Nov. 27, 2012
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina travels to Boston University this Wednesday to take on the Terriers in the first of back-to-back meetings between the two teams. The Terriers will travel to Conway next Thursday (Dec. 6) for the second game of the series.
Coastal Carolina (2-3) vs. Boston University (0-5)
Wednesday, Nov. 28 | 7:00 p.m. | Boston, Mass. | Case Gymnasium (1,800)
CCU Game Notes (.pdf)
The Terriers lost 2012 America East Player of the Year Darryl Partin and four others to graduation last season. With their departures, second-year head coach Joe Jones returned three starters from last year's team that went 16-16 overall and 12-4 in America East action. Leading the way this season is junior D.J. Irving who is averaging 15.4 points per contest. Freshman John Papale has been coming off the bench and averaging 10.6 points per game. Sophomore Malik Thomas is averaging a team-best 7.0 rebounds per game while freshman Maurice Watson, Jr. is dishing out 5.2 assists per contest. The Terriers have lost five straight but have dropped their last two contests by a combined margin of just five points. BU dropped a 81-79 game at Big East member Rutgers before falling 48-45 at George Mason. BU has played just one game at home this season, a 72-59 loss to George Washington.
Coastal Carolina and Boston have met just once on the basketball court. The lone meeting took place Dec. 10, 1992 and the Chants came out on top 85-78 in overtime.
ON THIS DATE
Coastal Carolina is 4-8 in games played on Nov. 28. The Chants last meeting on Nov. 28 was in 2008 as part of the Global Sports Classic in Las Vega, Nev. Coastal downed Western Illinois 69-60 in overtime. Prior to that game the Chants had lost five straight on Nov. 28 including games at Chaminade, Georgia, Mercer, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. This will mark the second time the Chants have played in Boston on Nov. 28 as Coastal took on Boston College on Nov. 28, 1987 and fell 71-61.
TOP OF THE CHARTS
Coastal Carolina senior guard Anthony Raffa has moved into first in the NCAA in scoring. He is averaging 26.0 points per game which is 0.2 better than second-place Lamont Jones (25.8 ppg.) of Iona. The other eight in the top-10 include C.J. McCollum (25.7 ppg.) of Lehigh, Kyle Vinales (25.7 ppg.) from Central Connecticut State, Erick Green (24.4 ppg.) of Virginia Tech, Deshaun Thomas (24.0 ppg.) from Ohio State, Corey Hawkins (24.0 ppg.) of UC Davis, Bryce Cotton (23.8 ppg.) from Providence, Anthony Ireland (23.5 ppg.) from Long Beach State and Tyler Haws (23.3 ppg.) from BYU.
1,000 POINT CLUB
Senior guard Anthony Raffa eclipsed the 1,000 point mark at Coastal with a 26-point performance against Johnson & Wales. He needed just 14 points heading into the game and it took him just 9:40 to reach the 1,000 point milestone. He is now the 17th CCU player to reach mark. Raffa had already eclipsed 1,000 points for his college career heading into the 2012-13 season with his 271 points at Albany combined with his total at Coastal. He now has 1,317 points in his college career and 1,046 in a Coastal uniform.
Kierre Greenwood is approaching the 1,000 point scoring mark at Coastal Carolina as well. He could become the 18th CCU player to reach the milestone. Greenwood currently has 898 career points and needs 102 more to join the elite group of Chanticleers who have eclipsed the 1,000 point mark.