Game Information
Opponent: vs. Jacksonville
Date: Dec. 4, 2018
Site: Clinton, S.C. (Templeton Center)
Radio: WPCC
Announcers: Ryan Clary (PbP)
TV Broadcast: BSN/ESPN+
Announcers: Tyler Shugart (PbP), Kenn Blankenship (Analyst)
Live Stats: www.GoBlueHose.com
Twitter: @BlueHoseSports

first meeting

Jacksonville
Record: 4-5
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Dec. 1, 2018, vs South Carolina State / W 71-69 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Head Coach: Tony Jasick
Career Record: 12-124 (8th year)
JU Record: 61-77 (5th year)
vs. PC: 0-0

Presbyterian College
Record: 4-4
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Dec. 1, 2018 at North Carolina A&T / W 75-70 in Greensboro, N.C.
Head Coach: Dustin Kerns
Career Record: 15-25 (2nd year)
PC Record: 15-25 (2nd year)
vs. JU: 0-0

NOTES
The Blue Hose host Jacksonville Dec. 4, in a 7 p.m., contest at Templeton Center ... It is the first meeting between the two schools ...

Jacksonville is coming off a 71-60 win over South Carolina State Dec. 1 ... The Dolphins have won their last four of five games and are led by JD Notae with 15.0 points per game, and Jalyn Hinton with 6.5 rebounds per game ...

Usually non-conference home and home series stretch over a couple of years but Jacksonville and PC actually play a home and home series this season, with the the two teams also playing in Florida Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. ...

PC used a 13-1 run late in the second half to break out from a back and forth game with the Aggies to take the 75-70 win over North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday afternoon ... Adam Flagler led PC with 16 points, followed by Francois Lewis with 15...

The 35 points for Francois Lewis against St. Francis ranked fourth in the PC record book, his 12 made field goals tying for second ... Davon Bell’s 11 assists ranked second as well ...

For the first time in its Division I history, the Blue Hose faced two back to back top 25 teams with Marquette (11/17) ranking 24th, and UCLA (11/19) sitting at 17th ...

The game against Jaclsonville is the fifth 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 occurring when PC was in Division II ...

The six steals by the Blue Hose against Marquette were a PC Division I record ...

Two Blue Hose are averaging in double figures seven games into the season, with Francois Lewis leading the way with 16.8 ... Adam Flagler has 15.9 ... Cory Hightower is tops on the boards with 6.0 rebounds per game, followed by Lewis with 4.6 ...

PC has hit at least 10 three-pointers in its last sven games, including 16 against Welch ... That snaps the longest, a five-game streak that opened the 2007-08 season ... In its DI history the Blue Hose have just 51 games with double-digit three-pointers, which includes a 15-game mark in 2007-08, and a 10-game mark last season ... PC has had at least 12 in its last five of six ...

The Blue Hose had a three-game winning streak snapped at Marquette ... The streak was the longest since a five-game mark early last season ... During the three-game stretch, which included wins over Tennessee Tech, Welch, and Boyce, PC averaged 97.0 points, shot 50.7 pct. from the field, and averaged 44.3 rebounds per game ...

Should the 9.4 turnovers per game hold up for the year, it will break the PC Division I record for turnovers per game ... The record was 11.9 was set last season, Coach Kerns’ first season ... It dropped 3.1 points from the 2016-17 season ... The 7.1 steals per game, as well as the 1.9 assist/turnover ratio would be season records as well ...

When PC turned the ball over just five times against Boyce it tied for the Blue Hose Division I record ...

While PC lost its leading scorer in Reggie Dillard to graduation, the team returned 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) returned, while leading assist-getter Bell (5.2), who was also second in points per game, returned as well ...

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 ...

With 11 assists against SFC Davon Bell moved into first in career assists at PC with 355 ... He now has 361 ... Bell is just 49 steals from taking over the top career spot of 185 ...

Several Blue Hose are showing up in the Big South statistics (as of Dec. 1) ... Francois Lewis is fifth in scoring (16.8), while Adam Flagler is 10th (15.9) ... Davon Bell leads the league in assists with 6.5 ... Cory Hightower is also tied for seventh in rebounding (6.0) ... Bell and Romeo Crouch are also tied for 14th in steals (1.3), with Armel TeTe tied for third in blocks (1.0), Hightower sixth with 0.9 ... Flagler is second in three-pointers made with 3.0 ...

PC announced Nov. 14 the signing of forward Owen McCormack (Advance, N.C.), guard CJ Melton (Hoover, Ala.), and forward RJ Wilson (Raleigh, N.C.) to join the Blue Hose in the fall of 2019 ... According to Coach Kerns McCormack has a very high basketball IQ and is extremely skilled and stretches the floor with his ability to shoot the ball from 3pt ... He is an excellent student and fits the way they like to play with his skill set, but also has some toughness and ability to rebound the ball ... Melton has very high ceiling and can play multiple positions on the offensive end and provides some great length on the defensive end with his long wingspan... He is a worker and has a great passion to play and develop ... Wilson is a skilled big who is versatile and gives us some additional help in the front court ... He has great size combined with the skill set of a guard with his ability to pass and handle the ball ...

PC has made at least one three-pointer in every game this season, including 12 against NC A&T, marking the 347th 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 ...