High Point beats Presbyterian 63-61

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CLINTON, S.C. (AP)—Tehran Cox’s layup at the buzzer propelled High Point to a 63-61 win against Presbyterian in the Big South Conference opener for both teams on Thursday night.

Nick Barbour hit a pair of free throws to put the Panthers (4-2) up 61-58 with 34 seconds to play.

After Chase Holmes missed a jumper for Presbyterian and Eugene Harris bricked a free throw for High Point, Travis Smith nailed a 3 for the Blue Hose with 5 seconds left to tie the game at 61-all.

High Point took their final timeout to set up the final shot with 3 seconds left—all Cox would need to find the basket.

Barbour was the only High Point player in double figures, scoring 25. Cox’s only points came on the game-winning basket.

Jake Troyli scored 16 points, Holmes 14 and Khalid Mutakabbir 10 for the Blue Hose (2-6).

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 Top Performers
 High Point
Nick Barbour Nick Barbour
7-14,  25 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Presbyterian
Chase Holmes Chase Holmes
7-13,  14 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists

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