College basketball practice previews: UNCG womenNews & Record, Greensboro, N.C. — Joe Sirera News & Record, Greensboro, N.C.
Oct. 13-- Oct. 13--One in a series of previews of the college basketball preseason, which can begin Wednesday for NCAA Division I men's and women's teams.
10-4 Southern Conference (tied for first), 23-9 overall
About the preseason
Practice is on hold because of a COVID-19 "cluster" within the program that UNCG announced today. The Spartans are coming off a season in which they shared the Southern Conference regular-season title, Nadine Soliman was named the conference's player of the year, and Trina Patterson was coach of the year. That's a tough act to follow, especially with Soliman, second-team All-SoCon wing Te'Ja Twitty and fourth-leading scorer Alexus Willey all graduated. Senior F-G Aja Boyd (11.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 40 blocks), senior G Tori Powell (3.5 points) and senior G Cece Crudup (5.5 points) are the only UNCG players with starting experience. They'll have to expand their roles, and Patterson must find them some help once practice can begin.
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