James and Presbyterian host Radford

Presbyterian Blue Hose (5-9, 1-0 Big South) at Radford Highlanders (6-8, 0-1 Big South)

Radford, Virginia; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Presbyterian faces the Radford Highlanders after Crosby James scored 23 points in Presbyterian’s 82-72 win against the Campbell Fighting Camels.

The Highlanders are 4-0 on their home court. Radford is second in the Big South in team defense, allowing 66.5 points while holding opponents to 43.9% shooting.

The Blue Hose are 1-0 against Big South opponents. Presbyterian gives up 68.4 points to opponents and has been outscored by 2.8 points per game.

The Highlanders and Blue Hose match up Saturday for the first time in Big South play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Josiah Jeffers is averaging 9.1 points and 4.4 assists for the Highlanders. Kenyon Giles is averaging 12.4 points and 1.4 rebounds while shooting 45.7% over the last 10 games for Radford.

James is scoring 10.8 points per game with 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 assist for the Blue Hose. Marquis Barnett is averaging 9.4 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 42.2% over the past 10 games for Presbyterian.

LAST 10 GAMES: Highlanders: 4-6, averaging 70.0 points, 29.0 rebounds, 13.4 assists, 7.3 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 69.3 points per game.

Blue Hose: 4-6, averaging 66.7 points, 30.1 rebounds, 12.1 assists, 5.3 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.6 points.

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