McKinney: Quick Hitter

Nov. 18, 2013 @ 08:55 PM

The college basketball season proves a long and winding road.

The regular season starts in early November and runs until the national champion cuts down the nets in early April.

Along the way, we’re treated to plenty of interesting quirks.

Take the next two days as an example.

The High Point University women’s basketball team visits William and Mary for a 7 p.m. tip this evening.

The same schools meet again for a men’s basketball contest on Wednesday at 7, also in Williamsburg.

It’s pretty rare for NCAA Division I schools to meet in men’s and women’s games on consecutive nights in the same city.

The men’s game features a local fellow patrolling the sidelines. Tony Shaver, a High Point Central product, is in his 11th season at the William & Mary helm. Shaver is the winningest head coach in Tribe history.

Actually, historic Williamsburg is a pretty neat place to visit — whether you’re sightseeing or hooping it up.

We’ll see how the Panthers fare there over the next 48 hours.

— Mark McKinney