Chants Look For Fourth Straight On Saturday at Asheville
Feb. 8, 2013
Coastal Carolina (10-12, 5-7 Big South)
UNC Asheville (2-20, 0-11 Big South)
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 | 2 p.m.
Asheville, N.C. | Kimmel Arena (3,200)
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina will be trying to extend its current winning streak to four games when the Chanticleers travel to the UNC Asheville Bulldogs on Saturday. The two longtime Big South rivals will tip off at 2 p.m.
Broadcast: The Coastal Carolina - UNC Asheville game can be heard locally in the Myrtle Beach area on 1050 AM - Fox Sports Radio and 101.9 FM with Chris Burgin on the call.
Online Audio Link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/coastal.portal#
Live Stats: Available at UNCABulldogs.com
Video Stream: Big South Network
Series: Coastal Carolina leads 29-28
Streak: Won 2
Last 10: 5-5
Last Meeting: Angelica Henry scored 19 points to lead five Coastal Carolina players in double figures and the Chanticleers pulled away in the final five minutes for a 73-62 win over UNC Asheville on Jan. 26.
• The Chanticleers look to build on their 52-51 win over Radford last Saturday and win four straight Big South games for the first time since the 2006-07 season. The 2006-07 Chanticleers posted a pair of four-game win streaks against Big South foes.
• Through 22 games, three Chanticleers average 10-plus points per game -- Shatia Cole (10.5), Angelica Henry (10.4) and AJ Jordan (10.0).
• Coastal has overcome second half deficits to win each of its last two games.
• Coastal’s guard combo of Shatia Cole, Angelica Henry and AJ Jordan have accounted for 668 of the Chants’ 1,259 points (53.0 percent) this season.
• Although Coastal Carolina has deployed five different starting lineups this season, the starters have found ways to score. Chanticleer starters have accounted for 993 of Coastal’s 1,259 points (78.8 percent).
The Chants and The Bulldogs
Saturday’s matchup marks the 58th all-time meeting between the Chanticleers and the Bulldogs with Coastal holding a 29-28 edge. As founding members of the Big South Conference, the teams have played twice a year, every year since the 1986-87 season. The Chants have regained the lead in the all-time series thanks to wins in the last two meetings.
A Look At UNC Asheville
UNC Asheville enters Saturday’s game winless in its last 14 games and 0-12 overall in Big South play. The Bulldogs fell at home to Charleston Southern by a 48-54 count on Thursday evening.
Asheville has been hampered this season by season-ending injuries to 2012 Big South All-Freshman selections Leah Wormack and Shonese Jones.
With Wormack and Jones out of the lineup, redshirt senior Kelli Riles leads the Bulldogs, averaging a double-double per outing at 10.9 points and 10.2 rebounds.
I Believe Three Straight Is Called a Winning Streak
After losing five consecutive Big South games through the middle of January and falling down the conference standings, Coastal Carolina has put together a three-game winning streak with victories over UNC Asheville, Longwood and Radford. The three-game conference win streak is the first for the Chants since January 2010. Coastal has not claimed four consecutive conference victories since late February/early March 2007.
Coastal Carolina overcame a pair of 10-plus point deficits to defeat Longwood, 66-62, on Jan. 31 at The HTC Center. The Chants fell behind 12-0 over the opening 4:23 of the game before rallying back with a 23-10 run to take a 23-22 lead with 4:42 to play in the first half. Longwood opened the second half on a 28-12 run over the first 9:30 to take a game-high 56-39 lead. Coastal finished the game on a 27-6 run to take the victory. Coastal held Longwood without a field goal over the final 6:42 of regulation.
Two days later the Chants overcame an eight-point deficit against Radford with 13 minutes to play en route to claiming a 52-51 win. Coastal limited the Highlanders on only two field goals over the final 4:54.
Clutch Free Throws
Each of Coastal’s wins over Longwood and Radford have come down to free throws in the waining minutes of the game. The Chants connected on six at the line as part of their game-ending 8-0 run against Longwood. Coastal stayed hot from the charity stripe in the final minutes against Radford, scoring their final four points at the line.
On this Date
Coastal Carolina holds a 1-5 record in games played on Feb. 9 since the 1985-86 season (Coastal Carolina’s record book reflects dates back to the 1985-86 season). Coastal downed UNC Asheville, 75-70, on the road in 2009, its most recent Feb. 9 matchup. The Chants first played on Feb. 9 during the 1990-91 season, falling 74-86 to Augusta State. Coastal is 1-4 on Feb. 9 during the LeForce era.