Camels host Charleston Southern Wednesday night

Head Coach Kevin McGeehan
(Will Bratton photo)
Head Coach Kevin McGeehan (Will Bratton photo)

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – After leading wire-to-wire in its conference home opener, Campbell seeks its second-straight league win at Gore Arena Wednesday when the Camels host Charleston Southern at 7:00 p.m.

Campbell (8-6, 1-1) never trailed in Saturday's 69-58 win over Presbyterian.  The Camels hit 20-of-22 (.909) free throws and committed just 7 turnovers.  Chris Clemons led CU with 18 points, Kyre' Hamer added 15 and Cory Gensler 12.

The Camels improved to 5-2 at home and won their 3rd-straight at Gore Arena. As a team, the Camels are shooting 50% at home.

Charleston Southern (4-9, 0-2) opened Big South play with home losses to Winthrop (84-68) and Liberty (81-70).  In Saturday's loss to Liberty, the Flames hit 15-of-28 threes (.536) and had only 5 turnovers.  Javis Howard and Christian Keeling led CSU with 14 points each, while Cortez Mitchell added 12.

The Bucs stand 1-5 on the road this year, but 4 of those losses were at Florida State (88-67), Alabama (76-46), Georgia (84-64) and Virginia Tech (87-59).

Notes:

  • Campbell leads all Big South teams in free throw% (.752) and is 2nd in FG% (.468).
  • Chris Clemons is the nation's 15th-leading scorer (22.2) - tops in the Big South - and has posted at least 20 points 10 times this year.
  • Red-shirt junior forward Shane Whitfield ranks 6th among Big South FT% leaders (.755), 17th in rebounds (4.5) and 15th in scoring (12.9).
  • Sophomore center Andrew Eudy leads the Big South in blocked shots (2.0) and is shooting 59 percent from the floor.
  • Over the last 4 games, senior guard Kyre' Hamer is averaging 14.8 points and is shooting 58% from the field (22-38), 61.5% from 3-point range (8-13) and 78% (7-9) from the line.
  • Cory Gensler has scored in double digits in 5 of the last 6 games and is shooting 42% from 3-point range.
  • Charleston Southern's Christian Keeling is the 2nd-leading freshman scorer in the Big South (14.9), 6th overall.
  • Campbell ended a four-game losing streak in the series against Charleston Southern last February by claiming a 74-72 win at the CSU Field House.  It marked Campbell's first road win against the Bucs since re-joining the league in 2011-12.
  • The CSU Field House holds the distinction of being the smallest capacity (881)  home court in the Division I ranks.  Campbell's old venue -- Carter Gym -- was the country's smallest men's setting (947 seats) before CSU reconfigured its building.  CU moved into the 3,095-seat Gore Arena before the 2008-09 season.
  • Campbell is 8-13 all-time at the CSU Field House, while the teams have split four previous games at Gore Arena.
  • Junior forward Javis Howard leads the Big South and ranks 31st in the country with 3.5 offensive rebounds per game.
  • CSU senior guard Raemond Robinson has produced the two highest scoring games of his career vs. the Camels.  He tallied 19 points on Jan. 16, 2016 in an 82-75 win at Gore Arena; then hit 7 threes en route to 27 points in a 74-72 loss to CU Feb. 20, 2016 at Charleston.
  • Armel Potter capped a big freshman year in 2016 in the first round of the Big South Championship at Gore Arena. He tallied a career-high 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting, including 6 threes, in CSU's 75-69 loss to Longwood.
  • Following Wednesday's game, the Camels begin a two-game road stretch Saturday at Liberty (2:00 p.m.).