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CCU Travels to In-State Rival Clemson Friday Evening

The Chants Have Won Two-Straight Against the Tigers

       

Head Coach Cliff Ellis

Head Coach Cliff Ellis

Nov. 27, 2013

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's basketball team will look to win its third-straight against the Tigers of Clemson University this Friday in Littlejohn Coliseum. The Chants defeated the Tigers by one-point during their last trip to Clemson two seasons ago before downing Clemson by 23 last season inside The HTC Center.

Coastal Carolina (2-4) at Clemson (5-1)
Friday, Nov. 29 | 7:00 p.m. | Clemson, S.C. | Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)

MEDIA
TV: ESPN3
Radio: Sports Radio 100.3 "The Team" with Matt Hogue on the call
Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com
Audio Stream: Chanticleer Sports Network
Twitter Updates: @GoCCUSports

The Last Meeting
Clemson46
Coastal Carolina69
December 19, 2012
The HTC Center - Conway, S.C.
Chanticleers Pull Away From Clemson
One year after winning at Clemson on a last-second shot, Coastal Carolina's men's basketball team won the rematch in Conway going away. The Chanticleers outscored the Tigers 25-8 over the last 10 minutes to pull away for a convincing 69-46 victory Wednesday night before a sellout crowd of 3,286 at The HTC Center.

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Coastal Carolina Versus Clemson
• The Chanticleers lost five-straight games against its in-state opponent before  breaking through with a one-point victory in 2011. CCU went on to upset the Tigers again in 2012.
• The Chants are a perfect 2-0 against the Tigers under head coach Cliff Ellis' guidance.
• Last season's 69-46 win over Clemson was CCU's largest victory over a BCS level opponent in program history.
• Last season, Anthony Raffa scored a game-high 25 points on 10 of 17 shooting from the field. Warren Gillis added 12 points, including three 3-pointers, and Kierre Greenwood chipped in 10 points and seven assists. Uros Ljeskovic had a team and career-high 10 rebounds.

Chanticleers Versus ACC Opponents
• The Chanticleers are 3-28 all-time against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.
• CCU's wins came at home against Clemson last season, at Clemson in 2011 and at Wake Forest in 1987.

Hall of Fame Coach
• CCU head coach Cliff Ellis was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame this past fall.
• He spent ten seasons at Clemson from 1984-1994, won 177 games for the Tigers, still tops among all Clemson men's basketball coaches.
• He had three NCAA appreances and five NIT spots in his Clemson career.
• He coached Clemson to the ACC regular season title in 1989-90, the first regular season ACC title in school history
• He was named ACC Coach of the Year twice; 1986-87 and 1989-90, only Clemson Coach to win the award
• His 1986-87 team set a school record for most victories with 25
• He led the Tigers to 22 victories over top-25 teams in his 10 years at Clemson.

Coastal Crush
• The Chants have managed four major upsets over the past three seasons against BCS level teams.
• Under the guidance of head coach Cliff Ellis the Chants have knocked off LSU twice and Clemson twice over the past three seasons.
• The tremendous run began Dec. 13, 2010 when the Chants traveled to Baton Rouge, La. and knocked off the LSU Tigers 78-69 in overtime.
• The Tigers made a trip to Conway, S.C. the following season on Nov. 15, 2011 and once again the Chants came out on top 71-63.
• The magic continued just seven days later as CCU made a trip to Clemson, S.C. and took down the Tigers from Clemson, 60-59 on a last second shot. 
• CCU's most recent upset came last season as Clemson traveled to Conway on Dec. 19, 2012. The Chants dominated throughout the game and came away with a 69-46 victory. 

The Elijah Wilson Show
• Freshman Elijah Wilson has not disappointed Chant fans over his first six games in a CCU uniform as he has paced the Chanticleer offense. 
• Wilson entered the 2013-14 season known as the freshman guard who had tied Michael Jordan's single-game scoring record at Laney High School during his senior season. He has now become CCU's leading scorer and top minute man.
• Through six games, Wilson is averaging 30.0 minutes per contest and 17.0 points per game, 5.8 points more than his next highest teammate.
• Wilson was named the Crons Brand Big South  Co-Freshman of the Week on Nov. 25. Wilson averaged 19.0 points per game while shooting 61.8 percent from the field (21-of-34) and 50.0 percent (7-of-14) from 3-point range in three games as part of the EA Sport Maui Invitational. He was nearly perfect at the free throw line hitting 8-of-9 attempts. He also picked up 3.3 rebounds per game. He opened his week with a game-high 25 points at Minnesota, as he was 10-of-14 from the field and 5-of-7 from three-point range. He tallied 10 markers, five rebounds and was 6-of-6 from the charity stripe in CCU's win over St. Francis Brooklyn, and he ended his week with 22 points on 9-of-13 from the field against Louisiana. He also had two steals in the game.