[22/24] Virginia Tech (1-1) at UNCG (0-2)
Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, N.C.
Nov. 21, 2010 • Game 3
TV: Comcast Sports Net/NESN (Mike Reghi, Cal Bowdler)
Radio: WCOG 1320-AM (Scott Pryzwansky & Stan Lewter)
Internet: UNCGSpartans.com (free audio) / LiveStats: UNCGSpartans.com
NOTE: The game will be available on Dish Network and DirectTV and in the Triad on NESN National (Time Warner Cable 529)
• UNCG goes in search of its first win of the season when it hosts Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon. The Spartans are playing in their second straight television game and second straight game against an opponent from the Atantic Coast Conference. UNCG will play eight games on television, the most in the program's history. The Spartans will also play seven games against the ACC - also the most in school history.
• The Spartans have had a considerably new look over the last two seasons. In fact, just one person in uniform today was in uniform in the 2008-09 opener at Charlotte – Elhanan Bone. Brandon Evans was sitting out after transferring from East Carolina and Darrius Sellers was injured. From then to tonight, there are 15 new players on the UNCG roster, five that made their debut at VCU and three more that made their debut against Florida State last Sunday. A list of top freshman debuts by Spartans is available on page 8 of tonight's notes.
• The Spartans were picked anywhere from third through sixth this season in the preseason poll. The Southern Conference's coaches poll had UNCG fourth in an always tight North Division race.
• UNCG debuted its new frontcourt of Aaron Brackett and Aloysius Henry at VCU. Both are JC transfers that are expected to be immediate impacts. Brackett finished with 12 points and seven rebounds, while Henry added 10 points in a foul-plagued 15 minutes. Henry followed that with 15 points in 20 minutes against Florida State.
• UNCG returns just one starter from last season, that being point guard Kyle Randall. In all, the Spartans returns 28.5 points per game from last season (averaged 63.4 as a team).
• In the process of upgrading the schedule to coincide with the team's move to the Greensboro Coliseum last season, UNCG faces seven teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference this season - four at home and three on the road. Last year, UNCG had six games against the ACC (3/3). All-time, UNCG is 1-33 against the Atlantic Coast Conference - the one win coming at Georgia Tech to open the 2007-08 season.