Chants Host Western Carolina and North Carolina Wesleyan This Wednesday and Thursday

CCU Takes on WCU on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and NCW on Thursday at 7 p.m.


Men's Basketball Head Coach Cliff Ellis

Dec. 3, 2013

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's basketball team will host games on Wednesday and Thursday this week inside The HTC Center. On Wednesday the Chants will battle Southern Conference foe Western Carolina at 7 p.m. inside The HTC Center in a game presented by Eggs Up Grill. The first 200 students to enter the gates will receive free pizza. The game will also feature the Great Baby Race III. For the third-straight season the Chants will determine the fastest baby along the Grand Strand with a halftime race. On Thursday the Chants will host North Carolina Wesleyan in a game presented by Myrtle Beach Family Golf.

The Last Meeting
Coastal Carolina70
Western Carolina80
February 23, 2013
Ramsey Center - Cullowhee, N.C.
Catamounts' Strong First Half Downs Chants
Brandon Boggs scored a team-high 26 points off the bench for the Catamounts of Western Carolina as WCU downed Coastal Carolina University 80-70 in the annual Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters event. Coastal got off to a slow start as the Chants turned the ball over eight times in the opening eight minutes of action.

The Last Meeting
North Carolina Wesleyan56
Coastal Carolina96
November 23, 2010
Conway, S.C.
Chants Top North Carolina Wesleyan For Third Straight Win
The Coastal Carolina men's basketball team ran its winning streak to three games following its 96-56 win over North Carolina Wesleyan Tuesday night from Kimbel Arena.

Coastal Carolina (2-5) vs. Western Carolina (5-5)
Wednesday, Dec. 4 | 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
Twitter Updates:
@GoCCUSports, @Chants365

Coastal Carolina (2-5) vs. North Carolina Wesleyan (3-3)
Thursday, Dec. 5 | 7:00 p.m. | Conway, S.C. | The HTC Center (3,212)

Radio: Sports Radio 100.3 "The Team" with Aaron Marks on the call
Live Stats:
Audio Stream: Chanticleer Sports Network
Video Stream: Big South Network
Twitter Updates:
@GoCCUSports, @Chants365

CCU Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

Coastal Carolina Versus Western Carolina
• The Chanticleers are 4-3 all-time against the Catamounts.
• Coastal is 1-1 at home against Western Carolina.
• CCU fell to Western Carolina in Cullowhee last season as part of the Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters event. 
• Prior to last season's loss to the Catamounts the Chants had won three games in a row against Western Carolina.
• CCU's most recent meeting with Western Carolina in Conway came in 2001. The Chants won 79-73.

Chanticleers Versus SoCon Opponents
• The Chanticleers are 26-32 all-time against current members of the Southern Conference.
• The Chants are 5-0 all-time against Davidson, 4-0 against Georgia Southern, 6-4 against The Citadel, 4-3 against Western Carolina, 4-9 against Elon, 2-11 against UNC Greensboro, 1-4 versus Furman and 0-1 against Chattanooga.
• CCU is 5-1 against current members of the SoCon under head coach Cliff Ellis.

Coastal Carolina Versus North Carolina Wesleyan
• The Chanticleers are 1-0 all-time against the Battling Bishops.
• The Chants' only meeting with NCW came Nov. 23, 2010. The Chants won 96-56 at home. 

Chanticleers Versus USA South Opponents
• The Chanticleers are 10-0 all-time against current members of the USA South Conference.
• The Chants are 4-0 against Methodist, 2-0 versus Piedmont, 1-0 against Covenant, 1-0 against LaGrange, 1-0 against North Carolina Wesleyan and 1-0 versus Greensboro.
• CCU is 5-0 against current members of the USA South under head coach Cliff Ellis.

Freshmen Phenoms
• This year's freshmen class throughout the NCAA was one of the most talked about groups in recent history including Andrew Wiggins, Wayne Selden and Joel Embiid of Kansas, Jabari Parker of Duke, Julius Randle, James Young and the Harrison twins of Kentucky, Aaron Gordon of Arizona, Tyler Ennis of Syracuse and Kasey Hill of Florida.
• Despite not being one of those "talked about" freshman, Elijah Wilson currently ranks 10th in the NCAA in scoring among freshmen with his 16.9 points per game. Among the 11 freshmen listed above only Parker and Randle rank ahead of Wilson on the scoring list.

Among The Best
• Coastal Carolina head coach Cliff Ellis and Western Carolina head coach Larry Hunter currently rank 10th and 11th, respectively, on the Division I Winningest Active Coaches List.    
• Combined the two have 1,284 career wins and have witnessed 2,062 Division I games while leading their teams.
• Ellis enters Wednesday's game with 649 career wins while Hunter has 635.

It Takes a Team
• The 2013-14 edition of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers is a very balanced attack. Head coach Cliff Ellis has used all 12 available players so far this season and 10 of the 12 are averaging 9.0 minutes or more of action.  
• The ability to stay on the floor has become much more competitive this season than in years past when the Chants featured game-tested veterans.
• With a roster that features just one player who has been in the CCU system for more than one season, the competition for playing time is evident every minute of practice and throughout the games.
• Just seven games into the season, nine players are averaging double-digit minutes with five averaging more than 20 per game.

The Elijah Wilson Show
• Freshman Elijah Wilson has not disappointed Chant fans over his first seven 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 seven games, Wilson is averaging 30.3 minutes per contest and 16.9 points per game, 6.3 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.



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