BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University men's basketball travels to Campbell for its first road contest of the season at 7:45 p.m. on Friday at the Pope Convocation Center.
The Mountaineers (1-1) are hoping to rebound after a 86-64 loss to High Point on Tuesday night while the Fighting Camels (1-1) fell just shy of completing a comeback in a 71-67 loss to Northwestern State on Monday.
SCOUTING THE CAMELS
• Campbell enters Friday’s contest after dropping a 71-67 decision to Northwestern State on Monday night.
• The Camels opened the 2012-13 season with a 74-55 home win over Averett.
• Campbell‘s win over Averett last Friday snapped a four-game losing streak for the squad dating back to last season.
• The Camels feature three players who average double-figures in scoring. Darren White leads the squad and ranks second in the Big South in scoring at 23.0 points per game
• White was unstoppable in the season opener for Campbell as he scored 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
• Darian Hooker (15.0) and Trey Freeman (11.5) are CU’s other top scorers.
• Campbell enters Friday’s contest with an impressive 44.1 field-goal percentage (52-of-118) this season.
• Appalachian State is 13-4 all-time against Campbell and has won four of the past five meetings in the series.
• The Mountaineers are 3-3 when facing the Camels on the road and fell by a 92-63 score when the teams last met in Buies Creek.
• The 92 points scored by the Camels in the contest are the most scored by either team in the series.
• In the most recent meeting between the two squads, Appalachian came away with a 77-74 win in Boone last year.
• The Mountaineers had four players score in double figures in the contest.
• Jamal Trice led the Mountaineers with 17 points off the bench while and poured in 16 apiece. Tab Hamilton finished with 11 points.
• With just four seconds left in the contest and a one-point lead (75-74), Williamson converted both free throws to seal the victory for Appalachian.
• Campbell was led by Eric Griffin’s 21 points while Darren White notched 14 and Trey Freeman scored 14.
• The Mountaineers travel to East Carolina on Nov. 20 before traveling to Virginia Tech on Nov. 23.
• Appalachian State returns home to face Duquesne on Nov. 28 before a season-high four-game road trip.