Date: January 2, 2016
Site: Buies Creek, N.C. (Gore Arena)
TV/Internet: BSN (BigSouthSports.com)
Radio: SUNNY 103.5-FM
Announcers: Eric Thacker (PbP), Kenn Blankenship (Analyst)
Live Stats: www.goCamels.com
Series: Campbell leads the series 5-2
Last four meetings:
2015: CU 66, PC 53
2015: PC 72, CU 70
2014: CU 77, PC 66
2013: CU 81, PC 73 (ot)
Record: 8-5, 2-1
Last Game: Dec. 31, 2015 vs Winthrop
W 90-83 in Rock Hill, S.C.
Head Coach: Kevin McGeehan
Career Record: 30-47 (3rd year)
CU Record: 30-47 (3rd year)
vs. PC: 2-1
Record: 5-8, 0-2
Last Game: Dec. 27, 2015 at Marquette
L 66-84 in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Head Coach: Gregg Nibert
Career Record: 405-387 (27th year)
PC Record: 405-387 (27th year)
vs. Campbell: 2-5
PC resumes conference play with a road trip to Campbell Jan. 2 ... The Camels are 5-2 in the overall series and have won the last four of five ... PC took a 72-70 win at home in the first meeting of the 2014-15 season ...
Campbell is 8-5 overall and 2-1 in the Big South after snapping a two-game skid with a 90-83 win at Winthrop Dec. 31 ... The Camels, who are averaging 75.8 points an 35.8 rebounds per game, are led by Chris Clemons with his 18.1 ppg ... Troy Harper follows with 13.5 a game ... D.J. Mason is tops on th boards with 8.2 rebounds per game ...
Leading a 5-8 (0-2 BS) Blue Hose team is DeSean Murray with a league-leading 20.7 ppg, followed by Ed Drew with 8.8 a game ... Tops on the boards is Murray with 7.5 rebounds a game, with Drew close behind at 5.2 ... PC is averaging 70.5 points and 36.5 rebounds a game and is holding opponents to .432 from the field, while shooting .427 ...
PC dropped an 84-66 decision at Marquette to round out its non-conference schedule Dec. 27 ... Marquette used a 16-3 run early in the second half to turn a four-point lead to a 17-point 59-42 margin ... PC cut the margin to eight with under 10 to play, but Marquette ended the game on a 20-10 run to take the 18-point win ... PC was held to under 10 free throw attempts for the first time this season ... DeSean Murray paced the team with 20 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season ...
Should it hold the rest of the season, the 70.5 scoring average would be the highest in PC’s Division I history, just over five points higher than the 65.4 record in 2013-14 ... The current 42.7 field goal percentage is just 1.7 under the 46.4 set in 2014-15 ... Rebounding is peaking as well at 36.5, 3.8 more than the previous record of 32.7 set in the 2008-09 season ... Assists are tied for number one at 11.9 )2012-13) ...
PC is strong in several Big South statistical categories so far this season, coming in at third in free throw pct. (.690), fourth in 3-pt field goal pct. defense (.305), fifth in rebounding offense (36.5), fourth in steals (7.4) and turnover margin (+0.5), and fifth in defensive rebounds (26.3) and defensive rebounds pct. (.715) ... DeSean Murray leads the league in scoring (20.7), is third in field goal pct. (.574), second in steals (2.1), and tied for second in offensive rebounds (3.2) ... as of 12/28/15 ...
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 5-58 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 six road games so far this season and is 0-6 ...
On tap for PC is a home game with Longwood Jan. 6 ... The Blue Hose hold a 3-2 mark in the short overall series, but have dropped the last two by a combined margin of just eight ...