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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• 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.