Adam Weary hit a shot to give the High Point University men’s basketball team a 60-59 lead with 5.2 seconds on the clock, but Andre Smith hit a last-second three-pointer to lift Winthrop to a 62-60 win in the Big South Tournament quarterfinals on Friday at the HTC Center in Conway, S.C.
Getting the word in early January that he was going to be High Point University’s primary option at point guard, freshman Jorge Perez-Laham knew the challenge that awaited.
The High Point University women’s basketball team beat No. 8 Asheville, 79-69, in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference Tournament.
Wednesday's HPU roundup
What: Big South Conference women’s tournament quarterfinal
Who: No. 1 seed High Point University Panthers (20-9) vs. UNC Asheville Bulldogs (11-19)
Where: HTC Arena, Conway, S.C.
Of note: UNCA point guard is High Point Central product Brittany Gwyn, who is averaging 8.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists. ... Panthers seek 12th straight win over UNCA, having defeated the Bulldogs by five and seven in two meetings this year. ... Stacia Robertson averaged 19.5 points and 6.5 rebounds against UNCA while Kaylah Keys averaged 13 points per game and Latrice Phelps averaged 12.5. ... Paige Love was UNCA’s top scorer against Panthers, averaging 19 points and seven rebounds. ... HPU has won 12 of last 13, with loss coming at Presbyterian. ... Winner faces winner of today’s Campbell/Gardner-Webb game in Saturday’s 6 p.m. semifinal. ... Panthers are 12-14 in Big South tournament play but 9-5 in quarterfinals.
— COMPILED BY GREER SMITH
Tuesday's HPU roundup
In most instances, the High Point University women’s basketball team would leave Wednesday for a Thursday game.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - The High Point University women’s golf team shot a combined 299 in the second round of the Edwin Watts Classic on Monday to move into second place out of 36 teams with a two-day score of 599. The Panthers’ score of 299 tied for the lowest round of the day.
The High Point University basketball program continued to reap rewards Monday from its Big South regular-season titles.
Sunday's HPU roundup
BIG SOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Big South Network
Game 1: #4 South Winthrop vs. #5 North Liberty, noon
Game 2: #3 North Radford vs. #6 South Presbyterian College, 2 p.m.
Game 3: #4 North Campbell vs. #5 South Charleston Southern, 6 p.m.
Game 4: #3 South Gardner-Webb vs. #6 North Longwood, 8 p.m.
Game 5: Winner Game 1 vs. No. 1 North High Point, noon
Game 6: Winner Game 2 vs. No. 2 South UNC Asheville, 2 p.m.
Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. No. 1 South Coastal Carolina, 6 p.m.
Game 8: Winner Game 4 vs. No. 2 North VMI, 8 p.m.
Game 9: Semifinals – Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, noon
Game 10: Semifinals – Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 2 p.m.
Game 11: Championship – Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, noon
Game 1 – No. 8 UNC Asheville vs. No. 9 Radford, 11 a.m.
Game 2 – No. 7 Presbyterian vs. No. 10 Longwood, 1 p.m.
Game 3 – No. 6 Coastal Carolina vs. No. 11 Charleston Southern, 6 p.m.
Game 4 – Winner GM 1 vs. #1 High Point, noon
Game 5 – #4 Campbell vs. #5 Gardner-Webb, 2 p.m.
Game 6 – Winner GM 2 vs, #2 Liberty, 6 p.m.
Game 7 – Winner GM 3 vs. #3 Winthrop, 8 p.m.
Game 8 – Winner GM 4 vs. Winner GM 5, 6 p.m., ESPN3.com
Game 9 – Winner GM 6 vs. Winner GM 7, 8 p.m., ESPN3.com
Game 10 – Winner GM 8 vs. Winner GM 9, 5 p.m., ESPN3.com
High Point University women’s basketball head coach DeUnna Hendrix was named the Big South Coach of the Year and Kaylah Keys was named the Freshman of the Year, the league announced Sunday. Stacia Roberston was also named to the All-Big South first team.
The High Point University women’s basketball team clinched the 2013-14 Big South Regular Season Championship with a 68-60 win at Radford on Saturday. The Panthers will be the No. 1 seed at the Big South Tournament beginning Thursday in Conway, S.C.
Becoming the first program since the 1995-96 season to sweep the No. 1 seeds for the Big South basketball tournament, High Point University got a better fix on its possible first opponents this week when the league announced seeding late Saturday.
In the doughnut of a circle formed by his High Point University teammates, John Brown started dancing in celebration.