FAMU Basketball to take on Blue Hose Wednesday night

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The Rattlers traveled to South Carolina to play Presbyterian College Wednesday night as they look to pick up their first win of the season.
When, Where, How to Watch: 
When: Wednesday, December 6, 7 p.m. Eastern
Where: Clinton, South Carolina 
Watch: ESPN+
Coaches in the game
Robert McCullum (Birmingham Southern, 1976) 
Career Record: 145-236 (14th season)
Record at FAMU: 61-115 (7th season)
Quinton Ferrell 
Career Record: 40-87 (5th season) 
Record at Presbyterian: 40-87 (5th season)
Florida A&M Rattlers
The Rattlers come into the game after a difficult double-overtime loss to Albany State at home last Wednesday. Keith Lamar recorded a double-double and scored a career-high 29 points. K’Jei Parker also recorded a career-high in assists with 11. 
The Rattlers’ strength coming into the game is their ability to give the offense second chance opportunities, as they’re ranked 116th in the nation in offensive rebounds with 11.8 per game. They also do a solid job stealing the ball, as they’re ranked 111th in the nation with 7.6 per game.
Parker has been the Rattlers’ most active player, averaging 36:34 minutes per game (20th in nation). Lamar (15.2 PPG), Love Bettis (13 PPG), and Parker (10.8 PPG) are the Rattlers’ top three scorers.
Presbyterian Blue Hose
Presbyterian enters the game coming off a 75-71 win at VMI and a 6-3 record with an impressive 68-62 win at Vanderbilt in their season opener. 
The Blue Hose are strong at grabbing rebounds, especially on the defensive side, averaging 27.67 per game (75th in the nation). They also excel at defending the 3-point line (66th in the nation) and overall defensive field goal percentage (76th in the nation). The Blue Hose’s greatest strength is scoring in transition, averaging 15 fast break points per game (46th in the nation).
The Blue Hose top scoring threats are Samage Teel (13.7 PPG), Marquis Barnett (13.3 PPG), and Jonah Pierce (10.1 PPG). Barnett is also the Blue Hose top defender, ranking 75th in blocks (13) and 55th in steals (17).

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