Tennessee State Tigers (4-1) vs. High Point Panthers (4-1)
November 23, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: High Point Panthers / Tennessee State Tigers ; Over/Under:
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The Tennessee State Tigers and the High Point Panthers meet in college basketball action from the JSerra Pavilion on Wednesday.
The Tennessee State Tigers will look to build on their 74-73 win over Cal State-Northridge in their last game. Jr. Clay leads the Tigers in scoring with 17.6 PPG along with 3.6 APG while Christian Brown has 14.3 PPG and Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. has 12.6 PPG with a team-high 3.8 APG to lead the Tigers in assists while also capping off the trio of double-digit scorers for Tennessee State so far this season. Zion Griffin also has 8.2 PPG and a team-high 6.4 RPG to lead Tennessee State on the glass so far this season. As a team, Tennessee State is averaging 74 points per game on 44.7% shooting from the field, 35.5% from three point range and 63.2% from the foul line this season
The High Point Panthers will hope to build on a 68-67 win over Central Michigan in their last matchup. Jaden House leads High Point in scoring with 23.4 PPG along with 3.8 RPG while Abdoulaye Thiam has 16.4 PPG with 5 RPG and Zack Austin has 15.4 PPG with a team-high 6.8 RPG to chare the team lead in rebounding and to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for High Point so far this season. Bryant Randleman has a team-high 4.2 APG to lead High Point in assists while Ahmard Harvey also has 6.8 RPG this season. As a team, High Point is averaging 87.6 PPG on 46.4% shooting from the field, 34.9% from three point range and 63.4% from the foul line this season.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but personally I like what I’ve seen from High Point just a bit more than what I have from Tennessee State so far this season and side-by-side, these teams are really even from a team stat standpoint, but it’s High Point that has the big difference in terms of being able to put points on the board and I think that proves to be key here as High point ekes out a win and cover.