Jan. 9, 2011
Coastal Carolina (6-7, 0-1 Big South) vs. Charleston Southern (6-9, 0-2 Big South)
Monday | 1.10.11 | 7:00 p.m.
Conway, S.C. | Kimbel Arena
Coastal Carolina WBB Notes (vs. Charleston Southern) in PDF Format
CONWAY- The Coastal Carolina women's basketball team will take court against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers on Monday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. from Kimbel Arena.
On the Web
A live audio broadcast of the game will be available on the Internet via streaming audio on www.GoCCUSports.com. Coastal Carolina play-by-play veteran Chris Burgin will have the call. Live Stats will also be available through www.GoCCUSports.com. A video stream of the game will be available through the Big South Network subscription package on www.BigSouthSports.com.
Series: Coastal Carolina leads 44-28
Streak: Win 1
Last 10: Coastal Carolina leads 7-3
Last Meeting: Coastal Carolina defeated Charleston Southern 52-44 on March 12, 2010 in the opening round of the Big South Championship Tournament.
Charleston Southern Buccaneers
Charleston Southern is led on the floor by sensational guard Katie Tull. Tull has been on fire this season as she has scored 20-plus points in back-to-back games twice this season. Tull ranks 41st in the Big South record books with 1184 career points. In addition, Tull ranks third in the NCAA with 3.5 three point field goals per game.
The Buccaneers were defeated their last time out by Gardner-Webb 67-5. Charleston Southern wether a five game losing skid through the end of November and the start of December before defeating Pfeiffer 74-59 as Tull scored a season-high 29 points.
Coastal Carolina and Charleston Southern have played two common opponents to this point in the season with identical results in each. Both teams defeated College of Charleston and fell to surging UNC Wilington.
The Bucs may only shoot roughly 30 percent from long range, but the team is not shy at all at pulling the trigger from deep. Charleston Southern has connected on a Big South Conference leading 113 of 378 shots from three point land.
Charleston Southern Leaders
Points (per game) 14.6 Katie Tull
Rebounds (per game) 5.3 Margaret Spaulding
Assists (season) 50 Helen Terry
Steals (season) 32 Helen Terry
Blocks (season) 8 Katie Tull
Glad to See You Old Friend
Coastal Carolina and Charleston Southern will meet on the hardwood for the 73rd time on Monday evening. Through the series, Coastal hold a resounding 44-28 edge. Charleston Southern has been on the Coastal Carolina schedule more than any other opponent in program history, just edging the 70 meetings with Winthrop. The two schools first met on the court in the fourth game of the Chanticleers' inaugural season of 1974-75. I that meeting, Charleston Souther (formally Baptist College) defeated the upstart Chants 61-47.
Six In A Row
Junior guard Olivia Irick has scored in double figures in each of the past six games. In all, she has toped the 10 point platform nine times this season which is more than any other Chanticleer. Her nine games in double digits this season matches her career total as she scored 10 plus points twice as a freshman and seven times as a sophomore.
Junior guard Kira Carter, a junior college transfer from Wabash Valley, has settled into the Chanticleers' offense as of late. In the past five games, Carter has scored 51 of her 90 points on the season. During that stretch, she has shot 46 percent from the floor. Carter has also grabbed 16 rebounds and collected five steals since Dec. 12.
Happy to Be Home
Coastal returns home to Kimbel Arena, where they hold a 4-1 record, to play in front of the home crowd for only the third time since November 28. During the month of December, the Chants played six games with only two being at home. During the month the Chanticleers traveled to the Aces Winter Classic in Evansville, Ind., played in the Carolinas Challenge at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, and trekked to Spartanburg, S.C. to play USC Upstate.
The Chanticleers continue its three game homestand on Saturday, Jan. 15 as UNC Asheville comes to Kimbel Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.