Game Information
Opponent: Richmond
Date: December 22, 2015
Site: Richmond, Va. (Robins Center)
Radio: SUNNY 103.5-FM
Announcers: Eric Thacker (PbP)/Price Atkinson (Color)
Live Stats: www.RichmondSpiders.com
Twitter: @BlueHoseSports
Series: First Meeting
Last four meetings:
First Meeting

Richmond
Record: 7-3
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Dec. 16, 2015 vs Old Dominion
W 77-61 in Richmond, Va.
Head Coach: Chris Mooney
Career Record: 211-161 (12th year)
UR Record: 192-149 (11th year)
vs. PC: 0-0

Presbyterian College
Record: 5-6
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Dec. 19, 2015 vs Piedmont
W 69-65 in Clinton, S.C.
Head Coach: Gregg Nibert
Career Record: 405-385 (27th year)
PC Record: 405-385 (27th year)
vs. Richmond: 0-0

Notes

PC heads up the coast for a non-conference matchup at Richmond Tuesday at noon ... This is the first meeting between the two schools ...

The Blue Hose and the A-10 are not well known to each other with PC facing only two current A-10 schools, with one of those not a member when they met ... Davidson has played PC three times and holds a 3-0 mark, the last meeting in 2011, when the Wildcats were still in the Southern Conference ... The Blue Hose did play St. Bonaventure in 2007 with PC dropping a tight 79-77 decision ...

Richmond is 7-3 and has won the last three in a row, including a 77-61 victory over Old Dominion ... The Spiders, who earned a 77-59 win over fellow league foe Longwood Dec. 12, are led by Terry Allen with 20.7 points and 8.5 rebounds per game ... Richmond is averaging 80.8 points and 34.5 rebounds per game ...

Leading a 5-6 Blue Hose team is DeSean Murray with a league-leading 21.6 ppg, followed by Ed Drew and Markus Terry with 10.1 ppg apiece ... Tops on the boards is Murray with 6.2 a game, with Drew close behind at 4.9 ... PC is averaging 77.3 points and 35.4 rebounds a game and are holding opponents to .427 from the field, while shooting .476 ...

The Blue Hose, behind 27 points and 18 rebounds from DeSean Murray, staved off several Piedmont rallies to come away with the 69-65 win Dec. 19 ... the 18 rebounds for Murray was a career-high and a PC Division I record, with his 27 points just one shy of his career best ... John Majors, II also pulled down a career-high eight boards in the win ...

Should it hold the rest of the season, the 73.3 scoring average would be the highest in PC’s Division I history, almost eight points higher than the 65.4 record in 2013-14 ... The current 44.3 field goal percentage is just 1.1 under the 46.4 set in 2014-15 ... Rebounding is peaking as well at 36.4, 2.7 more than the previous record of 32.7 set in the 2008-09 season ... Assists are number two, 11.5 compared to 11.9 in 2012-13 ...

PC is strong in several Big South statistical categories so far this season, coming in at fourth in 3-pt field goal pct. defense (.301), third in steals (7.5) and turnover margin (+1.5), and third in defensive rebounds pct. (.725) ... DeSean Murray leads the league in scoring (21.5), is second in field goal pct. (.610) and third in steals (2.1) ... as of 12/19/15 ...

DeSean Murray is 17th in the nation in points per game (21.5), 25th in FG pct. (61.0), 13th in total points (236.0), 14th in FG made (83.0), 28th in steals (23.0), ninth in FT made (70.0) and 10th in FT attempts (89.0) ... As a team the Blue Hose are 45th in 3-pt FG pct. defense (30.1) and 40th in turnovers forced (15.91) ...

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) ...

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 ...

PC, which finished last season 7-8 at home, its best since going 7-6 during 2013-14, looks to defend its 5-2 record this year when the Blue Hose host Longwood Jan. 6 ...

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 ...

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 5-53 since the 2012-13 season and 24-127 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 has played four road games so far this season and is 0-4 ...

On tap for PC is a non-conference game at Marquette Dec. 27th ... Marquette owns a 2-0 record in the overall series, with the last game a 102-62 decision ...