Coastal and Greensboro Close Out 2012 on Sunday

The Chanticleers take on the Pride for the first time


Sophomore guard Warren Gillis

Sophomore guard Warren Gillis

Dec. 29, 2012

CONWAY - Coastal Carolina welcomes in Greensboro College Sunday night for the final contest of 2012. Coastal has never faced Greensboro on the basketball court and looks to close out the first half of the season on a winning note.      

Coastal Carolina (4-6) vs. Greensboro College (5-3)
Sunday, Dec. 30 | 7:00 p.m. | Conway, S.C. | The HTC Center (3.212)

Radio: ESPN 100.3 “The Team” with Matt Hogue on the call
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Audio Stream: Chanticleer Sports Network

CCU Game Notes (.pdf)

The Pride are under the direction of head coach Bryan Galuski who is in the middle of his eighth season at GC. Greensboro is a NCAA Division III institution. The Pride are riding a two-game win streak heading into Sunday’s contest with CCU but has been off since Dec. 18. The Chants and Pride have played one common opponent this season, Johnson & Wales. CCU defeated the Wildcats 96-40 on Nov. 20 while GC won 85-65 on Nov. 26. The Pride are led by Luqman Tijani who is averaging 17.3 points per game while Damian Dixon is scoring 14.3 points per contest.

Coastal Carolina and Greensboro have never met on the basketball court. The Chants have four new opponents on the schedule this season including Ole Miss, Toccoa Falls, Johnson & Wales and Greensboro College. CCU is currently 2-1 this year against first time opponents.  

Coastal Carolina is 1-6 in games played on Dec. 30 including 1-1 at home. The Chants last meeting on Dec. 30 was in 2008 at home against Emmanuel. The Chants won 87-55 marking their first win on Dec. 30. The only other home contest on Dec. 30 took place in 2000 against Clemson and the Chants fell 81-68.

Coastal Carolina senior guard Kierre Greenwood became the 22nd player in Big South history with 400 career helpers on Dec. 13 as he dished out eight assists against Toccoa Falls to give himself 403 for his career. He became 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). He now has 413 career assists.

The Chants have out-rebounded all but two opponents this season. CCU leads the Big South in rebounding margin at +6.1. Coastal has two players ranked in the top-15 in rebounding in the league, 12th-ranked Michel Enanga and 15th-ranked El Hadji Ndieguene.

The Chanticleers are 8-0 all-time against USA South Conference opponents. Coastal has only played four of the 12 members of the conference. CCU is 4-0 against Methodist, 2-0 against Piedmont, 1-0 against LaGrange and 1-0 against N.C. Wesleyan.