High Point MBB Plays at Longwood Sunday Afternoon

Posted by Press Release on January 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

WHEN: Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 3 p.m.
WHERE: Farmville, Va. | Willett Hall (1,900)
RECORDS: High Point (9-9, 4-3 Big South) | Longwood (6-14, 3-4 Big South)
SERIES RECORD: 30th meeting, HPU leads, 22-7
LIVE STATS: Click here
AUDIO: High Point Panther Radio Network
VIDEO: Big South Network
GAME NOTES: Click here

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point University men’s basketball team (9-9, 4-3 Big South) travels to Farmville, Va., for a Sunday matinee (Jan. 21). Tip-off at Willett Hall is set for 3 p.m.

Kevin Burke and Stafford Stephenson will be back on the call on for the High Point Panthers Radio Network, with coverage starting at approximately 2:30 p.m.

PAW PRINTS
• The Panthers are coming off of a 71-60 come from behind victory over Liberty on Thursday night (Jan. 18). HPU was behind by 10 at halftime, but used an 18-3 run early in the second half to propel the comeback. It was the Panthers’ largest comeback of the season (HPU trailed by 13 in the first half). The win broke a four-game losing streak to the Flames.
• Junior Andre Fox and sophomore Jahaad Proctor each scored 23 points, the fourth time this season both have scored 20 or more points in a game. It was Fox’s 10th game of 20-plus points.
• Freshman Justyn Mutts did not score against Liberty, but made a great impact with a season-high 10 rebounds and five assists, while also adding a pair of blocks.
• High Point will look to buck a trend away from home, as the Panthers are 8-1 at the Millis Center and 1-8 away from campus this season. On the road, HPU is shooting 39.2 percent (32.1 percent from three) and is averaging 60.2 points per contest.
• Conversely, HPU is averaging 87.1 points per game at home and are shooting 53.1 percent from the floor and 44.6 percent behind the arc at the Millis Center.
• At the Millis Center, HPU has a +8.2 rebounding margin per game, while on the road, they have a -1.1 rebounding margin.
• Junior Fox is currently third in the Big South in scoring at 17.6 points per game and field goal percentage at 50.0 percent. He is currently shooting 52.6 percent from 3-point range, which is on pace to break the single-season school record of 52.1 percent, set by Jarius Simms in 2009-10.
• Against Presbyterian, junior Ricky Madison recorded the first double-double of his career with 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds (including seven offensive rebounds).
• In his nine games back in action after missing five games due to an ankle injury, Proctor is averaging 16.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Proctor had six assists against Liberty and in games with four or more assists this season, HPU is 7-1.

HISTORY vs. LONGWOOD
This is the 30th all-time meeting between the two programs, with High Point leading, 22-7. The Panthers have won nine out of the last 10 meetings. Both road teams were victorious last year beginning with the Lancers picking up a 60-55 win on Dec. 31, 2016 at the Millis Center. HPU won the meeting in Farmville, Va., 92-68, on Feb. 1, 2017. Miles Bowman Jr. (23) and Anthony Lindauer (19) each matched their career highs in the contest.

A LOOK AT THE LANCERS (6-14, 3-4 BIG SOUTH)
Longwood comes into the game with a 6-14 record (3-4 in Big South play) after falling at Radford, 70-63, on Thursday (Jan. 18). Before that, the Lancers had defeated Campbell, 76-62, and Liberty, 58-51. Isaiah Walton leads the team and is second in the conference in scoring with 18.2 points per contest. B.K. Ashe is second on the team with 13.3 points per game, while Damarion Geter leads Longwood with 6.6 rebounds per game.

HISTORY vs. OPPONENTS FROM VIRGINIA
High Point has complied a 79-73 (.520) record all-time against Division I programs hailing from the Old Dominion State. HPU’s most common opponents are Radford (20-23, .465), Liberty (17-23, .425) and Longwood (22-7, .759). High Point is 58-53 (.523) against Big South programs from Virginia and 20-20 (.500) against the rest of the state’s Division I teams. HPU is 2-0 against teams from Virginia this season after defeating William & Mary, 100-66, on Nov. 10, 2017 and Liberty, 71-60, on Jan. 18.

NEXT UP
The Panthers continue Big South play on Wednesday (Jan. 24) when they host Radford. Tip-off at the Millis Center is set for 7 p.m.


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