High Point MBB Hosts Campbell on ESPN3 Saturday Night

Posted by Press Release on February 2, 2018 at 5:48 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

WHEN: Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: High Point, N.C. | Millis Center (1,750)
RECORDS: High Point (10-12, 5-6 Big South) | Campbell (12-11, 6-5 Big South)
SERIES RECORD: 55th meeting, HPU leads, 33-21
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AUDIO: High Point Panther Radio Network
GAME NOTES: Click here

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point University men’s basketball team (10-12, 5-6 Big South) returns to home to host Campbell (12-11, 6-5) in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday (Feb. 3). Tip-off at the Millis Center is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3. The men’s game will follow the HPU women’s game against Campbell, which is scheduled for 4 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 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast on ESPN3 with Mike Hogewood and Jeff Jackson calling the action.

• Last time out, the Panthers dropped their third game in a row, 83-74, at Charleston Southern on Thursday night (Feb. 1) in North Charleston, S.C.
• Freshman Denny Slay had a breakout game at Charleston Southern, doubling his previous season high of 12 by knocking down four 3-pointers en route to a game-high 24 points.
• Sophomore Brandon Kamga added 12 points and dished out a career-high seven assists at Charleston Southern.
• Junior Andre Fox tallied 15 points against the Bucs and hit two 3-pointers, moving him into ninth all-time at HPU with 103 career 3-point field goals.
• All five starters for the Panthers against UNC Asheville on Jan. 27 scored in double figures, the first time this season that has been accomplished. Andre Fox led the team with 18, while Brandonn Kamga added 16.
• Senior Jordan Whitehead recorded a career high with 12 points on 6-7 shooting against UNC Asheville.
• Justyn Mutts had his best Big South game to date, tallying 12 points to go along with eight rebounds.
• HPU is second in the conference in scoring defense at 66.9, but has given up an average of 81.7 points in its last three contests.
• Every Panther that played grabbed at least one rebound in the 78-76 overtime loss to Radford on Jan. 24, the third time this season that has happened. The other two occurrences were against Toccoa Falls (Dec. 10) and Johnson & Wales (Dec. 1).
• The Panthers are shooing 39.3 percent from behind the arc this season, which leads the conference and is 32nd overall. While High Point shoots behind the arc at a great clip, the Panthers have only taken 31 3-point attempts, which is the third-fewest in the nation.

High Point is 33-21 all-time against Campbell and 9-3 against the Camels since they joined the Big South in the 2010-11 season. Campbell came away with the win in the first meeting this season, 65-64, on a last-second 25-foot shot by Chris Clemons. The loss snapped a six-game win streak in the series by the Panthers. Andre Fox had 20 points to lead the Panthers.

Campbell comes into the contest on the heels of back-to-back losses to UNC Asheville, 64-57, and Winthrop, 75-64. Chris Clemons leads the Big South and is fifth in the nation in scoring at 24.4 points per game. Marcus Burk is averaging 16.4 points, while Andrew Eudy is the sqaud’s leading rebounder at 5.0 per game.

High Point has complied a 333-279 (.544) record all-time against Division I programs hailing from the Tar Heel State. HPU’s most common opponents are Elon (86-76, .531), Appalachian State (60-36, .625) and Western Carolina (41-23, .641). The majority of those meetings came during the NAIA era. High Point is 82-78 (.513) against Big South programs from North Carolina and 251-201 (.555) against the rest of the state’s Div. I teams. HPU is 2-4 against Division I schools from North Carolina this season. The Panthers defeated Western Carolina and UNC Asheville, and fell to Charlotte, Gardner-Webb, Campbell and UNC Asheville.

The Panthers host Campbell on Saturday (Feb. 3) at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

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