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Lander hosts Tusculum to open home schedule Wednesday night

Lander hosts Tusculum to open home schedule Wednesday night

GREENWOOD – The Lander men's basketball team plays host to Tusculum in the Bearcats' first home game of the 2018-19 season on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Finis Horne Arena.

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STORYLINES

• Lander (1-1) opened its season last weekend with a win over Anderson and a loss to Carson-Newman in the Classic at Southern Wesleyan. 

• Tusculum (0-2) is looking for its first win of the year, having dropped a pair of contests to PBC opponents with losses to USC Aiken and Clayton State. 

• The Bearcats will travel to Tusculum for the Pioneers' home opener on Nov. 24. 

• Lander is 4-1 in its last five games when holding opponents under 75 points.  

Rahu Purdie leads the Bearcats with 15.5 points per game on the year, while Justin Holliday is leading the team in rebounding, grabbing 8.0 boards per game. 

• The Bearcats are looking for their first ever win over the Pioneers in Greenwood. 

• Tusculum leads the overall series 4-2. Wednesday marks the first meeting between the two schools since 2013.