Who: Presbyterian (5-11, 3-2) at Winthrop (1-16, 0-5)
When: Saturday, January 21 – 1 p.m. ET
Where: Winthrop Coliseum – Rock Hill, S.C.
Watch: Big South Network
Live Stats: Stat Broadcast Live
Social Media: @BlueHoseWBB (Twitter/Instagram) / @BlueHoseSports
PC travels north to Rock Hill, S.C. Saturday
• Presbyterian makes the trip north to Rock Hill, S.C. this Saturday, January 21 as the Blue Hose square off against the Winthrop Eagles in a 1 p.m. ET Big South game at the Winthrop Coliseum.
• PC looks to build off a 50-48 comeback win over Charleston Southern on Tuesday night.
Last Time Out
• The Blue Hose converted 9-of-10 free throws in the fourth quarter to overcome an 8-point Charleston Southern lead, earning a 50-48 win Tuesday night at the Templeton Center.
• PC had three players finish with 10 points: Cortney Storey, Kacie Hall, and Aianna Kelly. Storey added three boards, four assists, and a steal. Hall grabbed three boards and picked up an assist. Kelly led the team in rebounds with six and added a block and three steals.
• Rebecca Walker was close to double-digit scoring with eight points. The senior forward recorded a season high with two three-pointers and pulled down five rebounds.
• PC shot 27.5 percent (14-of-51) from the floor, 21.2 percent (7-of-33) from beyond the arc, and 93.8 percent (15-of-16) from the charity stripe.
• The game featured nine ties and 10 lead changes. PC held the advantage in second-chance points (11-9) and bench productivity (27-25).
Scouting the Eagles
• Winthrop is coming off a 61-32 loss to Campbell on Tuesday and is seeking its first conference victory this season. The Eagles shot 29.8 percent (14-of-47) from the floor, 0.0 percent (0-of-6) from deep, and 57.1 percent (4-of-7) from the free-throw line.
• Erica Williams is averaging 13.4 points and 6.1 rebounds to lead the Eagles in both categories. Danyael Goodhope follows with 8.5 points per game. Angela Coello Perez and Noell Kellers are the three-point specialists with 16 and 14 deep balls respectively.
• Winthrop is averaging 49.1 points and ranks second in Big South play in three-point field goal percentage defense (25.6 percent). The Eagles are shooting 33.7 percent from the field, 21.3 percent from three-point range, and 70.4 percent from the line.
• Saturday’s game marks the 26th meeting between the two programs. Winthrop leads the all-time series 20-5, including a 10-2 record at the Winthrop Coliseum.
• The teams last met on February 27 last season, with the Blue Hose leading wire-to-wire for the 77-44 victory. With the win, PC swept the season series for the first time in program history. Taylor Petty and Janie Miles led all scorers with 15 points each. The Blue Hose knocked down 11 three-pointers, which tied for third-most threes made in a game in Division I history.
• PC used runs of 8-0 and 9-0 to pull away in the second half.
PC Rankings in the Big South
• PC leads the Big South with 113 three-pointers on the season (7.1 per game).
• The Blue Hose are second in the conference in free-throw percentage (75.0) and converted 15-of-16 (93.8 percent) charity shots in the win over Charleston Southern. Winthrop is right behind PC at 70.4 percent.
• PC ranks third in three-point field goal percentage defense (29.1).
• Presbyterian averages 16.4 turnovers per game while causing 16.6 turnovers. The +0.19 margin is fourth in the Big South.
Storey Leads the Way
• Cortney Storey leads PC with 12.1 points per game on the season. The junior guard has scored double-digit points in 11 of the last 13 games.
• Storey has converted on 63-of-166 shots (38.0 percent), including 15-of-70 (21.4 percent) from behind the three-point line, on the year. She has also made 53-of-65 (81.5 percent) of her free-throw attempts.
• The Preseason All-Big South selection leads the conference in minutes played (37.2), is second in assists (63), and is third in free-throw percentage (81.5).
• Storey recorded the first double-double of her career with 19 points and 10 assists against UNCG on December 15.Next Time Out
• PC is back home at the Templeton Center on Tuesday, January 24 as the Blue Hose welcome UNC Asheville for a 7 p.m. ET conference matchup.