Scores

Final

Appalachian St 55

(16-10, 11-6 Southern)

UNC Greensboro 79

(14-10, 8-7 Southern)

    3:00 PM ET, February 16, 2008

    Michael B. Fleming Gymnasium, Greensboro, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    APP 26 2955
    UNCG 35 4479

    Top Performers

    Appalachian State: D. Minter 12 Pts, 4 Reb

    UNC Greensboro: K. Hines 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    UNC-Greensboro 79, Appalachian St. 55

    Associated Press

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Hines scored 26 points on 11-for-15 shooting as North Carolina-Greensboro used a hot shooting hand in the second half for a 79-55 victory over Appalachian State.

    The Spartans (14-10, 8-7 Southern Conference) shot 48.3 percent in the first half to run up a 35-26 edge. Their accuracy improved to 59.1 percent on 13-of-22 shooting in the second half to run up a lead that reached as much as 28 against the Mountaineers (16-12, 11-6).

    Donte Minter's layup at 14:54 gave Appalachian State an early 8-7 lead, but Kendall Toney's jumper 20 seconds later gave UNC-Greensboro the lead for good. A 13-4 run ensued to give the Spartans a double-digit edge, but the Mountaineers closed the half on an 8-2 surge that drew them closer.

    Baskets by Hines and Ben Stywall to open the second half stretched the halftime lead and Appalachian State never got the gap below double-digits. The Mountaineers shot 42.9 percent in the last 20 minutes, which was actually better than their 40.9 percent effort in the first half.

    Stywall had 15 and Toney 14 for the Spartans. Minter's 12 led Appalachian State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    APP
    UNCG
    Points 55 79
    FG Made-Attempted 18-43 (.419) 27-51 (.529)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 20-31 (.645)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 28

    2007-08 Season

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