April 11, 2011
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team celebrated the 2010-11 season Monday night inside Adkins Field House with its annual postseason banquet.
Coastal Carolina (28-6) made its second straight trip to the NIT after earning an automatic bid by winning the Big South regular season title with a 16-2 mark inside the conference. The Chanticleers opened league play with 15 straight victories and went on to set an all-time Big South record for conference wins in a season.
It’s the second straight season that Coastal Carolina has captured the Big South regular season title and the first time since the 1990 and 1991 seasons that the Chanticleers have won consecutive league titles.
The Chanticleers were also a perfect 9-0 on the road in conference this season and became just the second team in league history to accomplish that feat. In addition, the Chants are also the first team in conference history to win five Big South road games by at least 20 points. Coastal won by 22 at VMI (Jan. 6), 21 at UNC Asheville (Jan. 20), 24 at High Point (Jan. 27), 23 at Radford (Jan. 29) and 20 at Presbyterian (Feb. 10).
Coastal Carolina is also the first team in Big South history to win at least 25 games in back-to-back seasons and also now owns the conference record for the most wins in consecutive seasons with 56.
Monday night’s banquet served as an opportunity for the Coastal Carolina coaching staff to hand out the Chanticleer postseason awards. The awards were as follows:
MVP – Chad Gray
Jack Leasure Shooting Award – Dexter Moore
Robert Dowdell Assists Award – Kierre Greenwood
Dwayne Cheatem Blocked Shots Award – Sam McLaurin
Tony Dunkin Scoring Award – Desmond Holloway
Joseph Harris Rebounding Award – Sam McLaurin
Best Field Goal Percentage Award – Jon Pack
Best Free Throw Percentage Award – Anthony Raffa
Howard White Defense Award – Kierre Greenwood
Mr. Hustle – Jordan Griffin
Sixth Man Award – Anthony Raffa
Ironman Award – Danny Nieman
Mr. Everything – Brandon Crawford