Game Information
Opponent: at South Carolina State
Date: Jan. 2, 2019
Site: Orangeburg, S.C. (SHM Memorial)
Radio: WPCC
Talent: Ryan Clary (PbP), Kenn Blankenship (Analyst)
TV Broadcast: NONE
Live Stats: www.scsuathletics.com
Twitter: @BlueHoseSports

Presbyterian leads the series 1-0
last meeting - 2017: PC 88, SCSU 77

South Carolina State
Record: 2-13
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Dec. 22, 2018, vs. Cincinnati; L 56-77, in Cincinnati, Ohio
Head Coach: Murray Garvin
Career Record: 64-119 (7th year)
SCSU Record: 64-119 (7th year)
vs. PC: 0-1

Presbyterian College
Record: 7-7
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Dec. 30, 2018 at Jacksonville; W 72-67, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Head Coach: Dustin Kerns
Career Record: 18-28 (2nd year)
PC Record: 18-28 (2nd year)
vs. SCSU: 1-0

NOTES
Presbyterian College closes out its non-conference slate with a road trip to Orangeburg, S.C., to take on the South Carolina State Bulldogs ... These two team have met just once, with the Blue Hose coming out on top, 88-77, back in the 2017 season ...

Reggie Dillard scored a career-high 26 points, while Francois Lewis added a career-best 23, to lead PC to the 88-77 win over the Bulldogs in the last meeting ... Lewis and Dillard combined for 49 of the team’s 88 points ...

South Carolina State is 2-13 after a 56-77 loss at Cincinnati Dec. 22 ... The Bulldogs are led by Janai Powell-Raynor with 9.5 points per game and Damani Applewhite with 6.9 rebounds per game ...

PC led the entire second half, while enduring a late Jacksonville rally to earn the 72-67 win in action this past Sunday against Jacksonville, avenging a close loss earlier this season ... Davon Bell led four Blue Hose in double-figure scoring with 15 points ...

Three Blue Hose are averaging in double figures 14 games into the season, with Adam Flagler leading the way with 15.6 ... Francois Lewis has 15.2, with JC Younger in third with 10.4 ... Cory Hightower, who is close to double-figures with 9.4 ppg, is tops on the boards with 6.3 rebounds ...

After playing at home six of nine games, PC is now in a stretch where it has been on the road for six of seven games, including four in a row ... The Blue Hose are at SCSU before hosting USC Upstate Jan. 5 ... They’ll go back on the road for two more games afterwards ...

PC pulled down 54 rebounds against Trinity Baptist, which ranked third in the PC DI record book ... This season the Blue Hose are 7-1 when out-rebounding their opponent, the lone loss at Dayton, where they were outrebounded by just one, 37-36 ...

The 35 points for Francois Lewis against St. Francis ranked fourth in the PC record book, his 12 made field goals tying for second ... Davon Bell’s 11 assists ranked second as well ... JC Younger’s 30 points against VMI tied for ninth, his nine three-pointers also a record ...

For the first time in its Division I history, the Blue Hose faced two back to back top 25 teams with Marquette (11/17) ranking 24th, and UCLA (11/19) sitting at 17th ...

The game against Butler was the seventh of nine this season against a new opponent, including first-year league member, Hampton ... If you count teams since Presbyterian joined the ranks of Division I than that number moves to 10, with the last meeting between the Blue Hose and CofC Cougars occurring when PC was in Division II ...

Several Blue Hose are showing up in the Big South statistics (as of Dec. 30) ... Adam Flagler is 11th in scoring (15.6), Francois Lewis is 12th (15.2), and JC Younger is 28th (10.4) ... Cory Hightower is seventh in rebounding (6.3), while Davon Bell is tops in assists with 6.3 ... Adam Flagler is second in three-pointers made (3.6, while JC Younger is third (2.6) ... The assist/turnover ratio belong to Davon Bell, who is first with 3.8 ...

The six steals by the Blue Hose against Marquette were a PC Division I record ...

Should these numbers hold this year’s team will break several PC Division I season records, including scoring (80.8), 3-pt fg pct. (.392), rebounding average (35.7), assists average (16.6),. fg pct. defense (.438), and scoring margin (9.2) ... PC is currently second in fg pct. (.451) ...

The 27 assists and 18 three-pointers against VMI ranked for third in the PC record book ... The 103 points tied for seventh ... Adam Flagler’s 10 free throws tied for 11th in the PC DI record book, his 1.000 pct. tied for first ... The Blue Hose shot .667 from the perimeter, also a PC DI mark ...

Until it hit five against Jacksonville PC had hit at least 10 three-pointers seven games in a row, including 16 against Welch ... That snapped the previous record, a five-game streak that opened the 2007-08 season ... In its DI history the Blue Hose have just 54 games with double-digit three-pointers, which includes a 15-game mark in 2007-08, and a 10-game mark last season ... PC has 10 double-digit three-pointer games already this season ...

The Blue Hose had a three-game winning streak snapped at Marquette ... The streak was the longest since a five-game mark early last season ... During the three-game stretch, which included wins over Tennessee Tech, Welch, and Boyce, PC averaged 97.0 points, shot 50.7 pct. from the field, and averaged 44.3 rebounds per game ...

Should the 9.9 turnovers per game hold up for the year, it will break the PC Division I record for turnovers per game ... The record was 11.9 and was set last season, Coach Kerns’ first season ... It dropped 3.1 points from the 2016-17 season ... The 6.6 steals per game, as well as the 1.7 assist/turnover ratio would be season records as well ...

Davon Bell is averaging 6.3 assists per game, should he increase that to 6.5 he will eclipse the Division I record for assists average in a season ...

When PC turned the ball over just five times against Boyce it tied for the Blue Hose Division I record ...

While PC lost its leading scorer in Reggie Dillard to graduation, the team returned the next three, in Davon Bell (12.8), Francois Lewis (12.4), and JC Younger (10.3) ... The Blue Hose leading rebounder in Lewis (4.8) returned, while leading assist-getter Bell (5.2), who was also second in points per game, returned as well ...

In 2017-18 the Blue Hose won their 100th game as a Division I member with a 69-62 win over High Point Feb. 15 ...

With 11 assists against SFC Davon Bell moved into first in career assists at PC with 355 ... He now has 397 ... Bell is also just 40 steals from taking over the top career spot of 185 ...

PC announced Nov. 14 the signing of forward Owen McCormack (Advance, N.C.), guard CJ Melton (Hoover, Ala.), and forward RJ Wilson (Raleigh, N.C.) to join the Blue Hose in the fall of 2019 ... According to Coach Kerns McCormack has a very high basketball IQ and is extremely skilled and stretches the floor with his ability to shoot the ball from 3pt ... He is an excellent student and fits the way they like to play with his skill set, but also has some toughness and ability to rebound the ball ... Melton has very high ceiling and can play multiple positions on the offensive end and provides some great length on the defensive end with his long wingspan... He is a worker and has a great passion to play and develop ... Wilson is a skilled big who is versatile and gives us some additional help in the front court ... He has great size combined with the skill set of a guard with his ability to pass and handle the ball ...

PC has made at least one three-pointer in every game this season, marking the 353rd 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 ...