Dec. 5, 2012
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina welcomes Boston University to Conway Thursday night at 7 p.m. The Chanticleers and Terriers battled in Boston just one week ago with Boston taking a 74-44 victory. Coastal will look to turn the tables inside The HTC Center tomorrow night.
Coastal Carolina (2-4) vs. Boston University (2-5)
Thursday, Dec. 6 | 7:00 p.m. | Conway, S.C. | The HTC Center (3,212)
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 14.0 points per contest. Freshman Maurice Watson Jr. is averaging 10.4 points per game as well. Junior Dom Morris is averaging a team-best 6.0 rebounds per game while freshman Watson Jr. is dishing out 5.1 assists per contest. The Terriers opened the season with five straight losses but have won their last two contests including a 74-44 victory at home over Coastal and a 74-66 win on the road at St. Peter's.
Coastal Carolina and Boston have met twice on the basketball court. The first meeting took place Dec. 10, 1992, and the Chants came out on top 85-78 in overtime. The Terriers took the most recent contest on Nov. 28, 2012, 74-44. Thursday's game will mark the Terriers' first trip to Conway.
ON THIS DATE
Coastal Carolina is 7-5 in games played on Dec. 6 including 4-1 at home. The Chants' last meeting on Dec. 6 was last season at The Citadel. The Chants won the game 80-58. Prior to that game the Chants had lost two straight Dec. 6 games including a 73-72 loss at home to the College of Charleston in 2003 and a 101-72 loss at Kansas State in 1997.
Coastal Carolina senior guard Kierre Greenwood needs nine assists to become the 22nd player in Big South history with 400 career helpers. He would be the third Chanticleer to make the Conference's all-time list, joining Robert Dowdell (561 from 1987-91) and Alvin Green (411 from 2000-05).
Coastal Carolina senior guard Anthony Raffa now ranks fourth in the NCAA in scoring. He is averaging 23.0 points per game.
NCAA POINTS PER GAME INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
1. C.J. McCollum (Lehigh) 25.9
2. Kyle Vinales (Central Conn. St.) 25.7
3. Erick Green (Virginia Tech) 24.9
4. Anthony Raffa (Coastal Carolina) 23.0
Lamont Jones (Iona) 23.0
6. James Kinney (San Jose St.) 22.8
7. Kevin Foster (Santa Clara) 22.6
8. Isaiah Canaan (Murray St.) 22.5
9. Allen Crabbe (California) 22.4
10. Bryce Cotton (Providence) 22.1
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 1,325 points in his college career and 1,054 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 904 career points and needs 96 more to join the elite group of Chanticleers who have eclipsed the 1,000 point mark.