For today’s game, we turn back to the Big South conference. While most of the focus in this conference so far this season has been on the battle between Charleston Southern and UNC-Asheville in the South Division, the High Point Panthers have very slowly put together a solid 10-3 conference mark to lead the North Division and be on pace for a top seed in the conference tournament.
Tonight, High Point travels to VMI for at 7:00 PM Eastern tipoff. High Point is 15-10m on the season and 10-3 in league play. They are presently on a six game winning streak. VMI is 11-13 on the season and 6-6 in conference, good enough for second place behind High Point in the North Division. A win in tonight’s game by High Point will in fact clinch the North Division title for the Panthers. This would be the Panthers first ever regular season title since joining the Big South 13 years ago.
High Point is led by Allan Chaney who posted his fifth career double-double last time out, and freshman John Brown who had 17 points in his last game. VMI is led by D.J. Covington who put up 31 points and 15 boards in a losing effort this past weekend. A win tonight for the Keydets who let head coach Duggar Baucom tie the school record for most career wins at 116. It would also continue VMI’s recent success against High Point at the Keydets have won 7 of their last 8 matchups, with only the earlier meeting this season in High Point, NC going the Panthers way.