UNCG (1-4) at Morgan State (4-2), Dec. 1, 3 p.m., Baltimore, Md., Talmadge Hill Field House
• UNCG wraps up a stretch of four road games in a 10-game span when it visits Morgan State in Baltimore, Md., on Wednesday. UNCG enters the contest fresh off a second-place showing at the Mayfair Hotel and Spa Thanksgiving Tournament, while MSU took third in the DePaul Maggie Dixon Classic in Chicago, Ill., over the holiday weekend.
• The Spartans are in the midst of their most brutal travel stretch of the season. After a game at Charleston Southern in Charleston, S.C., on Nov. 22, UNCG played a pair at the Mayfair Hotel and Spa Thanksgiving Tournament in Coral Gables, Fla., on Friday and Saturday. All told, in the 10 days leading up to Wednesday's contest at Morgan State, the Spartans will have spent just three nights in Greensboro. When the Morgan State trip is over, the Spartans will have traveled about 2,850 miles since Nov. 21.
• UNCG and Morgan State have met twice before, with the Spartans winning both contests. The first meeting came back in 1990, while the last one was the season-opener for both squads last season.
• In last year's game, MSU's Corin Adams matched the Fleming Gymnasium scoring record with 31 points, but the Spartans took an 85-68 win on Nov. 14, 2009, as Adams was the only player in double digits for the Bears. UNCG put four players in double figures, led by Amanda Leigh's 18 points. Monique Floyd added 15, while Kendra Smith had 14 and Agne Girstautaite had 12. UNCG shot 56.7 percent in the second half to open up what had been a six-point game at the half.
• The Spartans brought home a second-place trophy from the Mayfair Hotel and Spa Thanksgiving Tournament, topping Eastern Illinois 66-58 on Friday to reach to the title game before falling to the host Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, 78-60. Amanda Leigh and Janae' Stevenson were named to the all-tournament team for their efforts over the weekend.
• Leigh scored a game- and season-high 19 points against Miami on Saturday, hitting five 3-pointers to move past UNCG assistant coach ChoRhonda Gwaltney (1997-2001) on the school's career 3-pointers list. Leigh now has 124 for her career, leaving her 11 back of third-place Sam Ferguson, who hit 135 from 1995-98.
• Stevenson turned in her first career double-double Friday against Eastern Illinois, scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds, both career highs. The freshman from Columbia, S.C., has led UNCG in rebounding in each of the last three games and is averaging a team-best 7.8 boards per game.
• UNCG's backcourt appears set, with Floyd, Leigh and Dayshaun Richbow starting all five games thus far this season, but the frontcourt has been a different story. The Spartans have started a different combination in the post in four of the five games this year, with Stevenson, Smith, Amy Clapper and Sidnei Harmon all getting at least two starts each.
• Leigh leads UNCG this season with 12.4 points per game, while Floyd is second at 11.6. Stevenson is third at 8.5 points per game to go with her team-best 7.8 rebounds per game, while Dayshaun Richbow paces the team with 4.0 assists per game.
• Morgan State is 4-2 on the season, and is receiving votes in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25. The Lady Bears boast wins over SIU-Evansville, Saint Bonaventure, South Florida and Northwestern State and have lost to Saint Louis and UC Riverside. MSU fell to UC Riverside, 60-44, in the first round of the DePaul Maggie Dixon Classic on Friday before topping Northwestern State in the consolation game Saturday, 53-48. The Lady Bears started the game against Northwestern State with a 15-0 run and saw sophomore guard Moneshia Davis fall one rebound shy of the program's second-ever triple-double. She finished with 16 points, 10 steals and nine rebounds, earning MEAC Player of the Week honors for her performances over the weekend.
• Erin Hawkins leads the Lady Bears with 12.5 points per game, while Brittany Dodson is also in double figures at 11.2. Theresa Davis is third in scoring with 8.5 points per game and leads the team with 7.5 rebounds per contest. Dodson paces the squad with 2.5 assists per game. Thanks in large part to her 10-steal effort against Northwestern State on Saturday, Davis leads the team with 2.8 steals per contest.
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