Feb. 11, 2011
Coastal Carolina (8-13, 2-7 Big South)
Winthrop (10-11, 3-5 Big South)
Saturday, Feb. 12 | Conway, S.C. | Kimbel Arena
WBCA Pink Zone Game
Coastal Carolina WBB Notes (vs. Winthrop) in PDF Format
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina women’s basketball will welcome the Winthrop Eagles to Kimbel Arena on Saturday, Feb. 12. The contest, which is set to tip at 2 p.m., will be Coastal Carolina’s WBCA Pink Zone Game to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
The Pink Zone
The WBCA Pink Zone® initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. In support of the Pink Zone initiative, the first 200 fans through the door will receive a free pink HOPE bracelet and 500 HOPE stickers will be available to all fans. During timeouts the cheerleaders will be tossing beads embossed with the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon into the crowd.
On the Web
A live audio broadcast of the game will be available on the Internet via streaming audio on www.GoCCUSports.com. Coastal Carolina play-by-play veteran Chris Burgin will have the call. Live Stats will also be available through www.GoCCUSports.com. A video stream of the game will be available through the Big South Network subscription package on www.BigSouthSports.com.
Series: Coastal Carolina leads 37-34
Last 10: Coastal Carolina leads 7-3
Last Meeting: Coastal Carolina snapped its seven game losing skid to defeat Winthrop 48-29 on Jan. 31. Winthrop’s 29 points was the fewest the Chants have ever allowed during Big South play.
- Like Coastal, Winthrop only played one game during the past week dropping Longwood 54-46 at home.
- Dequesha McClannahan, a freshman guard, leads Winthrop with 12.6 points per game which ranks sixth in the Big South.
- The Eagles lead the conference in field goal percentage defense allowing opponents to only shoot 35.0 percent from the floor.
- Winthrop ranks third in the Big South allowing only 56 points per game.
- Winthrop consistently attacks the boards as the Eagles have three players ranked in the top 20 in the Big South in rebounds... TaQuoia Hammick (9th, 6.1 rpg), Mary Hathaway (13th, 5.7 rpg), and Dequesha McClanahan (20, 4.4 rpg).
|Points (per game)||12.6
|Rebounds (per game)||6.1||TaQuoia Hammick|
|Assists (season)||73||Dequesha McClanahan|
|Steals (season)||47||Dequesha McClanahan|
|Blocks (season)||17||Hammick, Johns|
Chanticleers defeated Presbyterian College on Feb. 5 they picked up back-to-back wins for the third time this season and first sine defeating Campbell and Coker in consecutive games to close out the month of November. The victories over Winthrop and Presbyterian also represent Coastal two Big South Conference wins this year.
Under 50?... No Problem
Coastal has scored under 50 points in both of its previous two contests, winning both by double-figures in the process. The Chants 48 points against Winthrop were good enough for a 19 point win while 47 against Presbyterian was a 13 point victory.
Irick Comes Through Again
After a two game slump where she only scored a combined nine points against High Point and Liberty, junior guard Olivia Irick has found her stroke once again. In the past three games she has totaled 43 points including a career-high 21 points at Radford. Against Presbyterian College on Feb. 5, Irick made her presence know down the stretch as she connected on two crucial three pointers to keep the Chants in front of the rallying Blue Hose. Irick then sank four foul shots in the final 38 second to seal the Chanticleer victory.
63 Combined Is Not Enough
Winthrop’s 29 points and Presbyterian’s 34 points are the lowest ever allowed in back-to-back games by an Alan LeForce led Coastal Carolina team. In the two games, the Chants have used strong defensive pressure to force Winthrop and Presbyterian into 34 total turnovers and a combined meager 22.5 percent shooting average.
Coastal Carolina will close out its current three game homestand as Radford comes to Kimbel Arena on Monday, Feb. 14. The Highlanders bested the Chanticleers 66-55 in the teams first meeting this season on Jan. 29 in Radford, Va.