COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL
#2 CHANTICLEERS vs. #7 BULLDOGS
Advance Auto Parts Big South Conference Championship Quarterfinals
Coastal Carolina's Kimbel Arena (1,039) ~ Conway, South Carolina
Tuesday, February 28, 2006 ~ 7 p.m.
THIS IS IT!: Tonight opens the 2006 Advance Auto Parts Big South Conference Men's Basketball Championship, with the league's automatic bid to the 2006 NCAA Championship on the line. No. 2 seed Coastal Carolina will host No. 7 seed UNC Asheville in the postseason event's quarterfinal round, with the winner taking on the winner of No. 3 Birmingham-Southern and No. 6 Charleston Southern. (Complete bracket on page 17.)
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 18 wins are the most since the 1992-93 team went 22-10 and the 12 league victories are the most since that same team was 12-4. Additionally, the Chants' 13 home victories this year are the most since the program went Division I during the 1985-86 season.
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 184-118 overall coaching record in 10 seasons. Last season, Coastal posted a 10-19 mark, including 7-9 in Big South Conference play.
Eddie Biedenbach (North Carolina State, 68) is in his 10th season at UNC Asheville with a 130-156 record at UNCA and a 159-207 mark in 13 seasons overall. Last season, UNC Asheville was 11-17 overall and 8-8 in the Big South, finishing third in the regular season. The Bulldogs return all five starters and eight letterwinners from last year's squad.
SERIES HISTORY: This is the 47th meeting between Coastal and UNCA, and the series is close, with CCU holding a 24-22 lead. The Chants hold a 16-7 margin at Kimbel Arena, including a win earlier this season, 84-72, Jan. 16. In fact, Coastal swept the season series from the Bulldogs with the win at UNCA Feb. 13. (Recaps and box scores of this year's meetings are available on page 9.)
PETERSON AGAINST THE BULLDOGS: This will be the fourth time that CCU head coach Buzz Peterson has faced his hometown school as head coach. At Tennessee in 2003-04, Peterson's squad defeated UNC Asheville 80-67 in Knoxville. Then Coastal swept the season series from the Bulldogs this season.
COASTAL'S HISTORY IN THE BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT: Coastal has posted an 9-14 record in the history of the Big South Conference Tournament. The Chanticleers won the event three times, 1989-90, 1990-91 and 1992-93. CCU has dropped 10 of its last 11 tournament games since that time, with the only win occurring at home against Radford in the opening round of the 2004 Championship. Coastal has met UNCA three times in the tournament, with just one victory for the Chants and that 76-73 win occuring in the championship game of the 1990 tournament in Rock Hill, S.C.
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 (18) and Big South wins (12) than any previous first-year Coastal coach. He has also engineered at least an eight-game turnaround from last season's 10-19 mark, the fourth-best in school history.
THEY SAY TALKING ABOUT STREAKS ISN'T GOOD: But for the Chanticleers, the current streak has been a good one. CCU has put together a 10-game winning streak, the longest since the school-record 11-game streak during the 1992-93 season. It is also tied for the fourth-longest current win streak in the NCAA Division I.
EARNING THE BIG SOUTH HONORS: After helping spur an eight-game turnaround from a year ago, Coastal Carolina mens basketball's Jack Leasure has been named the Big South Conference Player of the Year for the 2005-06 season, announced Feb. 27 by the league office. In addition, two other Chanticleers took home honors in the announcement prior to the 2006 Advance Auto Parts Big South Conference Championship, as senior guard Pele Paelay was named Second Team All-Big South, while forward Joseph Harris was named to the Big South's All-Freshman Team, which was voted on by the Leagues head coaches, sports information directors and media panel.
Leasure, who was also named to the First Team, led the Chanticleers and ranked fourth in the league in scoring at 18.3 points per game. He leads the nation in three-pointers per game at 4.37 and ranks in the top 30 nationally in three-point field goal percentage, hitting 43.7 percent (118-for-270) from beyond the arc. He set a new league record for single-season three pointers with 118 so far, surpassing Radford's Doug Day with 117, accomplished during the 1991-92 season. Leasure also ranks among the top 10 in the league in assists (2nd, 4.22 apg), steals (5th, 1.70 spg), three-point field goal percentage (3rd, .437) and assist-to-turnover ratio (5th, 1.48). This is the third time in the last four years that a Coastal player has won the award, as Paelay was the 2005 recipient, while Torrey Butler captured the honors in 2003.
Leasure was also named Men's Basketball's Scholar-Athlete of the Year and to the All-Academic squad by the league's SIDs. A history major with a 3.71 grade-point average, the sophomore was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team as presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) earlier this month and is on the ballot for Academic All-American honors. This marks the first time in league history that both the Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were earned by the same player.
A First-Team honoree last year, Paelay currently ranks seventh in the league in scoring at 14.9 points per game. He ranks 20th in rebounding at 4.9 per game, sixth in free-throw percentage at 76.6 percent (82-for-107) and is in the top-15 in assists, steals and field-goal percentage. He became just the 13th Chanticleer in school history to reach the 1,000-point total in his career, currently ranking 10th with 1,134 points. He has also cracked the top 10 on Coastal's career steals and blocked shots chart.
Harris, a two-time Freshman of the Week honoree, was a close runner-up in Freshman of the Year balloting, finishing two points behind UNC Asheville's Michael Ellis. On the year, he is averaging 5.8 points and 5.4 rebounds a game, tying for 15th in the league for the year. In conference action, he has increased his averages to 8.0 points and 7.3 rebounds a game, ranking fourth in Big South games only. He posted a pair of double-doubles this year, including career-highs of 14 points and 16 rebounds in Coastals 78-60 win over High Point, Feb. 6.
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 13 MAKES OPPONENTS SEE STARS: Over the last 13 games, the Chanticleers have started to make the system of first-year head coach Buzz Peterson work for them. In the last 13, CCU has amassed a 12-1 record and been dominant defensively in those games. The Chanticleers average giving up just 64.8 points a game, with eight of the 12 at 63 or less and all but one of 72 or less. Coastal has knocked down 48.0 percent (353-for-736) while holding opponents to just 43.2 percent (317-for-733). The real key has been the possessions, as Coastal has outrebounded its opponents by 1.3 rebounds a game and forced an average of 1.9 more turnovers a game. Other areas have stepped up also, as Coastal has 36 blocks in the 13 games and the current five starters are all averaging at least 7.6 per game, with two (forwards Joseph Harris and Moses Sonko) averaging over 5.6 rebounds a contest.
A LESSON IN HOW TO WIN GAMES LATE: Coastal Carolina has been a great example of that over the last 10 games, as CCU has strung together a 10-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 four 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 68.0 percent (34-for-50) of its shots from the field in the last five minutes of this streak, including 56.3 percent (9-for-16) from the three-point arc. The Chants have limited opponents to just 40.5 percent (34-for-84) from the floor during the same time and outrebounded the opponents 46-33 down the stretch. Additionally, CCU has hit 77.8 percent (49-for-63) of its free throw attempts in the closing minutes of these 10 contests.
FROM DOWNTOWN...BANG!: Sophomore Jack Leasure continues to believe -- and prove -- that outside the three-point arc is his domain. Through 27 games this season, the guard has hit 118 three-pointers, an average of 4.4 per game, and surpassing the former league record, set by Doug Day of Radford with 117 in 1991-92.
The success from the arc shows in the NCAA Division I national rankings. As of Feb. 20, he leads the nation in three pointers per game and 29th in three-point field goal percentage at 43.7 percent.
As a team, Coastal is also among the nation's leaders in triples. The Chanticleers are averaging 8.4 threes per game, which as of Feb. 20 ranks them 26th in Division I.
SOME KEY ITEMS FOR COASTALS VICTORIES: Several trends developed in regards to Coastal winning in the 2005-06 season. Coastal is 16-4 when leading at the break, 16-1 when ahead with five minutes to play and 14-2 when scoring at least 70 points. Defense is always a key, as Coastal is 13-1 when holding opponents to less than 70 points, as well as 11-3 when forcing at least 15 turnovers. The Chants are also 16-2 when giving up less than 15 turnovers and 13-2 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 12-2.
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 27 games. Guard Mario Sisinni joined the starting lineup in 12 of those contests.
However, CCU has used the same starting lineup in the last 10 games, with Paelay, Leasure, Sonko, guard Colin Stevens and forward Joseph Harris out for the opening tip for the Chanticleers, posting a perfect 10-0 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 18.3 points a game (fourth in the Big South) and adding 3.1 rebounds. He has hit a league-record 118 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 203 in just 56 games (3.63 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 4.2 assists per game and has added 46 steals (fifth 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 is currently tied for 15th in the league in rebounding at 5.4 per contest, including 2.11 offensive boards per game (eighth in the league). In conference action only, he ranks fourth at 7.2 rebounds per contest. For his play this season, he was named to 2005-06 Big South All-Freshman Team.
STEPPING UP THE DEFENSE: In their 18 victories, the Chanticleers have made the difference on the defensive end of the floor. In the 18 wins, Coastal has given up just 62.3 points per game and just 42.1 percent (385-for-915) shooting from the floor. Additionally, the Chants have forced 4.3 more turnovers a game in the wins, including 9.0 steals per game. Coastal has also outrebounded its opponents by 3.1 caroms a game in the 18 victories.
This doesn't mean Coastal hasn't been solid offensively as well in the wins. The Chants are averaging 77.1 points in the wins. They also have hit on 49.2 percent (494-for-1005) of their shots from the floor, including 40.6 percent (156-for-384) from the three-point arc.
Individually, guard Jack Leasure has been the leader for the Chants in the 18 wins, averaging 20.5 points per game in the victories. Additionally, Leasure has hit 50.0 percent (124-for-248) of his shots from the floor, including 90 three pointers and 46.6 percent (90-for-193) shooting from beyond the arc. He also has 2.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game in the 18 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 10th with 1,134 points, just surpassing Manuel Jessup (1977-78) at 1,124 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 14.9 points (seventh in the Big South) and 4.6 rebounds in 27 contests. He also has 1,134 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. For the second straight season, he was selected All-Big South, earning Second Team honors in 2005-06.
He had his best game of the season so far at Radford, Feb. 25, tying a season high with 24 points and making it a double-double with a season-high 11 rebounds. Prior to that at VMI, Jan. 7, he scored 24 points and adding seven rebounds, four assists, and two blocks.
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 14 games, including 10 straight starts, Stevens has averaged 8.8 points per game in 27.5 minutes, including a stellar 90.2 percent (46-for-51) from the charity stripe. He has dished out 51 assists to just 21 turnovers (assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.43). In these 14 games, he has had his top five 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. Most recently, he had 15 points, including going 11-for-11 at the free throw line, in the win at Radford, Feb. 25. With Stevens part of the lineup the last 14 games, Coastal has posted a 12-2 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 27 contests and is averaging 11.3 points (18th in the Big South), 5.1 rebounds (19th in the league) and 26.0 minutes per game. He has scored in double figures in 17 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 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.
THE WINDING ROAD HAS BEEN KIND LATELY: 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 four more road wins for a five-game raod winning streak. CCU posted 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. In fact, the last time the Chants won five consecutive road games was during the 1992-93/1993-94 seasons, 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. Coastal then opened the 1993-94 season with a win at Francis Marion.
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, five of the last 12 games for the Chanticleers have each been decided by nine points or less, with CCU holding a 4-1 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 and then had the thrilling 71-69 win at Charleston Southern, Feb. 9. Most recently, Coastal snapped a 15-year road losing streak at the Dedmon Center, defeating Radford, 84-75, Feb. 25.
SECOND-HALF DOMINATION LEADS TO ROAD VICTORY AT LIBERTY: Coastal Carolina's men's basketball team opened the second half on a 27-6 run and cruised to a 78-61 Big South Conference win at Liberty, 78-61, Feb. 23. With their ninth consecutive victory, including four consecutive on the road, the Chanticleers snapped a four-game losing streak at the Vines Center and picked up its most wins in league play since the 1992-93 season when the Chants were 12-4.
Liberty grabbed the early lead, building as much as a seven-point lead in the early going, 13-6 with 13:46 to go in the first. CCU chipped away and continued to battle, eventually taking the lead for good on a lay-up by forward Chad Ferguson to make it 31-30 with 2:31 remaining in the first half. After a free throw for Coastal, sophomore Jack Leasure canned a three-pointer and a jumper to make it 37-32 Coastal with under a minute to go. However, LU's Larry Blair hit a three to make it 37-35 at the intermission.
Both teams lit it up in the opening stanza, as Coastal hit 61.9 percent (13-for-21) while Liberty was 56.5 percent (13-for-23) from the field. CCU had the lead because of work at the charity stripe, as the Chants were 9-for-12 from the line in the first period.
Leasure led Coastal with 12 points in the first half, while guards Pele Paelay and Colin Stevens each chipped in five. LU was led by Blair's 12 points, while forward Rell Porter had 11.
Coastal blew the game open at the start of the second half, turning up the heat in "The Furnace" on both ends of the floor. CCU opened the half on a 27-6 run over the first 10:30 to take a commanding 64-41 lead. The Chants eventually built as much as a 29-point lead late in the game at 74-45 before removing the starters with five minutes to play.
For the game, Coastal hit on 63.6 percent (28-for-44) of its shots from the field, including shooting 65.2 percent (15-for-23) in the second half. Liberty was held to 43.8 percent from the floor (21-for-48) but was limited to just 32.0 percent (8-for-25) in the final period. CCU outrebounded their hosts 25-22 and was 76.2 percent (16-for-21) from the free-throw stripe. However for the second straight game, the difference was turnovers, as the Chants turned 13 LU turnovers into 23 points.
Leasure led the Chanticleers with a game-high 24 points, including four three-pointers. His four triples increased his season total to 115, tying KeKe Hicks (1992-93) for the CCU single-season record and puts him just two off the league record. Three others were in double figures for Coastal, as Paelay finished with 13 and Stevens and forward Moses Sonko chipped in 12 and 11, respectively. Blair, who was held without a field goal for the first 18 minutes of the second half, finished with 17, while Porter was the only other Flame in double figures with 14.
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.
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.