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The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team heads up north to Farmville, Va., to take on Longwood in the second game of the young Big South season Wednesday. Jan. 3 ... The Blue Hose hold the 6-3 series record over the Lancers and have won the last three of four meetings ...

Ed Drew scored a season high 21 points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds to lead the Blue Hose to the 71-62 win over Longwood in the last meeting, Jan. 28, 2017 ... Reggie Dillard added 19 points in the win, with 14 of them coming in the second half to help quell a late Longwood rally ...

Longwood is 3-11 overall and 0-1 in the league, fresh off a 43-84 loss at Charleston Southern Dec. 30 ... Two players are averaging in double-figures with Isaiah Walton leading the way with 17.2 ppg ... B.K. Ashe is close behind with 13.2 a game ... Damarion Geter is tops on the boards with 6.3 rpg ... The Lancers are averaging 62.9 points and 33.1 rebounds per game ...

PC is 7-7 overall and 0-1 in the league after a 62-78 loss to Radford Dec. 30 ... Radford broke open a tight three-point game with a 20-3 run in the second half to earn the win ... Francois Lewis tied his career-high with 23 points ... Davon Bell scored 12 points and had a career-high tying nine assists ... Romeo Crouch paced the team in rebounds with a career-high seven ...

Reggie Dillard leads three players in double-figures in scoring with his 16.3 a game ... He is followed by Davon Bell (13.3) and Francois Lewis (10.5) ... Lewis is tops on the boards with 5.1 a game ... PC is averaging 73.7 points and 32.8 rebounds per game ...

Earlier this season PC sustained a five-game winning streak, marking the first time since 2011 the Blue Hose had won five in a row ...

The 7-7 start by the Blue Hose is the best since the 2011 season when PC started 8-7 ...

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 contests against Nichols State and Chicago State were part of the Battle 4 Atlantis Mainland Tournament ...

An improved team this season is seen not only in the 7-7 start but in the offensive numbers as well ... Last year’s team averaged 61.2 points per game, while this year’s squad is scoring 73.7 a game ... Three players are averaging in double figures, two of those with more ppg than the leading scoring in 2017-18 ...

With 17 points against Nicholls State Reggie Dillard became the fourth player in PC’s Division I history to reach the 1,000 career-point mark ... He needs just 350to move into the third spot with his 1,149 ... He’s also knocking on the door of the career assists record ... He needs just 16 to take over the top spot ... He’s also 11 rebounds from moving into the top five, and 18 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 nine three-pointers against Piedmont, marking the 32st 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 ...