High Point MBB Hosts Eastern Kentucky Saturday

High Point vs. Eastern Kentucky

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1 | 2 p.m.
WHERE: High Point, N.C. | Millis Center
SERIES RECORD: 6th Meeting, EKU leads, 4-1
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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 returns home to host Eastern Kentucky on Saturday (Dec. 1). Tip-off at the Millis Center is set for 2 p.m. Before the game, HPU head coach Tubby Smith will be honored for his 600th career coaching win in a brief ceremony.

• High Point and Eastern Kentucky meet for the sixth time, with EKU leading the all-time series, 4-1. The latest meeting came in the second round of the 2015 College Insider Tournament, a 66-65 Colonel win.
• After winning three of four games, the Panthers dropped a 112-87 setback at The Citadel on Tuesday (Nov. 27) in Charleston, S.C.
• Five Panthers scored in double figures for the first time since Jan. 15, 2018 against Presbyterian.
• Junior Jahaad Proctor scored 20 or more points for the fourth-consecutive game, leading HPU with 24 points against the Bulldogs. Proctor is third in the Big South with 20.3 points per game.
• Senior Ricky Madison picked up his second double-double in three games, adding 11 points and 10 rebounds. Madison has three double-doubles for his career and leads the conference with 4.3 offensive rebounds per game.
• Senior Jordan Whitehead tallied a career-high 13 points and a season-high seven rebounds at The Citadel.
• Also scoring in double figures were junior Brandonn Kamga with 16 off the bench and freshman Curtis Holland III with 11.
• Sophomore Tim Cameron recorded a career-high eight assists to go along with three steals against the Bulldogs.

Kyle West and Stafford Stephenson will be on the call on ESPN+ at 2 p.m., while Calvin Vandergrift and Harris Eisenberg will be calling the action on the High Point Panthers Radio Network, starting at approximately 1:55 p.m.

This will be the sixth meeting between the two programs, with the Colonels leading the series, 4-1. The last time the two teams met was in the second round of the College Insider Tournament. Eastern Kentucky came away with a one-point victory, 66-65, in Richmond, Ky. The Panthers erased a seven-point deficit (64-57) with four minutes to play and held a one-point edge (65-64) with less than a minute to go. But the Colonels’ Corey Walden converted a lay-in with 15 seconds to play and a last second HPU shot was no good as EKU escaped with the victory. The Panthers’ only win in the series came on Dec. 4, 2001, a 70-60 win in High Point.

Eastern Kentucky dropped a 95-67 decision at Tennessee on Wednesday (Nov. 28) in Knoxville, Tenn. Nick Mayo leads the Colonels with 24.7 points per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest. Mayo was named to the 2018-19 Lou Henson Award Watch List for the nation’s top mid-major player.

HPU Head Coach Tubby Smith is 6-0 all-time against EKU. The last time Coach Smith faces the Colonels was on Dec. 11, 2010, a 71-58 win for Smith’s Minnesota Golden Gophers. Smith is also 18-0 all-time against the Ohio Valley Conference overall.

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