Opponent: The Citadel
Date: November 21, 2015
Site: Clinton, S.C. (Templeton Center)
Announcers: Eric Thacker (PbP)/Kenn Blankenship (Color)
Live Stats: www.BigSouthSports.com
Series: The Citadel leads 47-23
Last four meetings:
2013: CIT 82, PC 68
2013: PC 68, CIT 65
1982: CIT 80, CIT 74
1981: CIT 68, PC 50
Last Game: Nov. 19, 2015 vs Mid-Atlantic Christian
W 132-60 in Charleston, S.C.
Head Coach: Duggar Baucom
Career Record: 190-179 (13th year)
CIT Record: 2-1 (1st year)
vs. PC: 0-0
Last Game: Nov. 18, 2015 vs Toccoa Falls
W 116-75 in Clinton, saS.C.
Head Coach: Gregg Nibert
Career Record: 402-380 (27th year)
PC Record: 402-380 (27th year)
vs. The Citadel: 1-1
The Blue Hose host The Citadel for the first time at Templeton Center since a 68-65 PC win in February of 2013 ... The Bulldogs earned the 82-68 win in the last meeting back in December, ‘13 ... The Citadel leads the overall series, 47-23 and have won the last 11 of 12 meetings ... The two teams have only met twice in PC’s Division I history, splitting the two ...
The Citadel is 2-1 overall after a 132-60 win over Mid-Atlantic Christian this past Thursday ... Derrick Henry leads the team in scoring with 17.0 points per game, while Brian White is tops on the boards with 4.3 rebounds per game ... The Bulldogs are averaging 99.0 points and 33.7 rebounds per game, and have connected on .754 of their free throws ...
PC is coming off a 116-75 win against Toccoa Falls in its last game ... The Blue Hose scored a PC Division I record 116 points, with Ed Drew accounting for 22 of them, a career-high ... He also led the team with 12 rebounds ... DeSean Murray added 18 points for his third straight double-figure game of the season ...
Leading a 2-1 Blue Hose team is DeSean Murray with 20.0 ppg, followed by Ed Drew with 11.3 ... Tops on the boards is Ed Drew with 5.7 a game, with John Majors, II close behind with 5.3 ... PC is averaging 81.0 points and 40.7 rebounds a game and are holding opponents to .400 from the field ...
In a thrilling game against USC Upstate Nov. 16, the Blue Hose earned a 74-73 win at Templeton Center ... DeSean Murray scored 24 points, including three in the last two minutes to help erase a four-point deficit and lead PC through a late-game rally ... Reggie Dillard added two free throws with 1.5 left to go ahead and seal the win ...
The Blue Hose opened the season with a 63-53 loss at Furman Nov. 13 ... Despite a better shooting percentage, 41.5%-34.6%, the Blue Hose could not overcome 28 fouls resulting in 24 free throws ... PC also lost the rebound margin, 50-29, with Furman pulling down 22 offensive boards, resulting in a 22-10 difference in second-chance points ... DeSean Murray led the team in points with 18, with Junior transfer John Majors, II, pacing boards with seven ...
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 ...
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 Furman in the season opener, the Blue Hose moved to 1-35 the last four 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 decisions ... In almost 250 games since the team has played since moving to Division I in 2007, there have been just eight one-point games ... The Blue Hose hold a 5-3 mark after the USC Upstate 74-73 win Nov. 16, 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 5-52 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 ... PC opened the season with a road loss at Furman ...
On tap for PC after The Citadel is a road game at former Big South foe VMI, now a member of the Southern Conference ... The two teams meet in Lexington, Va., Nov. 24 ... The Keydets lead the series 7-4 and have won the last two meetings, including a 107-93 decision in 2014 in Lexington ...