Elon (8-6) at Appalachian State (5-8)
The Sports Network
DATE & TIME: Saturday, January 12, 4:30 p.m. (et)
FACTS & STATS: Site: Holmes Convocation Center (8,325) -- Boone, North Carolina. Television: None. Home Record: Elon 5-2, ASU 3-2. Away Record: Elon 3-3, ASU2-6x. Neutral Record: Elon 0-1, ASU 0-0. Conference Record: Elon 1-1, ASU 1-1. Series Record: Appalachian State leads, 51-42.
GAME NOTES: Appalachian State is trying to overcome its slow start to the season as it gets into the bulk of the Southern Conference schedule. On Saturday afternoon, the Mountaineers aim for their fourth straight win when they take on the Elon Phoenix at the Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, North Carolina.
Appalachian State is coming off a 50-49 win over Wofford. Tevin Baskin's layup with 2:32 remaining in the second half proved to be the difference. Baskin finished with 10 points off the bench for the Mountaineers. Also putting up 10 points for ASU was Nathan Healy who shot 4-of-10 from the floor.
A victory today would mark a four-game winning streak for the first time since the 2010-11 squad closed out the regular season with three wins plus one victory in the SoCon Tournament.
Jay Canty (15.6 ppg), Nathan Healy (13.0 ppg) and Tab Hamilton (10.8 ppg) all average double figures in scoring for the Mountaineers, who are shooting under 70 percent from the foul line.
Appalachian State is 21-10 in all home games over the past three seasons.
The Phoenix dropped a 74-64 decision to the Princeton Tigers a week ago. Jack Isenbarger scored 16 points, while Lucas Troutman added 14. The aforementioned pair average nearly 14 points a game. Ryley Beaumont paces the team with 6.6 rebounds to go with his 8.4 points.
Elon has beaten Georgia Southern and lost to the College of Charleston in its only two SoCon contests this season.
Appalachian State has won eight of the last 10 meetings in the series with Elon, and the Phoenix have not recorded a victory in Boone since 2007 and have dropped five straight road games to the Mountaineers overall.
Expect that streak to continue today. Additionally, since 1955, Elon has two wins over ASU in Boone in 15 games.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Appalachian State 72, Elon 67
01/12 10:40:07 ET