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Coastal Heads to High Point Saturday

The Chanticleers Take on High Point in their final Cross Divisional Game of the Season

       

Junior El Hadji Ndieguene

Junior El Hadji Ndieguene

Feb. 8, 2013

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's basketball team travels to High Point University Saturday, Feb. 9. The game time is set for 7 p.m. and will be the Chants final game against a member of the Big South North Division. The Chants are 4-1 against North Division opponents this season with their lone loss coming at Liberty.      

Coastal Carolina (11-10, 6-4 BSC) at High Point (12-10, 7-3 BSC)
Saturday, Feb. 9 | 7:00 p.m. | High Point, S.C. | Millis Center (1,750)

MEDIA
Radio: Sports Radio 100.3 "The Team" with Matt Hogue on the call
Live Stats: GoCCUSports.com
Audio Stream: Chanticleer Sports Network
Video Stream ($): Big South Network

CCU Game Notes (.pdf)

ABOUT HIGH POINT
The Panthers are under the direction of fourth-year head coach Scott Cherry. The Panthers opened the season winning three of their first four contests but then won just one of the next seven games including a pair of losses to Western Michigan and losses at Wake Forest, Indiana State and Chattanooga. A win over Austin Peay sparked the Panthers to win eight of their last 11 games including their last three conference games. HPU's last loss came on Jan. 26 at UNC Asheville, 69-58. The Panthers boast wins at Winthrop and Campbell and at home against Gardner-Webb, Liberty, VMI, Longwood and Presbyterian. HPU is led by two of the best forwards in the league including red shirt-freshman John Brown and graduate student Allan Chaney. Brown is averaging 17.4 points ad 6.5 rebounds per game while Chaney has 14.5 points and 7.6 boards per contest. Both forwards are shooting over 51 percent from the field while Chaney ranks third in the Big South with an 85.7 free-throw percentage.      

THE SERIES
Coastal Carolina and High Point have met 31 times on the basketball court. Coastal holds the series lead 18-13 and has won seven of the last 10 meetings. The Panthers have the most recent victory of the series, a 70-65 win in Conway on Feb. 9, 2012. The Chants won in High Point last season 55-52 on Dec. 31.  The teams have split the last 10 meetings in High Point 5-5 but CCU has won three of the last four in the Millis Center.        

ON THIS DATE
Coastal Carolina is 6-6 in games played on Feb. 9 including a 3-4 record on the road. The Chants have lost three-straight Feb. 9 games including last season at home against High Point, 70-65. Coastal has played High Point three times on Feb. 9 and has a 2-1 record in those games including a 1-0 record at HPU. CCU's last win on Feb. 9 came in 2006 at Charleston Southern, 71-69.

HOME SWEET HOME
The Chants have won eight-straight home games by an average margin of 20.6 points per game and have held opponents to just 50.6 points per contest. Coastal's last loss at home came on Dec. 6, 2012, against Boston University.

GOING GREEN
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 455 career assists. Greenwood is now 15th all-time in the Big South in assists and needs 15 more to move past Winthrop's Tyson Waterman (469 from 1995-00) for 14th.

1,000 POINT CLUB
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 1,589 points in his college career and 1,318 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 1,103 career points.

The Last Meeting
High Point70
Coastal Carolina65
February 9, 2012
Conway, S.C.
High Point Sinks Coastal 70-65
Senior guard Shay Shine scored a season-high 24 points and freshman guard Devante Wallace added 16 as High Point survived a late rally from Coastal Carolina to escape with a 70-65 win Thursday at Kimbel Arena. It was only the second time all year that the Chanticleers have lost back-to-back games and the first back-to-back losses in league play since 2009.