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Coastal Travels to Western Carolina for BracketBusters

The Chants will take on the Catamounts at 2 p.m. Saturday

       

Sophomore guard Warren Gillis

Sophomore guard Warren Gillis

Feb. 22, 2013

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's basketball team travels to Southern Conference member Western Carolina University Saturday as part of the Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters event. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. The game also marks the final non-conference game of the season for the Chants.

Coastal Carolina (13-12, 8-6 BSC) at Western Carolina (11-17, 8-8 SoCon)
Saturday, Feb. 23 | 2:00 p.m. | Cullowhee, N.C. | Ramsey Center (7,826)

MEDIA
Radio: Sports Radio 100.3 "The Team" with Matt Hogue on the call
Live Stats: GoCCUSports.com
Audio Stream: Chanticleer Sports Network

CCU Game Notes (.pdf)
WCU Game Notes (.pdf)

ABOUT WESTERN CAROLINA
Western Carolina is under the direction of eighth-year head coach Larry Hunter. The Catamounts have won three of their last five games but are currently riding a two-game losing streak. WCU has played a pair of Big South opponents this season including opening the season at UNC Asheville and hosting Liberty. The Catamounts went 0-2 in those games. They have just one non-conference Division I win this season, a 69-67 victory over Howard. WCU is led by Trey Sumler who is averaging 18.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Tawaski King is averaging a team-high 6.1 rebounds per game while adding 11.4 points per game.

THE SERIES
Coastal Carolina and Western Carolina have met six times on the basketball court. CCU holds the series lead at 4-2. The Chants have won three-straight against the Catamounts including their last meeting in 2002. Coastal took down WCU 77-72 on Nov. 22, 2002, in Cullowhee, N.C., to open the 2002-03 season. CCU is 2-1 all-time in Cullowhee. Western's last win over the Chants came on Jan. 22, 1990, in Conway, 85-79.

ON THIS DATE
Coastal Carolina is 4-3 in games played on Feb. 23 including 2-3 on the road. The Chants most recent Feb. 23 game came last season at Liberty, the Chants fell 61-57. Coastal's last win on Feb. 23 came in 2006 at Liberty, 78-61. The Chants have won two of their last three Feb. 23 games. 

RAMADA WORLDWIDE BRACKETBUSTERS
Coastal is 1-1 in BracketBusters games including an 83-66 victory over Canisius on Feb. 17, 2007, and a 77-71 loss to Tennessee Tech last season. CCU's game with Western will mark the Chants first road game in a BracketBusters event. 

ALL HE DOES IS WIN
Senior Kierre Greenwood became the winningest four-year player in Coastal Carolina men's basketball history with CCU's win over Presbyterian on Feb. 13. Greenwood has now been a part of 88 wins which is the most by any four-year player in Coastal Carolina history. CCU's record with Greenwood on the roster is 88-37. The previous best four-year stretch was 86-45 from 2008-12.

CRASHING THE BOARDS
The Chants have out-rebounded all but five opponents this season. CCU leads the Big South and is 23rd in the NCAA in rebounding margin at +6.2. Coastal has two players ranked in the top-20 in rebounding in the league, seventh-ranked El Hadji Ndieguene and 16th-ranked Michel Enanga.

The Last Meeting
Coastal Carolina77
Western Carolina72
November 22, 2002
Cullowhee, N.C.