COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL
CHANTICLEERS vs. FLAMES
Liberty's Vines Center (9,000) ~ Lynchburg, Virginia
Thursday, February 23, 2006 ~ 7 p.m.
CHANTICLEERS TO CONCLUDE REGULAR SEASON ON THE ROAD: Coastal Carolina will finish up the 2005-06 regular season with a pair of games on the road, starting at Liberty Thu., Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. CCU will then wrap it up at Radford Sat., Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
SOME BIG ACCOMPLISHMENTS LOCKED UP: The Chanticleers have some significant accomplishments so far in the 2005-06 season. Coastal will post its first winning season, both overall and in the Big South, since 1993-94 when CCU was 15-11 and 10-8 in the league. Coastal's 16 wins are the most since the 1992-93 team went 22-10 and the 10 league victories tie the total of the 1993-94 squad. Additionally, the Chants' 13 home victories this year are the most since the program went Division I during the 1985-86 season.
With their recent win over Birmingham-Southern, the Chants secured a home game for the first round of the Advance Auto Parts Big South Conference Tournament. The game will occur Tue., Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., at Kimbel Arena against an opponent to be determined this week.
THE COACHES: Coastal Carolina Head Coach Buzz Peterson (North Carolina, '86) is in his first season at the helm of the Chanticleers and holds a 182-118 overall coaching record in nine-plus seasons. Last season, Coastal posted a 10-19 mark, including 7-9 in Big South Conference play.
Randy Dunton (Baptist Bible, 84) is in his fifth season at Liberty with a 63-82 record at LU and a 97-108 record in his seventh season as a head coach overall. Last season, Liberty was 13-15 overall and 11-5 in the Big South, finishing second in the league. The Flames return just one starter and five letterwinners from last year's squad.
SERIES HISTORY: This is the 37th meeting all-time between Coastal and Liberty, with the Flames leading 21-16. Coastal is just 7-12 at the Vines Center and have dropped the last five meetings at LU. The last time the Chanticleers won in Lynchburg was during the 2001-02 season, getting a tough 58-54 win. CCU did win this season's previous meeting in Conway, 72-60, to snap a four-game losing skid to the Flames. (Recaps and box scores of last year's meetings are available on pages 8 and 9.)
PETERSON AGAINST THE FLAMES: This will be the second time that CCU head coach Buzz Peterson has faced the Liberty Flames in his head coaching career.
THE BIG SOUTH TOURNEY IS AROUND THE CORNER: And there is still a lot to be determined for the upcoming Advance Auto Parts Big South Conference Championship, starting Tue., Feb. 28. CCU will have a home game at Kimbel Arena at 7 p.m. Tue, but the opponent and seed for the Chanticleers is still to be determined. Here is CCU's scenarios:
To Be Seeded:
#1 -- Coastal must win two games, Winthrop loses against High Point and wins at Birmingham-Southern
#2 -- Coastal must win two games or Coastal wins one game and Winthrop loses both its remaining games (HPU, at BSC)
#3 -- Coastal wins one of two games or Radford loses one of its two final games (at VMI, Coastal)
#4 -- Coastal loses both games and Radford wins both
THE FIRST YEAR IS A GOOD START: For head coach Buzz Peterson, he has already accomplished much in Coastal annals. Among first year CCU coaches, he has already led this team to more victories (16) and Big South wins (10) than any previous first-year Coastal coach.
THEY SAY TALKING ABOUT STREAKS ISN'T GOOD: But for the Chanticleers, the current streak has been a good one. CCU has put together an eight-game winning streak, the longest since the school-record 11-game streak during the 1992-93 season.
KIMBEL HAS ITS ADVANTAGES: Coastal Carolina's Kimbel Arena may seat just over 1,000 fans, but it had been large for the Chanticleers the previous two seasons. Coastal was 9-1 in non-conference play during the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, with the only loss a 73-72 heartbreaker to the College of Charleston early in the 2003-04 season. Coastal was a combined 17-9 at home over the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, and finished 8-5 in 2004-05. CCU did open the 2005-06 home schedule with a resounding 70-35 victory over Coker. The Chanticleers are 13-1 this season at home and 38-15 (71.7 percent) overall in the last four years. The Chants' 13 home victories are the most since the program went Division I during the 1985-86 season.
THE LAST 11 MAKES OPPONENTS SEE STARS: Over the last 11 games, the Chanticleers have started to make the system of first-year head coach Buzz Peterson work for them. In the last 11, CCU has amassed a 10-1 record and been dominant defensively in those games. The Chanticleers average giving up just 62.9 points a game, with seven of the 11 at 63 or less and all 11 of 72 or less. Coastal has knocked down 47.0 percent (285-for-606) while holding opponents to just 42.6 percent (240-for-563). The real key has been the possessions, as Coastal has outrebounded its opponents by 2.5 rebounds a game and forced an average of 3.5 more turnovers a game. Other areas have stepped up also, as Coastal has 33 blocks in the 11 games and the current five starters are all averaging at least 7.1 per game, with two (forwards Joseph Harris and Moses Sonko) averaging over 6.3 rebounds a contest.
A LESSON IN HOW TO WIN GAMES LATE: Coastal Carolina has been a great example of that over the last eight games, as CCU has strung together a eight-game winning streak. The last five minutes can be key in any game and Coastal has made that its own during the streak. Only in two games have the Chants led by more than eight going into the last five minutes and have trailed in two of the contests heading into that segment. Coastal has hit 71.1 percent (32-for-45) of its shots from the field in the last five minutes of this streak, including 57.1 percent (8-for-14) from the three-point arc. The Chants have limited opponents to just 33.9 percent (20-for-59) from the floor during the same time and outrebounded the opponents 41-22 down the stretch. Additionally, CCU has forced five more turnovers and hit 77.8 percent (28-for-36) of its free throw attempts in the closing minutes of these eight contests.
SOME KEY ITEMS FOR COASTALS VICTORIES: Several trends developed in regards to Coastal winning in the 2005-06 season. Coastal is 13-4 when leading at the break, 14-1 when ahead with five minutes to play and 12-2 when scoring at least 70 points. Defense is always a key, as Coastal is 12-1 when holding opponents to less than 70 points, as well as 11-3 when forcing at least 15 turnovers. The Chants are also 14-2 when giving up less than 15 turnovers and 11-2 when shooting at least 45 percent from the floor. Another interesting note is that when guard Jack Leasure leads Coastal in scoring, the Chants are 11-2.
FROM DOWNTOWN...BANG!: Sophomore Jack Leasure continues to believe -- and prove -- that outside the three-point arc is his domain. Through 25 games this season, the guard has hit 111 three-pointers, an average of 4.4 per game, and surpassing KeKe Hicks (1992-93) sophomore record of 83. His 111 triples currently rank second in a single season at CCU, just behind Hicks' single-season record of 115 during the 1993-94 season. Doug Day of Radford holds the league record with 117.
The success from the arc shows in the NCAA Division I national rankings. As of Feb. 13, he leads the nation in three pointers per game and 31st in three-point field goal percentage at 42.6 percent.
As a team, Coastal is also among the nation's leaders in triples. The Chanticleers are averaging 8.5 threes per game, which as of Feb. 6 ranks them 29th in Division I.
THE WINDING ROAD HAS BEEN KIND LATELY: After posting a 4-4 record on the road in the Big South in 2003-04, CCU was 2-6 on the road in the Big South last season, with wins at VMI (Jan. 10) and Birmingham-Southern (Jan. 24) and 2-14 in road games overall.
CCU dropped its first eight road games before getting the dramatic 64-57 win over defending Big South champion Winthrop, Jan. 24. With the win at Winthrop, CCU snapped a 13-game road losing streak overall, including an eight-game Big South road streak dating back midway through the Big South schedule last year.
However, the Chanticleers have followed it up with a dramatic 71-69 win at Charleston Southern, Feb. 9, for their first back-to-back road wins since midway through the 2003-04 season. Then Coastal added to it with an 88-70 road victory at UNC Asheville, Feb. 13, for its third consecutive road win. In fact, the last time the Chants won three consecutive road games was during the 1992-93 season, when CCU defeated Campbell and Charleston Southern twice to end the regular season and CSU again in the first round of the Big South Tournament at North Charleston Coliseum.
THE STARTING LINEUP HAS FIRMED UP: Coastal Carolina, under first year head coach Buzz Peterson, has tweaked the lineup throughout the first 17 contests of the year. In the first 17 games, the Chanticleers had nine different starting lineups. Three players (Pele Paelay, Jack Leasure and Moses Sonko) have started all 25 games. Guard Mario Sisinni joined the starting lineup in 12 of those contests.
However, CCU has used the same starting lineup in the last eight games, with Paelay, Leasure, Sonko, guard Colin Stevens and forward Joseph Harris out for the opening tip for the Chanticleers, posting a perfect 8-0 mark.
AT YOUR LEASURE: Sophomore Jack Leasure was impressive on the offensive end of the floor in his freshman season. He averaged 14.5 points (seventh in the Big South) and hit 42.5 percent (85-of-200) from the three-point arc, second best in the Big South Conference. He also led the league and ranked 29th nationally in three-pointers per game with 2.93. Leasure improved his averages to 15.8 points (third in the Big South) and 2.8 rebounds per game in league play.
This season, Leasure leads the Chants in scoring, averaging a team-high 18.0 points a game (fifth in the Big South) and adding 3.2 rebounds. He has hit a league-best 111 three-pointers (4.4 per game), including a career-best nine in a win over Chowan, Dec. 19. He currently ranks third on CCU's all-time three-pointers chart with 196 in just 54 games (3.62 3p/g). His nine three pointers tied for the second-best performance in school history, while his seven three-pointers against Coker, Nov. 30, and St. Andrews, Jan. 3, tied for the fifth best single games in Coastal history. He also ranks second the Big South with 4.4 assists per game and has added 45 steals (fourth in the Big South) so far this year.
After averaging 22.5 points a game during the week of Dec. 12-18, including a career-best 33 in the win over MEAC-preseason favorite South Carolina State, Leasure was named Big South Player of the Week for the first time in his career Dec. 19.
HARRIS MAKING A DIFFERENCE : Freshman forward Joseph Harris has grown throughout the season and it showed in recent games. In the win over High Point, Feb. 6. Harris posted career-highs of 14 points and 16 rebounds for his first career double-double in leading the Chanticleers to the victory. The 16 rebounds tied the 10th-best single-game performance in school history and amazingly, of those 16 rebounds, 12 of them came in the first half. He then followed it up with his second consecutive double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win at Charleston Southern, Feb. 9. He currently ranks 15th in the league in rebounding at 5.4 per contest, including 2.16 offensive boards per game (tied for sixth in the league).
STEPPING UP THE DEFENSE: In their 16 victories, the Chanticleers have made the difference on the defensive end of the floor. In the 16 wins, Coastal has given up just 61.6 points per game and just 42.3 percent (338-for-800) shooting from the floor. Additionally, the Chants have forced 5.1 more turnovers a game in the wins, including 9.6 steals per game. Coastal has also outrebounded its opponents by 3.2 caroms a game in the 16 victories.
This doesn't mean Coastal hasn't been solid offensively as well in the wins. The Chants are averaging 76.6 points in the wins. They also have hit on 48.3 percent (443-for-917) of their shots from the floor, including 39.6 percent (145-for-366) from the three-point arc.
Individually, guard Jack Leasure has been the leader for the Chants in the 16 wins, averaging 20.4 points per game in the victories. Additionally, Leasure has hit 48.0 percent (110-for-229) of his shots from the floor, including 83 three pointers and 45.6 percent (83-for-182) shooting from beyond the arc. He also has 2.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game in the 16 victories.
PAELAY REACHING THE ELITE MILESTONE: Senior guard Pele Paelay has proven his ability to score in his career and accomplished a milestone in the home win over Winthrop, Feb. 4. Early in the first half, Paelay knocked down his second three-pointer of the game and became the 13th member of Coastal's 1,000-Point Club. He currently ranks 11th with 1,097 points, just surpassing DuWayne Cheatam (1988-91) at 1,085 points.
PAELAY GETS IT DONE: Senior Pele Paelay made things happen offensively for Coastal in the 2004-05 season. Paelay knocked down a career-high 27 points and made it his first career double-double with 11 rebounds at Evansville, Nov. 23. He later followed up that performance with 22 points and 11 rebounds at UNC Greensboro, Nov. 23. Paelay had a career-high 38 points and eight rebounds in the win at VMI, Jan. 10. The 38 points are the sixth most in school history and best in the league this year, while his 14 field goals tied for third in CCU annals. For the season, Paelay averaged a league-bests of 16.8 points and 2.4 steals per game and added 6.0 rebounds. He also led CCU in scoring 15 times and 12 times in rebounding, while tallying double-digit scoring in 27 of 29 contests. He was the only player in the Big South Conference to rank in the top 10 in scoring (1st), rebounding (6th) and steals (1st) and was 11th in assists.
This season, Paelay is averaging 14.6 points (seventh in the Big South) and 4.7 rebounds in 25 contests. He also has 1,097 points in his career, just the 13th player in Coastal history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. He also ranks in the CCU top 10 in his career in steals and blocked shots.
He had his best game of the season so far at VMI, Jan. 7, scoring 24 points and adding seven rebounds, four assists, and two blocks. Prior to that, his top game had been at Minnesota, where he tallied a game-high 23 points on 8-for-12 shooting, including 4-for-7 from the three-point arc. He added two rebounds, five assists and one steal in the effort. He tied that mark with 23 points in the home win over Jacksonville, Dec. 11.
STEVENS STEPPING UP IN RECENT GAMES: Senior guard Colin Stevens has made his mark for the Chanticleers in recent days. In the first 13 games, Stevens was averaging 2.2 points in 10.2 minutes per game and had more turnovers (17) than assists (15). In the last 12 games, including eight straight starts, Stevens has averaged 8.4 points per game in 26.8 minutes, including a stellar 88.9 percent (32-for-36) from the charity stripe. He has dished out 47 assists to just 18 turnovers (assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.61). In these 12 games, he has had his top four offensive outputs of the year, scoring a season-high 18 points at Birmingham-Southern, Jan. 14, and then 12 points, including a pair of free throws with 4.4 seconds left, in the win over Charleston Southern, Jan. 19. He then added 13 points, five rebounds and six assists to lead CCU to its first road win of the year at Winthrop, Jan. 24. Recently, Stevens handed out a career-high 10 assists in the home win over Winthrop, Feb. 4. With Stevens part of the lineup the last 12 games, Coastal has posted a 10-2 mark, all in league play.
SONKO CONTINUING THE SOLID PLAY: Junior forward Moses Sonko has made strides from his sophomore year and been solid for Coastal in 2005-06. Last year, Sonko averaged 6.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game, starting in 13 of the 27 games he played in. This season, his numbers are up, as he has started all 25 contests and is averaging 11.2 points (19th in the Big South), 5.2 rebounds (tied for 17th in the league) and 26.1 minutes per game. He has scored in double figures in 16 games, including his first career double-double in the win at Winthrop, Jan. 24, with 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, and second double-double against Liberty, Jan. 28, with 16 points and 11 boards. He earned his first career Big South Player of the Week award, Jan. 30, after posting those back-to-back double-doubles.
DOUBLING THE DOUBLE-DOUBLE FOR SONKO: Junior forward Moses Sonko saw double in recent back-to-back games for the Chanticleers. Sonko recorded his first career double-double, Jan. 24 at Winthrop, posting 10 points and a career-best 11 rebounds in the road win over the defending Big South champions. In fact, that was the first double-double for Coastal this year and the first since Adrian Gross had one against Charleston Southern, Feb. 3, 2005, with 17 points and 10 boards. He then followed it up with 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Chanticleers to a home win over Liberty, Jan. 28.
CLOSE CALLS IN THE BIG SOUTH A REGULAR FOR CCU: Games in the Big South are always a battle, and the last three years' numbers prove it for Coastal Carolina. In 2003-04, 11 of CCU's 16 Big South contests were decided by nine points or less, with Coastal holding a 4-7 mark in those games. Last year, CCU was 4-4 in its Big South games decided by nine or less.
Heading into today's game, four of the last 10 games for the Chanticleers have each been decided by seven points or less, with CCU holding a 3-1 mark in those. The first two were by a single point, with Coastal defeating Charleston Southern, 63-62, Jan. 19, and then dropping the 70-69 overtime loss to Radford, Jan. 21. Coastal won at Winthrop, 64-57, Jan. 24, for its first road win of the year. The most recent was the thrilling 71-69 win at Charleston Southern, Feb. 9.
DEFEATING VMI ON SENIOR NIGHT GOOD FOR COASTAL: Coastal Carolina's men's basketball team rallied for a deficit midway through the second half and came away with a 76-63 win over VMI on Senior Night, Feb. 20. With their eighth consecutive win and 10th victory in the last 11 games, the Chanticleers have posted the most single-season wins for the program since the 1992-93 team went 22-10 and equaled the Big South win total of the 1993-94 squad that was 10-8 in conference action.
For the second straight game, it was a battle in the early going, with five lead changes and three ties. VMI led 18-17 with 8:26 to go in the first half. However, the Chants ran off the next eight points, including three pointers by guards Jack Leasure and Pele Paelay, to take a 25-18 advantage. Coastal eventually built it to nine on a layup by forward Matt Brennan, leading 34-25 with just over two minutes to go in the half. However, the Keydets continued to scrap, cutting the margin to just three at the half, 34-31, on Preston Beverly's jumper with nine seconds left in the half.
Coastal got it going early in the second period, as Leasure scored the first five points for the Chanticleers in just 94 seconds to push the margin back to eight at 39-31. VMI scored the next five points on a triple by Sean Christiansen and two free throws by Fred Robinson to make it 39-36 with 17:23 to go. Then, the Chants went on a 10-0 run to take their largest lead of the game at 49-36 with just over 14 minutes to go in the contest. The Keydets were pesky, continuing to chip away at the Coastal advantage before taking their first lead of the second half at 58-57 on Chavis Holmes' three-pointer. Robinson padded the lead with a layup to put VMI up three with 8:36 remaining. However, the Coastal defense stepped up, limiting the visitors to just five points the rest of the game, with the Chants taking the lead for good on a layup by Paelay with 7:18 to go. Leasure hit a three to make it a four-point game and VMI never got closer than three the rest of the way.
The Chants shot 43.8 percent (28-for-64) for the game, including 53.6 percent (15-for-28) in the second half. VMI was limited to just 35.6 percent (21-for-59) from the field. The Keydets outrebounded Coastal, 41-36, including 18 offensive rebounds. However, CCU took better advantage, outscoring the visitors on second-chance points, 21-13. The Chanticleers also turned 16 VMI turnovers into 26 points and outscored the Keydets 36-20 in the paint.
Coastal was led by Paelay and Leasure with 19 points each. Leasure hit five three-pointers to run his season total to 111, while Paelay chipped in six rebounds. Forward Moses Sonko had 14 points, while forward Joseph Harris had a game-high nine rebounds. VMI was paced by Matt Murrer and Travis Holmes with 13 each, as they were the only Keydets in double figures. Forward Reggie Williams, averaging 19.4 points per game, was limited to just eight points on 2-for-11 shooting from the field.
EARNING THE TV WIN OVER BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN: Coastal Carolina's men's basketball team locked up its first winning season in 12 years with a 69-59 victory over visiting Birmingham-Southern, Feb. 18. With their seventh consecutive win and their 12th home win this season, the Chanticleers tied the most wins at Kimbel Arena since moving to Division I 20 years ago.
Neither team shot the ball well early, as nerves showed throughout the first 10 minutes of the game. With the game tied at eight with over 10 minutes gone, BSC took the lead at 11-8 on a conventional three-point play by Dwayne Paul that spurred a 7-3 run by the Panthers for a 15-11 lead with 6:52 to go. Sophomore guard Jack Leasure canned his first three-pointer of the game to cut the margin to 15-14 and then CCU took the lead on senior guard Colin Stevens' layup with 5:48 to go. The two teams then exchanged six more times. However, the final one occurred with BSC up 24-23 in the closing seconds of the first half. Off a screen, Leasure nailed a three from the corner in front of the Panthers' bench to give Coastal a 26-24 halftime advantage, a lead it would never relinquish.
Coastal hit just 40.0 percent (10-for-25) from the floor in the opening half, but limited BSC to just 36.8 percent (7-for-19) from the field. The Panthers kept it close by converting at the free-throw line, as BSC was 8-for-10 from the line, while Coastal was just 3-for-4.
The Chants were led by Leasure with six, while guards Pele Paelay and Steven Sexton each chipped in five. Birmingham-Southern was paced by guard James Collins with 12, while Dwayne Paul had five.
Coastal came out on fire in the second half, going on a 12-1 run to start the second half, spurred on by three triples by Leasure and a fourth by Paelay to push the margin to 13 at 38-25 with 17:04 to play in the game. CCU eventually built the lead to 51-33 with 10:52 to go, but the Panthers would scrap back, cutting the margin to six at 61-55 with 3:31 to go on a layup by Collins. A pair of Paelay free throws pushed it back to eight, but BSC continued to battle, as guard Ed Horton and Collins hit back-to-back jumpers to slash the lead to four with 1:50 to go. But that would be the last points BSC would score in the contest, as Coastal sealed the game with a four points by forward Moses Sonko, including a breakaway slam at the end of the contest
For the game, CCU hit 51.2 percent (22-for-43) from the field, including going 11-for-24 (45.8 percent) from the three-point arc. Birmingham-Southern ended at 42.9 percent (18-for-42) and was just 27.8 percent (5-for-18) from the three-point line. BSC won the board battle 28-25, but Coastal turned 12 Panther miscues into 20 points.
Leasure led the Chants with 22 points, including seven three-pointers for the second consecutive game, while Paelay added 17. Sonko was the other Chant in double figures with 10 and a team-best five boards. BSC was led by Collins' game-high 27 points, with Paul the only other Panther in double figures with 14.
GETTING THE THIRD STRAIGHT ON THE ROAD AT UNC ASHEVILLE: First-year head coach Buzz Peterson's first-ever coached game in his hometown was a happy one, as the Coastal Carolina men's basketball team defeated host UNC Asheville, 88-70, Feb. 13. With their sixth consecutive win, including three road victories, the Chanticleers have now guaranteed at least a .500 overall and Big South records this season. This was also the first victory for CCU at the Justice Center in 11 years, while the six-game winning streak ties for the fourth longest in school history.
Both teams were off to a slow start, with the game knotted at seven just over five minutes into the contest. After four ties, Coastal took the lead for good on a layup by junior Adrian Gross that put the Chants up 18-16 with 11 minutes to go in the half. Senior guard Pele Paelay made it four, but a three-pointer by Chad Mohn cut it back to one at 20-19 with 10:34 to go. However, CCU pushed it out on back-to-back threes by sophomore guard Jack Leasure to make it a seven-point lead and CCU eventually led by 13 at 39-26 with 5;32 to go in the half. UNCA went on a 10-0 run over the next four minutes to cut it to three, but Coastal added to the lead, including a Paelay layup with two seconds left in the half, and headed into the halftime lockerroom with a 46-38 margin.
Coastal was (17-for-32) in the first half, while UNCA hit on 47.8 percent (11-for-23) from the floor. CCU hit 7-for-15 from the three-point arc, while UNCA was just 3-for-8. The Bulldogs have stayed in the game at the charity stripe, going 13-for-17 while the Chanticleers were just there six times, hitting five of them. Coastal held a slim battle on the boards 16-14 and had forced eight UNCA turnovers that had been converted into 10 points.
UNCA cut the margin to six at 50-44 with 15:34 to play in the game, but the Chanticleers built an insurmountable lead with a 17-2 run over the next seven minutes to lead 67-46 with 8:17 to go. The Bulldogs cut it down to 14 twice in the late going, but CCU was 6-for-6 from the free throw line along with two layups to seal the victory.
Coastal shot 55.2 percent (32-for-58) from the floor, including 11 three-pointers, while UNC Asheville hit on 51.1 percent (24-for-47) of their shots, with seven triples. CCU also hit 92.9 percent (13-for-14) from the free throw line, while UNCA was 78.9 percent (15-for-19). The Chants outrebounded the hosts 29-23 and converted 17 UNCA miscues into 20 points.
Leasure finished with a game-high 23 points, including seven three-pointers, while Paelay had 21 for the Chanticleers. Junior forward Moses Sonko added 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds, while freshman forward Joseph Harris had 12 points. Collington led UNCA with 21 points, while Mohn had 17.
TONIGHT'S INJURY REPORT: Forward Logan Johnson (right foot) is out for the year.
LIVE ON THE RADIO AND THE WEB: Coastal Carolina men's basketball will be broadcast live on "The Team", 93.9 FM, 93.7 FM and 1050 AM in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area, as well as on the Internet at www.GoCCUSports.com. Matt Hogue returns for his eighth year as "Voice of the Chanticleers". In addition, a returning feature this year will be Live Game Stats of all CCU home basketball games on the Internet.