UNCG (12-12, 9-7 SoCon) vs. College of Charleston (7-17, 4-11 SoCon), Feb. 12, 2 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium, Pink Zone game
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• UNCG will try to complete the season sweep of College of Charleston when it hosts the Cougars for its annual Pink Zone contest on Saturday. One dollar from every ticket purchased will go toward breast cancer research.
• The Spartans avenged a January loss to Elon with a 71-66 road win over the Phoenix on Thursday. UNCG got 32 points from its bench, including career highs from Brey Dorsett (14) and Breonna Patterson (11). Patterson had the go-ahead 3-pointer with 51 seconds left, while Dorsett put the game away at the free throw line in the closing seconds. Monique Floyd had 15 points and Amanda Leigh added 12, while freshman Janae' Stevenson had a career-high 15 rebounds.
• Stevenson's 15 rebounds against Elon were the most by a UNCG player in more than four years. The last Spartan with 15 rebounds was KaLeah Latham at Furman on Feb. 3, 2007. Latham is now an assistant coach for the Spartans.
• UNCG coach Lynne Agee picked up her 600th career win Monday against Western Carolina, becoming just the 14th active Division I coach to reach the milestone. She is now 601-330 in her 33-year career and will be honored prior to Saturday's contest for her achievement.
• Floyd, a senior guard, scored her 1,000th career point in UNCG's loss at Furman on Jan. 31. She now needs just 14 rebounds to become the only player in UNCG history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 175 steals and 250 assists at the Division I level. She currently has 1,058 points, 486 rebounds, 275 assists and 180 steals.
• UNCG brings a 12-12 overall record and a 9-7 Southern Conference mark into Saturday's contest. The Spartans are fifth in the SoCon standings, a half-game behind Elon and Chattanooga. With consecutive wins over Western Carolina and Elon, UNCG has won consecutive SoCon games for the first time in more than a month (Jan. 3 and 5).
• UNCG leads the series against College of Charleston 20-11. The Spartans won 15 of the first 17 in the series, but the Cougars have had the run of play lately, taking five of the last seven. UNCG won this season's first matchup, 50-45 in Charleston, S.C., on Jan. 15.
• Kendra Smith hit a crucial jumper as the shot clock expired with 24 seconds left in the game and Dayshaun Richbow put it away with a pair of free throws with 9 seconds left as UNCG downed College of Charleston in the first meeting this year. Floyd scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Spartans, while Janae Smith had 13 points to lead the Cougars.
• Floyd leads UNCG in scoring (14.4 points per game) and assists (3.1 per game). Stevenson leads the team in rebounding with 6.2 per game and blocks a team-best 1.3 shots per game. Leigh is UNCG's second-leading scorer at 11.4 points per game, while Richbow leads the team with 2.2 steals per game.
• Several Spartans are making moves in the UNCG record book. Smith is 10th on the career blocked shots list with 46, while Stevenson is tied for sixth in single-season blocked shots with 30. Floyd is ninth in school history in career steals with 178. Leigh is third in school history with 162 3-pointers.
• College of Charleston is 7-17 overall and 4-11 in the SoCon, tied for ninth.
• CofC topped Davidson on Monday, 61-52, to snap a three-game losing streak. The Cougars were 4-5 early in the season, but lost eight straight after that, culminating in their loss to UNCG on Jan. 15. CofC won two of their next three before the three-game losing streak against SoCon contenders Samford, Chattanooga and Appalachian State.
• Against Davidson, the Cougars finished the game on an 11-0 run to earn the come-from-behind win. Janae Smith hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:48 left and Tonia Gerty scored six of her team-high 19 points in the final 36 seconds as CofC nailed down the win.
• Smith is the Cougars' leading scorer at 11.7 points per game, while Gerty is second at 10.3 and missed CofC's first game against UNCG with an injury. Smith also leads the squad in rebounding with 6.3 per game, while Gerty paces the squad with 3.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game.
• CofC is last in the SoCon in scoring at 51.5 points per game and scoring margin at -10.4 points per game.
• The Cougars are just 1-11 on the road, with that lone win coming against Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 19. Since then, CofC is 0-10 away from Carolina First Arena.
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