FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU women's basketball team will participate in the UNCG Marriott Classic this week in Greensboro, N.C. The field of teams participating in the classic include Bowling Green State, UNCG, FGCU, and Winston Salem State.
WSSU and Bowling Green will kick off the action at 1 p.m. Friday, followed by Florida Gulf Coast and UNCG at 3 p.m. The following day, WSSU and FGCU will play at 1 p.m., with UNCG hosting Bowling Green at 3 p.m. to wrap up the two-day event.
FGCU vs. UNCG - First Meeting
FGCU vs. WSSU - First Meeting
Live Stats: UNCGSpartans.com
Notes on UNCG
UNC Greensboro picked up its first win of the season on Monday, surviving a High Point rally to win 74-69. UNCG’s Lakiah Hyson went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the last minute of the game to put the Spartans back on top and ice the game. UNCG led by 16 in the first half but saw the Panthers storm back to take the lead at the break, then lead by seven with a little more than six minutes to play. The Spartans were able to withstand the rally, however, putting all five starters in double figures in improving to 26-14 all-time in home openers.
UNCG coach Lynne Agee came into this season 12th on the list of active Division I coaches and is now up to 567 career wins. Agee sports an overall record of 567-282 (.668 winning percentage) and is in her 31st year as a head coach. This season is her 28th at the helm of the UNCG program.
Notes on WSSU
Winston-Salem State is 0-4 on the young season, heading into their game vs. BGSU. The Lady Rams dropped a pair of games at the Elon Tournament to begin the season, losing to the host school (59-62; Nov. 14) and UNC Wilmington (50-65; Nov. 15). WSSU lost a close game to Navy in their home opener (49-53; Nov. 19), before losing to Wake Forest by a 76-36 count on Monday (Nov. 24)
The Lady Rams are shooting 33.2% from the field this season, while allowing opponents to shoot only 36.7% from the floor in the first four games. Sophomore guard Rene Rector is averaging a team-high 11.5 points per game and sophomore forward Vontisha Woods has 9.5 ppg and a team-leading 8.0 rebounds per outing.