The Spartans finished 2013 by taking on three ACC teams. They defeated Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, coming from behind to win by three.

It was only the second time Spartan men’s basketball has ever defeated an ACC team.

The team also played well against Wake Forest, taking an eight-point loss in Winston-Salem.

A crowd of 6,000 saw a thriller against N.C. State on Dec. 30 in the Greensboro Coliseum. The last minutes were loud. UNCG held the Pack to only one field goal in the final 10 minutes with tenacious defense. The Wolfpack’s lead was as little as two points in the final minute. State won by four.

Now for the conference schedule – the team has one loss and two wins in SoCon play, including a 66-60 road victory over Appalachian State on Thursday night.

“Any time you can go on the road in conference play and come home with a victory, it is a good night,” UNCG coach Wes Miller told the News & Record. “This was not a perfect game for us by any means, but we found a way to win. … We have things we still need to work on, but we will enjoy this win for a couple of hours, at least.”

Upcoming home games include:

The Citadel – Thursday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m.

Davidson – Saturday, Jan. 18, 5 p.m.

See Athletics’ photo gallery of the UNCG–N.C. State game.

Story by Mike Harris, University Relations

Photo courtesy Tim Cowie, UNCG Athletics