Men's Basketball Hosts Virginia Tech Monday Night
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men's basketball team returns home to the Greensboro Coliseum Monday night for the first of four straight home games as the Spartans host Atlantic Coast Conference member Virginia Tech. Game time is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast online at ESPN3.com and on the Watch ESPN App with Mike Gleason and Stan Lewter providing the call. The game will also be carried on the radio at 1302 WCOG AM and online at www.uncgspartans.com.
Simpson leads the team in scoring, averaging 21.0 points per game and has hit 10-of-20 (50 percent) from three-point land. He enters the game 69 points shy of becoming the 19th Spartan all-time to reach the 1,000-point mark as he has 931 points on his career.
Senior Derrell Armstrong (Mechanicsville, Md./Allegany CC) is second on the team in scoring at 13.0 points per game, despite coming off the bench in all three games. Armstrong also is second on the team and the leading guard on the glass grabbing 5.3 rebounds per game. Freshman Kayel Locke (Owings Mill, Md./McDonogh) rounds out the Spartans in double figures as he averages 12.7 points per game, also as a reserve. Locke is shooting 58.6 (17-of-29) from the field this season and has scored in double figures in two out of his first three career games.
Monday's game marks the eighth meeting all-time between UNCG and Virginia Tech. The Spartans trail the all-time series by a 7-0 margin, dating back to the first meeting December 8, 1993. The game also marks just the second visit all-time by the Hokies to Greensboro. Virginia Tech came into that last visit ranked No. 22 in the country and posted a 92-70 victory.
The game also marks the 47th meeting all-time between UNCG and current members of the ACC. The Spartans are just 1-45 all-time against ACC members with their lone victory coming Nov. 9, 2007 with an 83-74 win at Georgia Tech.
The Hokies enter Monday's game with a 3-0 record on the year after posting home wins over East Tennessee State, Rhode Island and VMI. Virginia Tech is averaging 81.3 points per game this season while holding opponents to just 64.0 points per game.
Erick Green leads the Hokies in scoring at 23.0 points per game as he is shooting 59 percent (23-of-39) from the field and 50 percent (6-of-12) from three-point land. Jarrell Eddie is second on the team in scoring at 14.3 points per game while leading the team on the glass at 8.7 caroms per game. Robert Brown and Cadarian Raines round out the Hokies in double figures scoring as they average 13.0 points and 11.0 points, respectively.
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