Opponent: at No. 11 Tennessee
Date: Nov. 11, 2018
Site: Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)
Series: 1st meeting
Last Meeting: n/a
Ranking: 11/12 (AP/Coaches)
Last Game: Nov. 5, 2018, W 128-59 vs Carson-Newman (exh.)
Head Coach: Holly Warlick, 7th season
Career Record: 153-54 (.739), 6 seasons
UT Record: 153-54 (.739), 6 seasons
vs PC: 0-0
Last Game: Nov. 4, 2018, W 65-47 vs Augusta (exh.)
Head Coach: Alaura Sharp, 1st season
Career Record: 95-63 (.601), 6 seasons
PC Record: 0-0
vs UT: 0-0
Presbyterian College opens the 2018-19 season on Sunday, Nov. 11, against the No. 11/12-ranked Tennessee Volunteers ... It will be the first matchup between the two schools.
PC next heads to UNCW Nov. 14 for an 11:30 am matchup ... It will be the second matchup between the two schools ... The Seahawks picked up a 91-59 win at home against PC on November 9, 2007.
Alaura Sharp was hired as the program’s eighth head coach in April of 2018. She brings five years of head coaching experience and a record of 95-63 (.601) with her.
The Blue Hose graduated 43 percent of their offense from last season with All-Big South First Team Cortney Story (16.1 pts) and two-time Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year Janie Miles (10.0 pts) moving on.
Junior Kacie Hall was named to the Big South’s 2018 Preseason All-Conference First Team, marking the second consecutive season PC earned a spot on the team (Cortney Story, 2017).
PC will have six new faces on the court this season with four true freshmen, one redshirt freshman and a junior transfer.
The Blue Hose set a school Division I era record for made three pointers (276) and three-point makes per game (9.2) last season ... The 276 total ranked 20th in the Nation, while their per game total ranked 11th in the Nation ... The 276 total ranked second in Big South history behind only Charleston Southern’s 295 makes in 2011-12.
The Blue Hose made a Division I era program-best 76.3 percent (312-409) from the free throw line last season which led the Big South and ranked 25th in the Nation ... 76.3 percent was also the second highest free throw percentage in Big South history behind only the 76.4 percent that Coastal Carolina made in 1999-00.
The Blue Hose made 10+ three-point baskets in a game 13 times last season, including a streak of five straight in January ... They tied the program high of 15 makes on two occasions, vs Furman and at Charleston Southern ... The top three performances in single game for team three-point percentage occurred last season as well when they made 61.1 percent (11-18) at Upstate, 51.7 percent (15-29) at Charleston Southern and 50.0 percent (13-26) vs Liberty.
Presbyterian set a program record for single game made free throws last season at 30-34 vs NC Central.
PC finished the 2017-18 season with 10+ steals in 10 games.
PC had two players score +20 points on two occasions last season when Cortney Storey and Kacie Hall each scored 20+ vs Gardner-Webb and at Charleston Southern.