Game Information
Opponent: Coastal Carolina
Date: January 14, 2016
Site: Conway, S.C. (HTC Center)
TV/Internet: BSN (BigSouthSports.com)
Radio: 103.5 Sunny-FM
Announcers: Eric Thacker (PbP), Kenn Blankenship (Analyst)
Live Stats: www.goCCUSports.com
Twitter: @BlueHoseSports
Series: CCU leads the series 14-7
Last four meetings:
2015: PC 80, CCU 69
2015: CCU 63, PC 52
2014: CCU 70, PC 51
2014: CCU 84, PC 72

Coastal Carolina
Record: 8-8, 2-4
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Jan. 9, 2016 vs Longwood
L 61-76 in Farmville, Va.
Head Coach: Cliff Ellis
Career Record: 778-455 (41st year)
CCU Record: 166-106 (9th year)
vs. PC: 12-3

Presbyterian College
Record: 7-9, 2-3
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Jan. 9, 2016 vs High Point
L 66-82 in High Point, N.C.
Head Coach: Gregg Nibert
Career Record: 407-388 (27th year)
PC Record: 407-388 (27th year)
vs. CCU: 3-12

Notes
The Blue Hose head to Conway for a Jan. 14 contest against Coastal Carolina ... The Chanticleers own a 14-7 mark over the Blue Hose but it was good guys coming out on top in the last meeting ... PC gave Coach Gregg Nibert his 400th career win with an 80-69 victory over CCU at the Templeton Center Feb. 26, 2015 ...

The win over CCU last season snapped an 11-game losing streak vs. the Chanticleers ... PC held CCU to a season-low 23 points in the first half to build an 11-point lead ... The Blue Hose led by as much as 18, but the Chanticleers chipped away to within five late in the game ... PC used timely free throws and rebounds, including a clutch board by Jordan Downing off a missed PC free throw at 2:42, when CCU trailed by just five, to take the eventual 11-point win ... Markus Terry led the team with a season-high 19 points, with Downing posting his second career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds ...

Coastal Carolina is 8-8 overall and 2-4 in the Big South, having dropped its last game, 61076, at Longwood ... Elijah Wilson leads the team in scoring with 13.4 ppg, followed by Badou Diagne with his 12.4 ... Badou is tops on the boards with 6.7 rpg ... The Chanticleers are averaging 74.9 points and 38.2 rebounds per game, while holding opponents to .406 from the field ...

The Blue Hose are 7-9 overall and 2-3 in the league, having dropped a 66-82 decision at High Point ... DeSean Murray leads the league and team in scoring with 21.4 points and is tops on the boards with 8.0 rebounds per game ... The Blue Hose are averaging 70.6 points and 35.2 rebounds per game, while holding opponents to .440 from the field ...

High Point used a 6-0 run to end the first half and give the Panthers a double-digit lead they would not surrender in the second half, taking the 82-66 win over PC Jan. 9 ... DeSean Murray led the Blue Hose with 26 points, just two shy of his career-high ... High Point shot over 60% for most of the game, finishing with 62.0% ... PC had a solid shooting day as well, finishing with 51.1%, third highest of the season ...

Should it hold the rest of the season, the 70.6 scoring average would be the highest in PC’s Division I history, over 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 35.2, 2.5 more than the previous record of 32.7 set in the 2008-09 season ... Assists are at 11.9, tied with the 11.9 set in 2012-13 ...

PC is strong in several Big South statistical categories so far this season, coming in at 4th in free throw pct. (.701), 2nd in 3-pt field goal pct. defense (.308), 4th in steals (7.4), 5th in turnover margin (+0.7), and 5th in defensive rebounds pct. (.716) ... DeSean Murray leads the league in scoring (21.4), is 3rd in rebounding (8.0), 2nd in field goal pct. (.587), steals (1.8), and offensive rebounds (3.3) ... as of 1/9/16 ...

DeSean Murray is 18th in the nation in points per game (21.4), 28th in field goal pct. (58.7) ... 17th in total points (342.0), 7th in FG made (125.0), 17th in FT made (92.0) and 24th in FT attempts (116.0) ... As a team the Blue Hose are 41st in 3-pt FG pct. defense (30.8) and 39th in turnovers forced (15.58), as well as 68th in total steals (119.0) ... (as of 1/10/16) ...

PC returned 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 over 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 6-2 record this year when the Blue Hose host Radford Jan. 16 ... The two losses at home are the fewest since the team went 9-2 in 2008 ...

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 70-63 victory at Campbell Jan. 2, 2016, snapping a nine-game road skid dating back to February of 2015 ... The Blue Hose are 7-59 since the 2012-13 season and 26-127 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 eight road games so far this season and is 1-7 ...

On tap for PC is a home game against Radford Saturday, Jan. 16 ... The Highlanders own a 10-5 record and have won the last five in a row, the last win for PC a 77-64 decision Feb. 23, 2012 ...