GAME NOTES: Argos continue conference play on the road

first_img UWF heads to Georgia to face Shorter and West Georgia (Photo by Bill Stockland) Share GAME NOTES: Argos continue conference play on the roadcenter_img    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s basketball team continues conference play on the road this weekend. The Argonauts travel to Shorter University Thursday, Jan. 16 to take on the Hawks in Rome, Ga. UWF then heads to Carrolton, Ga. to face West Georgia Saturday, Jan. 18.Live CoverageLive Stats at ShorterLive Audio at ShorterLive Stats at UWGLive Video at UWGLive Audio at UWGGame Notes1/16 at Shorter; 1/18 at UWGPreviewing ShorterThe Hawks are 5-8 (2-5 GSC) on the season and are coming off a weekend split where they defeated Alabama Huntsville at home but fell to West Alabama. Shorter averages 85.4 points per game and allow their opponents 84.0 points for a 1.4 scoring margin. The Hawks’ leading scorer is Dedric Ware who averages 18.4 points in 34.4 minutes and grabs 4.6 rebounds per game.The Argos are 2-0 all-time against Shorter with their last win being a 75-73 victory in Rome, Ga., Feb. 7, 2013.Previewing West GeorgiaThe Wolves are currently tied for fifth in the conference at 3-4 and are 10-5 on the season. UWG averages 72.5 points per game ranking them seventh in the GSC but hold opponents to just 68.3 points per game, ranking them third. West Georgia’s leading scorer is Deonta Stocks, who averages 21.7 points per game which leads the GSC. The Argonauts are 16-19 all-time against the Wolves and are 2-3 in their last five meetings. Where UWF RanksWest Florida is currently tied for sixth in the GSC at 2-4 and 3-9 on the season. The Argos average 71.2 points per game, ranking them eighth in the conference and allow opponents 78.3 points per game, also ranking them eighth. UWF has the sixth leading scorer in the conference in senior Nate Johnson who averages 17.2 points per game. Johnson also grabs 10.8 rebounds per game, second in the GSC, and is one of three people in the conference to average a double-double. Junior Terrence Townes has also been a huge part of West Florida’s offense and he averages 14.8 points per game, ranking him 10th in the GSC. Returning from injury, senior Jonathon Gac has also made an impact on the defensive side of the ball where he averages 5.9 rebounds per game (11th) and 0.6 blocks per game (15th).  Print Friendly Versionlast_img