History made for UNG as comeback falls short against Flagler

The University of North Georgia men’s basketball team suffered their eighth loss of the regular season to Flagler College by a score of 86-78.

The Nighthawks trailed by as many as 22 in the game but continued to fight through adversity and shrunk the lead to just eight points by the end of the matchup.

UNG senior Ebo Smith became the top three-point shooter in school history during the team’s loss to Flagler College on Jan. 15. (Photo by Marcus Etienne)

“I told them that if we came out and corrected some things we could come back and win the game.” Head coach Chris Faulkner said.

UNG was able to make halftime adjustments as the Nighthawks improved their shooting to 60 percent from the field, increasing from 31.7 percent shooting in the first half.

Leading the team in scoring was senior Ebo Smith who became the school leader in three-point shooting for the NCAA- era. Smith was able to tally 21 points for the Nighthawks while shooting 53 percent from the field.

The loss ended a four-game winning streak by UNG, and gave the Nighthawks their fourth loss in Peach Belt Conference play.

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