Feb. 12, 2014
CONWAY - After playing its last two 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 Campbell Fighting Camels to Conway for a 7 p.m. tipoff. The contest will be the Chanticleers’ annual Play 4Kay Game in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. All fans are encouraged to wear pink.
Date / Time: Thurs., Feb. 13, 2014 / 7 p.m.
Site: Conway, S.C. / The HTC Center
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
• Thursday evening is the Chanticleers’ annual Play 4Kay game, raising money and awareness for breast cancer in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. All fans are encouraged to wear pink. Exclusive Play 4Kay t-shirts will be sold at the game for $10 each, with all proceeds benefitting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Additionally, donations of any amount will be accepted at the game or by visiting the team’s Play 4Kay online page any time at play4kay.org/ccuwbb.
• Grand Strand breast cancer survivors will be honored on-court at halftime in recognition of their courage.
• Conway Medical Center representatives will be on hand to offer information on breast cancer, as well as discuss prevention and treatment options including free mammogram programs.
• Free pizza for all CCU undergraduate students who attend will be available at the Gate 3 entrance to the HTC Center.
Last Time Out
• Coastal Carolina fell 81-73 at High Point on Feb. 8.
• Coastal rallied from a 21-point second-half deficit, pulling with six points of the Panthers in the final minute.
• AJ Jordan equaled her career-high with 27 points on 11-of-20 from the floor and 5-of-7 from the free-throw line.
• Angelica Henry nearly tallied the first triple-double in Coastal history, finishing with 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.
• Alexx Puckett scored 17 points and recorded eight rebounds.
• High Point shot 5.32 percent from the field for the game, including 58.8 percent in the first half.
•The Panthers’ Stacia Robertson led all scorers with 28 points.
Coastal Carolina vs. Campbell
• Thursday’s meeting marks the 40th in the all-time series between the Coastal Carolina and Campbell. The Fighting Camels own a 22-17 lead in the series.
• Coastal is 10-9 against the Fighting Camels in games played in Conway.
• Coastal has dropped all four of its contests to Campbell since Campbell rejoined the Big South prior to the 2011-12 season. Prior to those three defeats, Coastal had won six straight from 2005-2010.
• Despite 25 points from Angelica Henry, Coastal Carolina was unable to survive a five-plus minute scoring drought in the second half as Campbell overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to claim a 75-68 win over the Chants on Jan. 11.
• Coastal Carolina returns to action on Thursday, Feb. 20 hosting Charleston Southern at 7 p.m.
On The Line vs. Campbell
• Coastal is seeking its first win against the Fighting Camels since the Camels rejoined the Big South prior to the 2011-12 season.
• A Coastal win would be the first for the Chants in the series since taking a 58-52 decision on Nov. 23, 2010.
• A Coastal victory would equal last season’s team output of eight conference victories with four games to play.
What You May Not Know About the Series
• Coastal and Campbell have met in the Big South Tournament three times with the Camels claiming victory in each contest.
• Coastal defeated Campbell 15 times in 17 games from 1994-2011, including seven straight victories from 1998-2004.
• Thursday marks the Fighting Camels’ first visit to The HTC Center during the regular season. Campbell did not visit Coastal during last season’s 18-game Big South schedule.
Shooting The Cover Off
• While AJ Jordan may rank third in the Big South with a scoring average of 16.2, she leads the conference with 165 made field goals.
• Jordan’s 165 made shots on 345 attempts (159 2-pointers / 6 3-pointers) trails only Presbyterian College’s Jordan Dowing’s 171 total field goals on 486 attempts (109 2-pointers / 62 3-pointers) for the most by a Big South student-athlete -- male or female -- this season.
• In addition to her 165 field goals, Jordan has tallied 53 points at the free-throw line.
• Conversely, Dequesha McClanahan, the league’s leading scorer, has made 149 total field goals, including 19 3-pointers. McClanahan has also totaled a 96 free throws.
Into The Record Books
• Senior Angelica Henry has placed her name in the Coastal Carolina record book in several career categories, including assists, steals, free throws made and free throws attempted.
• Henry ranks seventh in career steals with 179 and assists (282). She also ranks seventh in free throws made (233) and eighth in free throws attempted (324).
• Henry, who averages 4.6 assists per game, needs just three helpers on Thursday against Campbell to pass CCU great Brooke Weisbrod for sixth in the all-time assists category.
• In addition, Henry has a chance to become the 13th member of the Coastal Carolina 1,000 point club. She currently has 906 career points and would need to average 15.6 points over her final six guaranteed games (five regular season and one Big South Tournament game) to reach the 1,000 point plateau.
Hitting 20 Consistently
• Junior AJ Jordan is in the midst of a truly breakout season and has established herself as one of the most dangerous scorers in the league. Jordan ranks third in the league in scoring with an average of 16.2 per game.
• Jordan leads the Big South with nine 20-plus point efforts in Coastal’s 24 games.
• The shooting guard has scored 20-24 points seven times and 25-29 points twice.
• Jordan has already reset her career high three times this season. Her most recent career night came via a 27-point performance against High Point on Feb. 8.
Which Guard To Guard Tonight?
• That question has kept many coaches awake at night this season as the Chanticleers feature a veteran multi-guard attack that averages 70.3 points per game.
• Junior AJ Jordan and senior Angelica Henry lead the backcourt heavy Chanticleer attack. Jordan, a shooting guard, averages 16.2 points per outing. Henry, who has spent much of the season running the point, averages 14.0 points per game.
• Jordan and Henry rank third and ninth, respectively, in the Big South in points per game, making them the only guard duo in the league to rank inside the top-10 in scoring.
• Jordan, a pure jump shooter, has led the Chants in scoring 12 times this season and leads the Big South with nine 20-plus point performances.
• Henry, a slasher, has paced the Chants in the scoring column eight times and is tied for the most points in a game by a Big South player with 32.
• The duo have taken turns leading the Chants, as each have been Coastal’s high scorer five times in the last 10-game stretch.
• Through 24 games, Coastal Carolina is the only team in the Big South with a trio of players with 100-plus made field goals.
• AJ Jordan leads the Chanticleers with 165 made baskets followed by Angelica Henry’s 110. Alexx Puckett joins the guard duo with 100 made shots.
• Thursday’s contest against Campbell will be senior Angelica Henry’s 100th of her collegiate career.
• Henry will join fellow senior Kayla Cook (101 games played entering Thursday) as active Chanticleers with 100 career appearances.
Jockeying For Position
• As the calendar approaches the middle of February, the final sprint toward the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Championship is in full force. Coastal is 7-8 in league play and sits sixth in the league standings.
• Though Coastal is currently sixth, the Chants are only 2.5 games out of fourth place with five games remaining on the schedule.
• In its final five games, the Chanticleers plays two teams above them in the standings -- Campbell (currently fourth and Gardner-Webb (currently fifth).
• The top five teams in the final Big South standings receive byes to the quarterfinal round of the Big South Championship.
• With a bye a team will need to win just three games to punch its ticket to the NCAA Tournament.