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UNCG looks to sweep Mercer

March 1, 2019

UNC Greensboro (25-5, 14-3) vs. Mercer (11-18, 6-11)

Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Mercer seeks revenge on UNC Greensboro after dropping the first matchup in Greensboro. The teams last played each other on Jan. 26, when the Spartans outshot Mercer from the field 46.5 percent to 46 percent and had 11 fewer turnovers en route to a seven-point victory.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Ross Cummings is averaging 17.8 points to lead the way for the Bears. Ethan Stair has complemented Cummings and is producing 11.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. The Spartans have been led by Isaiah Miller, who is averaging 15.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and three steals.

MIGHTY MILLER: Miller has connected on 29 percent of the 69 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 3 of 14 over the last five games. He’s also converted 57.1 percent of his free throws this season.

ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Bears have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Spartans. Mercer has an assist on 42 of 76 field goals (55.3 percent) over its past three matchups while UNC Greensboro has assists on 45 of 83 field goals (54.2 percent) during its past three games.

GETTING DEFENSIVE: UNC Greensboro has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 24.4 percent of all possessions this year, the seventh-highest rate among all Division I teams.

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