High Point MBB Plays at The Citadel Tuesday

High Point at The Citadel
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 | 7 p.m.
WHERE: Charleston, S.C. | McAlister Field House (6,000)
SERIES RECORD: 6th Meeting, The Citadel leads, 3-2
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AUDIO: High Point Panther Radio Network
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HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point University men’s basketball team continues action on the road on Tuesday (Nov. 27) at The Citadel. Tip-off in Charleston, S.C., is set for 7 p.m.

• High Point and The Citadel meet for the sixth time, with the Bulldogs leading the series, 3-2, after winning in High Point 79-77 in 2017.
• The Panthers (3-3) are coming off a 55-52 win at East Carolina on Saturday (Nov. 24). The win was No. 600 for HPU head coach Tubby Smith. High Point has won three of four games after starting the season 0-2.
• Smith, in his 28th season, became the 15th active NCAA Division I head coach to earn 600 wins and the 27th active NCAA head coach across all divisions.
• Junior Jahaad Proctor led all scorers at East Carolina with 20 points, the third-consecutive game he has scored 20 or more points. It was the fourth time this season and 12th time in his career of scoring 20-plus points.
• Proctor leads the Panthers and is fourth in the Big South with 19.7 points per game. For his efforts against The Citadel and Air Force, Proctor was named the Big South Player of the Week by College Sports Madness and was named co-Big South Player of the Week by the conference office.
• Senior Ricky Madison grabbed seven rebounds against the Pirates and already has four games this season with seven or more rebounds. Madison had four such games in 2017-18. Madison is third in the Big South with 7.2 rebounds per game.
• Madison tallied his second career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds against Air Force. He had eight rebounds, including six offensive boards in the first half.
• After trailing at halftime in the first four games of the season, the Panthers have led at the break in their last two.
• The Panthers have won every game they have led the rebounding battle so far this season.

Kyle West will be on the call on the High Point Panthers Radio Network, starting at 6:50 p.m. Kendall Lewis and Janson Brown will be on the call on ESPN+.

This will be the sixth meeting between the two programs, with The Citadel leading the series, 3-2, after picking up a 79-77 win in High Point on Nov. 18, 2017. The Panthers were down eight points, 76-68, with 1:27 to go, and closed the gap to within one at 78-77 on a layup by Justyn Mutts with four seconds remaining. Tariq Simmons of The Citadel made a free throw following an immediate foul, but intentionally missed the second free throw to not allow HPU a good look to end the game. HPU led 58-43 with 12:32 to go, but the Bulldogs used a 30-7 run to come back and take the 76-68 lead.

The Citadel comes into the game having won its last two games, including an 84-81 victory at South Florida on Nov. 24. Lew Stallworth leads four Bulldogs in double figures with 18.0 points per game.

High Point has complied a 81-99 (.450) record all-time against Division I programs hailing from the Palmetto State. HPU’s most common opponents are Winthrop (14-29), Charleston Southern (21-18) and Coastal Carolina (16-21). High Point is 52-56 against Big South programs from South Carolina and 29-43 against the rest of the state’s Div. I teams. The Panthers are 0-1 this season against teams from South Carolina, falling to Wofford.

The Panthers are 75-54 (.581) all-time against current members of the Southern Conference. The Panthers most common opponents are Western Carolina (41-23), VMI (13-10) and Wofford (9-12). In addition to the long-time series with WCU during the NAIA days, HPU and VMI clashed often over the past decade during VMI’s tenure in the Big South. This season, the Panthers fell to Wofford.

This is the first time Tubby Smith has faced The Citadel as a head coach. Coach Smith is 9-2 against members of the Southern Conference, having defeated Mercer, 83-81, and Samford, 65-64, last season with Memphis, before falling to Wofford earlier this season.

The Panthers host Eastern Kentucky on Saturday (Dec. 1). Tip-off at the Millis Center is set for 2 p.m.