Chanticleers to Honor Four Seniors Prior to Wednesday Night's Game

The Chants Host Their Final Regular Season Home Game Against Winthrop


Senior guard Anthony Raffa

Feb. 26, 2013

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's basketball team hosts Winthrop University Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Chants final regular season home game. Coastal will honor senior's Bisi Addey, Charles Ashford, Anthony Raffa and Kierre Greenwood prior to the game.

Coastal Carolina (13-13, 8-6 BSC) vs. Winthrop (12-15, 5-9 BSC)
Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 7:00 p.m. | Conway, S.C. | The HTC Center (3,212)

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

CCU Game Notes (.pdf)
WU Game Notes (.pdf)


Winthrop is under the direction of first-year head coach Pat Kelsey. The Eagles have lost four of their last six games and recently lost their leading scorer Derrick Henry and leading rebounder Larry Brown to season-ending injuries. Winthrop was one of just four Big South teams to post wins in the BracketBusters event, a 66-52 win over Southeastern Louisiana. WU is led by senior guard Gideon Gamble and junior forward Joab Jerome who are averaging 9.8 and 9.7 points per game, respectively. Sophomore guard Andre Smith is averaging 9.1 points per game. Jerome leads the team in rebounds per game with 4.6.          

Coastal Carolina and Winthrop have met 74 times on the basketball court. Coastal holds the series lead at 38-36. The two teams have split the series 5-5 over the last 10 games but CCU is 7-3 in the last 10 games in Conway against WU. CCU's last win over the Eagles came Feb. 12, 2011 in Rock Hill, 61-56. The Chants won the most recent home meeting with Winthrop, 74-69 on Jan. 13, 2011. The Eagles defeated the Chants 61-48 in Rock Hill earlier this season in their most recent meeting.     

Coastal Carolina is 3-3 in games played on Feb. 27 including 2-2 at home. The Chants most recent Feb. 27 game came in 2010 at home against VMI, the Chants won 82-73. CCU's four home games on Feb. 27 came in 2010, 2007, 1993 and 1992.  

The Chants will honor their four seniors prior to the game as well as two senior managers. Bisi Addey, Charles Ashford, Anthony Raffa and Kierre Greenwood will all be recognized prior to the game along with managers David Teixeira and Rhett Sheibley. The Chants are 2-3 on Senior Day under head coach Cliff Ellis.  

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 88-38. The previous best four-year stretch was 86-45 from 2008-12.

The Chants have out-rebounded all but six opponents this season. CCU leads the Big South and is 29th in the NCAA in rebounding margin at +5.8. Coastal has two players ranked in the top-20 in rebounding in the league, seventh-ranked El Hadji Ndieguene and 16th-ranked Michel Enanga.

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 472 career assists. Greenwood is now 13th all-time in the Big South in assists and needs 33 more to move past Charleston Southern's Ed O'Neil (504 from 2000-04) for 12th.

The Last Meeting
Coastal Carolina48
January 30, 2013
Winthrop Coliseum - Rock Hill, S.C.
Winthrop's Strong Second Half Sinks Chants
After leading by as much as eight points in the first half, the Coastal Carolina men's basketball team was outscored 36-22 in the second half to fall 61-48 at Winthrop Wednesday night. The Chants were paced by senior Anthony Raffa who scored 16 points but had just two in the second half.



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