High Point at Gardner-Webb, 7:00 PM Eastern, bigsouthsports.com
The college football season is over, and for the first time since before the BCS era we have two national champions, so congratulations to Alabama and UCF. Now it is time to really get serious about college hoops, and tonight we are going to be looking in on the always exciting Big South conference. Our Under the Radar Game of the Day features two of the three teams currently tied for second place at 2-1 in league standings, High Point and Gardner-Webb.
The visiting High Point Panthers enter tonight’s game at 2-1 in Big South play and 7-7 overall. Their non-conference wins include a victory over William & Mary, one of the top teams so far in the Colonial. Andre Fox is averaging over 21 points per game in Big South play and Gardner-Webb will need to find a way to slow him down tonight. The Runnin’ Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb are 7-9 on the season and have won four of their last five — but the loss came last time out at Longwood, giving the Lancers their first D1 win on the season. Liam O’Reilly did have a solid game, despite the loss, with 22 points and 10 rebounds. He and his teammates will have to play a lot better tonight than they did last time out if they want to win today’s game.