Game Information
Opponent: Campbell
Date: February 13, 2016
Site: Clinton, S.C. (Templeton Center)
Radio: NONE
Announcers: Eric Thacker (PbP), Kenn Blankenship (Analyst)
Broadcast: BSN (BigSouthSports.com)
Live Stats: www.GoBLueHose.com
Twitter: @BlueHoseSports
Series: Campbell leads the series 5-3
Last four meetings:
2016: PC 70, CU 63
2015: CU 66, PC 53
2015: PC 72, CU 70
2014: CU 77, PC 66

Campbell
Record: 9-15, 3-11
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Feb. 11, 2016 vs Gardner-Webb
W 89-85 (ot) in Buies Creek, N.C.
Head Coach: Kevin McGeehan
Career Record: 31-57 (3rd year)
CAM Record: 31-57 (3rd year)
vs. PC: 2-2

Presbyterian College
Record: 8-16, 3-10
Ranking: n/
Last Game: Feb. 11, 2016 vs Charleston Southern
L 63-77 in Charleston, S.C.
Head Coach: Gregg Nibert
Career Record: 408-395 (27th year)
PC Record: 408-395 (27th year)
vs. CAM: 3-5

Notes

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 ...

Campbell is 9-15 overall and 3-11 in the Big South after snapping a 10-game winless streak with an overtime 89-85 win over Gardner-Webb in its last game ... The first loss of the streak was the 63-70 decision against PC ... Chris Clemons leads the team on offense with 18.3 points per game, with teammate D.J. Mason tops in rebounds with 6.7 a game ... The Camels are averaging 72.3 points and 32.7 rebounds per game, while holding opponents to 74.1 points and 37.8 rebounds per game ...

The Blue Hose are 8-16 overall and 3-10 in the league, dropping a tough 63-7 decision at Charleston Southern in the last game ... DeSean Murray is tops for PC in scoring (19.9), rebounds (7.6), and steals (2.0) ... PC is averaging 68.3 points and 33.8 rebounds per game ...

In the last game for PC, the Blue Hose were down by double-digits early in the second half but rebounded to within single digits on several occasions only to watch the Bucs find an answer for every rally, taking the eventual 77-63 win ... DeSean Murray paced the team wit h18 points, followed by Reggie Dillard with 12 points and a team-leading seven rebounds ...

The loss to Gardner-Webb marked the fifth time in six straight 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 (68.3-61.8), rebounding (33.8-32.2), assists (11.4-10.7) and steals (7.1-5.2) ...

Should it hold the rest of the season, the 68.3 scoring average would be the highest in PC’s Division I history, 2.9 points higher than the 65.4 record in 2013-14 ... The current 43.1 field goal percentage is just 3.3 under the 46.4 set in 2014-15 ... Rebounding is peaking as well at 33.8, 1.1 more than the previous record of 32.7 set in the 2008-09 season ... Assists are at 11.4, within .5 of the 11.9 set in 2012-13 ... Playing more aggressively it seems as PC’s 7.1 steals per game is .1 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 34th in the nation in points per game (19.8), 58th in field goal pct. (53.9), 31st in steals per game (2.04), 37th in total points (475.0), 22nd in FG made (171.0), 25th in total steals (49.0), 29th in FT made (133.0) and 35th in FT attempts (169.0) ... As a team the Blue Hose are 75th in 3-pt field goal pct. defense (32.4), 87th in steals per game (7.1), 93rd in total steals (170.0), and 58th in turnovers forced (14.6) ... as of 2/11/16 ...

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 host UNC Asheville Feb. 18, looking to avenge a 55-67 loss on the road Jan. 23 ... Trailing 37-30 at the break, PC started quick in the second, scoring the first two baskets to cut the lead to three points at 37-34 ... PC was able to cut it two points twice late, trimming it to a single-point at 46-45 on a three by Darius Moore with 10:43 to play ... The Blue Hose were unable to get any closer from there, as Asheville would pull to a 16-point advantage at 63-47 thanks to a 17-2 run in the latter stages of the game ... UNC Asheville owns a 17-7 mark in the overall series, snapping a two-game skid against the Blue Hose with the last win ...