Game Information
Opponent: Charleston Southern
Date: February 11, 2016
Site: Charleston, S.C. (Buccaneer Field House)
Radio: SUNNY-FM 103.5
Announcers: Eric Thacker (PbP), Kenn Blankenship (Analyst)
Broadcast: BSN (BigSouthSports.com)
Live Stats: www.CSUSports.com
Twitter: @BlueHoseSports
Series: CSU leads the series 16-6
Last four meetings:
2016: CSU 73, PC 72
2015: CSU 75, PC 49
2015: CSU 73, PC 65
2014: CSU 86, PC 47

Charleston Southern
Record: 8-16, 4-9
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Feb. 6, 2016 vs High Point
L 76-78 in Charleston, S.C.
Head Coach: Barclay Radebaugh
Career Record: 168-190 (12th year)
CSU Record: 147-182 (11th year)
vs. PC: 12-3

Presbyterian College
Record: 8-15, 3-9
Ranking: n/
Last Game: Feb. 6, 2016 vs Gardner-Webb
L 66-69 (ot) in Boiling Springs, N.C.
Head Coach: Gregg Nibert
Career Record: 408-394 (27th year)
PC Record: 408-394 (27th year)
vs. CSU: 3-12

Notes

The Blue Hose head down I-26 for their next game, taking on Charleston Southern Feb. 11, in Charleston ... ... In the last meeting Jan. 20, trailing by six with 1:09 to go, PC fought back to within one off a Dillard layup and a very nice three from Will Adams, to cut the margin to just one, 70-69, 54 seconds to go ... PC took a 72-71 lead off two Dillard free throws with 13 seconds to go, before CSU returned the favor with two free throws of their own to retake the one-point lead, 73-72, just seven seconds to go ... The Blue Hose had a chance at the end to win but Dillard’s three-point attempt rimmed out to give the Bucs the 73-72 win ... CSU owns a 16-6 record over PC in the overall series ...

Charleston Southern is 8-16 overall and 4-9 in the league after dropping a double overtime decision to Longwood, 76-78 Feb. 6 ... The Bucs are riding a five game losing streak, their last win coming against the Blue Hose Jan. 20 ... Armel Potter leads the team in scoring with 13.0 points per game ... Aaron Wheeler is tops in rebounds with 5.7 ... CSU is averaging 72.6 points and 35.5 rebounds per game, while surrendering 75.7 points and 37.2 rebounds per game to opponents ...

The Blue Hose are 8-15 overall and 3-9 in the league, dropping a close 66-69 overtime decision at Gardner-Webb in the last game ... DeSean Murray is tops for PC in scoring (19.9), rebounds (7.6), and steals (2.0) ... PC is averaging 68.6 points and 34.1 rebounds per game ...

Down by 18 in the second half, PC mounted an impressive rally to tie the game and force overtime, only to have Gardner-Webb hit a game-winning three-pointer at the end to fall 69-66 ... Will Adams hit a three-pointer with 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation to force OT ... After scoring the first five points in overtime, Gardner-Webb scored the last eight, including the game-winning three with five seconds to go ... DeSean Murray led the team with 24 points and eight rebounds ...

The loss to Gardner-Webb marked the fifth time in the last six games the contest has been decided by four points or less ... The game also marked the first regular-season overtime contest for PC since the 2012-13 season ...

The Blue Hose are making tremendous strides in their journey through Division I, posting better numbers from last season in scoring (68.6-61.8), rebounding (34.1-32.2), assists (11.5-10.7) and steals (7.3-5.2) ...

Should it hold the rest of the season, the 68.6 scoring average would be the highest in PC’s Division I history, 3.2 points higher than the 65.4 record in 2013-14 ... The current 43.2 field goal percentage is just 3.2 under the 46.4 set in 2014-15 ... Rebounding is peaking as well at 34.1, 1.4 more than the previous record of 32.7 set in the 2008-09 season ... Assists are at 11.5, within .4 of the 11.9 set in 2012-13 ... Playing more aggressively it seems as PC’s 7.3 steals per game is .3 higher than the 7.0 set in 2008-09 ...

PC is strong in several Big South statistical categories so far this season, coming in at 5th in scoring defense (72.3), 4th in free throw pct. (.708), 3rd in 3-pt field goal pct. defense (.323), 4th in steals (7.3) and 5th in turnover margin (+0.4) ... DeSean Murray is third in the league in scoring (19.9), is 2nd in rebounding (7.6), 4th in field goal pct. (.548), 2nd in steals (2.04), 4th in offensive rebounds (2.8), and 4th in defensive rebounds (4.8) ... as of 2/6/16 ...

DeSean Murray is 31st in the nation in points per game (19.9), 54th in field goal pct. (54.8), 29th in steals per game (2.0), 33rd in total points (457.0), 18th in FG made (167.0), 25th in total steals (47.0), 35th in FT made (123.0) and 37th in FT attempts (158.0) ... As a team the Blue Hose are 74th in 3-pt field goal pct. (32.3), 70th in steals per game (7.3), 83rd in total steals (167.0), and 42nd in turnovers forced (15.0) ... as of 2/6/16 ...

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 10 one-point games, three have happened this season ... The Blue Hose hold a 6-4 mark (2-1 this season) after the CSU 72-73 loss Jan. 20, 2016 ...

PC, which finished last season 7-8 at home, its best since going 7-6 during 2013-14, looks to defend its 7-5 record this year when the Blue Hose host Campbell Feb. 13 ... The five 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 Blue Hose return home for two straight, the first against Campbell Feb. 13 ... PC earned a 70-63 win in the last meeting earlier this season ... The Blue Hose are 3-5 against the Camels ... PC used a 24-point and 13 rebound effort from DeSean Murray to take the road win earlier this season ... PC connected on seven three-pointers in the game, with Will Adams hitting a season-high four of them for 12 points ... A close game throughout with PC’s largest lead at seven late in the second half, Campbell cut the margin to two with a minute to go, but the Blue Hose hit five of six free throws in the final 30 seconds to keep the Camels at bay ...