Scores

Final

Appalachian St 55

(13-18, 7-11 Southern)

UNC Greensboro 65

(13-18, 10-8 Southern)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    12:00 PM ET, March 3, 2012

    U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    APP 39 1655
    UNCG 32 3365

    Top Performers

    Appalachian State: I. Butts 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast

    UNC Greensboro: D. Williams 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    UNC-Greensboro 65, Appalachian St. 55

    Associated Press

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Trevis Simpson scored 17 points and UNC Greensboro rallied to beat Appalachian State 65-55 on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament.

    The Spartans (13-18) trailed 49-38 with 12:57 remaining in the game before finishing with a 27-6 run. The Spartans began the rally with a 13-2 stretch that tied the game 51-51 on a layup by David Williams with 8:16 to play.

    Williams added 12 points and Derrell Armstrong had 11 for UNC Greensboro, which advanced to the conference semifinals for the first time since 2008.

    The Mountaineers led 39-32 at halftime and built a 12-point lead before the Spartans began their rally.

    Appalachian State made only 6 of 29 field goal attempts in the second half and shot 36.2 percent (21of 58) for the game while the Spartans shot 37.7 percent (23 of 61).

    Isaac Butts had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Mountaineers (13-18).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    APP
    UNCG
    Points 55 65
    FG Made-Attempted 21-58 (.362) 23-61 (.377)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-17 (.118) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-13 (.846) 14-24 (.583)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 10

    2011-12 Season

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