Camels Come to Conway Saturday Night at 7 p.m.

Coastal Carolina and Campbell will battle live on ESPN3


Sophomore guard Warren Gillis

Jan. 25, 2013

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's basketball welcomes in Campbell University Saturday night at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3. The Camels have won seven of their last eight games while the Chants look to remain perfect at home in conference play.   

Coastal Carolina (8-9, 3-3 BSC) vs. Campbell (10-10, 5-1 BSC)
Saturday, Jan. 26 | 7:00 p.m. | Conway, S.C. | The HTC Center (3,212)

TV: ESPN3 with Matt Hogue and Nate Ross on the call
Sports Radio 100.3 "The Team" with Aaron Marks on the call
Live Stats:
Audio Stream: Chanticleer Sports Network

CCU Game Notes (.pdf)
CU Game Notes (.pdf)

Campbell is under the direction of 10th-year head coach Robbie Laing. The Camels won just three of their opening 12 games this season but have since won seven of their last eight including going 5-1 in conference play. Their conference wins have come against Gardner-Webb, Longwood, Presbyterian, Winthrop and Radford with their lone loss coming to VMI. The Camels lost preseason first team all-conference selection Darren White to injury just 11 games into the season but still have fellow preseason first team pick Trey Freeman who is averaging 14.6 points per game. Darian Hooker has been coming off the bench and averaging 10.3 points per game for the Camels while Marvelle Harris leads in rebounding with 6.8 boards per game.        

Coastal Carolina and Campbell have met 34 times on the basketball court. Campbell holds the series lead at 21-13 and is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The Chants' last win against the Camels came on Dec. 20, 2003, at home 84-55. CCU is 9-5 all-time at home against Campbell. The Camels swept the series last season winning at home 70-65 and in Conway 81-75.    

Coastal Carolina is 7-6 in games played on Jan. 26 including 3-2 at home. The Chants' last meeting on Jan. 26 was last season at Presbyterian and the Chants won 52-49. Coastal has won four of its last five meetings on Jan. 26 including its last home game on the date back in 2001 against Charleston Southern.  CCU is  0-1 against Campbell on Jan. 26 after falling 75-59 in 1987.

Coastal Carolina senior guard Kierre Greenwood became the 22nd player in Big South history with 400 career helpers on Dec. 13 as he dished out eight assists against Toccoa Falls to give himself 403 for his career. He became the third Chanticleer to make the conference's all-time list, joining Robert Dowdell (561 from 1987-91) and Alvin Green (411 from 2000-05). He now has 442 career assists. Greenwood is now 16th all-time in the Big South in assists and needs just 6 more to move past Liberty's Matt Hildebrand (447 from 1991-94) for 15th.

Senior guard Anthony Raffa eclipsed the 1,000-point mark at Coastal with a 26-point performance against Johnson & Wales. He needed just 14 points heading into the game and it took him just 9:40 to reach the 1,000-point milestone. He is now the 17th CCU player to reach the mark. Raffa had already eclipsed 1,000 points for his college career heading into the 2012-13 season with his 271 points at Albany combined with his total at Coastal. He now has 1,514 points in his college career and 1,243 in a Coastal uniform.

Kierre Greenwood eclipsed the 1,000-point scoring mark at Coastal with an 11-point performance at home against Presbyterian. He needed just one point going into the game and sunk a free throw with 9:12 left in the first half to reach the milestone. He became the 18th CCU player to score 1,000 points in a career and now has 1,043 career points.

Coastal ranks second in the Big South and 24th in the NCAA in steals per game with 9.3. Four players are ranked in the top-15 in steals per game in the Big South including fourth-ranked Anthony Raffa, fifth-ranked Kierre Greenwood, eighth-ranked Warren Gillis and 14th-ranked Michel Enanga.

For just the fourth time in program history, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have two 1,000-point scorers on the same team. The first occurrence was during the 1987-88 season when William Calvin and Derek Wilson played the final four games of the season when both had 1,000 or more career points. During the 1990-91 season the Chants played seven games with three 1,000-point scorers including Brian Penny, Robert Dowdell and DuWayne Cheatam. Near the end of the 2006-07 season Jack Leasure and Moses Sonko played 11 games together after both hitting the 1,000-point milestone. Seniors Kierre Greenwood and Anthony Raffa have played four games together as 1,000-point scorers and have the potential to be the longest running duo of 1,000-point scorers in CCU history. Robert Dowdell and Brian Penny currently hold the record at 14 games.  

Freshman forward Uros Ljeskovic had an eventful fall semester. While working his way into the starting line-up he dominated off the court getting a perfect 4.0 in the classroom. For his hard work he was recognized as a member of the President's List. He was one of 20 CCU student-athletes to earn a perfect 4.0 in the fall.

The Chanticleers have won just one game this season when trailing at the half and are 7-2 when leading at the break. The Chants' lone win where they trailed at the half came against Akron in an overtime thriller to open the season.

The Last Meeting
Coastal Carolina75
February 7, 2012
Conway, S.C.
Campbell Tops Coastal 81-75
Senior forward Eric Griffin scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Tuesday night in leading visiting Campbell to an 81-75 win over Coastal Carolina, giving the Chanticleers their first home loss in conference play this season.



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