GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro men’s basketball will begin its action in the National Invitational Tournament on Tuesday night when the No. 1-overall seeded Spartans take on No. 8 seeded Campbell.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be streamed on ESPN3.
Five Facts To Know
--UNCG earned the No. 1-overall seed in the NIT after being announced as the first team on the outside of this year’s NCAA Tournament.
--This is the first time the Spartans have earned an at-large berth in the NIT and the first time they’ll be hosting a game in the tournament.
--This is the third time in program history UNCG has appeared in the NIT, also doing so in 2002 and 2017.
--Already the first player with 100 steals in a single season, sophomore guard Isaiah Miller (101) needs just nine more to surpass ETSU’s Keith Jennings (109; 1990-91) for the most by a SoCon player in conference history.
--Led by the No. 1 scorer in the country in senior guard Chris Clemons, Campbell enters the game with a 20-12 overall record. Campbell won the Big South regular season title but fell to Gardner-Webb in the semifinals of the Big South Tournament.
The Spartans This Season
UNCG this season has already won a program-record 28 games including a pair of games in the Ingles Southern Conference Championship presented by General Shale.
The Spartans had three players earn both regular season and SoCon Tournament honors. Miller was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, a first-team coaches’ selection, a first-team all-tournament selection and a second-team media selection.
Senior guard Francis Alonso was named a first-team All-SoCon selection by the coaches and media and was also a first-team all-tournament selection.
Junior forward James Dickey was named to the media’s third-team and was also a second-team all-tournament pick.
Tuesday’s matchup will be the 12th meeting all-time between the two North Carolina schools as UNCG holds a 6-5 advantage in the all-time series. This will be the first meeting between the two schools since Dec. 9, 2003, when the Spartans scored a 79-61 victory.
UNCG has won four-straight games in the series dating back to Feb. 24, 1994.
Upcoming For The Spartans
If the Spartans are able to defeat Campbell, they will return to the Greensboro Coliseum to face the winner of Davidson vs. Lipscomb during the range of March 21-25.
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