UNCG (3-5, 0-0 SoCon) vs. Wofford (4-4, 1-0 SoCon), Dec. 18, 2 p.m., Fleming Gym
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• UNCG opens Southern Conference play Saturday against Wofford looking to avenge a pair of losses to the Terriers last season. Saturday's contest also serves as Family Day, with family friendly promotions before and during the game.
• From 1-3 p.m., there will be free games, crafts, cookie decorating, hot chocolate and visits with Santa on the second floor of the Health and Human Performances Building, which houses Fleming Gym. The event is sponsored by the Adult, Transfer and Commuter Programs in the Office of Campus Activities and Programs.
• UNCG holds a 26-4 lead in the all-time series with the Terriers, but Wofford swept the Spartans for the first time last year, taking the two meetings by a combined three points. Wofford took a 61-60 win in Spartanburg, S.C., on Jan. 8 of last season, then completed the sweep with a 57-55 win in Greensboro on Feb. 12.
• In the Jan. 8 contest, Wofford's Kelly Dwyer hit a 3-pointer with 10.7 seconds left to give the Terriers the win. Then-freshman Dayshaun Richbow drove the lane for UNCG's last shot, but her layup attempt wouldn't fall. Dwyer victimized UNCG again on Feb. 12, hitting a pair of free throws to break a 55-all tie with 1.1 seconds left. Lakiah Hyson's desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer drew iron but went begging as the Terriers won their first-ever game in Greensboro.
• UNCG is 7-6 all-time in Southern Conference-openers, but has lost five of its last six. UNCG has opened the SoCon slate with Wofford twice, topping the Terriers at home in 2003 and falling on the road in 2007.
• Amanda Leigh scored a season-high 23 points and Monique Floyd added a season-high 19 as UNCG downed Radford on Dec. 11, 73-58. Leigh hit five 3-pointers for the third time in the last four games, while Floyd scored 12 straight UNCG points in a crucial second-half run that helped the Spartans put the game away. Kendra Smith added 10 points as all three UNCG seniors reached double digits, while sophomore Sidnei Harmon pulled down a career-best 10 rebounds and just missed a double-double with eight points.
• Floyd was named the SoCon's Student-Athlete of the Week on Wednesday after her effort against Radford. The recreation and parks management major boasts a 3.80 grade point average. It is the second such honor for Floyd in her career, as she also took the distinction on Jan. 20, 2010.
• Leigh leads UNCG this season with 13.5 points per game, while Floyd is second at 12.9. Freshman Janae' Stevenson averages a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game, while Floyd paces the team with 3.6 assists per game each.
• Leigh enters Saturday's contest with 134 career 3-pointers, putting her one back of Sam Ferguson (1995-98) for third place in school history.
• Floyd, a senior, is averaging more than five points per game more than her career average entering the season. She has been in double figures in seven of UNCG's eight games so far this season, the best eight-game stretch of her career in that regard.
•Wofford is 4-4 on the season thus far and opened SoCon play with a 78-66 win over Georgia Southern on Dec. 1 for their first league-opening win since 2001-02. Two of Wofford's other three wins came against NAIA teams, as the Terriers topped Southern Virginia on Nov. 22 and downed Bluefield College on Sunday. Wofford also scored an 85-81 win over Campbell on Nov. 17.
• The Terriers and Spartans have had one common opponent so far in UNC Wilmington, which got the better of both clubs. The Seahawks torched Wofford on Nov. 24, 81-48, while UNCG fared a little better, falling by just four, 62-58, on Nov. 15.
• Wofford put three players in double figures in the win over Bluefield, with Mahagony Williams leading the way with 18 points. April Moorhouse had 13, while Logan Morris had 12.
• Williams leads Wofford with 13.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Moorhouse is second in scoring at 10.1 points per game, while Rachel Brittenham leads the league with 4.9 assists per game.
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