Ngreensbro 70
Appalachan 83
Date of game: 1/14/2013

Recap: Appalachian St vs. UNC Greensboro

Boone, NC (Sports Network) - Nathan Healy poured in 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to push the Appalachian State Mountaineers to an 83-70 victory over the UNC Greensboro Spartans in a Southern Conference matchup at the Holmes Center.

Mike Neal chipped in 19 points and Tevin Baskin scored 16 points to go along with three steals as Appalachian State (7-8, 3-1 SoCon) picked up its fifth win in a row. Jay Canty also made a solid contribution with 14 points, nine boards, and four assists.

Trevis Simpson led UNCG (3-12, 1-3) by netting 22 points while Derrell Armstrong produced 20 points and seven rebounds. The loss was the sixth for the Spartans in their last seven appearances.

The Spartans did not trail at any point during the first half as they knocked down 6-of-12 attempts from beyond the arc and 7-of-8 at the charity stripe to take a 39-32 lead into the intermission. Appalachian State stayed close despite shooting only 30.3 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes.

The Mountaineers scored 17 points off of turnovers and held a 26-12 edge in points in the paint after halftime. UNCG did not make a field goal in the second half until there was 12:32 left to play, at which point its seven-point halftime lead had already become a seven-point deficit. The Spartans went cold after the break and missed all seven of their 3-point attempts.

Appalachian State outscored the visitors, 28-18, at the free throw line in the contest.

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