UNCG (13-12, 10-7 SoCon) vs. Chattanooga (13-13, 10-7 SoCon), Feb. 19, 2 p.m., Fleming Gymnasium, Pack the House
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• UNCG will host Chattanooga on Saturday for the annual Pack the House challenge, with all tickets just $1 each. The Spartans will also celebrate Senior Day against the Lady Mocs.
• UNCG brings a three-game winning streak into Saturday's contest. Chattanooga lost its last contest, but is 10-5 in its last 15.
• The Spartans picked up one of their most exciting wins of the season last time out, dropping College of Charleston 76-64 in overtime on Feb. 12. UNCG trailed by three in the closing seconds of regulation, but Sarah Folwell hit a tying 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left to send the game to OT. Amanda Leigh, who scored a career-high 30 points – all after halftime – dominated the extra period just like she had the second half, scoring nine points in UNCG's 14-0 run to open overtime.
• Leigh earned Southern Conference Player of the Week honors after her big week, which also saw her score 12 points in a win over Elon. For the week, Leigh averaged 21.0 points per game and shot an impressive 54.2 percent from the field and was 9-for-17 from 3-point range, good for 52.9 percent.
• Leigh's 30-point performance against CofC marked UNCG's first 30-point game since Brianne Dodgen had 32 against Chattanooga on March 2, 2000.
• Freshman Janae' Stevenson pulled down 15 rebounds against CofC and added 13 points for her third double-double of the season. Stevenson's 15 rebounds matched her career high, which she set just two days earlier at Elon. Prior to last week, UNCG hadn't had a player with 15 boards in nearly four years, with the last coming from current assistant coach KaLeah Latham, who had 15 at Furman on Feb. 3, 2007.
• Floyd, a senior guard, scored her 1,000th career point in UNCG's loss at Furman on Jan. 31. She now needs just nine rebounds to become the only player in UNCG history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 175 steals and 250 assists at the Division I level. She currently has 1,068 points, 491 rebounds, 181 steals and 277 assists.
• UNCG brings a 13-12 overall record and a 10-7 Southern Conference mark into Saturday's contest. The Spartans are tied for fourth in the SoCon standings with Chattanooga and are just a game behind Elon.
• Chattanooga leads the series with UNCG, 27-6. The Spartans won the first four meetings but the Lady Mocs have dominated it since then. Chattanooga has won 25 of the last 26 in the series and 10 in a row over UNCG. The Spartans have beaten Chattanooga in Fleming Gym just twice, in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons.
• In this season's first meeting between the squads, Chattanooga took a 72-63 win in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Spartans put four players in double figures but the Lady Mocs got the crucial shots to fall when they needed them to keep UNCG from putting together a sustained rally. The nine-point loss was the closest UNCG had been against Chattanooga since a 71-68 Spartan win on Jan. 2, 2007.
• Floyd leads UNCG in scoring (14.2 points per game) and assists (3.1 per game). Stevenson leads the team in rebounding with 6.5 per game and blocks a team-best 1.4 shots per game. Leigh is UNCG's second-leading scorer at 12.2 points per game, while Dayshaun Richbow leads the team with 2.2 steals per game.
• Chattanooga fell to league-leading Appalachian State on Monday, 57-56. The loss made it mathematically impossible for the Lady Mocs to win or tie for the regular-season title, snapping a streak of 11 straight.
• Whitney Hood leads the SoCon in scoring and is 15th nationally at 19.8 points per game. She also paces Chattanooga with 6.9 rebounds per contest. Kayla Christopher is 14th nationally in 3-point percentage (43.0). Tenisha Townsend leads the Lady Mocs and is third in the SoCon with 4.1 assists per game. As a team, Chattanooga leads the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.1). The Lady Mocs are third nationally in turnovers per contest with just 13.2 and sixth nationally with 8.0 3-pointers per contest.
• Chattanooga is 5-8 away from home, including a 5-7 mark in true road games.
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