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Panthers Host Shenandoah on Tuesday In The Qubein Center on Opening Night For College Basketball

Game Info 

Tuesday, Nov. 9 — VS Shenandoah (Qubein Center) 8:00 PM on ESPN+

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The High Point University males’s basketball workforce will play its first regular-season residence recreation within the Qubein Center on the opening evening of school basketball Tuesday, November ninth in opposition to Shenandoah. The Panthers welcome the Hornets after internet hosting an exhibition match-up in opposition to Mount Olive final week in entrance of a passionate, capability crowd. The recreation in opposition to Shenandoah is slated for 8:00 PM and can begin following the conclusion of the ladies’s recreation in opposition to Elon.

Across the Bench

The Hornets was 0-8 a season in the past within the ODAC. Shenandoah’s season got here to an finish within the quarterfinals of the ODAC event as Ferrum defeated Shenandoah 73-60.

#1 Jaylen Williams returns because the Hornets’ main scorer from a season in the past, with 96 factors on the season. The Virginia native averaged 19.2 factors per recreation. He performed in 5 out of the eight video games and began in 4 of them. 

The Hornets are coached by Adam Walsh, a High Point graduate in 2000. Walsh is heading into his fifth season as the top coach of the Hornets after spending seven years as the top coach at Centenary. 

Last Time Out

After years of anticipation, The High Point University males’s basketball workforce opened the $170 million, state-of-the-art, Qubein Center in entrance of a capability crowd on Thursday, November 4th. HPU defeated Mount Olive 95-70 in an exhibition. Zack Austin led his Panthers in scoring with a game-high 20 factors in his debut for HPU. Austin completed one rebound shy of a double-double. Both John-Michael Wright and Emmanuel Izunabor recorded double-doubles as Wright had 13 factors and 10 rebounds whereas Izunabor introduced in a game-high 17 boards whereas including 16 factors. 

Panther Notes

Court Dedication 

Prior to the sport, the court docket was devoted to Tubby and Donna Smith by Nido and Marianna Qubein. The crowd roared because the announcement of the dedication turned official naming the court docket of the Qubein Center, Tubby and Donna Smith Court. 

Coach Smith on the dedication: It’s fairly an honor whenever you’re acknowledged that manner. I’m completely happy to have the ability to share it with my household, former gamers, teammates, and followers. I actually recognize Dr. Qubein and Mrs. Qubein presenting the plaque of the ground it was a particular time. Then to see my mother and father on the scoreboard in that video was necessary, it brings again reminiscences of how necessary my mother and father have been, the steerage that they gave me over time, I hope I made them proud. 

 

High Point takes on Mount Olive in non-conference men's basketball action at the Qubein Center on Thursday, November 04, 2021 in High Point, North Carolina.

Austin Scores Twenty in his Debut

Austin had twenty factors in opposition to UMO on opening evening and was one rebound shy of a double-double. He is now the reply to a trivia query as he hit the first-ever basket in a recreation within the Qubein Center final day trip in opposition to UMO. 

Night 1? of so many more to come! #OurCityOurUniversity x #GoHPU pic.twitter.com/85RoL3dBdz

— HPU Men's Basketball (@HPUMBB) November 5, 2021

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Wright keeps it alive and Austin finishes with the three! #OurCityOurUniversity x #GoHPU pic.twitter.com/XiNGogjzg8

— HPU Men's Basketball (@HPUMBB) November 4, 2021

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Take it to the House

Jaden House began final day trip and scored 14 factors as he performed 25 minutes. Four of the 5 Panthers who began the final recreation ended their evening with double digits in factors. 

Bounce House! #OurCityOurUniversity x #GoHPU pic.twitter.com/JpvoUGe8cs

— HPU Men's Basketball (@HPUMBB) November 4, 2021

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Mr. Wright Now

John-Michael Wright was named to the Big South Preseason First Team. Wright was highlighted by the NCAA in August as one of many high 9 returning scorers within the nation. Wright averaged 20.7 factors per recreation a season in the past, which was good for the seventeenth finest scorer within the nation. He assisted on almost 25% of HPU’s baskets when he was within the recreation a season in the past in response to Kenpom. Wright was the second-highest scorer within the Big South final season.

Non-Conference Play

High Point will play 14 non-conference video games in whole, 9 of them happening inside the gorgeous Qubein Center in its inaugural season and the opposite 5 occurring on the street. Four of the Panthers’ 5 opponents on the street are Power-Five groups.

#OurCityOurUniversity x #GoHPU

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