SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNC Greensboro men’s basketball was unable to grab a key win on Saturday night, as the Spartans fell to Wofford 80-50 at the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. The outcome solidified Wofford as the No. 1 seed in the 2019 Ingles Southern Conference Men's Basketball Championship presented by General Shale.
Junior forward Kyrin Galloway carried much of the scoring load early in the game, as he had seven points before the first media timeout, making all three of his attempts from the field including a three that put UNCG up 12-11. Galloway finished the half with 10 points (4-of-4) before foul trouble caught up with him.
Despite leading for nearly the entirety of the first 10 minutes of the game, UNCG fell behind by as much as seven before heading into the halftime break down six.
At the under-eight media timeout, UNCG was ahead of Wofford 23-18, but the Terriers went on a 15-4 run to move ahead 33-27. During that span, the Spartans made just one of 10 attempts from the field.
The Spartans still battled throughout the remainder of the first half, holding the Terriers scoreless over the final 1:50 of action.
UNCG, however, could not keep up with Wofford in the second half, as the Spartans were outscored 44-20 over the final 20 minutes of action before the team’s largest loss this season.
Galloway finished the game with 17 points, his second largest output of the season. Fellow junior forward James Dickey finished with nine rebounds.
The Spartans will return to action on Thursday night, hosting Western Carolina in the Greensboro Coliseum in the penultimate home game this year.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
News And Notes
--The loss drops UNCG’s season record to 22-5.
--UNCG is now 11-3 in the SoCon.
--UNCG is now 9-4 in road games this season.
--Senior guard Demetrius Troy moved into the top five in program history in career assists. After entering the top five in career steals earlier this season, Troy is now just the third player in program history to be in the top five of both statistical categories, joining Diante Baldwin and Courtney Eldridge.
--Senior guard Francis Alonso moved into second place in program history in games played (131), surpassing former teammate Kayel Locke. Another former teammate, RJ White, has the most appearances in program history at 140.
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