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Photo of R.J. White shooting basketball with Wofford defender guarding him

The UNCG men’s basketball team is on its way to the Southern Conference Tournament Championship game after defeating Wofford 77-73 in Sunday night’s back-and-forth semifinal matchup.

The Spartans will take on the winner of No. 3 East Tennessee State and No. 7 Samford at 7 p.m. on Monday night at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.

With the win over Wofford, the Spartans improve to a program-record 25-8 on the season. Their nine-game winning streak is the longest in program history at the NCAA Division I level and the third longest winning streak overall in the 50-year history of the program.

“I was really proud of my group in the second half,” said Head Coach Wes Miller. “They stayed in that next-play mentality. I am really proud of the way my team fought to win a really tough game to get to the championship.”

Monday night’s game will be the Spartans’ third appearance in a SoCon Tournament Championship and their first since 2005. A win guarantees UNCG an NCAA Tournament berth.

Visit uncgspartans.com to read the full game story, and follow UNCG Athletics on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on men’s basketball.

 
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