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Women's Basketball Faces Road Test at Radford

Tipoff from the Dedmon Center is slated for 2 p.m.

       

DJ Hunter

DJ Hunter

Jan. 16, 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Due to forecasted inclement weather on Thursday, Jan. 17 in Radford, Va., the game time has been changed to 2 p.m.

Coastal Carolina (7-9, 2-3 Big South)

Radford (8-6, 3-2 Big South)
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 | 2 p.m.
Radford, Va. | Dedmon Center (3,205)

2012-13 Coastal Carolina Women's Basketball Game Notes at Radford Get Acrobat Reader

CONWAY - Coastal Carolina heads to Radford for the first of two games on the road this week. The Chanticleers and Highlanders tipoff from the Dedmon Center on Thursday at 2 p.m.

Media
TV: None
Broadcast: The Coastal Carolina - Radford game can be heard locally in the Myrtle Beach area on 1050 AM - Fox Sports Radio and 101.9 FM with Aaron Marks on the call.
Online Audio Link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/coastal.portal#
Live Stats: Available at RUHighlanders.com
Video Stream: Big South Network

Series Breakdown
Series: Coastal Carolina trails 17-38
Streak: Lost 1
Last 10: 5-5
Last Meeting: Radford took advantage of two extended Coastal Carolina scoreless droughts and 22 turnovers to down the Chanticleers, 55-43, on Feb. 11, 2012, at the Dedmon Center.

Starting Five
• The Chanticleers look to rebound from their 48-76 loss to Liberty on Saturday and snap their two-game losing skid.
• Through 16 games, two Chanticleers average 10-plus points per game --AJ Jordan (10.5) and Shatia Cole (10.3).
• Coastal is looking for its first win in the state of Virginia since downing Radford 62-50 on March 1, 2010.
• Coastal's guard combo of Shatia Cole, Angelica Henry and AJ Jordan have accounted for 480 of the Chants' 903 points (53.1 percent) this season.
AJ Jordan is tied for the second-most field goals made in conference play with a career-high 10 against Charleston Southern on Jan. 5.

Fast Breaks
The Chants and The Highlanders
Today's game marks the 56th all-time meeting between Coastal Carolina and Radford on the hardwood. Radford holds a commanding 38-17 lead in the series thanks to a 24-2 record from 1986-1998. However, under Alan LeForce the Chants have won 16 of the last 32 games, including five of the last eight.

A Look At Radford
Radford enters the game with an 8-6 record and a 3-2 mark in Big South play. The Highlanders have won each of their last three games -- all against conference opponents -- by an average of 11 points. In their most recent game the Highlanders knocked off Presbyterian College, who entered the game atop the Big South standings with a 5-0 record, by a 49-31 score.

The Highlanders are led by Ashley Buckhannon who averages 13.1 points per game. Victoria Hamilton paces Radford on the boards, averaging 7.8 per outing.

LeForce to Miss Next Two Weeks
Veteran head coach Alan LeForce will miss the next two weeks due to illness. Associate head coach Mark Kost will lead the Chanticleers in LeForce's absence.

On this Date
Coastal Carolina holds a 4-5 record in games played on Jan. 17 since the 1985-86 season (Coastal Carolina's record book reflects dates back to the 1985-86 season). Coastal fell at Gardner-Webb 34-45 in 2006, its most recent Jan. 17 match up. Coastal is 3-4 on Jan. 17 during the LeForce era.

Hunter Moving Into The Fold
Last week's set of games may not have been kind to the Chanticleers, but redshirt freshman DJ Hunter was definitely a bright spot. Hunter opened the week with three rebounds and a steal off the bench against High Point. She followed that performance with a career-high nine points and added four rebounds, including three on the defensive end against Liberty. Hunter also recorded a career-high two blocks against the Lady Flames in her 27 minutes off the bench.

Three Chants Earn Fall Academic Honors
Three Chanticleer student-athletes earned either President's List (4.0 GPA) or Dean's List (3.25 GPA or better for freshman, 3.5 for sophomores, juniors and seniors) recognition for their work in the classroom during the Fall 2012 semester. Freshman forward Ressa Borkovich was named to the President's List, while sophomore guard Jena Hamrick and freshman forward Megan Pittman garnered Dean's List plaudits.