Game Information
Opponent: at Tennessee Tech
Date: Nov. 10, 2018
Site: Cookeville, Tenn. (Eblen Center)
Radio: NONE
Announcers: NONE
TV Broadcast: ESPN+
Live Stats: www.ttusports.com
Twitter: @BlueHoseSports

first meeting

Tennessee Tech

Record: 0-1, 0-0
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Nov. 6, 2018, at Memphis
L 61-76 in Memphis, Tenn.
Head Coach: Steve Payne
Career Record: 110-112 (8th year)
CofC Record: 110-112 (8th year)
vs. PC: 0-0

Presbyterian College

Record: 0-1, 0-0
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Nov. 6, 2018 at College of Charleston
L 73-85 in Charleston, S.C.
Head Coach: Dustin Kerns
Career Record: 11-22 (2nd year)
PC Record: 11-22 (2nd year)
vs. TTU: 0-0

Presbyterian College takes to the road for the first time this season when the Blue Hose head to Cookeville, Tenn., to face Tennessee Tech and the Golden Eagles ... The game is at 7pm ET and can be seen live on ESPN+ ...

When PC next heads to Tennessee Tech it will be the first meeting between the two schools ... The game with the Golden Eagles is the first of nine this season against a new opponent, including first-year league member, Hampton ... If you count teams since Presbyterian joined the ranks of Division I than that number moves to 10, with the last meeting between the Blue Hose and CofC Cougars occuring when PC was in Division II ...

In a close and hard fought season-opener at College of Charleston PC was down by 10 midway through the second half, but rallied to cut the lead to just one, but the Cougars responded with back to back threes to quell the comeback, taking the 85-73 win over Presbyterian at TD Arena In Charleston, S.C., in the last game for the Blue Hose ... Francois Lewis recorded 21 points in the loss ...

The Blue Hose enter the 2018-19 season with high hopes after posting double-digit wins last season and returning four of five starters, including Davon Bell, who was second on the team in scoring and first in assists ... PC also has six newcomers who will contribute immediately to the team ...

While PC lost its leading scorer in Reggie Dillard, the team returns the next three, in Davon Bell (12.8), Francois Lewis (12.4), and JC Younger (10.3) ... The Blue Hose leading rebounder in Lewis (4.8) is back, while leading assist-getter Bell (5.2), who was also second in points per game, returns as well ...

PC finished the 2017-18 season with 11 wins, which is over double from the 2016-17 season and tied for its highest win total since earning 14 victories in 2011-12...

In 2017-18 the Blue Hose won their 100th game as a Division I member with a 69-62 win over High Point Feb. 15 ...

Earlier last season PC sustained a five-game winning streak, marking the first time since 2011 the Blue Hose had won five in a row... The 8-7 start by the Blue Hose was the best 15-game start since the 2011 season when PC also started 8-7 ...

Gone for the 2018-19 season is Reggie Dillard, who graduated PC this past May as one of the most prolific scorers ... He is just the fourth player in PC’s Division I history to record over 1,300 points ... He also finished third in career three-pointers made, fourth in field goals made and as the PC Division I leader in assists ... He is the only PC player in DI history to accumulate over 1,000 points, 400 rebounds, and 300 assists...

Davon Bell is third in career assists at PC with 316 ... He is 28 away from eclipsing the PC DI mark ... He reached 165 in for the 2017-18 season, breaking the PC DI record for assists in a season ...

Last season Reggie Dillard earned Big South All-Conference honors, with JC Younger picking up All-Academic accolades ...

The NABC handed out its first ever Team of the Week in 2017-18, with the Blue Hose becoming the first recipient after a pair of last-second buzzer-beating wins over UNCG and North Carolina A&T during the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3 ... Both of the buzzer-beaters earned significant mentions on ESPN’s SportsCenter ...

This past season, the Blue Hose were led by Reggie Dillard with 15.6 points, with Armel TeTe pacing the team in rebounds with 4.5 a game ... Davon Bell was second in scoring with 12.8 a game, with JC Younger third among active players with 10.3 ... PC averaged 66.4 points and 31.5 rebounds per game ...

An improved team in 2017-18 is seen not only with the 11 wins but in the offensive numbers as well ... The 2016-17 team averaged 61.2 points per game, while the 2017-18 squad scored 66.4 a game ... Four players averaged in double figures, all but one of them with more ppg than the leading scoring in 2016-17 ...

The Blue Hose put up impressive numbers in Coach Kerns’ first season ... They scored 2,124 points, made 276 three-pointers after attempting 772 of them, and attempted 1,760 field goals, all PC DI season records ... The 66.4 scoring average ranked second, with the 1,009 rebounds ranking third ...

Highlights of the 2017-18 season included a breakout performance from Reggie Dillard, who tied the PC DI record with 37 points against Liberty Jan. 27 ... This topped the 32 points against Piedmont, Dec. 21, which tied for fifth ... Dillard’s eight three-pointers against the Flames was second in the record book and was just one shy of Ethan Kay’s record nine against Toccoa Falls Dec. 14 ... Davon Bell recorded five steals against Johnson Nov. 11, it tied for first in PC’s record book ...

Several Blue Hose showed up in the conference statistics last season, with Reggie Dillard finishing ninth in scoring ... Davon Bell was 17th, while JC Younger was 25th ... Armel TeTe was 20th in rebounding, while Dillard was ninth in field goal percentage ... Davon Bell led the league in assists, was fifth in steals, and second in assist/turnover ratio ...

PC made at least one three-pointer in every game in 2017-18, including seven at College of Charleston, marking the 340th 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 ...