GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the second-straight year, UNC Greensboro men’s basketball will begin its season against North Carolina A&T with this year’s crosstown rivalry game taking place in the Greensboro Coliseum.
UNCG Athletics has set a goal of 10,000 fans overall, which would set a new school record for season-opening attendance.
Who: North Carolina A&T
Where: Greensboro Coliseum | Greensboro, N.C.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 5 | 7 p.m.
Five Facts To Know
-- Over the last three seasons, UNCG has won a combined 81 games which is tied for the seventh-most in the country during that span
-- The Spartans were picked to finish in second place in both of the Southern Conference Coaches and Media polls
-- Junior guard Isaiah Miller was named SoCon Preseason Player of the Year after a sophomore campaign in which he ranked in the top five nationally in total steals and steals per game while reaching the 20-point mark nine times
-- Miller was joined on the Preseason All-SoCon Team by senior forward James Dickey, as the Raleigh, N.C., native enters his final season third in program history in career blocks
-- The Spartans over the last two seasons have a 31-3 record in home contests highlighted by a school-best 17-game winning streak
-- Tuesday’s game marks the 20th all-time meeting between UNCG and North Carolina A&T
-- The Spartans trail in the all-time series 8-11
-- UNCG has won the last matchup between the two schools
-- The two schools played against each other for 10 consecutive seasons from 1992-2002
-- The first five matchups during that stretch were part of the Wrangler Nat-Greene Classic
Upcoming For The Spartans
UNCG will make its first road appearance on Friday night when the Spartans square off with No. 3 Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST and the game will be televised on ESPNU.
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