Game Information
Opponent: vs. VMI
Date: Dec. 12, 2018
Site: Clinton, S.C. (Templeton Center)
Radio: WPCC
Announcers: Ryan Clary (PbP)
TV Broadcast: BSN/ESPN+
Announcers: Tyler Shugart (PbP), Kenn Blankenship (Analyst)
Live Stats: www.GoBlueHose.com
Twitter: @BlueHoseSports

VMI Leads the series, 9-5
Last two meetings:
2017: VMI 79, PC 58
2016: PC 77, VMI 66

VMI
Record: 5-6
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Dec. 9, 2018, at Chattanooga; L 65-83, in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Head Coach: Dan Earl
Career Record: 29-72 (4th year)
VMI Record: 29-72 (4th year)
vs. PC: 0-0

Presbyterian College
Record: 4-5
Ranking: n/a
Last Game: Dec. 4, 2018 vs Jacksonville; L 88-94, in Clinton, S.C.
Head Coach: Dustin Kerns
Career Record: 15-26 (2nd year)
PC Record: 15-26 (2nd year)
vs. VMI: 0-0

NOTES
The Blue Hose host VMI Wednesday, Dec. 12, in their second of three games in a row at home ... The former Big South member holds a 9-5 mark over PC, the last meeting coming in 2017 ...

PC has not played in eight days due to exams ... In its Division I history the Blue Hose are 2-9 in games coming off exam week, but won last year, 104-35, against Toccoa Falls ...

VMI is coming off a 65-83 loss at Chattanooga Dec. 9 ... This contest will be VMI’s fourth straight road game ... The Keydets are led by Bubba Parham with 21.1 points per game, and Tyler Creammer with 7.2 rebounds per game ...

In PC’s last game Jacksonville used an 11-2 run over the final two and a half minutes to pick up a 94-88 win over the Blue Hose in their final game before exams ... Davon Bell led the way with 20 points, going 8-of-12 from the floor and also had a team-high nine assists ... Bell’s 20 points were the first for him this season and seventh of his career ...

Two Blue Hose are averaging in double figures nine games into the season, with Francois Lewis leading the way with 16.9 ... Adam Flagler has 15.6 ... Cory Hightower is tops on the boards with 6.1 rebounds and is third in scoring with 9.6 ...

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 ...

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 Jacksonville was the fifth 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 ...

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

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 51 games with double-digit three-pointers, which includes a 15-game mark in 2007-08, and a 10-game mark last season ... PC has had at least 12 in its last five of seven ...

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 9.6 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 was set last season, Coach Kerns’ first season ... It dropped 3.1 points from the 2016-17 season ... The 7.0 steals per game, as well as the 1.8 assist/turnover ratio would be season records as well ...

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 370 ... Bell is just 48 steals from taking over the top career spot of 185 ...

Several Blue Hose are showing up in the Big South statistics (as of Dec. 10) ... Francois Lewis is sixth in scoring (16.9), while Adam Flagler is 11th (15.6) ... Davon Bell leads the league in assists with 6.8 ... Cory Hightower is also eighth in rebounding (6.1) ... Adam Flagler is tied for third in 3-pointers made (2.8) while Armel TeTe tied for fourth in blocks (1.0), Hightower tied for eighth with 0.8 ...

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 348th 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 ...