Panthers face Phoenix in Road Matchup on Saturday


Game Info
Saturday, December 4 – VS Elon (Schar Center) 7:00 p.m. on ESPN +

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The High Point University men’s basketball returns to the Schar Center for a second straight season against Enemy of State Elon on Saturday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. ET. This is the third consecutive season that HPU has faced the Phoenix.

On the other side of the bench
The Phoenixes are 2-6 that year, losing to UNCG in their last 74-61 loss. Sophomore Darius Burford led Elon against the Spartans with 15 points while Hunter Woods and Torrence Watson each added 13 points.

Elon was chosen to finish sixth in the CAA preseason poll. Hunter Mcintosh won CAA First Team Honors while Jerald Gillens-Butler took CAA Honorable Mention in preseason.

The Phoenix are coached by Mike Schrage who is in his third season.

Last time

HPU fell in double overtime to Furman 74-70 in an incredibly close basketball game in which no team has ever led in double digits. It was the first double overtime game of the season and the second game this year in which the Panthers played an extra session. John-Michael Wright led the Panthers with 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Wright was joined in double digits by Zack Austin who had 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocks. Emmanuel Izunabor also scored 11 points and 4 rebounds. Austin’s 6 blocks tonight took him to 24 this season, which places him tied for 8th in the NCAA.

Tribute to JMW

JMW was honored before the Furman game for going over 1000 points. Wright is currently ninth all-time in HPU scoring history with 1051 points after scoring 29 last time. He is 53 points away from becoming the 8th highest scorer in HPU history.

Panther dunk counter

So far, HPU has 20 dunks on the season. The Panthers recorded two slams in the game against Furman, both coming from Emmanuel Izunabor.

Non-conference game

High Point will play 14 non-conference games in total, nine of them taking place inside the magnificent Qubein Center in its inaugural season and the remaining five taking place on the road. Four of the Panthers’ five opponents on the road are Power-Five teams.

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