Women's Hoops Welcomes Asheville Thursday
Jan. 22, 2014
CONWAY - After playing three of its past four games on the road, the Coastal Carolina women's basketball team returns to the friendly confines of The HTC Center on Thursday. The Chanticleers welcome the Bulldogs of UNC Asheville to Conway for a 7 p.m. tipoff. The Chants and Bulldogs are tied for fourth in the Big South standings with identical 5-4 conference records.
Date / Time: Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014 / 7 p.m.
Site: Conway, S.C. / The HTC Center (3,212)
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: GoCCUSports.com
Live Video: Big South Network
Twitter Updates: @GoCCUSports and @Chants365
For The Fans
Game tickets are just $3 online at GoCCUSports.com when fans enter offer code HORRYGEORGETOWN; fans can also call the Athletics Ticket Office at (843) 347-8499 and mention the offer to purchase discounted tickets.
Thursday evening is the Chanticleers' "We Back Pat" game, bringing awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation and its fight against Alzheimer's disease. The Foundation was established in 2011 by former University of Tennessee women's basketball head coach Pat Summitt, and aims to educate, support, and treat Alzheimer's patients and their families. Donations of any amount can be made during the game at either of the marketing tables in the HTC Center concourse. Alzheimer's fact sheets will be made available to all fans. For more information, visit PatSummitt.org.
Last Time Out
Coastal Carolina got back to its winning ways and snapped a four-game losing skid with a 77-63 victory at Charleston Southern on Jan. 18.
The Chants shot an impressive 50.9 percent for the game, including 51.9 percent in the first half.
AJ Jordan led Coastal's offensive attack with 17 points. She also corralled 13 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season.
Angelica Henry nearly became the first Chanticleer in program history to record a triple-double, finishing the contest with 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
Alexx Puckett and Karsen Sims each scored 12 points in the game, while Megan Pittman chipped in 10.
Coastal went a perfect 13-of-13 from the free-throw line, marking the second time the Chants were perfect at the line in a game this season.
Charleston Southern was led by Anicia Dotson's 16 points and seven rebounds.
Coastal Carolina vs. UNC Asheville
Thursday's meeting marks the 59th in the all-time series between Coastal Carolina and UNC Asheville. The Chanticleers own a slight 30-28 lead in the series, including a 19-8 advantage in games played in Conway.
The teams have split the last 10 meetings in the all-time series.
Coastal won both its meetings against the Bulldogs last season, pushing its current win streak against UNC Asheville to three games.
Coastal Carolina starts its second trip through its Big South Conference schedule on Saturday at Winthrop. Tipoff from Winthrop Coliseum is set for 1 p.m.
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 4-3.
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 47 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 7-2, including 4-0 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 2-7 when failing to reach the 70-point plateau.
The 40% Club
Five of Coastal's 10 active players are shooting better than 40.0 percent from the floor this season.
AJ Jordan leads all Coastal shooters with a 49.4 percent clip from the field, while Alexx Puckett is close behind with a 46.2 percentage.
Reserve guard Jena Hamrick has connected on 41.7 percent of her attempts and redshirt freshman Megan Pittman has made 40.9 percent of her shots.
Angelica Henry is shooting not only 40.6 overall from the floor, but she is also making more than 40 percent of her shots from 3-point range. Henry leads the Chanticleers with 43.9 percentage from three, while also ranking best amongst Big South student-athletes who have attempted 50-plus 3-pointers.
1 is One of Two
Junior shooting guard AJ Jordan, who wears number one, is one of two players in the Big South to have made 120-plus field goals and pulled down 120-plus rebounds.
Jordan leads the conference with 126 made field goals and ranks ninth with 130 total rebounds.
Liberty's Ashley Rininger has made 122 field goals and recorded 181 rebounds. Rininger ranks second in the league in made field goals and third in total rebounding.