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UNCG moves into fourth place in Southern with win at East Tennessee State

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A recap of the UNCG men’s basketball team’s 80-76 victory at East Tennessee State on Wednesday night.

Stars

UNCG

De’Monte Buckingham: 25 points (8-for-11 FG, 5-for-7 3FG), seven rebounds.

Kaleb Hunter: 13 points (5-for-7 FG, 3-for-4 3FG).

East Tennessee State

Jordan King: 23 points (4-for-12 3FG), four rebounds, four assists.

Leddarius Brewer: 25 points (4-for-11 3FG).

David Sloan: 17 points (3-for-8 3FG).

Notable

UNCG led for less than seven minutes and took its final lead, going up 75-73, with 1:46 to play on a 3-point shot by Kaleb Hunter. A Keyshaun Langley 3 with 52 seconds left and two Kobe Langley free throws with 15 seconds to play sealed the victory.

A 3-point basket by Ledarrius Brewer with 42 seconds left provided the Bucs’ only points in the final minute. With his team down two, Brewer missed a 3 with 24 seconds to go. And with the Bucs down four, Jordan King missed two threes in the final 10 seconds.

The Spartans (4-4 Southern) have won two straight games after a three-game losing streak and have moved into fourth place behind Chattanooga (7-1), Furman (7-2) and Mercer (5-2) going into Wednesday night).

UNCG made 10 of 20 3-point shot attempts, going 29-for-50 (58%) overall for the game. East Tennessee State was 13-for-35 beyond the arc.

Records

UNCG: 12-8 overall, 4-4 Southern.

East Tennessee State: 12-10, 4-5.

Up next

UNCG: At Wofford, 7 p.m. Saturday (ESPN+).

East Tennessee State: At VMI, 1 p.m. Saturday (ESPN+).

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