Game Information
Opponent: Radford
Date: January 16, 2016
Site: Clinton, S.C. (Templeton Center)
TV/Internet: BSN (BigSouthSports.com)
Radio: none
Announcers: Eric Thacker (PbP), Kenn Blankenship (Analyst)
Live Stats: www.goBlueHose.com
Twitter: @BlueHoseSports
Series: Radford leads the series 10-5
Last four meetings:
2015: RAD 62, PC 56
2015: RAD 95, PC 82
2014: RAD 78, PC 73
2014: RAD 83, PC 66

Radford
Record: 10-8, 3-3
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Jan. 14, 2016 vs UNC ASHEVILLE
W 91-86 (ot) in Radford, Va.
Head Coach: Mike Jones
Career Record: 73-78 (5th year)
RAD Record: 73-78 (5th year)
vs. PC: 5-2

Presbyterian College
Record: 7-10, 2-4
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Jan. 14, 2016 vs Coastal Carolina
L 58-87 in Radford, Va.
Head Coach: Gregg Nibert
Career Record: 407-389 (27th year)
PC Record: 407-389 (27th year)
vs. RAD: 5-10

Notes

The Blue Hose return home for a two-game home stand starting with 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 ...

The Blue Hose shot just 24% in the second half, while Radford rallied with 46.7% to take the 62-56 come from behind win in the last meeting between the schools ... PC built a 33-26 halftime lead before going cold from the field in the second ... 13 of PC’s 20 turnovers came in the second half ... DeSean Murray recorded his fourth career double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds ...

Radford is 10-8 overall and 3-3 in the league after taking an overtime, 91-86, win over UNC Asheville Jan. 14 ... The Highlanders are led by Rashun Davis with 14.2 points per game, followed by Cameron Jones with 12.1 ... Ed polite, Jr., paces the team on the boards with 6.6 rpg ... Radford is averaging 74.1 points and 40.1 rebounds per game, while holding opponents to .435 from the field ...

The Blue Hose are 7-10 overall and 2-4 in the league, having dropped a 58-87 decision at Coastal Carolina ... DeSean Murray leads the league and team in scoring with 20.7 points and is tops on the boards with 7.8 rebounds per game ... The Blue Hose are averaging 69.9 points and 34.7 rebounds per game, while holding opponents to .446 from the field ...

Coastal Carolina opened the game with a 25-0 run to create a deficit PC could not overcome, as the Blue Hose dropped a 58-87 decision in Conway in their last game ... Reggie Dillard led the team with 11 points, all of which came in the second half ... He had three three-pointers in the second as PC lost the final stanza by only three, 34-37 ...

Should it hold the rest of the season, the 69.9 scoring average would be the highest in PC’s Division I history, 4.5 points higher than the 65.4 record in 2013-14 ... The current 43.1 field goal percentage is just 2.3 under the 46.4 set in 2014-15 ... Rebounding is peaking as well at 34.7, 2.0 more than the previous record of 32.7 set in the 2008-09 season ... Assists are at 11.8, 0.1 behind 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), 3rd in 3-pt field goal pct. defense (.316), 5th in steals (7.4), and 4th in turnover margin (+0.8) ... DeSean Murray leads the league in scoring (20.7), is 4th in rebounding (7.8), 2nd in field goal pct. (.576), 3rd in steals (1.8), and 4th in offensive rebounds (3.2) ... as of 1/14/16 ...

DeSean Murray is 20th in the nation in points per game (20.7), 37th in field goal pct. (57.6) ... 17th in total points (352.0), 10th in FG made (129.0), 26th in FT made (94.0) and 26th in FT attempts (120.0) ... As a team the Blue Hose are 69th in 3-pt FG pct. defense (31.6) and 33rd in turnovers forced (15.59), as well as 61st in total steals (126.0) ... (as of 1/14/16) ...

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 7-60 since the 2012-13 season and 26-128 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 nine road games so far this season and is 1-8 ...

On tap for PC is its second home game in a row, this one against Charleston Southern Saturday, Jan. 20 ... CSU owns a 15-6 mark over the Blue Hose and have won the last eight in a row ... PC lost the last meeting, 49-75, Feb. 18, 2015 ... The last win came in 2011 with the Blue Hose earning a 61-48 decision at the Templeton Center ...