UNC GREENSBORO SPARTANS
2011-12 Record: 2-10
2010-11 Record:
7-24 (6-12 Southern Conference)
2010-11 RPI: 294
Guy you’ll want to heckle:
Trevis Simpson, So., G/F (15.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg)
The skinny: UNC Greensboro’s 2011-12 season got off to such a terrific start that Head Coach Mike Dement got the ax last week. On Dec. 14, 28-year-old Wes Miller was named interim head coach. A former player at James Madison and North Carolina, Miller is the youngest Division I coach in the country.

The good news for UNCG is that sophomore Trevis Simpson is an outstanding athlete with a 42-inch vertical leap. He leads four scheduled returning starters for a team that had just one senior last year.

The bad news for UNCG is that those returnees are the same guys that gave up 81 points a game last season. The Spartans ranked 331st in the country in scoring defense in 2010-11. Dement couldn’t get the defense squared away this year, which helped send him to the golf course. The Spartans are giving up 77 points this season. Their opponents are shooting a nearly-inconceivable .499 this year.

The even worse news is that Greensboro is averaging 15.9 turnovers a game (havoc, anyone?) and shooting .374 from the field.

About UNC Greensboro: UNC Greensboro was a women’s college from 1891 to 1963.
Fast fact: J.B. Tanner, a graduate assistant for VCU last season, is UNCG’s director of operations. So be nice, okay?

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