Citadel 54
Ngreensbro 84
Date of game: 12/1/2012

Recap: UNC Greensboro vs. Citadel

Greensboro, NC (Sports Network) - Drew Parker scored 15 points and dished out four assists to lead the UNC Greensboro Spartans to an 84-54 victory over The Citadel Bulldogs in the Southern Conference opener for both sides at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Trevis Simpson added 14 points for UNCG (2-5, 1-0 SoCon) as it snapped a four- game losing streak. Nicholas Paulos provided a spark off the bench with 11 points in 17 minutes of action.

Mike Groselle netted a game-high 20 points for The Citadel (3-3, 0-1), which suffered its second setback in a row. Ashton Moore got into the mix with 11 points and Marshall Harris III dished out six assists in the losing effort.

UNCG wasted no time taking control. Paulos capped off a 7-0 run with by draining three-pointer to put the Spartans up 23-8 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the period. The Citadel managed to make only 27.3 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half while UNCG shot 66.7 percent from the floor to take a 46-21 lead into the intermission.

Although the Bulldogs heated up slightly after the break to hit 33.3 percent of their attempts from the field, the home team was able to coast to the 30- point decision by knocking down 15-of-29 field goal attempts over the final 20 minutes.

UNCG held a dominant 41-22 edge in the rebounding battle.

Game Notes

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