NCSU had a rough day

Every time NCSU and UNC play the Wes Miller Bobblehead goes up for grabs in Greensboro.  He’s been with us for a while and there was never any danger of him making the trek to Derrick’s place today.

The Tarheels dominated a discombobulated looking Wolfpack.  I tuned in when the Heels were up 26-4 and that about says it all.  The final score was 107-56.

This 51 point margin marks the largest spread ever against an ACC team (previously it was 48 points over FSU in January of 1998).  This is the most points the Heels have ever scored against State and the 4th time UNC has scored more than 100 against the Pack.

Wes stays with us until the next UNC-NCSU match up.

Snowy Game vs. Western Carolina (or UNCG has a Jordan playing)

Yesterday UNCG hosted WCU for a snowy afternoon game.  The house was pretty empty but the ball was fun to watch.  While WCU tied it up twice, UNCG never trailed.  UNCG won 76-57.

The Spartans opened the second half with 31-8 run.  Francis Alonso, Diante Baldwin, and Malik Massey had solid play, but the stand out of the game was James Dickey.  He was strong under the basket rebounding and passing and a couple of put backs that got the crowd roaring.  He was 6-6 FG, but reallllly needs to work on the Free Throw shooting as he was 1-4 on the night.  In close games, those are the points that will make all the difference!

Overall, the Spartans has a great night in fast break points (17) and points off the bench (29).  Of course, points off the bench does go up when you put in your bench at about the 4 minute mark. (A great coaching decision by Wes Miller)  One Spartan that got his first bit of playing time at the Greensboro coliseum was Justin Jordan (yes, of that Jordan family).  He took the floor and got a quick three.  He only played a few minutes, but I look forward to seeing his play develop.

UNCG is back in action at ETSU on January 12.