BigSou foes will battle when the High Point Panthers (7-16, 4-6 BigSou) challenge the Radford Highlanders (13-9, 8-2 BigSou) at the Millis Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
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The last time the Highlanders played, they edged the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, 77-74. Carlik Jones was the top scorer from either team with 28 points on 13-for-20 shooting. The Highlanders held the Buccaneers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.0 (below their season average of 24.7) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.630 (above their season average of 0.513).
The Panthers hope to keep it rolling after just getting past the Hampton Pirates in their last matchup, 88-85. With 34 points on 10-for-13 shooting, Jamal Wright was the top scorer from either team. High Point played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.355 (above their season average of 0.276) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 (above their season average of 33.9). For those same stats, Hampton was 0.254 and 28.6, respectively.
Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the country’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. High Point ranks 255th in possessions per game (67.9) and Radford is 340th (64.7). Also, the Highlanders rank 31st in turnover percentage (16.5 percent), while the Panthers rank 261st in opponents’ turnover percentage (18.0 percent).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Highlanders won 73-62. The Highlanders played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.396 and a great effective field goal percentage of 0.563. For those same stats, the Panthers had marks of 0.269 and 0.462, respectively. Jones was the game’s top overall scorer with 26 points.
Radford Highlanders at High Point Panthers Odds Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Radford, ATS Winner – Radford, O/U – Over
Radford ranks 151st in three pointers attempted per game (22.0) while High Point ranks 255th in three pointers allowed per game (25.4).
The Panthers have outscored opponents by an average of 0.6 points in their last five games. For the season, High Point has been defeated by an average of 9.8 points.
During their last five games, the Highlanders have scored an average of 70.0 points per game (2.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.8 points per game (7.6 above their season average).