal, which was third longest in the nation at the time and second-longest in school history... scored 10 or more points 18 times during the season... had his best game of the season at Chattanooga on Feb. 14 when he had 28 points with eight three-pointers (one shy of a school record) in a school-record 15 attempts... also led the team in assists with 70.
Sophomore Season (2007-08)
Appeared in 30 games during the season with 29 starts (missed Central Arkansas game due to ankle injury)... UNCG’s leading three-point shooter, shooting at 45.5 percent (second-best in the Southern Conference) with 80 three-pointers on the season (second-most in a single-season in school history)... finished the season with a streak of 24 straight games with a three-pointer (third-longest in school history)... third in the conference in total three-point field goals and second in three-point field goal percentage... has at least one trey in all but one game during the season (Virginia Tech was lone shutout)... third on the team in scoring at 10.9 ppg... had 16 points in season-opening win over Georgia Tech... recorded 10 or more points 14 times during the regular season... had a season-high 25 points against College of Charleston (Feb. 28) on 8-of-10 shooting (5-for-7 from three-point range)... had 22 points in home loss to Kent State, including six three-pointers (one of four times in his career he has had six in a game)... UNCG had never had three active players over 100 career three-pointers at the same time until that year (Kevin Oleksiak -146, Koivisto - 137, Kendall Toney - 105).
Freshman Season (2006-07)
Appeared in all 30 games with eight starts during his rookie campaign (played 10 or more minutes in 29 of the 30 games)... UNCG’s third-leading scorer at 8.1 ppg... led the team with 57 three-pointers... closed out the season with 10 or more points in seven of the last nine games... closed the season with at least one three-pointer in each of the last 10 games... his 37.7 percent three-point shooting ranked 12th in the SoCon... had a season-high six three-pointers on his way to a season-high 18 points at Davidson (Feb. 3)... averaged 8.2 ppg in conference play, shooting 36.6 percent from three-point range (34-for-93)... recorded at least one trey in 23 of 30 games during his freshman season... made his collegiate debut at Marshall (Nov. 11) with 12 points and six rebounds... had 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field in UNCG’s first win of the season at Gardner-Webb (Nov. 21), which snapped a 14-game road losing streak for the Spartans... had 14 points in UNCG’s double-overtime win at Furman (Dec. 9)... UNCG’s leading free throw shooter this season at 79.2 percent (38-of-48)... closed the season having made 21 of his last 24 at the line (14 of 15 over the last five games)... recorded a season-high five assists in UNCG’s win over Appalachian State (Jan. 18).
Prior to UNCG
Two-time all-conference selection and Conference Player of the Year as a junior at Holy Cross Regional High School in Lynchburg, VA... also earned all-state honors... had 12 three-pointers in a game during his senior season... averaged 19.0 ppg and shot 40 percent from three-point range his senior year.
Mikko Tapani Koivisto (pronounced MEE-coe KOY-viss-TOE)... born April 18, 1987 in Helsinki, Finland... son of Jukka Koivisto and Jaana Vainio... one of four children... international business major at UNCG.