WHEN: Wednesday, February 6, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Radford, Va. | Dedmon Center (3,200)
RECORDS: High Point (11-12, 6-6 Big South) | Radford (15-10, 8-4 Big South)
SERIES RECORD: 45th meeting, Radford leads, 24-20
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AUDIO: High Point Panther Radio Network
VIDEO: Big South Network
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HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point University men’s basketball team (11-12, 6-6 Big South) travels to Radford, Va., Wednesday evening (Feb. 7) to take on the Highlanders (15-10, 8-4 Big South). Tip-off at the Dedmon Center is set for 7 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.
• Last time out, the Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 67-56 win over Campbell on Feb. 3 at the Millis Center. After shooting 31.3 percent in the first half, HPU came out firing the second, shooting at a 53.6 percent clip.
• Sophomore Jahaad Proctor led HPU against Campbell with 20 points, all in the second half. High Point is 6-1 when Proctor scores 20 or more points, with the lone loss being the first matchup with Radford.
• Proctor is leading HPU and is fourth in the Big South with 3.4 assists per game. When he dishes out five or more assists, HPU is 5-0, and when he records four or more, High Point is 9-2.
• Junior Andre Fox registered the first double-double of his career against Campbell with 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. It was the third double-double of the season for HPU (Berlin vs. Toccoa Falls, Madison vs. Presbyterian).
• Andre Fox scored a pair of 3-pointers against Campbell and has 105 for his career, ninth-most all-time at HPU. Next up on the chart is Zione White, who made 128 career 3-point field goals from 2003-05.
• Fox is working his way towards becoming the 33rd HPU player and the 10 HPU Division I player to score 1,000 career points. With 14 against Campbell, Fox has 945 career points.
• After giving up 81.7 points per game during its three-game losing streak, the Panthers only allowed 56 against Campbell, 21 points below its season average. HPU is second in the Big South, allowing 66.4 points per contest, 44th in the nation.
• 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. Before the game with the Bucs, Slay had only seven 3-pointers on the season.
HISTORY vs. RADFORD
This is the 45th meeting all-time between the two programs with Radford leading 24-20. Three out of the last four contests have gone to overtime, with the last two meetings being Highlander wins at the Millis Center. Radford came out on top, 78-76, in the first meeting this year, on a last-second buzzer beater by Carlik Jones in overtime. Jahaad Proctor scored a tough bucket to send the game to overtime. Proctor had 28 points, one shy of his career high.
A LOOK AT THE HIGHLANDERS (15-10, 8-4 BIG SOUTH)
Radford comes into the game on the heels of its biggest loss of the conference season, 75-57, at Winthrop on Saturday (Feb. 3). The Highlanders are 5-1 at home in conference play. Ed Polite Jr. leads Radford with 14.1 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks third in the Big South. Polite Jr. also leads the conference in steals with 1.9 swipes per game. Carlik Jones, who hit the buzzer beater to defeat High Point earlier in the season, is second on the team with 11.4 points per game and leads the squad with 2.8 assists per contest.
HISTORY vs. OPPONENTS FROM VIRGINIA
High Point has complied a 80-74 (.519) record all-time against Division I programs hailing from the Old Dominion State. HPU’s most common opponents are Radford (20-24, .455), Liberty (17-23, .425) and Longwood (23-7, .767). High Point is 60-54 (.526) against Big South programs from Virginia and 20-20 (.500) against the rest of the state’s Division I teams. HPU is 3-1 against teams from Virginia this season after defeating William & Mary, Liberty and Longwood, but falling to Radford.
The Panthers host Winthrop on Saturday (Feb. 10) at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Stadium, which will air on WMYV 48.1 in the Triad.