Coastal Carolina (13-4, 6-1 BSC) at UNC Asheville (12-6, 7-0)
Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 7 p.m. | Asheville, N.C. | Kimmel Arena (3,200)
TV: ESPN3 (PXP: Matt Hogue; Color: Ralph Patterson)
Radio: The Coastal Carolina - UNC Asheville game will be broadcast live online at GoCCUSports.com with Joe Cashion on the call.
Live Stats: Asheville Live Stats (Available when game begins)
Video Stream: Available via BigSouthSports.com
-After dropping consecutive games against East Carolina and College of Charleston, Coastal has won four out of its last five.
-Through games played Sunday, Coastal ranked seventh in FG percentage (49.8 percent) and eighth in rebounding margin (+8.5) in the NCAA.
-The Chants have still not allowed a team to shoot 50 percent or better through 17 games. The best mark by an opponent is 48.1 percent by Florida International during Coastal's first loss of the year.
-Sam McLaurin is one block away from setting the CCU career blocked shot record. He currently has 142 blocked shots and is tied for first with Joseph Harris.
ABOUT UNC ASHEVILLE
The Bulldogs started the year 6-6 but have since won six straight games pushing their record to 12-6 while remaining undefeated in the Big South (7-0)... UNC Asheville looks to go 8-0 in the league for the first time since the 1997-98 season... Opponents in Asheville's six losses have combined to go 70-35 (.667) through Sunday's games... Against High Point on Saturday, Asheville had six players combine for 86 points, all of whom scored in double digits on 62.5 percent shooting from the field... The Bulldogs feature a backcourt led by Matt Dickey (16.1 ppg/65 assists) and J.P. Primm (14.2 ppg/77 assists), both were preseason all-conference selections.... The frontcourt is led Chris Stephenson and Jeremy Atkinson who combine for 12.5 rebounds and 25.4 points per game.
According to the Coastal Carolina record books, the Chanticleers hold a 31-29 all-time series lead against the Bulldogs dating back the 1984-85 season... The two squads have played six times over the last two seasons with Coastal holding a 4-2 advantage... Coastal won the last game played in Asheville 80-59, holding Asheville to 35.8 percent shooting and topping the Bulldogs on the boards, 41-29... Asheville went 2-0 in Kimbel Arena last year including a 60-47 win in the Big South Championship game when Coastal shot only 34.0 percent and 3-of-16 (18.8 percent) from beyond the arc... Cliff Ellis is 5-5 at Coastal against UNC Asheville.
Sam McLaurin has recorded 23 blocks thus far this season, which ties for the all-time school record held by Joseph Harris with 142 career blocks... McLaurin already holds the first and second spots on the single season blocks list... Coastal is currently ranked second in the conference in blocks per game (4.40)
CLOSING IN ON 1,000
Anthony Raffa has 958 career points and is just 42 points from totaling 1,000... After scoring 271 points as a Freshman at Albany University, Raffa has totaled 687 points in a Chanticleer uniform... The junior from Sea Isle City, N.J., leads the team with 17.0 points per game.