Chants Welcome Longwood to The HTC Center on Thursday
Jan. 30, 2013
Coastal Carolina (8-12, 3-7 Big South)
Longwood (9-11, 6-3 Big South)
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Conway, S.C. | The HTC Center (3,212)
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina continues its four-game home stand on Thursday at 7 p.m. as hosts to Longwood. The game marks the Lancers' first visit to Conway since joining the Big South in July 2012. The Chanticleers are 1-1 on their current home stand and 7-5 at The HTC Center this season.
Online Audio Broadcast: The Coastal Carolina - Longwood game will be broadcast live online at GoCCUSports.com with Aaron Marks describing all the action.
Online Audio Link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/coastal.portal#
Live Stats: Available at GoCCUSports.com
Video Stream: Big South Network
Series: Coastal Carolina trails 0-3
Streak: Lost 3
Last 10: 0-3
Last Meeting: Longwood outscored Coastal Carolina 52-25 in the second half to overcome a 13-point halftime deficit and hand the Chanticleers a 77-63 loss on Jan. 19 at the Lancers' Willett Hall.
The Chanticleers look to build on their 73-62 win over UNC Asheville on Saturday and win back-to-back Big South games for the first time this season.
Through 20 games, three Chanticleers average 10-plus points per game -- Angelica Henry (10.6), Shatia Cole (10.2) and AJ Jordan (10.0).
Coastal is 7-4 at home and only 1-8 away from The HTC Center this season. Since the 2003-04 season the Chanticleers are 84-40 when playing in Conway.
Coastal's guard combo of Shatia Cole, Angelica Henry and AJ Jordan have accounted for 604 of the Chants' 1,141 points (52.9 percent) this season.
Although Coastal Carolina has deployed five different starting lineups this season, the starters have found ways to score. In fact, against UNC Asheville the Chanticleer starters accounted for 68 of Coastal's 73 points. Chanticleer starters have accounted for 900 of Coastal's 1,141 points (78.8 percent).
The Chants And The Lancers
Thursday's meeting between Coastal Carolina and Longwood marks the second in the season series and fourth in the all-time series. The Lancers have won each of the previous three games against the Chants, including their 77-63 come-from-behind win on Jan. 19 in Farmville.
A Look At Longwood
After jumping out to a 6-1 Big South record that put them atop the league standings, Longwood has dropped its last two games at High Point and Liberty by 17 and 33 points, respectively. The losses have moved the Lancers to fifth in the Big South standings entering the second half of conference play.
The Lancers feature three of the Big South's top 10 scorers in Crystal Smith (4th, 16.4 ppg), Chelsea Coward (5th, 15.5 ppg) and Daeisha Brown (10th, 13.1 ppg). However, Longwood does surrender the most points in the league at 72.1 per contest. Through 20 games Longwood has gave up 70-plus points on 13 occasions.
The Chants' 73-68 win over UNC Asheville on Jan. 26 snapped the team's five-game losing skid. Coastal rallied from an early deficit to tie the game at 28 with 4:02 remaining in the first half before finishing the period on a 9-3 run to take a 37-31 lead into the intermission. The Bulldogs rallied to tie the game at 59 late in the second half, but the Chanticleers responded to outscore Asheville 14-3 the rest of the way.
Starters Score 68
Coastal's starting five of Shatia Cole, AJ Jordan, Angelica Henry, Alexx Puckett and Katelyn Connor turned in their best performance of the season against UNC Asheville on Jan. 26 as they combined to score 68 of Coastal's 73 points. Each starter finished in double figures with Henry leading the way with 19 points. The last time Coastal had all five starters score 10-plus points was Jan. 3, 2009, also against UNC Asheville.
On This Date
Coastal Carolina holds a 4-2 record in games played on Jan. 31 since the 1985-86 season (Coastal Carolina's record book reflects dates back to the 1985-86 season). Coastal downed Winthrop 48-29 on the road in 2009, its most recent Jan. 31 matchup. The Chants first played on Jan. 31 during the 1986-87 season, falling 44-72 at Radford. Coastal is 2-1 on Jan. 31 during the LeForce era.