Who: Presbyterian (6-11, 4-2) vs UNC Asheville (9-8, 3-3)
When: Tuesday, January 24 – 7 p.m. ET
Where: Templeton Center – Clinton, S.C.
Watch: Big South Network
Live Stats: Stat Broadcast Live
Social Media: @BlueHoseWBB (Twitter/Instagram) / @BlueHoseSports
PC at home against UNC Asheville Tuesday
• UNC Asheville comes to Clinton, S.C. as the Blue Hose host the Bulldogs for a 7 p.m. ET Big South game Tuesday, January 24 at the Templeton Center.
• PC is coming off a pair of conference wins over Charleston Southern and Winthrop.
Last Time Out
• The Blue Hose knocked down a program record 15 three-pointers en route to a 78-39 wire-to-wire victory over the Eagles Saturday afternoon at the Winthrop Coliseum.
• PC had four players reach double-digit scoring. Kacie Hall, Rebecca Walker, and Aianna Kelly each finished with 11 points, followed by Cortney Storey with 10 points.
• Storey was close to a double-double as she led the team with eight assists. The junior guard added a pair of rebounds and three steals.
• PC shot 37.2 percent (29-of-78) from the field, 40.5 percent (15-of-37) from beyond the arc, and 62.5 percent (5-of-8) from the charity stripe.
• PC recorded season highs in points (78), field goals made (29), field goal attempts (78), three-point field goals made (15), rebounds (53), and assists (22). The Blue Hose tied their season highs for both three-point attempts (37) and steals in a game (12). The 15 three-pointers also mark a program high in Division I history.
Scouting the Bulldogs
• UNC Asheville is coming off a 65-54 win over Liberty last Saturday. The Bulldogs shot 36.8 percent (21-of-57) from the floor, 50.0 percent (6-of-12) from deep, and 69.6 percent (16-of-23) from the free-throw line.
• Khaila Webb leads the Bulldogs with 21.1 points per game, followed by Chatori Major and Tianna Knuckles with 11.1 points each. Major and Knuckles are the go-to options from beyond the arc, while KJ Weaver has 137 rebounds to lead UNCA on the glass.
• UNCA is averaging 65.9 points, good for second in the Big South, and leads the conference in field goal percentage (41.2). The team is shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the line.
• Tuesday’s game marks the 21st meeting between the two programs. UNCA leads the all-time series 11-9, but PC holds a 6-3 record at the Templeton Center.
• The teams last met in the 2015-16 Big South Championship semifinals, a 65-55 UNCA win that saw the teams set a tournament record with a combined 19 three-pointers. Taylor Petty led PC with 14 points and four threes, while Cortney Storey added 13 points and four assists. The game marked PC’s first Big South semifinal appearance in school history.
• With the loss, the Blue Hose ended their season with an 18-13 record.
PC Rankings in the Big South
• PC leads the Big South with 128 three-pointers on the season (7.5 per game).
• The Blue Hose are second in the conference in free-throw percentage (74.6) and converted 15-of-16 (93.8 percent) charity shots in a January 17 win over Charleston Southern.
• PC ranks third in three-point field goal percentage defense (29.1).
• Presbyterian averages 16.0 turnovers per game while causing 16.7 turnovers. The +0.71 margin is third in the Big South.
• The Blue Hose rank third in scoring defense, allowing 61.7 points per game.
Storey Leads the Way
• Cortney Storey leads PC with 12.0 points per game on the season. The junior guard has scored double-digit points in 12 of the last 14 games.
• Storey has converted on 67-of-176 shots (38.0 percent), including 17-of-74 (23.0 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 (36.5), is second in assists (71), 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 on the road Sunday, January 29 as the Blue Hose travel to High Point, N.C. to take on the Panthers in a 1 p.m. ET Big South showdown at the Millis Center.