Halftime Report

Only one more half stands between UNCG and the win they were favored to collect coming into this evening. They have jumped out to a quick 31-26 lead against Western Carolina.

If UNCG keeps playing like this, they’ll bump their record up to 20-8 in no time. On the other hand, Western Carolina will have to make due with a 19-9 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who’s Playing

Western Carolina Catamounts @ UNCG Spartans

Current Records: Western Carolina 19-8, UNCG 19-8

How To Watch

What to Know

Western Carolina is 1-9 against the Spartans since February of 2019 but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Wednesday. Both teams will face off in a Southern battle at 6:00 p.m. ET at Greensboro Coliseum. Both teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous matches.

Last Saturday, the Catamounts beat the Buccaneers 70-65. The victory was just what Western Carolina needed coming off of a 88-62 loss in their prior match.

Wofford typically has all the answers at home, but on Saturday UNCG proved too difficult a challenge. They came out on top against the Terriers by a score of 58-47. The win made it back-to-back wins for UNCG.

The Catamounts’ win was their third straight at home, which pushed their record up to 19-8. As for the Spartans, their win bumped their record up to an identical 19-8.

Some high-performance offense is likely on the agenda as the pair are some of the highest scoring teams in the league. Western Carolina hasn’t had any problem running up the score this season, having averaged 76.6 points per game. However, it’s not like UNCG struggles in that department as they’ve been averaging 76 points per game. With both teams so easily able to put up points, the only question left is who can run the score up higher.

Western Carolina is hoping to beat the odds on Wednesday, as the experts think they’re headed for a loss. For those looking to play the spread, take note: they are a solid 8-5 against the spread when playing on the road.

Odds

UNCG is a 3.5-point favorite against Western Carolina, according to the latest college basketball odds.

Bettors have moved against the Spartans slightly, as the game opened with the Spartans as a 5-point favorite.

The over/under is 139.5 points.

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Series History

UNCG has won 9 out of their last 10 games against Western Carolina.

  • Jan 24, 2024 – UNCG 85 vs. Western Carolina 82
  • Feb 22, 2023 – UNCG 71 vs. Western Carolina 52
  • Dec 29, 2022 – UNCG 72 vs. Western Carolina 47
  • Feb 23, 2022 – UNCG 73 vs. Western Carolina 64
  • Feb 07, 2022 – UNCG 68 vs. Western Carolina 49
  • Feb 24, 2021 – Western Carolina 81 vs. UNCG 80
  • Feb 22, 2021 – UNCG 77 vs. Western Carolina 56
  • Feb 12, 2020 – UNCG 82 vs. Western Carolina 62
  • Jan 29, 2020 – UNCG 72 vs. Western Carolina 58
  • Feb 21, 2019 – UNCG 79 vs. Western Carolina 76

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