Wright, High Point visit SC St.

High Point (5-4) vs. South Carolina State (2-7)

Rock Hill Sports & Events Center, Rock Hill, South Carolina; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two junior guards will be on display as John-Michael Wright and High Point will go up against Cameron Jones and South Carolina State. Wright has scored 28 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 20.8 over his last five games. Jones is averaging eight points over the last five games.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: South Carolina State’s Jones has averaged 11.7 points and four rebounds while Antonio TJ Madlock has put up 9.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. For the Panthers, Wright has averaged 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists while Zach Austin has put up 13.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.2 blocks.

CREATING OFFENSE: Wright has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all High Point field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 22 field goals and 10 assists in those games.

SLIPPING AT 70: South Carolina State is 0-7 this year when it allows 70 points or more and 2-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 70.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Bulldogs have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Panthers. South Carolina State has 44 assists on 69 field goals (63.8 percent) across its previous three games while High Point has assists on 35 of 72 field goals (48.6 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: South Carolina State is ranked second in the MEAC with an average of 76.1 possessions per game.


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