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Men's Hoops Opens Weekend with High Point

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 11/28/2012
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Western Michigan Broncos (4-1) vs. High Point Panthers (3-2)
Thursday, November 29 // 7 p.m.
Kalamazoo, Mich. // University Arena
First meeting between the two teams


Radio // Bronco Radio Network
Announcers // Robin Hook
Stations • WKZO - 96.5 FM: (Flagship) Kalamazoo, Portage, Mattawan; WMAX - 96.1 FM: Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon; WVIC - 94.1 FM: Lansing, Jackson, Battle Creek
Broadcast // Pre-game show begins at 6:30 p.m.
Stream // Bronco Insider



• This will be the first-ever meeting between the Broncos and the Panthers
• This game represents the first of a 2012 home-and-home series with the Panthers
• The last time the Broncos played a home-and-home series with a non-conference opponent in one season was in 2001-02, when the Broncos faced Milwaukee twice
• The Broncos are 4-1 all-time against teams currently in the Big South conference
• The Broncos are 2-0 against Big South opponents under Steve Hawkins, with a pair of wins against Winthrop
• The Broncos received 12 votes in this week's Mid-Major Top 25 poll
Steve Hawkins earned his 300th career win with the Broncos' victory over South Florida
• Four of the five Broncos' starters are averaging double-digits in scoring through five games
• The Broncos' current four-game win streak is the longest since they've enjoyed since a four-game streak in 2011-12
• The Broncos won their second in-season tournament under Steve Hawkins at the USF Invitational; they previously won the 2003 AZ.central Hoops Classic
Nate Hutcheson, Darius Paul, and Brandon Pokley have each reached double figures in scoring in each of the past four games
Austin Richie is averaging 5.3 assists per game in his last four contests
Nate Hutcheson was named the MAC West Player of the Week for November 19
• Hutcheson's 30-point game against Loyola-Chicago is one of only two 30-point efforts in the MAC this season
• The Broncos have made 75 free throws in 2012-13; their opponents have only attempted 61 free throws total
• Western Michigan ranked in the top 10 percent of all men's basketball programs in the 2011-12 APR
• The Broncos are outscoring their opponents by an average margin of 13.8 points per game