Photo Courtesy of Jacob Turner
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Fresh off a pair of exciting home victories on Friday and Saturday, the Lees-McRae College men's basketball team will look to keep its momentum rolling this week on the road with two games on tap. First, the Bobcats will travel to Belmont Abbey Wednesday before heading to Erskine on Saturday. Tip-off for Wednesday's game is set for 7:30 p.m., while Saturday's contest is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start time.
Last Time Out – The Bobcats treated their hometown crowd to a victory on Saturday as they defeated Barton College, 105-92, at Williams Gymnasium. The win boosts the Bobcats' record to 14-7 overall and 8-4 in Conference Carolinas play.
Bobcats trying to make history – Even with having seven games still remaining on the regular season schedule, the Bobcats are just two wins shy of tying the program record for their most wins in a single season. This year's team already has the third-most victories in any year behind just the 2015-16 (16 wins) and the 2014-15 teams (15 wins).
1,000 Point Club – Senior Lepreece Lynch needs just 15 more points to become just the eighth Bobcat to ever score 1,000 points in their career. Lynch is currently averaging 15.9 points per game this season, which leads the team.
About the Opponents – Wednesday will be LMC's first opportunity to take on Belmont Abbey this season. The Crusaders are currently seventh in the league standings with a 5-7 record and a 10-12 record overall. BAC is led by the conference's second-leading scorer in DeQuan Abrom who is averaging 19.7 points per game.
Erskine enters the week with a 6-13 record overall and a 2-9 mark in league games. The Flying Fleet are just 2-6 in their last eight games with those two wins coming against Bob Jones and Voorhees College.
Series History vs. Opponents – Belmont Abbey has historically fared well against the Bobcats with an 18-7 record since 2006. The Bobcats have won four of the last six meetings, however, but the Crusaders' two victories came last season.
Lees-McRae knocked off the Flying Fleet by a score of 91-81 on January 15. That victory is the 10th for LMC over Erskine since 2006. Additionally, the Bobcats are looking for their second win in three seasons on Erskine's home floor.