Ferrum College men's basketball team will play more up-tempo this season

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FERRUM, Va. (WDBJ7) There's plenty of college hoops on tap Tuesday night, including the Ferrum College men hosting Washington & Lee in the season opener for the Generals. The Panthers fell to Division I Winthrop over the weekend.

Coach Bill Tharp's Panthers suffered through an injury riddled campaign a year ago. But if they can stay healthy, they could contend for a conference title in USA South.

Tharp plans to play a little more up-tempo this season, which the players have all bought into.

“I just think we have guys, it fits their style more,” Tharp said. “We have two junior point guards so I think those guys are ready to get out and run. Plus we're a lot smaller than we were last year. Last year we had really good size. Our starting lineup