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The Presbyterian College men’s basketball heads to Blacksburg, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 19, for a 7 p.m., contest at Virginia Tech ... The Hokies and Blue Hose have met once, with VT coming away with the 87-65 win in 2014 ... Several current players participated in that game Ruben Arroyo, Jaron Withers, Davon Bell, and Stephen Osu seeing action ... Arroyo recorded eight points off a four-of-10 effort from the field ...

Virginia Tech is 9-2 and coming off a close 93-86 loss at Kentucky Dec. 16 ... Five players are averaging in double-figures with Ahmed Hill and Justin Bibbs leading the way with 16.9 points per game apiece ... Chris Clarke paces the squad on the boards with 7.2 rebounds per game ... VT is averaging 95.3 points and 37.3 rebounds per game ...

PC is 6-5 after a 104-35 win over Toccoa Falls Dec. 14 ... Two players scored over 20 points in that game with JC Younger recording a career-high 28 points and Ethan Kay with a career-best 27 points ... All but 10 of the 55 points came off a combined 15 three-pointers ... The nine three-pointers by Kay were a PC Division I record ...

The Blue Hose are led by Reggie Dillard with 17.0 points per game, with Davon Bell close behind with 13.9 ppg ... Francois Lewis is tops on the boards with 5.0 rebounds per game ... The Blue Hose are averaging 76.2 ppg and 33.1 rpg ...

The game against Tennessee to open the season, as well as the match-up against N.C. State was part of the Battle 4 Atlantic Regional Bracket Play ... The contests against Nichols State and Chicago State were part of the Battle 4 Atlantis Mainland Tournament ...

With 17 points against Nicholls State Reggie Dillard became the fourth player in PC’s Division I history to reach the 1,000 career-point mark ... He needs just 391 to move into the third spot with his 1,108 ... He’s also knocking on the door of the career assists record ... He needs just 21 to take over the top spot ... He’s also 24 rebounds from moving into the top five, and 19 steals from becoming the fourth player in PC’s Division I history from reaching the 100 steals mark ...

A lot of new faces on the men’s basketball team for the 2017-18 season, especially on the coaching side with the hiring of former Wofford Associate Head Coach Dustin Kerns as the team’s 18th coach this past spring ... At Wofford Coach Kerns was part of two Souther Conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances ...

This past spring Coach Kerns replaced Gregg Nibert, who resigned after the 2017-18 season after leading the Blue Hose for 28 years ...

A whole new staff joined Coach Kerns with the addition of Tommy Brown, Frank Young, and Patrick Moynihan ... Coach Brown led Lee University for 11 years, making eight consecutive NAIA Tournament appearances ... Frank Young was a standout player at West Virginia and still ranks among the all-time leaders in three-pointers made, attempted, and percentage ... Coach Moynihan comes from a Troy team that went 22-15 last season, winning the Sun Belt Championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament ...

Returning for the Blue Hose is sophomore Jo’Vontae Millner who led last year’s team with 10.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game ... Millner ranked in the top 25 in the league in scoring, and was 12th in rebounding ... Reggie Dillard, who was third in the league in assists with 3.5 a game, returns for a fifth year ... In Big South play he averaged a team-leading 10.8 points per game ... Also returning is sophomore J.C. Younger, who, along with Millner, earned Big South Freshman-of

PC connected on 20 three-pointers against TFC, marking the 318th game in a row the Blue Hose have hit at least one three-pointer in a game ... PC has hit one three-pointer in several games, the last against Clemson in 2015, but has not been held without one in its entire Division I history ...

PC is currently riding a five-game winning streak, marking the first time since 2011 the Blue Hose have won five in a row ...

The 6-5 start by the Blue Hose is the best since the 2011 season when PC started 8-7 ...

An improved team this season is seen not only in the 6-5 start but in the offensive numbers as well ... Last year’s team averaged 61.2 points per game, while this year’s squad is scoring 76.2 a game ... Three players are averaging in double figures, two of those with more ppg than the leading scoring in 2017-18 ...