HPU’s men’s hoops schedule set
The 2013-14 schedule is set for the High Point University men’s basketball team. The team opens the regular season at UNC Greensboro on Nov. 8 and plays at Georgetown, Syracuse and Arkansas during the non-conference schedule. HPU opens Big South play on Jan. 8 at Campbell.
The Panthers play a 16-game Big South slate with potential for multiple nationally-televised games, which will be announced at a later date. HPU’s league schedule is uninterrupted from Jan. 8 through March 1. The Panthers will attempt to defend their Big South North Division title against Campbell, Liberty, Longwood, Radford and VMI.
Check highpointpanthers.com for the complete schedule.
High Point went 17-14 overall and 12-4 in Big South play in 2012-13, capturing the North Division title. It was HPU’s first Big South title of any kind in men’s basketball since moving up to NCAA Div. I in 1999-2000.
The Panthers will play a challenging nonconference schedule before beginning the Big South portion in January. The Panthers host Ferrum, Wofford, Stephen F. Austin, James Madison and Lees McRae at the Millis Center. Along with UNCG, Georgetown, Syracuse and Arkansas, High Point also hits the road to play Eastern Kentucky, William & Mary, Morgan State and Wofford.
HPU plays each Big South North Division team twice and plays each South Division team — Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, Gardner-Webb, Presbyterian, UNC Asheville and Winthrop — once.
BIVINS DEFENDS HPCC MEN’S CLUB TITLE
HIGH POINT — Mike Bivins came from behind to defend his title as High Point Country Club Men’s Club Champion Monday at Willow Creek.
Bivins carded a solid 73 on Monday to finish at 8-over 224.
Scott Erikson placed second in championship flight at 225 after closing with a 74. Brad Burris (226), Kim Mansfield (227), Joe Lynch (228) and Matt Weis (236) completed championship flight.
Brett Barbour took first flight at 82-81-74—237, followed by David Millis at 242, Brian Kemp at 243 and three golfers at 246 — Jordan Reece, Dylan Swaim and Barry Cheek.
In second flight, Doug Black won at 83-92-76—251, followed by Kenny Stevens at 252, Dave Beaston at 255, Lyle Frye at 258 and two golfers at 260 — Brian Bunch and Moore Councill.
Third flight saw Dwan Richardson prevail at 89-93-84—266, followed by Duane Edwards at 268, Charles Myers at 269, Brandon Blair at 272 and Slick Yoemans at 273.