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Bearcats host Augusta Saturday in Peach Belt Conference contest

Bearcats host Augusta Saturday in Peach Belt Conference contest

GREENWOOD – The Lander men's basketball team (7-11, 3-9 PBC) returns to Horne Arena on Saturday as the Bearcats play host to Augusta (10-8, 7-5 PBC) at 3:30 p.m. in Finis Horne Arena. 

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LIVE STATS: Men's Basketball

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GAME PROGRAM: vs. Augusta

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STORYLINES

• Lander is 4-3 at home this season with three wins in its last five contests in Greenwood.  

• The Bearcats are coming off a 110-106 win over North Georgia on Wednesday night, marking Lander's highest-scoring game in seven years. 

• Three Bearcats posted career-high point totals in the win over the Nighthawks. Rahu Purdie netted 30 points, Sergio Smith finished with 23 points and Jordan Dingle scored 21 in the victory. 

• Saturday marks the final home game in the month of January for Lander. 

• The Bearcats are 1-2 at home this month. Lander has finished with at least a .500 record in home games every month since December of 2016. 

• Lander will honor its 168 student-athletes who achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average during the fall semester on the court at halftime.

• Following the game, the Knights of Columbus will hold their annual free-throw shooting contest on the court. Registration is open to children ages 9-14 and participants can sign up from 1:15-4:45 p.m. Saturday in Horne Arena.