Game Information
Opponent: High Point
Date: February 27, 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: HPU leads the series 13-8
Last four meetings:
2016: HPU 82, PC 66
2015: HPU 63, PC 54
2014: HPU 81, PC 74
2013: HPU 78, PC 68

High Point
Record: 19-9, 12-5
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Feb. 25, 2016 vs Winthrop
W 87-85 in High Point, N.C.
Head Coach: Scott Cherry
Career Record: 118-100 (7th year)
HPU Record: 118-100 (7th year)
vs. PC: 10-1


Presbyterian College
Record: 10-18, 5-12
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Feb. 25, 2016 vs Longwood
W 74-73 in Farmville, Va.
Head Coach: Gregg Nibert
Career Record: 410-397 (27th year)
PC Record: 410-397 (27th year)
vs. HPU: 3-10

Notes

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 ...

High Point is 19-9 overall and 12-5 in the Big South and are tied for first in the league standings after earning its fifth win in a row with an 87-85 decision in the last game ... John Brown leads the team in scoring (19.6) and rebounding (7.1) ... The Panthers are averaging 77.5 ppg and 33.9 rpg, while holding opponents to 69.7 points and 33.1 rebounds ...

The Blue Hose are 10-18 overall and 5-12 in the league, after earning a 74-73 road win at Longwood in their last game ... DeSean Murray leads the team in scoring (20.3), rebounding (7.4), and steals (1.96) ... PC is averaging 68.4 points and 33.8 rebounds per game, while holding opponents to 73.1 points and 36.0 rebounds ...

DeSean Murray dominated against Longwood in the last game, scoring a career-high 34 points in a 74-73 win ... A back and forth battle at the end, Will Adams banked in the game-winner as time expired to give the Blue Hose the come-from-behind win ... The first half was a game of runs from both teams, with Longwood coming out on top at the end of the first by five ... Down by eight early in the second, PC fought back to retake the lead with a couple of minutes to go ... The Lancers rallied back in the closing seconds and both teams traded leads, but it was PC at the end with Will Adams hitting his second game-winner of the season ...

Against Longwood Murray’s 34 points was not only a career-high but now ranks tied for second in PC’s Division I record book for most points in a game ... In first is Jordan Downing, who scored 37 against UNC Greensboro in 2013 ... The 14 free throws made by Murray is a new PC record and the most since Al’Lonzo Coleman hit 13 against Army in 2011 ...

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

In the last 11 games, the Blue Hose record is 3-8, but of those games eight have been decided by single digits, and of those five within one possession, and three within a point ...

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 (68.4-61.8), rebounding (33.8-32.2), assists (11.4-10.7) and steals (6.8-5.2) ...

Should it hold the rest of the season, the 68.4 scoring average would be the highest in PC’s Division I history, 3.0 points higher than the 65.4 record in 2013-14 ... The current 43.4 field goal percentage is just 3.0 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 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 50th in FG pct. (55.4), 24th in FT attempts (205), 28th in FT made (158), 27th in points per game (20.3), 33rd in steals per game (1.96), 18th in total FG made (205), 27th in total points (568) and 29th in total steals (55) ... as of 2/25/16 ...

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 third time this season with the 74-73 win over Longwood Feb. 25, marking the second year in a row the Blue Hose have posted multiple road wins in a season ... The three road wins is tied for the highest since PC went 7-7 outside Templeton Center in 2011-12 ...

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 11 one-point games, four have happened this season ... The Blue Hose hold a 7-4 mark (3-1 this season) after PC earned the 74-73 win over Longwood Feb. 25, 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 will enter the Big South Basketball tournament March 3-6, in Buies Creek, as either an 8th, 9th, or 10th seed ... Game times will be announced at the conclusion of the regular season Saturday ...