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GREENSBORO, N.C.  – UNC Greensboro men’s (5-2, 1-0) basketball opened up Southern Conference play with an 11-point victory over VMI, as the Spartans on Sunday afternoon downed the Keydets 74-63 at the Greensboro Coliseum. 

The Spartans took a 13-point lead into the halftime break after senior forward Kyrin Galloway knocked down a three pointer as the buzzer sounded. The Milton, Ga., native hit on all four of his three-point attempts in the first half, as he was one of two UNCG players with a double-digit scoring total in the first half. 

After scoring UNCG’s first six points of the game, junior guard Isaiah Miller scored a total of 13 points in the first half.  As a team, UNCG lead for nearly 17 minutes of the action. 

Despite some offensive struggles after the halftime break, including a stretch in which UNCG made just two of its first 17 attempts to open the frame, the Spartans were able to lead throughout the second half to get the victory. With 3:24 remaining, VMI cut UNCG’s lead to just one when Kamdyn Curfman hit a three.

The Spartans, however, ended the game on a 10-0 run to score the victory. 

Three Things To Know

--Miller (23) finished two points shy of his career high in scoring while also grabbing eight rebounds. 

--With the victory, UNCG has now won its last seven matchups with VMI and holds a decisive 18-8 lead in the all-time series. 

--Head Coach Wes Miller (146) is now tied for the 18th-most victories by a coach in SoCon history, tied with Fred Schaus (West Virginia; 1954-60). 

Upcoming For The Spartans

UNCG will return to non-conference play next Saturday when the Spartans head to Washington, D.C., to take on Georgetown. The game – which will take place in Capital One Arena – is set to tip at 2 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports 2.   

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