GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men's basketball looks for its sixth straight win while hosting NC State this Sunday, defeating the Wolfpack 81-76 in the pair's most recent meeting. The Spartans' No. 7 defense faces a top-20 Wolfpack offense at 3 p.m. inside Greensboro Coliseum, with the entire contest being broadcast live on station My48.
-- The Spartans are 1-10 against NC State all-time but defeated the Wolfpack 81-76 in the pair's most recent meeting in Raleigh on December 16, 2017
-- UNCG has three wins against current ACC members over the course of their program history, defeating NC State in 2017, Virginia Tech in 2013 and Georgia Tech in 2007.
Five Facts To Know
-- The Spartans' 54.9 points allowed per game ranks seventh in the nation. Three of the teams ranked ahead of UNCG in scoring defense are members of a power-five conference, two of which sit in the top-10 of the national polls
-- UNCG's 55 blocks rank 17th in all of Division I men's basketball, with James Dickey (24) and Kyrin Galloway (21) sitting 25th and 36th individually
-- Isaiah Miller's 27 points against Radford makes the junior the 27th Spartan in program history to score at least 1,000 points in a career, he ranks 26th in UNCG scoring all-time (1,007) and fourth in steals (170)
-- The Spartans are 7-0 when they outrebound their opponent in the 2019-20 season. No. 2 Kansas is one of the only two teams on the year to pull down 40-plus boards against UNCG
-- The Jayhawks are the only team this year to put up more than 70 points against the Spartan defense, and one of only four teams to score at least 60
-- The Spartans' strong defense faces a Wolfpack team that doesn't cough the ball up very often, with NC State's 105 turnovers ranking third-fewest in the ACC and 39th-fewest in the nation
-- NC State has relied on its offensive production to secure wins this year, with its 82.8 points per game ranking 18th in Division I, and 69.9 points allowed per game sitting 199th
Coming Up Next
The Spartans take a trip up north this Wednesday, matching up with Vermont in Burlington. UNCG has played the Catamounts just twice in program history, last facing Vermont in 1992.
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