Game Information
Opponent: Longwood
Date: February 25, 2016
Site: Farmville, Va. (Willett Hall)
Radio: Sunny 103.5-FM
Announcers: Eric Thacker (PbP), Kenn Blankenship (Analyst)
Broadcast: BSN (BigSouthSports.com)
Live Stats: www.LongwoodLancers.com
Twitter: @BlueHoseSports
Series: PC leads the series 4-2
Last four meetings:
2016: PC 78, PC 65
2015: LON 65, PC 61
2015: LON 71, PC 67
2015: PC 71, LON 67

Longwood
Record: 8-21, 4-12
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Feb. 20, 2016 vs Gardner-Webb
L 71-81 in Boiling Springs, N.C.
Head Coach: Jayson Gee
Career Record: 55-53 (10th year)
Longwood Record: 27-68 (3rd year)
vs. PC: 2-2

Presbyterian College
Record: 9-18, 4-12
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Feb. 20, 2016 vs Liberty
W 79-73 in Lynchburg, Va.
Head Coach: Gregg Nibert
Career Record: 409-397 (27th year)
PC Record: 409-397 (27th year)
vs. Longwood: 4-2

Notes

The Blue Hose look for the season sweep when they travel to Longwood for a Thursday night, Feb. 25, matchup ... PC earned the 78-65 win in the fist meeting of the season Jan. 6 ... In that game Markus Terry scored a season-high 22 points and DeSean Murray recorded his fifth double-double of the season ... PC erased a five-point halftime deficit with an 8-2 run to open the second half, tying the game at 36 less than three minutes in to the period ... PC held a two-possession advantage for much of the half before Longwood cut it to just two at 62-60 ... The Blue Hose rallied with an 11-1 run to take a 12-point lead at 73-61, 1:34 to play in the game ... PC would close it out with free throws en route to the 13-point win ...

Longwood is 8-21 overall and 4-12 in the conference, coming off a 71-81 loss at Gardner-Webb Feb. 20 ... Lotanna Nwogbo leads the team in scoring with 15.0, as well as rebounding with 8.1 a game ... The Lancers average 71.7 points and 35.8 rebounds per game, while holding opponents to 75.5 ppg and 34.5 rpg ... Longwood has lost four in a row, but all have been by 10 points or under ...

The Blue Hose are 9-18 overall and 4-12 in the league, after earning a 79-73 road win at Liberty in their last game ... DeSean Murray leads the Blue Hose with 19.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game ... PC, as a team, is averaging 68.2 points and 33.8 rebounds per game, while holding opponents to 73.1 ppg and 35.9 rpg ...

DeSean Murray scored a career-high-tying 28 points, including 17 in the second half to lead PC to a 79-73 win over Liberty in the last game ... His 28 points moved him to second in PC’s record book for points in a season with 534 ... Liberty opened the second half on a 12-5 run to cut the PC advantage to two at 43-41 but the Blue Hose responded with a 7-0 run to push the margin back to nine ... The Flames then outscored the Blue Hose, 15-6, over the next six minutes to tie the game at 56-56 with 7:49 to play ... PC responded with a run of its own, outscoring Liberty 12-3 over the next six minutes to take a nine-point lead at 68-59 with just over a minute to play ... PC closed out the game by making nine of 10 free throws in the final minute to hold off the Flames ...

PC’s 79 points was the most in a conference game this season and the fourth-most points by the Blue Hose overall

In the last 10 games, the Blue Hose record is 2-8, but of those games seven have been decided by single digits, and of those four within one possession ...

The loss to Gardner-Webb marked the first regular-season overtime contest for PC since the 2012-13 season ... PC had two that season ...

In the loss to UNC Asheville PC shot 54.8% from the field, its highest since a 59.6% performance against The Citadel Nov. 21 ...

The Blue Hose are making tremendous strides in their journey through Division I, posting better numbers from last season in scoring (68.2-61.8), rebounding (33.8-32.2), assists (11.3-10.7) and steals (6.8-5.2) ...

Should it hold the rest of the season, the 68.2 scoring average would be the highest in PC’s Division I history, 2.8 points higher than the 65.4 record in 2013-14 ... The current 43.5 field goal percentage is just 2.9 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 11.3, within .6 of the 11.9 set in 2012-13 ... Playing more aggressively it seems as PC’s 6.8 steals per game is just .2 lower than the 7.0 set in 2008-09 ...

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 (.333), and 5th in steals (6.8) ... DeSean Murray leads the league in scoring (19.8), is 4th in rebounding (7.4), 4th in field goal pct. (.552), and 2nd in steals (2.04) ... as of 2/20/16 ...

DeSean Murray is 33rd in the nation in points per game (19.8), 50th in field goal pct. (55.2), 31st in steals per game (2.0), 33rd in total points (534.0), 17th in FG made (195.0), 28th in total steals (55.0), 33rd in FT made (144.0) and 34th in FT attempts (189.0) ... As a team the Blue Hose are 92nd in steals per game (6.8), 98th in total steals (184.0), and 80th in turnovers forced (14.1) ... as of 2/20/16 ...

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 ...

PC won on the road for the second time this season with the 79-73 win over Libety, marking the second year in a row the Blue Hose have posted multiple road wins in a season ...

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 ...

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 look to round out the regular season on a high note when the team hosts High Point Saturday, Feb. 27, in a 4:30 p.m., game ... In the last meeting 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 ... PC had a solid shooting day, finishing with 51.1%, third highest of the season at the time ... The Panthers own a 12-8 mark over PC and have won the last five meetings ...