Jan. 2, 2013
Coastal Carolina (6-6, 1-1 Big South)
Campbell (9-3, 1-0 Big South)
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Buies Creek, N.C. | Pope Convocation Center - Gore Arena (3,095)
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina opens the New Year with a Big South match up at Campbell on Thursday, Jan. 3. The Chanticleers and Fighting Camels are slated to tipoff at 7 p.m.
Broadcast: Listen locally in the Myrtle Beach area on 1050 AM - Fox Sports Radio and 101.9 FM with Matt Hogue on the call.
Online Audio Link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/coastal.portal#
Live Stats: Available at GoCamels.com
Video Stream: Big South Network
Series: Coastal Carolina trails 18-19
Streak: Lost 2
Last 10: 7-3
Last Meeting: Coastal Carolina and Campbell last met on Feb. 18, 2012, in Conway with the Fighting Camels claiming a 47-38 victory. Campbell won both of last season’s meetings by a combined 12 points.
• The Chanticleers look to snap their four-game losing skid and improve on their 6-6 record.
• Through 12 games, two Chanticleers average 10-plus points per game -- Shatia Cole (12.0) and Angelica Henry (10.8).
• Coastal Carolina seeks its first victory in Buies Creek since claiming a 66-59 victory on Nov. 16, 2009.
• Coastal’s guard combo of Shatia Cole, Angelica Henry and AJ Jordan have accounted for 372 of the Chants’ 683 points (54.4 percent) this season.
• Shatia Cole averaged a team-high 11.8 points per game in the month of December followed by Angelica Henry’s 11.3 points per game.
The Chants and The Fighting Camels
Coastal Carolina and Campbell have met 37 times since the 1986-87 season with the Fighting Camels holding a slight 18-19 lead in the all-time series. The Chanticleers won six straight in the series from the 2005-06 season until the 2010-11 season; however, Campbell claimed both of last season’s meetings by a combined 12 points.
A Look At Campbell
The Fighting Camels are off to one of the best starts in program history with their 9-3 overall record and 1-0 mark in Big South Conference play.
Campbell has the league’s second-ranked offensive attack, averaging 69.4 points per contest. The Camels enter the game as the league’s top shooting team, making 43.3 percent from the field.
Campbell is paced by senior Tonisha Baker’s 14.8 points per contest, ranking fifth-best in the Big South Conference. Baker is one of three Camels shooting over 50 percent from the floor this season.
Making Them Earn It
Coastal Carolina enters Thursday’s game at Campbell ranked second in the Big South and 58th of 343 teams in the NCAA conceding only 55.4 points per game. The Chants have always been know for their defensive intensity under head coach Alan LeForce and this season is no different. Through 12 games Coastal is forcing opponents into 20.5 turnovers per contest and holding shooters to only 34.5 percent from the floor.
Opening The New Year
The first game of the New Year has been kind to the Chanticleers since the 1985-86 season. The Chants are an impressive 19-8 in the first game of a new calendar year. Head coach Alan LeForce holds a 12-3 record in such games during his 15-plus season tenure.
On this Date
Coastal Carolina holds an 8-3 all-time record in games played on Jan. 3. The Chants first played on Jan. 3 during the 1991-92 season, claiming a 87-85 victory over Western Carolina. Coastal fell at Presbyterian College 36-52 in 2011, its most recent Jan. 3 match up. Coastal is 7-2 on Jan. 3 during the LeForce era.