Men’s Basketball Drops Finale of Spartan Invitational to UNC Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Isaac Johnson and Kendall Lewis each posted double-doubles, but Appalachian State men’s basketball fell 55-41 to UNC Greensboro in the final contest of the Spartan Invitational on Monday evening.
 
Johnson finished with 10 points, a season-high 14 rebounds and three steals. His 14 rebounds are the second most he has recorded in a game, trailing only a 17-rebound effort at Georgetown last season.
 
Lewis had a career-high 11 points and added a career-best 10 rebounds (six offensive) in a reserve role. He also tied his career-high with two steals and posted a new career-best with two blocks.
 
It marks the first time a duo of App State (3-3) teammates both had double-doubles in the same game since the 2012-13 season, when Nathan Healy (17 points, 13 rebounds) and Michael Obacha (11 points, 10 rebounds) accomplished the feat against Georgia Southern.
 
Adrian Delph had a team-high tying 11 points and eight rebounds.
 
UNCG (4-2) scored the first four points of the game, before App State answered with seven straight points from Delph to take a 7-4 lead. Following a Spartans basket, Forrest and Johnson each drained a three-pointer to give the Mountaineers a 13-6 lead with 13:50 remaining in the first half.
 
The Spartans used a 14-5 run to open a 23-20 edge with 7:27 left in the opening frame. App State scored the next four points to the 24-23 advantage, but UNCG regained the lead at 29-28 at the intermission.
 
UNCG opened the second half on a 14-0 run to build a 43-28 lead with just over 16 minutes to play. Trailing by 14, App State used a 9-2 spurt, capped by a Johnson three-pointer, to pull within eight points at 48-40 with 5:35 to remaining. The Spartans answered with the next four points to reopen a 12-point lead and put the game away.
 
The Black and Gold pulled down a season-best 46 rebounds in the game, including a season-high 14 on the offensive glass.
 
App State will return to the High Country for a Thursday night meeting at 7 p.m. with Charlotte. The game will serve as a White Out and all fans who wear white will receive $5 off admission. Season tickets and single game tickets for the 2019-20 season are on sale and can be purchased by calling the App State ticket office at 828-262-2079.
 
App State men’s basketball would like to thank AutoStar Nissan as its presenting sponsor for the 2019-20 season.