Men’s basketball to clash with Erskine on Thursday

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Lander men's Basketball team takes on Erskine

GREENWOOD – The Lander men’s basketball team will square off with rival Erskine on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m., at Finis Horne Arena

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STORYLINES

• Lander (2-3) has won nine of its last 10 games in the month of December, including eight of its last nine in Horne Arena.

• The Bearcats have not suffered a three-game losing streak at home since February of 2013. Lander dropped contests against Fayetteville State and Livingstone last weekend in the Finis Horne Holiday Classic.

• Lander and Erskine are meeting for the 80th time, with the Bearcats holding a 47-32 overall lead in the series. The Bearcats have won the last four matchups.

• The Bearcats have four players averaging double-figures this season; JR Washington (20.3 points per game), Rahu Purdie (16.4), Jarryd Coleman (12.6) and Nicklas Jonsson (10.4).

• Lander leads the Peach Belt Conference and ranks 19th in the nation with 11.0 made three-pointers per game.

Jarryd Coleman has connected on 17 three-pointers this season, tops in the PBC. Coleman has made multiple three-pointers in his last six games, dating back to last season.

Nicklas Jonsson is shooting 50% from beyond the arc this year, making him one of only two freshmen to connect on half of his three-point attempts this season.

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