- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2016

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - Andre Fox scored 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting and High Point held off UNC Greensboro 63-57 on Friday night to open the High Point University Classic.

Miles Bowman Jr. scored 12 points, Jamal Wright added 11 and the Panthers (2-1) never trailed.

Wright’s 3-pointer early in the second half sparked a 9-0 run in which Austin White also hit a 3 and the Panthers led 44-34. Fox followed up his steal with a one-handed dunk and the Panthers were up 55-42 with 6:39 left. Diante Baldwin’s 3-pointer with 21 seconds to go pulled the Spartans (1-2) to within 57-61, but they got no closer.

Wright had five points, four assists and a steal to help High Point take a 26-23 halftime lead.

Baldwin scored 17 points for UNC Greensboro and Francis Alonso added 11.

Navy and North Dakota State are also playing in the round-robin HPU Classic.

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