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The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team heads to Baltimore, Md., to take part in the Battle 4 Atlantis Mainland Tournament ... The Blue Hose take on Nicholls State Thursday at 2 p.m., before facing either UMBC or Chicago State at noon or 2:30 p.m. ... It is the first meeting between PC and Nicholls State, Chicago State, and UMBC,

Nicholls State is 2-2 and coming off an 86-100 loss to Western Kentucky ... The Colonels, who average, 100.3 points and 41.5 rebounds per game, are led by Roddy Peters with 22.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game ...

UMBC is 1-3 after an 88-93 loss to Colgate Nov. 19 ... The Retrievers are averaging 81.5 points and 33.3 rebounds per game ... Jairius Lyles leads UMBC in scoring with 21.8 ppg, with Arkel Lamar on top in rebounds with 7.0 ...

Chicago State is 2-4 after a 113-65 win over East-West Nov. 21 ... The Cougars are averaging 71.3 points and 35.3 rebounds per game and are led by Fred Sims, Jr., with 13.2 points and Jelani Pruitt with 4.5 rebounds per game ...

PC is 1-4 after a heartbreaking 74-83 loss at Charlotte Nov. 20 ... PC led at the half, but the 49ers clawed their way back, outscoring the Blue Hose, 44-26, in the final 16 minutes of the game ... PC cut the lead to two with 5:41 remaining, but Charlotte used a 15-8 run to take the nine-point win ... Davon Bell scored his third 20-point game with a career-high 27 points ... PC hit a season-high 10 points and recorded its second fewest turnovers of the season ...

The Blue Hose are led by Reggie Dillard with 15.6 points and Davon Bell with 15.4 points per game ... Francois Lewis is tops on the boards with 6.0 a game ... PC is averaging 72.0 ppg, and 30.0 rpg ...

The game against Tennessee to open the season, as well as the match-up against N.C. State was part of the Battle 4 Atlantic Regional Bracket Play ... The upcoming contests against Nichols State and UMBC/Chicago State are part of the Battle 4 Atlantis Mainland Tournament ...

Dillard is on pace to become the fourth player in PC’s Division I history to eclipse the 1,000-point career mark ... He currently sits at 999 ... He’s also knocking on the door of the career assists record ... He needs just 35 to take over the top spot ... He’s also 38 rebounds from moving into the top five, and 25 steals from becoming the fourth player in PC’s Division I history from reaching the 100 steals mark ...

A lot of new faces on the men’s basketball team for the 2017-18 season, especially on the coaching side with the hiring of former Wofford Associate Head Coach Dustin Kerns as the team’s 18th coach this past spring ... At Wofford Coach Kerns was part of two Souther Conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances ...

This past spring Coach Kerns replaced Gregg Nibert, who resigned after the 2017-18 season after leading the Blue Hose for 28 years ...

A whole new staff joined Coach Kerns with the addition of Tommy Brown, Frank Young, and Patrick Moynihan ... Coach Brown led Lee University for 11 years, making eight consecutive NAIA Tournament appearances ... Frank Young was a standout player at West Virginia and still ranks among the all-time leaders in three-pointers made, attempted, and percentage ... Coach Moynihan comes from a Troy team that went 22-15 last season, winning the Sun Belt Championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament ...

Returning for the Blue Hose is sophomore Jo’Vontae Millner who led last year’s team with 10.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game ... Millner ranked in the top 25 in the league in scoring, and was 12th in rebounding ... Reggie Dillard, who was third in the league in assists with 3.5 a game, returns for a fifth year ... In Big South play he averaged a team-leading 10.8 points per game ... Also returning is sophomore J.C. Younger, who, along with Millner, earned Big South Freshman-of-the-Week honors during the season ...

PC connected on 10 three-pointers against Charlotte, marking the 312th game in a row the Blue Hose have hit at least one three-pointer in a game ... PC has hit one three-pointer in several games, the last against Clemson in 2015, but has not been held without one in its entire Division I history ...