Game Information
Opponent: Charleston Southern
Date: January 20, 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: CSU leads the series 15-6
Last four meetings:
2015: CSU 75, PC 49
2015: CSU 73, PC65
2014: CSU 86, PC 47
2014: CSU 95, PC 58

Charleston Southern
Record: 7-11, 3-4
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Jan. 16, 2016 vs Campbell
W 82-75 in Buies Creek, N.C.
Head Coach: Barclay Radebaugh
Career Record: 167-185 (12th year)
CSU Record: 146-177 (11th year)
vs. PC: 11-3

Presbyterian College
Record: 8-10, 3-4
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Jan. 16, 2016 vs Radford
W 69-68 in Clinton, S.C.
Head Coach: Gregg Nibert
Career Record: 408-389 (27th year)
PC Record: 408-389 (27th year)
vs. CSU: 3-11

Notes

The Blue Hose play in their 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 ...

The Blue Hose only trailed Charleston Southern by seven at the half, but could not overcome Saah Nimley, who scored 25 of his 34 points in the second half as the Bucs outscored PC 45-26 to run away late with the 75-49 win in the last meeting ... CSU hit 13 three-pointers, compared to just three for PC ... Jordan Downing led the Blue Hose with 12 points ...

Charleston Southern is 7-11 overall and 3-4 in the Big South, having won its last two, including an 82-75 victory over Campbell Jan. 16 ... Pacing the Bucs is Armel Potter with 12.7 points a game ... Tops on the boards is Aaron Wheeler with 4.8 rebounds per game ... CSU averages 74.7 points and 34.6 rebounds per game, while holding opponents to 75.6 ppg and 36.6 rpg ...

The Blue Hose are 8-10 overall and 3-4 in the league, riding a one-point win over Radford, 69-68 in the last game ... PC is led by league-leading score in DeSean Murray ... He is averaging 20.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game ... The Blue Hose average 69.8 points and 34.6 rebounds per game ...

DeSean Murray scored 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Blue Hose to a 69-68 win over Radford at the Templeton Center in the last game ... A close game throughout, PC led by five late before Radford cut the margin to just two before a couple of free throws made it a four point game with 10 seconds to go ... The Highlanders hit a three-pointer at the four second mark but missed a potential game-winner as time expired as PC held on for the win ...

Should it hold the rest of the season, the 69.8 scoring average would be the highest in PC’s Division I history, 4.4 points higher than the 65.4 record in 2013-14 ... The current 43.4 field goal percentage is just 2.4 under the 46.4 set in 2014-15 ... Rebounding is peaking as well at 34.6, 1.9 more than the previous record of 32.7 set in the 2008-09 season ... Assists are at 11.8, just .1 behind the 11.9 set in 2012-13 ...

PC is strong in several Big South statistical categories so far this season, coming in at 3rd in free throw pct. (.705), 3rd in 3-pt field goal pct. defense (.320), 5th in steals (7.3) and turnover margin (+0.5) ... DeSean Murray leads the league in scoring (20.8), is 3rd in rebounding (7.8), 3rd in field goal pct. (.566), 2nd in steals (1.8), and 4th in offensive rebounds (3.1) ... as of 1/17/16 ...

DeSean Murray is 20th in the nation in points per game (20.8), 44th in field goal pct. (56.6) ... 15th in total points (374.0), 9th in FG made (137.0), 22nd in FT made (100.0) and 26th in FT attempts (128.0) ... As a team the Blue Hose are 88th in 3-pt FG pct. defense (32.0) and 46th in turnovers forced (15.22), as well as 70th in total steals (131.0) ... (as of 1/16/16) ...

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 nine one-point games, two have happened this season ... The Blue Hose hold a 6-3 mark (2-0 this season) after the Radford 69-68 win Jan. 16, 2016 ...

PC, which finished last season 7-8 at home, its best since going 7-6 during 2013-14, looks to defend its 7-2 record this year when the Blue Hose host Charleston Southern Jan. 20 ... The two losses at home are the fewest since the team went 9-2 in 2008 ... PC has won its last four in a row at the Templeton Center ...

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 a road game at UNC Asheville ... The Bulldogs own a 16-7 mark, but the Blue Hose have put a dent in that mark, having won the last two meetings, including a 69-65 decision in Asheville last season ... PC took the season sweep after a 72-71 win at home earlier in the year ...