RADFORD, Va. – Isaiah Miller scores 27 as UNCG men's basketball records their fifth straight win in a 60-58 final at Radford University. The Highlanders outshot the Spartans 47.8 to 41.7 percent overall, but UNCG took advantage of 14 turnovers by their Big South opponent to get the win.
The Spartans held RU to just eight field goals in the first 20 minutes, while pulling down nine offensive boards and scoring nine second-chance points. Miller poured in 13 points in the first half while the Spartans hit six shots from beyond the arc, forcing a Highlander squad that averages just seven turnovers per game to surrender possession 11 times before the halftime break.
Taking a 31-22 lead into the second period, the Spartans led for the entirety of the last 20 minutes, going ahead by as many as 13 before seeing their lead dwindle to five with roughly a minute remaining. Trailing 60-55, the Highlanders hit a free throw and a layup to come back within a possession, but were forced to take the loss thanks to a missed three-pointer at the buzzer.
Three Things To Know
-- Miller's 27 points were a season-high, giving the guard a total of 52 points in his last two appearances and an average of 20.3 points per game on the year
-- Isaiah Miller's career total brings him to 1,007 career points, the 27th Spartan in school history to break the millennium-mark
-- Kyrin Galloway scored 12 points while making a pair of blocks, while Angelo Allegri delivered six with two steals
Up Next For The Spartans
UNCG welcomes ACC opponent N.C. State Wolfpack to the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday, December, 15th. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.,
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