Paul Porter Arena, Boiling Springs, North Carolina; Thursday, 11 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs are set to battle the Bruins of Bob Jones University. Gardner-Webb lost 73-46 to Virginia Tech in its most recent game.
STEPPING UP: Jose Perez has averaged 13.1 points and 7.1 rebounds this year for Gardner-Webb. Eric Jamison Jr. has paired with Perez with 14.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.JUMPING FOR JOSE: Perez has connected on 20.8 percent of the 53 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 21 over his last three games. He’s also converted 73.8 percent of his free throws this season.
PREVIOUSLY: Gardner-Webb scored 105 points and won by 68 over Bob Jones University when these two teams faced each other last season.