GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro men’s basketball will look to rebound from a loss to Wofford when the Spartans on Saturday host Furman at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. and the game will be streamed on ESPN3.
Five Facts To Know
--The Spartans (14-3, 3-1) are currently one of four SoCon teams with a winning record in conference play so far this season along with Wofford, Furman and ETSU. The Spartans began conference play with three straight victories over Samford, Chattanooga and VMI before falling to Wofford on Thursday.
--Senior guard Demetrius Troy (134) enters the game needing just six more steals to move into fifth place in program history in the statistical category.
--Sophomore guard Isaiah Miller has led the Spartans in scoring in three of their first four SoCon games. He scored a career-high 21 points against Chattanooga on Dec. 29.
--UNCG will be looking to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since the November portion of its non-conference schedule last year. The Spartans have gone 45 games without losing two straight.
--Furman (15-2, 4-1) enters the contest on a three-game winning streak, all against SoCon foes. The Paladins were ranked in the AP Top 25 earlier this season after a 12-0 start.
The Spartans This Season
UNCG had won a program-record 17 straight home games – seven of which came this season – before the Spartans fell to Wofford on Thursday night. The loss also broke a seven-game winning streak.
The Spartans this year have been led in scoring by senior guard Francis Alonso, who is averaging 17.8 points per game. He hit the double-digit mark in scoring in UNCG’s first 16 games this season.
Sophomore guard Isaiah Miller, meanwhile, has been one of the Spartans’ most effective players coming off the bench, as he’s second on the team in scoring (14.0) while logging a team-high 45 steals so far this season.
After missing six games due to injury, junior forward James Dickey returned to the starting lineup against VMI. In his last two games, Dickey has scored nine points along with pulling down 15 rebounds and blocking two shots.
This will be 34th meeting between the two schools dating back to their first time sharing a court on Feb. 17, 1998. UNCG holds the advantage in the all-time series, 17-16.
UNCG is also on a three-game winning streak against Furman since downing the Paladins 73-52 on Feb. 18, 2017.
Upcoming For The Spartans
The Spartans will return to the court on Thursday evening, taking on Western Carolina in Cullowhee, N.C. Tip-off for the game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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