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GREENSBORO, N.C.  – Matching up with Appalachian State for the first time since the Mountaineers departed the Southern Conference following the 2013-14 season, UNC Greensboro men’s basketball on Monday night scored a 55-41 victory over their intrastate rivals. With the outcome, UNCG is now 4-2 on the season. 

The game concluded the Spartan Invitational, which ended with UNCG earning victories over Averett, Tennessee Tech and Appalachian State. 

UNCG opened the game up 4-0 quickly, however, a 13-2 run by Appalachian State followed to push the Spartans into a seven-point deficit with 13:50 remaining in the first half. Despite falling behind, UNCG would enter the halftime break up 29-28 highlighted by a pair of threes by senior forward Kyrin Galloway to help swing momentum in the Spartans’ favor down the stretch. 

The second half opened with a 14-0 run by UNCG, as sophomore guard Kaleb Hunter had seven points over a 58-second span between 18:13 and 17:15 remaining in the final frame. Appalachian State was unable to get closer than eight points before the game ended in a 14-point victory for UNCG. 

Three Things To Know
--Senior forward James Dickey (184) moved into second place in career blocks, surpassing Eric Cuthrell. The Raleigh, N.C., native now trails only Kyle Hines (349) in career blocks. 

--With the victory, UNCG has now won 12-straight games against North Carolina schools. 

--UNCG now own a 23-22 advantage in the all-time series with Appalachian State. 

Up Next For The Spartans
UNCG will host its SoCon opener on Sunday, Nov. 24, when the Spartans host VMI at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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