UNC Asheville Pushes Past Top-Seeded High Point, Advances To Big South Championship Game

Brian WilmerFollow @sportsmatters BUIES CREEK, N.C. – If the Big South championship were awarded for overcoming adversity, High Point may have walked off the court carrying the trophy.  Instead, the top-seeded Panthers found themselves facing fourth-seeded UNC Asheville in the tournament semifinals on Saturday without Big South Player of the Year John Brown and star guard Adam...
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March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

UNC Asheville advances with 80-69 win over High Point

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) Ahmad Thomas and Dylan Smith each scored 18 points and No. 4 seed UNC Asheville upset No. 1 seed High Point 80-69 in the semifinals of the Big South Conference tournament on Saturday. Dwayne Sutton finished with 13 points and 10 boards and Sam Hughes added 11 points for UNC Asheville (21-11). The Bulldogs led 39-26 at the break and pushed their advantage...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

High Point Loses Another Star, But Defeats Longwood in Big South Quarterfinal

Brian WilmerFollow @sportsmatters BUIES CREEK, N.C. – For anyone who spends any time around Longwood’s program, coach Jayson Gee’s impact on it – and it on him – cannot be mistaken.  It would be hard to blame Gee, then, when a comment from one of his graduating seniors moved him to tears. High Point had just defeated Gee’s Lancers, 89-78, in a game in which the Panthers...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

High Point tops Longwood 89-78 in Big South quarters

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) Miles Bowman Jr. and Haiishen McIntyre scored 19 points apiece and top-seeded High Point defeated Longwood 89-78 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference tournament. Austin White and Anthony Lindauer added 14 points each for the Panthers (21-9), who face the Liberty-UNC Ashville winner in Saturday's first semifinal. High Point raced to...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

High Point beats Presbyterian, 80-60 for 4th straight title

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) Adam Weary scored 23 points and High Point used a hot-shooting second half to claim its fourth consecutive Big South Conference championship by beating Presbyterian, 80-60 Saturday. The Panthers join Coastal Carolina (1988-91) as the only programs to win four-straight league titles in the 27-year history of the conference. High Point also claims the No. 1 seed...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

High Point tops Winthrop 87-85, forces Big South 3-way tie

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) Adam Weary scored 24 points - including the eventual game-winner - with eight assists and High Point forced a three-way tie atop the Big South Conference, beating Winthrop 87-85 on Thursday night. High Point (19-9), Winthrop (20-8) and UNC Asheville (19-10) are all 12-5 in the conference with one game to play, while Coastal Carolina (17-10) is one game back...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Brown, Bowman help High Point edge Radford 75-72 in OT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) John Brown and Miles Bowman Jr. scored 17 points apiece and High Point topped Radford 75-72 in overtime on Saturday. Bowman had four of his career-high in the extra session, including a tip-in with 58 seconds left to give the Panthers (18-9, 11-5 Big South) a 75-70 lead. Ed Polite Jr. had a dunk for Radford with 17 seconds left but after John Brown missed two...
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

High Point downs Longwood 88-80 to sweep series

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) Adam Weary scored a career-high 26 points and made all 14 of his free throws and High Point beat Longwood 88-80 on Thursday night to sweep the season series. John Brown scored 18 points, Anthony Lindauer added 12 and the Panthers (17-9, 10-5 Big South) made 32 of 35 free throws (91.4 percent). Haiishen McIntyre had six steals for High Point, which beat Longwood...
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February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

High Point pulls away in 72-50 win over Charleston Southern

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) John Brown scored 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting and had seven rebounds to lead High Point past Charleston Southern for a 72-50 win Saturday night. Adam Weary and Andre Fox added 15 points each for High Point (16-9, 9-5 Big South), which shot 28 of 53 from the field and had a 33-24 rebounding advantage. The Panthers took the lead for good late in the first...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

High Point holds off Coastal Carolina 68-67

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Haiishen McIntyre made two free throws with 57 seconds left to provide just enough cushion for High Point to slip past Coastal Carolina 68-67 on Thursday night. Coastal Carolina's Shivaughn Wiggins nailed a 3-pointer to close to 68-67 with 43 seconds left. Adam Weary missed a layup on the other end. The Chanticleers' Tristian Curtis grabbed the rebound and...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Kemrite, Cabbil help Liberty hold off High Point 80-76

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) Ryan Kemrite scored the go-ahead basket after grabbing an offensive rebound, and Lovell Cabbil knocked down six straight free throws as Liberty held off High Point 80-76 Saturday night. Kemrite, Cabbil and Anthony Fields each scored 14 points for Liberty and A.C. Reid led with 16 as the Flames notched their first six-game winning streak since the 2006-07...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Around the Big South: February 2-3

High Point's John Brown recorded a double-double in Wednesday's game.  (highpointpanthers.com)Brian WilmerFollow @sportsmattersBig South Conference basketball always gets...well, kind of weird in February.  The start of this year's second month has, thus far, proven no different.  The final month of the league's regular season begins with six teams within two games of the league...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

High Point beats Campbell 73-63

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) John Brown scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds as High Point beat Campbell 73-63 on Wednesday night. Brown finished with 8-of-15 shooting from the field for the Panthers (14-7, 7, 3 Big South). Adam Weary and Lorenzo Cugini added 16 points apiece and Anthony Lindauer chipped in 12. Weary and Cugini sank back-to-back 3-pointers early in the first...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Liberty upsets High Point 69-67 behind Reid, Dawson

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) A.C Reid scored 15 points, John Dawson added 11 and the winning basket at the buzzer, and Liberty upset High Point 69-67 on Saturday to end a four-game skid at home against the Panthers dating to the 2010-11 season. High Point, who came in tied for first in the Big South, trailed eighth-place Liberty 32-27 at halftime, but rallied to a 40-36 lead until Ryan...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Coastal Carolina holds on to beat High Point 71-68

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) Elijah Wilson scored 21 points and Coastal Carolina pushed back High Point's second-half rally for a 71-68 victory on Saturday night. The Chanticleers (10-8, 4-4 Big South), who never trailed, stretched an eight-point halftime lead to 54-42 with 10 minutes remaining. High Point (12-6, 5-2) used a 24-15 run to pull to 69-66 with 15 seconds left. John Brown...
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Winthrop Shines in the Spotlight, Defeating High Point 86-66

Winthrop guard Jimmy Gavin scored 29 points in the Eagles' 86-66 victory over High Point Thursday.  (Tim Cowie/WinthropPhotos.com)Brian WilmerFollow @sportsmatters ROCK HILL, S.C. – Coming into Thursday night, the ESPN networks last aired a game from Winthrop’s campus eight years ago, as the Eagles played Davidson in the now-defunct BracketBusters event.  If their effort in...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

High Point rallies to beat Charleston Southern 78-73

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) John Brown scored 27 points and Lorenzo Cugini hit a late 3-pointer that gave his team the lead for good as High Point rallied to beat Charleston Southern 78-73 on Saturday night. Cugini finished with 17 points for the Panthers (11-4, 4-0 Big South). Anthony Lindauer added 11 points and five rebounds and Adam Weary had 10 points and four rebounds. High Point...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Thompson's 18 leads High Point in rout of Methodist, 96-50

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) Tarique Thompson had 18 points and six rebounds as High Point routed Division III-member Methodist 96-50 on Monday night to complete its 2015-16 non-conference slate. The Panthers raced to a 52-24 advantage after a half in winning their 10th straight home game and 26th game in the last 28 at home. High Point (9-4) came into the game shooting 51.1 percent...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dixon hits go-ahead 3 in OT, William & Mary beats High Point

WILLIMSBURG, Va. (AP) Daniel Dixon scored the final six William & Mary points in overtime, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with four seconds left, and the Tribe beat High Point 78-75 Monday night. Lorenzo Cugini hit a 3-pointer to break a 60-all tie with 2:01 left in regulation. William & Mary made 4 of 4 free throws on its next two possessions for a one-point lead. Adam...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Barber's 3 lifts NC State past High Point 76-73

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Anthony ''Cat'' Barber buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to help North Carolina State beat High Point 76-73 on Wednesday night. Barber scored 26 points, the last coming with a shot that swished through the net at the horn to cap a tight finish for the Wolfpack (7-3). Teammates immediately mobbed Barber, who fell to the floor right in front of the N.C. State bench...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Brown leads High Point past rival UNC Greensboro, 90-72

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) John Brown had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and High Point won its ninth straight home game with a 90-72 win over Triad rival UNC Greensboro Wednesday night. The Panthers are 24-2 in their last 26 home games and own the second longest home court streak in the Big South behind Winthrop, which has won 10 straight home games. High Point (7-2) built an eight-point...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

High Point holds on to beat Gardner-Webb 66-64

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) John Brown scored 16 points with eight rebounds as High Point held on to beat Gardner-Webb 66-64 in a Big South matchup Saturday night. Anthony Lindauer added another 16 points for the Panthers (6-2, 2-0). Lorenzo Cugini had 15. High Point led 40-26 at the break but scored just 13 points in the first 14 minutes of the second period, allowing Gardner...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

High Point tops Longwood in Big South opener, 90-66

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) John Brown scored 18 points, grabbed nine boards and dished off seven assists and High Point hit 11 of 19 from beyond the arc to down Longwood, 90-66 in the Big South Conference opener for both schools Wednesday night. The Panthers (5-2, 1-0) are 11-6 in Big South openers and now are 23-2 in their last 25 home games. Khris Lane converted a 3-point play to...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

High Point holds off Morgan State comeback bid for 82-72 win

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) John Brown poured in 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds as High Point held off Morgan State, 82-72 Saturday afternoon. The Panthers led by two, 39-37,at intermission but pulled away in the second half. High Point held a 74-59 lead with 5:19 left to play after Jorge Perez-Laham hit a 3-pointer, but Morgan State scored nine unanswered points to make it 74...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

John Brown leads High Point over Western Carolina 75-69

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) John Brown scored 20 points, including a key pair of free throws with 36 seconds left, to help High Point beat Western Carolina 75-69 on Saturday night. The Panthers (3-1) nearly squandered the 12-point lead they had at the 5-minute mark when Torrion Brummitt's layup pulled the Catamounts (1-2) within 69-65 with 1:05 left. After Brown's free throws pushed...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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