GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men's basketball is riding high into this Wednesday's matchup with Kennesaw State, after defeating Georgetown by a final of 65-61 this past weekend in Capitol One Arena. The Spartans will be looking for a fourth straight win while facing the Owls in Fleming Gymnasium, with KSU on the search for its first win of the 2019-20 campaign.
-- This is the first time that the Spartans will be facing off with the Owls, holding a 13-10 record against all current members of the ASUN Conference
-- UNCG is 6-2 against teams from Georgia over the past four years, with all of those contests coming against Southern Conference-foe, Mercer. The Spartans have not played a non-conference matchup against a team from the Peach State since defeating Georgia Tech 83-74 on the road on November 9, 2007
Five Facts To Know
-- The Spartans currently have the No. 7 defense in the country in terms of points allowed, holding opponents to an average of just 54.6 points per game
-- UNCG's 7.3 turnover margin sits sixth in Division I basketball, while their 82 steals and 44 blocks rank 13th and 15th respectively
-- Sophomore forward Mohammed Abdulsalam tied a program record in the Spartans' victory over Georgetown last weekend, recording seven steals in 23 minutes on the floor
-- Freshman Keyshaun Langley tied a career-high with 11 points against the Hoyas, while James Dickey and Malik Massey added 10 points apiece
-- With 188 career blocks and 822 career rebounds, senior forward James Dickey ranks fourth among active Division I players in each of those categories
-- Freshman forward Armani Harris leads the ASUN with an average of 3.67 offensive rebounds per game, placing himself 29th in Division I men's basketball
-- The Owls have used five different starting lineup's over their six regulation games this year, with Antonio Spencer standing as the only athlete to start in each of those contests. He's averaging 3.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game
Coming Up Next
The Spartans take to the road this Saturday, competing against the Radford Highlanders for the 12th time in program history. UNCG is 7-4 against RU all-time, but have faced the Highlanders just once since leaving the Big South after the 1996-97 season.
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