Wright, High Point host UNCW

UNC Wilmington (4-5) vs. High Point (5-5)

Qubein Center, High Point, North Carolina; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Jaylen Sims and UNC Wilmington will take on John-Michael Wright and High Point. The senior Sims is averaging 11.8 points over the last five games. Wright, a junior, has scored 29 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 22.6 over his last five games.

SAVVY SENIORS: UNC Wilmington’s Sims, Mike Okauru and James Baker Jr. have collectively accounted for 43 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 48 percent of all Seahawks points over the last five games.

OFFENSIVE THREAT: Wright has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all High Point field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has 36 field goals and 20 assists in those games.

ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Panthers have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Seahawks. High Point has an assist on 35 of 70 field goals (50 percent) across its previous three matchups while UNC Wilmington has assists on 29 of 75 field goals (38.7 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: High Point gets to the line more often than any other Big South team. The Panthers have averaged 22.9 free throws per game this season and 27 per game over their last three games.


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