Who: Presbyterian (0-4) vs. Texas Southern (2-1)
When: Friday, November 25 – 5 p.m. ET
Where: Rubén Rodriguez Coliseo - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Watch: Live Video
Social Media: @BlueHoseWBB (Twitter/Instagram) / @BlueHoseSports
PC Heads Out of the Country to Face Texas Southern
• Presbyterian will face Texas Southern in its only game of the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday evening.
• It will be PC’s third straight road game as a part of its seven-game road trip.
• PC will not return home until December 22 when its hosts Belmont, marking over a month between home games.
Last Time Out
• PC fell just shy of earning its first victory of the season on Sunday, falling to Charlotte, 71-63, in Charlotte, N.C.
• Salina Virola tied her career-high with 20 points, while adding eight rebounds to lead the Blue Hose in both categories. It was the first 20-point game by a PC player this season and the first since in a road game since Virola also totaled 20 at Campbell last season.
• Janie Miles once again scored in double-figures for the fifth straight game, dating to last season, connecting on 5-of-8 shots for 12 points to go with four rebounds and two assists.
• Cortney Storey scored a season-high 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field to reach double-figures for the first time this season.
Scouting the Tigers
• Texas Southern enters play in the tournament with a 2-1 record, earning early season road wins over UTEP and Texas State. The Tigers have yet to play a home game, as they start the year with seven games away from home.
• Keiana Vines leads TSU with 13.5 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game, making 56.5 percent of her field goals through three games. Brianna Sidney (11.9 PPG) and Jazzmin Parker (10.6 PPG) also average double figures, while Sidney is the Tigers’ top three-point threat at 32.7 percent.
• The Tigers have had no problem scoring, averaging 72.0 points per game and making 44.6 percent of its shots through three games. TSU has outscored its opponents by an average of 10.3 points per game with its opponents managing just 61.7 points per game.
• The two schools will meet for the first time in series history.
Miles Leading the Team
• Janie Miles leads PC with 12.3 points per game on the season. The junior guard has scored double-digit points in each of the team’s four games to date with 12 in the team’s last game at Charlotte on Sunday.
• Miles has converted on 19-of-36 shots (52.8 percent), including 9-of-18 (50.0) from behind the three-point line, on the year.
• She has now reached double-digit points in each of her last five games, dating to last season, a new career long streak.
• Miles was fourth on the squad in scoring last season, averaging 8.0 points per game. She totaled 247 points on the year with 108 points, 43.7 percent of her scoring, coming via the three. Her 36 three-pointers last year were second-most on the team, behind Taylor Petty.
Passing Helps Offensive Efficiency
• Over its last two games, PC has been more efficient offensively in terms of its passing, as it has recorded 25 assists on 38 made field goals, a percentage of 65.7.
• In its first two contests, the Blue Hose managed just 15 assists on their 32 made field goals, 46.9 percent.
Virola Matches Career-High at Charlotte
• Salina Virola turned in the first 20-point game of the season by a PC player on Sunday at Charlotte, tying her career-high with 20 points on 8-of-20 shooting to go with eight rebounds.
• It was the most points in a road game by a PC player since last season when Virola also had 20 points at Campbell.
Next Time Out
• PC’s seven-game road trip continues next week as head to East Carolina on Monday, November 28 at 7 p.m.