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UNCG closes on 17-2 run to beat Western Carolina 69-60

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Francis Alonso scored 20 points and UNC Greensboro closed on a 17-2 run for a 69-60 victory over Western Carolina on Thursday night.

UNCG (16-3, 5-1 Southern Conference) has won nine of its last 10 games since a 78-61 loss at then-No. 10 Kentucky on Dec. 1.

Isaiah Miller added 15 points and James Dickey eight points with 11 rebounds for the Spartans.

Carlos Dotson and Kameron Gibson scored 17 points apiece to lead Western Carolina (5-15, 2-5). Dotson grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

Alonso hit a 3-pointer with 7:29 left to spark the decisive run, and Dickey scored all eight of his points during the stretch. Kyrin Galloway's 3-pointer with 3:46 remaining gave the Spartans the lead for good at 59-58. Alonso added a pair of free throws to end it.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo UNC-Green. 16-3 333669
home team logo W. Carolina 5-15 273360
Team Stats
away team logo UNC-Green. 16-3 76.3 PPG 37.9 RPG 12.7 APG
home team logo W. Carolina 5-15 72.0 PPG 38.1 RPG 12.2 APG
Key Players
10
F. Alonso 17.3 PPG 2.3 RPG 2.5 APG 41.9 FG%
4
C. Dotson 13.9 PPG 9.5 RPG 1.5 APG 59.6 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB