Coastal Carolina Hosts Presbyterian Wednesday Night

The Chants Close Out the Regular Season This Week at Home


Junior guard Warren Gillis

Feb. 25, 2014

CONWAY - With the Big South Conference South Division crown on the line, the Coastal Carolina University men's basketball team hosts a pair of home games to close out the 2013-14 regular season. Coastal currently sits in a three-way tie for first place in the division and needs a pair of wins this week to clinch the number one seed heading into the Big South Conference Championships. CCU opens the two-game set tomorrow evening against Presbyterian. Coastal defeated the Blue Hose 84-72 earlier this season in Clinton. The game is presented by TD Bank.       

The Last Meeting
Coastal Carolina84
January 22, 2014
Templeton Center - Clinton, S.C.
Second Half Surge Leads to Victory
The Coastal Carolina University men's basketball team outscored the Blue Hose of Presbyterian College 47-34 in the second half to take a 84-72 victory on the road. The win marks the second-straight road conference victory for the Chants.

Coastal Carolina (16-12, 9-5 Big South) vs Presbyterian (6-23, 2-12 Big South)
Wednesday, Feb. 26 | 7:00 p.m. | Conway, S.C. | The HTC Center (3,212)

Radio: Sports Radio 100.3 "The Team"
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Video Stream: Big South Network
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Coastal Carolina Versus Presbyterian
• Coastal Carolina and Presbyterian have met 19 times on the hardwood.
• CCU leads the series 13-6 including winning the last nine meetings.
• The Chants are 6-4 when hosting PC.
• Presbyterian's last win against the Chants in Conway came Dec. 3, 2008. PC defeated the Chants 56-53 in overtime.

Climbing the Coaching Ranks
• Head coach Cliff Ellis is one win away from tying legendary head coach John Wooden for career wins.
• Wooden won 664 games over 29 seasons, 27 of which were at UCLA where he won 10 NCAA Championships.
• With a win, Ellis will tie Wooden for 28th all-time in career victories.

Defensive Pressure
• Coastal currently leads the Big South in field goal percentage defense (40.8).
• CCU has held opponents at or below 40.0 percent shooting 12 times this season and is 11-1 in those contests.

One of the Best
• Freshman Elijah Wilson broke the CCU freshman scoring record and the freshman field goals made mark.
• Wilson has scored 465 points this season which breaks the record held by CCU Hall of Fame member Jack Leasure who scored 420 points during the 2004-05 season.
• Wilson's 174 made field goals breaks the previous mark of 156 set by William Calvin during the 1984-85 season.

• Junior Warren Gillis is climbing in the Coastal Carolina record book for free throws made in a season.
• Gillis has currently knocked down 120 free throws this season which ranks him fifth on the single season charts.
• He needs just five more to tie Robert Dowdell for fourth all-time. Dowdell hit 125 free throws during the 1990-91 season.
• If Gillis hits 51 more free throws this season he will tie Dowdell for most all-time. Dowdell hit 171 from the charity stripe during the 1989-90 season.

Enanga Works Hard in the Classroom
• Sophomore forward Michel Enanga was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 4 Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

• Enanga carries a 3.57 GPA in computer science.
• Enanga is just the fourth student-athlete and sixth selection in Coastal Carolina men's basketball program history following in the footsteps of Jack Leasure (2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08), Logan Johnson (2009-10) and Sam McLaurin (2011-12).

Cameron Arrives
• Junior Josh Cameron earned a starting spot eight games into the season and has not disappointed.
• Cameron is averaging 15.4 points per game since earning a starting role. He is shooting 43.0 percent from the field and is 50-106 from 3-point range. He also has 62 assists over that span.
• In CCU's win on the road at Central Connecticut he hit a four-point play with 22 seconds left on the clock which turned out to be the game-winner as the Chants defeated CCSU, 65-62.
• In Coastal's win over UNC Asheville he scored a career-high 29 points which included him hitting his first five 3-point attempts before finishing 5-6 from 3-point range.
• From Nov. 29 through Feb. 5, Cameron held a 16-game double-digit scoring streak.

Starting Five
• The Chants have used seven different starting lineups this season with varying levels of success.
• CCU's most recent starting five are Gillis, Cameron, Wilson, Diagne and Ndieguene who are 6-3 when starting together this season.
• CCU's starting five with the most wins are Gillis, Cameron, Wilson, Enanga and Ndieguene who are 7-2 when starting together this season.
• The five other starting combinations combined to go 3-7.



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