Chants Travel to Presbyterian Thursday
Jan. 15, 2014
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team looks to snap its current three-game skid at Presbyterian College Thursday evening. The Chanticleers, who enter the contest 8-8 overall, and Blue Hose, owners of a 3-13 record, are slated for a 7 p.m. tipoff from inside the Templeton Center in Clinton, S.C.
Date / Time: Thurs., Jan. 16, 2014 / 7 p.m.
Site: Clinton, S.C. / Templeton Center (2,500)
Audio Broadcast: Chanticleer Sports Network
Radio: WHSC FOX Sports Radio 1050 AM and 101.9 FM
Online Audio Link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/coastal.portal#
Talent: Aaron Marks (pxp)
Live Stats: GoBlueHose.com
Live Video: Big South Network
Twitter Updates: @GoCCUSports and @Chants365
Last Time Out
• Coastal Carolina suffered its third conference setback of the season with a 53-77 defeat against Winthrop on Jan. 13.
• Winthrop shot an impressive 52.5 percent for the game and owned a 43-25 advantage in points in the paint.
• Campbell struggled to a 35.1 shooting percentage, but did win the rebounding battle 38-33.
• The loss was the Chants’ third straight after opening the Big South at 4-0.
• AJ Jordan led Coastal in scoring for the ninth time this season with 10 points. It was her 13th 10-plus point game of the campaign.
• Coastal got into foul trouble early as starting guards Angelica Henry and Karsen Sims picked up two fouls in the first 10 minutes of play.
• Winthrop’s Dequesha McClanahan and Erica Williams co-led all scorers with 21 points each.
Coastal Carolina vs. Presbyterian College
• Thursday’s meeting marks the 24th in the all-time series between the Coastal Carolina and Presbyterian College. The Chanticleers own a 15-9 lead in the series; however, the Blue Hose have won each of the last three meetings.
• The teams are 5-5 against each other since Presbyterian joined the Big South for the 2008-09 season.
• Coastal was defeated in its last trip to Clinton by a 50-30 final.
• Coastal Carolina renews its oldest rivalry as the Chanticleers travel to Charleston Southern for a 2 p.m. tipoff Saturday.
• Coastal Carolina has used nine different starting lineups this season with varying levels of success.
• The Chants most frequent and most successful lineup featuring Angelica Henry, AJ Jordan, Karsen Sims, Alexx Puckett and Katelyn Connor is 3-2.
• The opening day lineup of Henry, Jordan, Carlton, Puckett and Connor has been used three times and has produced 2-1 record.
• The lineup of Henry, Jordan, Carlton, Megan Pittman and Connor has appeared twice, winning both contests.
• Coastal’s final winning lineup features Sims, Jordan, Kayla Cook, Puckett and Pittman lasted one game and produced a victory.
• Jordan is the only Chanticleer to start each game this season. She started 45 straight contests dating back to the first game of last season.
70 is the Magic Number
• The number 70 is on the minds of the Chanticleers each time they take the floor this season. The number represents the amount of points needed to be scored to nearly assure victory.
• Coastal is 6-2, including 3-0 in Big South action, when scoring 70-plus points this season. CCU’s only defeats when scoring 70-plus were to non-conference opponents Drake (74-90) and Furman (72-79).
• Conversely, the Chants are 2-6 when failing to reach the 70-point plateau.
1 is One of Three
• Junior shooting guard AJ Jordan, who wears number one, is one of three players in the Big South to have made 100-plus field goals and pull down 100-plus rebounds.
• Jordan leads the conference with 115 made field goals and ranks 10th with 112 total rebounds.
• Liberty’s Ashley Rininger has made 107 field goals and recorded 162 rebounds, while two-time defending Big South Player of the Year Dequesha McClanahan of Winthrop has 101 field goals and 118 rebounds.
Leading The Conference
• Coastal Carolina is pacing the Big South Conference in points per game with a 72.6 clip in all games and a 71.6 average in conference only games. Conversely, the 2012-13 Chants ranked ninth-best in the league averaging just 57.0 points per game.
• Coastal’s points surge can easily be traced back to the team’s field goal percentage from the floor and from beyond the arc. Coastal ranks third in the Big South in field goals with a 40.7 percentage and tops in 3-point percentage at 35.9. Last season’s team closed the year shooting 37.4 percent overall and 24.4 percent from deep.
• The Chants co-lead the league overall with 9.69 steals per game.
• Shooting guard AJ Jordan has got her buckets this season -- 115 of them to be exact through the first 16 games of the season. She is averaging 16.7 points per game to rank third-best in the Big South.
• Her 115 total made field goals leads the league, while her 48.5 shooting percentage ranks highest amongst the league’s guards.
• Jordan made 121 field goals all of last season as she averaged 9.6 points per outing.
• She has 267 total points this season and is on pace to crack CCU’s single season top-10 points scored list.
Controlling The Boards
• The Chanticleers have won the rebounding battle in 11 of their first 16 games. Coastal is averaging 44.0 boards per game this season, while only allowing its opponents to collect 40.1 per outing.
• CCU’s +3.9 rebounding margin ranks third in the Big South and 93rd-best of the 343 institutions in NCAA Division I.
• Coastal collected a season-high 55 rebounds in its win over Brevard and has recorded 50-plus rebounds five times.
• The Chants are 8-3 overall and 4-1 in conference play when winning the rebounding battle.