HPU men’s hoops announces pair of nationally broadcast games

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University men’s basketball team will play a pair of non-conference games that will be broadcast nationally on ACC Network Extra.

ACC Network Extra, launching this fall, will be available via ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN app.

HPU will make its debut on the network on Tuesday, November 15, when the Panthers take on Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

The Panthers also will play at Clemson on Friday, November 25, in a post-Thanksgiving battle on the network.

The Hokies welcome back four starters from a team that finished 20-15 in 2015-16, including a 10-8 mark in the ACC.

The Tigers, led by 2016 First Team All-ACC selection Jaron Blossomgame, return three starters and 13 letter winners from their 2015-16 roster.

Additional broadcast games for the 2016-17 season will be announced later in the month.

About the Panthers: The High Point University men’s basketball team is coming off another record-breaking season in 2015-16 that saw the Panthers set a new Div. I program record for Big South road wins (7) while tying the school record for overall league wins (13). The Panthers won 21 games overall, marking the first time HPU had won 20+ games in back-to-back seasons since 1994-95. The Panthers advanced to the NIT for the second time in three years and made their fourth-consecutive postseason appearance overall. HPU is the winningest Big South program over the past four years and is one of just four schools nationally to have won a regular season conference title in each of the last four campaigns (Gonzaga, Kansas, Stephen F. Austin).