Feb. 12, 2013
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's basketball team travels to Presbyterian College Wednesday, Feb. 13. The game time is set for 7 p.m. CCU won the first meeting this season between the two teams 61-43 at home. Senior Kierre Greenwood needs just two assists in the game to move into sole possession of second on the CCU career assists list. He is currently one assist behind Dwight Lighty (1977-80) who had 460 helpers in his Coastal career.
Coastal Carolina (11-11, 6-5 BSC) at Presbyterian (6-19, 3-8 BSC)
Wednesday, Feb. 13 | 7:00 p.m. | Clinton, S.C. | Templeton Center (2,500)
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)
PC Game Notes (.pdf)
Presbyterian is under the direction of Gregg Nibert who is in the midst of his 24th season as head coach at PC. The Blue Hose opened the season with six-straight losses before defeating Toccoa Falls 97-38 on Nov. 27. PC has won just three games against Division I opponents this season and they all came against conference foes. The Blue Hose defeated Liberty at home 68-60, Longwood on the road 82-71 and Gardner-Webb at home 57-54. PC is led by preseason All-Big South second team selection Khalid Mutakabbir. Mutakabbir is averaging 15.3 points per game while sophomore Jordan Downing is scoring 13.7 points per contest. In the post junior Joshua Clyburn is leading the team with 5.8 rebounds per game. In CCU's first meeting with PC this season, the Blue Hose were led by Downing who had 19 points including four 3-pointers while Mutakabbir added 11 points including three 3-pointers.
Coastal Carolina and Presbyterian have met 17 times on the hardwood. CCU leads the series 11-6 including winning the last seven meetings. The Chants are 5-2 when traveling to PC. Presbyterian's last win against the Chants in Clinton came Feb. 7, 2009, 70-68. PC's only other win against the Chants in Clinton came during the 1974-75 season, 129-106.
ON THIS DATE
Coastal Carolina is 7-4 in games played on Feb. 13 including 5-2 on the road. The Chants have won three-straight Feb. 13 games including its most recent Feb. 13 game in 2012 on the road at Radford. 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.
ENANGA NAMED BIG SOUTH FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Freshman guard/forward Michel Enanga was named The Crons Brand Big South Conference Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week, the league announced on Monday, Feb. 11. The honor is Enanga's first weekly honor in a Coastal uniform and it is the first Freshman of the Week honor for a Coastal men's basketball player since Feb. 28, 2010 when Kierre Greenwood was given the award.
Enanga averaged 11.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in two games off the bench for the Chanticleers. He notched a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards, and added a pair of steals in Coastal's win over Charleston Southern. Enanga then had 10 points and five rebounds at High Point. For the week, he was 8-of-13 from the floor, 3-of-3 from three-point range and 3-of-4 from the line.
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 459 career assists. Greenwood is now 15th all-time in the Big South in assists and needs 11 more to move past Winthrop's Tyson Waterman (469 from 1995-00) for 14th.