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Courtesy: Dave Mayo (Appalachian, 1983)
Tab Hamilton and the Mountaineers seek a 2-0 start to the season when they welcome High Point to the Holmes Center tomorrow night.
Mountaineers Play Host to High Point on Tuesday
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Monday 11/12/2012 (ET)
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BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University men's basketball will seek its second-straight victory when it plays host to High Point at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Holmes Center.

The Mountaineers (1-0) picked up an 86-54 victory over Montreat College in the 2012-13 season opener last Friday while the Panthers (1-0) downed UNCG by an 81-73 final on Friday.

A victory for the Apps on Tuesday would make it 2-0 for the second time in head coach Jason Capel's three seasons at the helm of the program.

SCOUTING THE PANTHERS
• High Point grabbed an 81-73 win over Southern Conference foe UNCG in its season-opener on Friday. The Panthers led by as many as 19 points in the second half before holding off a furious Spartan rally.
• The Panthers saw three players score in double figures, led by a game-high 28 points from John Brown, who was 12-of-22 from the floor and grabbed eight rebounds.
• High Point is seeking its first 2-0 start in 10 years. The Panthers began the 2002-03 season with wins over Northern Arizona and Central Connecticut State.
• The Panthers shot a respectable 44.1 percent (30-of-68) from the floor, but connected on just 27.8 percent (5-of-18) from beyond the arc in Friday's win.
• On the flip side, High Point allowed UNCG to shoot 40.0 percent (8-of-20) from long range. The Spartans struggled mightily at the free-throw line, connecting on just 13-of-23 free throws.
• The Panthers dished out 17 assists in the contest, forced 17 turnovers and tallied four blocks against the Spartans.

SERIES HISTORY
• Appalachian State is 36-55 all-time against the Panthers, but has won two-straight in the series, including an 82-81 victory when the teams last met on Feb. 19, 2011 in an ESPNU BracketBuster contest.
• The Mountaineers are 25-17 in home contests against High Point and has won each of the last two games played in Boone.
• The BracketBuster game last season marked the first time the two squads had played each other since the 1977-78 season.
• Appalachian State's longest winning streak in the series was four games from 1930-32 while High Point won a series-record seven-straight from 1962-64.
• The Mountaineers' largest margin of victory in the series came in an 86-61 win in 1961 while the Panthers' biggest win came in a 107-71 victory in 1969.


UP NEXT
• The Mountaineers hit the road on Friday for a 7:45 p.m. contest at Campbell in the team's first road action of the season.
• Appalachian then travels to East Carolina (Nov. 20) and Virginia Tech (Nov. 23) before returning home to face Duquesne (Nov. 28) to close out the first month of the season.






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