Preview: UNC-G

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Wins over no. 2 Louisville and no. 1 Michigan State.

Losses against unranked Belmont and UAB.

Guess where the UNC-Greensboro Spartans falls on that spectrum of teams?

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  • Not to harp on the ups-and-downs of UNC any more, but remember how we were kinda worried about Jerod Hasse’s knowledge of Roy Williams’ coaching style and plays and defenses and everything about the UNC Way before UAB? Well UNC-G is helmed by former UNC point guard extraordinaire, NCAA championship ring-haver and author Wes Miller. Again, Wes Miller most likely knows what UNC is going to do better than North Carolina’s players. Except that 3-2 zone, brah!
  • Junior Kyle Cain leads the way for UNC-G as its leading scorer and rebounder. The 6’7” wingman sat out last season after transferring from Arizona State. It should be mentioned that along with scoring almost 17 per and pulling down 8 rebounds, he also looks older than his head coach. I guess that means he’s got a grown man’s game.
  • To go with Old Man Forward, the Spartans have a winner in freshman guard Tevon Saddler. He’s got decent size and leads UNC-G in assists and steals per game. His 14 points a game are more impressive when you realize he’s only shot four 3s this season. Dude takes it to the rack.
  • Nationally, UNC ranks 120th in pts (77.0), 37th in rebounds (40.9), 63rd in assists (15.1) & 71st in FG percentage (.477).
  • UNG ranks 86th in pts (78.6), 104th in rebounds (38.4), 75th in assists (14.9) & 73rd in FG percentage (.476).

We know there’s no way to read this team (see: everything written about the 2013-2014 Tar Heels) but UNC should cruise on Saturday.

Prediction: UNC 92, UNC-G 79