Date: November 13, 2015
Site: Greenville, S.C. (Timmons Arena)
Radio: SUNNY 103.5-FM
Announcers: Kenn Blankenship (PbP)
Live Stats: www.FurmanPaladins.com
Series: Furman leads PC 55-16
Last four meetings:
2013: FU 74, PC 59
2012: FU 74, PC 57
2011: PC 75, FU 71
2009: FU 68, PC 64
Record: 0-0, 0-0
Last Game: Oct. 30, 2015 vs North Greenville (EXH.)
W 90-57, in Greenville, S.C.
Head Coach: Niko Medved
Career Record: 20-43 (3rd year)
FU Record: 20-43 (3rd year)
vs. PC: 1-0
Record: 0-0, 0-0
Last Game: Nov. 9, 2015 vs Mars Hill (EXH.)
W 90-84 in Clinton, S.C.
Head Coach: Gregg Nibert
Career Record: 400-379 (27th year)
PC Record: 400-379 (27th year)
vs. Furman: 1-6
The Blue Hose open the 2015-16 season at Furman ... The Paladins own a 55-16 mark over PC ... The Blue Hose last earned a win over Furman back in 2011 with the good guys earning the 75-71 decision ... Both teams last played in 2013, with FUrman taking a 74-59 win ... PC led by 10 early in the second half but a 29-9 run by Furman helped the Paladins to the 15-point win ...
PC hosted Mars Hill in exhibition action Nov. 9, with the home team winning 90-84, in overtime ... John Majors, II scored 21, which included 11 free throws in the game ... Ruben Arroyo scored 17, while Reggie Dillard added 12 and Ed Drew 11, as the Blue Hose survived several furious Mars Hill rallies, including the last 10 minutes of regulations that saw the Lions erase a 10-point deficit and tie the game as time expired with a three-pointer ... MHU fought back to within one several times in overtime but could not overcome solid free throw Blue Hose shooting ...
PC returns three of five starters from last season's team, not including Reggie Dillard, who sat out due to an injury ... Dillard was a starter in 29 of 30 games in 2013-14 ... Lost are Jordan Downing and Will Truss, who combined to score over 800 points last season (25.47 a game) ... Returning is DeSean Murray, who was second on the team on offense with 15.7 ppg ...
DeSean Murray earned Big South Freshman of the Year honors this past season to become the first in PC's Division I history to pick up the award ... Jordan Downing and Murray were named All-Conference honorable mentions as well ...
Head Coach Gregg Nibert earned career-win 400 with the victory over Coastal Carolina Feb. 26, 2015 … He now stands at 400-379, second in the NCAA in wins for coaches with over five years in coaching but under five in Division I ...
This season’s non-conference schedule includes four teams from the Southern Conference (Furman, The Citadel, VMI, and Wofford, and one team from the Atlantic Sun (USC Upstate), ACC (Clemson), A-10 (Richmond), and the Big East (Marquette) ...
With the 53 points scored against Winthrop in the 2014-15 regular season finale, the Blue Hose moved to 1-33 the last three seasons when scoring under 59 points ... The only win a 57-54 decision against Gardner-Webb Feb. 6, 2013 ...
Blue Hose games aren’t typically one-point deci- sions ... In almost 250 games since the team has played since moving to Division I in 2007, there have been just seven one-point games ... The Blue Hose hold a 4-3 mark after the Winthrop 56-57 loss Jan. 8, 2015 ...
The Blue Hose went 3-14 on the road last year, the last win a 69-65 decision at UNC Asheville Feb. 12, 2015 ... The Liberty win Jan. 3, 2015 actually marked the first road win since Dec. 3, 2013, when PC took down Southern Conference foe UNCG, 87-66 ... The Blue Hose are 5-51 since the 2012-13 season and 24-126 since becoming a Division I member in 2007 ... The three road wins last season were the most since the team went 7-7 during the 2011-12 season ...