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Bearcats hoping for rebound game against Anderson on Saturday

Bearcats hoping for rebound game against Anderson on Saturday

Anderson, S.C. – The Lander men's basketball team (0-1, 0-0 PBC) is set to tangle with tournament host Anderson (1-0, 0-0 SAC) on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

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STORYLINES

• The Bearcats fell in their regular season opener against Carson-Newman by a score of 82-78.

• Senior Srdjan Ivic poured in a career-high 18 points in the losing effort.

• Five Lander players scored in double figures against the Eagles.

Saturday's contest will be the first meeting between the two teams since Anderson's dramatic win in 2013. With 12 seconds remaining in regulation and the Bearcats leading 60-59, the Trojans hauled in a defensive rebound and went the length of the court to force a Lander foul. Senior Myson Jones stepped up to the charity strike and knocked down two free throws to seal a 61-60 win for the Trojans. 

• Anderson is the second of three teams from the South Atlantic Conference that the Bearcats will face this season.

• Lander registered a 4-7 record last season in non-conference matchups.