Game Information
Opponent: Marquette
Date: December 27, 2015
Site: Milwaukee, Wisc. (BMO Harris Bradley Center)
TV: FS1
Announcers: Alex Faust (PbP)/Dickey Simpkins (Analyst)
Radio: SUNNY 103.5-FM
Announcers: Eric Thacker (PbP)
Live Stats: www.goMarquette.com
Twitter: @BlueHoseSports
Series: Marquette leads the series 2-0
Last four meetings:
2009: MU 102, PC 62
2008: MU 84, PC 45


Marquette
Record: 9-2
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Dec. 21, 2015 vs Chicago State
W 91-74 in Milwaukee, Wisc
Head Coach: Steve Wojciechowski
Career Record: 22-21 (2nd year)
MU Record: 22-21 (11th year)
vs. PC: 0-0

Presbyterian College
Record: 5-7
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Dec. 21, 2015 at RIchmond
L 44-74 in Richmond, Va.
Head Coach: Gregg Nibert
Career Record: 405-386 (27th year)
PC Record: 405-386 (27th year)
vs. Marquette: 0-2


Notes

PC rounds out its non-conference slate with a road game at Marquette Dec. 27th ... Marquette owns a 2-0 record in the overall series, with the last game a 102-62 decision in favor of the Golden Eagles back in the 2009 season ...

The Blue Hose are 1-2 against Big East Schools, the two losses coming at the hands of Marquette ... PC’s win came in 2011 with a 56-54 decision against former member school 20th-ranked Cincinnati ... The Bearcats joined the American Athletic Conference after the 2013 season ...

Marquette is 9-2 and has won its last eight in a row following a 9-74 decision against Chicago State Dec. 21 ... The Golden Eagles, who are averaging 80.2 ppg while holding opponents to 69.5 ppg, are led by Henry Ellenson with his 16.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per game ...

Leading a 5-7 Blue Hose team is DeSean Murray with a league-leading 20.8 ppg, followed by Ed Drew with 9.3 a game ... Tops on the boards is Murray with 7.2 rebounds a game, with Drew close behind at 5.2 ... PC is averaging 70.8 points and 36.0 rebounds a game and are holding opponents to .435 from the field, while shooting .436 ...

The Blue Hose dropped a 74-44 decision at Richmond in their last game, Dec. 22 ... PC and the Spiders were tied at 11-11 early in the first half, but the visitors suffered through offensive woes as Richmond took a 13-point lead into the half ... A 12-1 run to open the second helped seal PC’s fate in the 74-44 loss ... DeSean Murray paced PC with 13 points ...

Should it hold the rest of the season, the 70.8 scoring average would be the highest in PC’s Division I history, just under five points higher than the 65.4 record in 2013-14 ... The current 43.6 field goal percentage is just 2.8 under the 46.4 set in 2014-15 ... Rebounding is peaking as well at 36.0, 3.3 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 free throw pct. (.686), third in 3-pt field goal pct. defense (.304), fourth in steals (7.3) and third in turnover margin (+0.7), and third in defensive rebounds pct. (.732) ... DeSean Murray leads the league in scoring (20.8), is second in field goal pct. (.601) and tied for second in steals (2.0) ... as of 12/22/15 ...

DeSean Murray is 21st in the nation in points per game (20.8), 25th in FG pct. (60.1), 14th in total points (249.0), 16th in FG made (89.0), 39th in steals (24.0), 13th in FT made (71.0) and 16th in FT attempts (90.0) ... As a team the Blue Hose are 53rd in 3-pt FG pct. defense (30.4) and 44th in turnovers forced (15.75) ...

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 5-57 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 five road games so far this season and is 0-5 ...

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 ...