Go West, Blue Hose Women

This is the third season in a row that PC has gone west for non-conference action. In 2015-16 they played at Colorado and then at Gonzaga in 2016-17.

UPDATE: Men at Tennessee; Game Setup -- Who: Presbyterian College Blue Hose (0-0) at San Diego State (0-0) and #7 UCLA (0-0)

When: at San Diego State (Fri., November 10), at UCLA (Sun., November 12)

Where: Viejas Arena – San Diego, Calif. & Pauley Pavilion - Los Angeles, Calif.

Watch: Friday – N/A, Sunday – PAC12 Network

Listen: Friday – SD State Radio, Sunday – UCLA Radio

Follow: GoBlueHose.com

Social Media: @BlueHoseWBB

 

Storey Named Preseason All-Big South:

-        Senior point guard Cortney Storey was named to the Big South Preseason First Team by the league’s coaches.

-        She is the first Blue Hose player named to the preseason team since Karlee Taylor in 2013-14.

-        Storey enters the season with 875 career points, 346 career assists and 161 career steals.

-        In 2016-17 she finished with a Division I era record 12.6 points per game (391 points), 137 assists and 65 steals.

Blue Hose Go West:

-        This is the third season in a row that PC has gone west for non-conference action.

-        In 2015-16 they played at Colorado and then at Gonzaga in 2016-17.

-        This year they travel to San Diego State and UCLA.

PC Welcomes Eight Newcomers:

-        The Blue Hose brought in eight newcomers to the team this season.

-        Seven are true freshmen while there is one sophomore transfer who will sit out the season.

-        Presbyterian College returned seven players, three of which were starters.

Scouting the Aztecs:

-        The Aztec’s are coming off an 11-19 record in 2016-17. They went 6-12 in the Mountain West Conference and finished as the 9 seed.

-        San Diego State returns 78.9% of their scoring from last season and will look to McKynzie Fort who averaged 15.9 ppg in ‘16-17. For her career she averages 13.4 ppg, she has 207 assists and 121 steals in her career.

-        The Aztecs are led by fifth year coach Stacie Terry who has posted a 48-74 record in her first four seasons.

Scouting the Bruins:

-        UCLA enters the 2017-18 season ranked #7 in the coaches poll and #8 in the AP poll. They are coming off a 25-9 record and made it to the Sweet 16.

-        The Bruins return four of five starters and eight letter winners overall.

-        Three of the Bruins four returning starters averaged 12.2 or more points per game.

-        UCLA is led by seventh year head coach Cori Close; she has posted a 123-78 record in her first six seasons with three trips to the NCAA Tournament.

Series History:

-        This is the first meeting for PC versus SD State and UCLA.

 

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Blue Hose Open 2017-18 Season at Tennessee NOTES: The Presbyterian College men’s basketball team heads to Knoxville to open the 2017-18 season ... It marks the second straight year the two teams have faced each other ... The Vols are 2-0 against the Blue Hose in the short series ... The game against Tennessee, as well as the matchups against N.C. State, Nichols State and UMBC/Chicago State, are part of the Battle 4 Atlantis Regional Play ... 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 ... Coach Kerns replaced Gregg Nibert, who resigned after the 2017-18 season after leading the Blue Hose for 28 years ... A whole new staff joins 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 ... It will be a homecoming of sorts for Kingsport, Tenn., native Coach Kerns, who served as a graduate assistant under Buzz Peterson at Tennessee from 2003-04 ... Assistant Coach Tommy Brown earned his masters degree from Tennessee as well, and is a native of Chattanooga ... 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 ... Dillard is on pace to become the fourth player in PC’s Division I history to eclipse the 1,000-point career mark ... He currently sits at 921 ... He’s also knocking on the door of the career assists record ... He needs just 41 to take over the top spot ... He’s also 60 rebounds from moving into the top five, and 27 steals from becoming the fourth player in PC’s Division I history from reaching the 100 steals mark.

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