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Lander visits Columbus State in PBC matchup Saturday afternoon

Lander visits Columbus State in PBC matchup Saturday afternoon

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Lander men's basketball team (2-3, 0-1 PBC) concludes a two-game road stretch on Saturday as the Bearcats take on Columbus State (0-3, 0-0 PBC) at 1:30 p.m. 

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STORYLINES

• Lander and Columbus State met last year in Finis Horne Arena as the Cougars claimed an 80-66 victory over the Bearcats. 

• The Bearcats are searching for their first Peach Belt Conference victory of the season, while Saturday's game is the PBC opener for Columbus State. 

• The two teams are nearly identical offensively. The Cougars are averaging 72.0 points per game, while Lander averages 71.8 per game. 

• Lander recorded a season-high 10 steals on Thursday night at Erskine. The Bearcats have won the turnover battle in each of their last three contests. 

• With a season-high 17 offensive rebounds against the Flying Fleet, Lander extended its streak of double-digit offensive boards in every game this season.

• Opponents are shooting 56.3% on the season against Columbus State. The Cougars have allowed 86.0 points per game through the first three games of the year. 

• Lander defeated the Cougars 94-89 in the Bearcats' last trip to Columbus in 2016 behind JR Washington's 41-point performance.