Feb. 17, 2012
Coastal Carolina (12-10, 5-8 Big South) vs. Campbell (13-10, 6-6 Big South)
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 | 2:30 p.m. | Conway, S.C. | Kimbel Arena (1,039)
CONWAY - After playing its past two games at on the road, the Coastal Carolina women's basketball team returns to the home for its final three games in Kimbel Arena, starting Saturday, Feb. 18 vs. Campbell. The game, which is the second of a doubleheader with the men's team, is slated to tipoff at 2:30 p.m.
Broadcast: The Coastal Carolina - Campbell game will be broadcast live online at GoCCUSports.com with Layne Harris on the call.
Live Stats: Available via GoCCUSports.com
Video Stream: Available via BigSouthSports.com
Series: Coastal Trails 17-19
Streak: Loss 1
Last 10: 8-2
Last Meeting: Coastal Carolina and Campbell last met on Jan. 23 in Buies Creek with the Fighting Camels prevailing with a thrilling 58-55 victory. Olivia Irick and Shatia Cole each poured in 14 points and the Chants shot 41.7 percent from beyond the arc in the team's first meeting.
The Opening Tip
The Chants and the Fighting Camels
Campbell owns a slight 19-17 edge in the all-time series between the two institutions. The Fighting Camels won 16 of the programs' first 18 meetings from 1986-94. However, Coastal has dominated the series over the past 17 years compiling a 17-3 record. Coach LeForce is 15-3 against Campbell in his Coastal Carolina career.
A Look At The Fighting Camels
After winning five of its first eight Big South games of the year, Campbell lost three straight before defeating High Point (89-68) on Saturday, Feb. 11. The Fighting Camels are 13-10 on the season with only four wins coming away from home.
Starters Tonisha Baker (13.2 ppg/6.4 rpg), Katelyn Bass (10.8 ppg/5.8 rpg) and Jazmine Cooper (10.0 ppg/5.8 rpg) lead the Fighting Camels on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.
• Coastal Carolina starts its final three-game homestand at Kimbel Arena on Saturday against Campbell.
• Three Chanticleers have dished out 40-plus assists this season, including Olivia Irick (52), Shatia Cole (46) and Angelica Henry (40).
• Freshman Shatia Cole (11.6 points per game) is on pace to be the first freshman to lead Coastal Carolina in scoring since Cheri McNeil did so during the 1998-99 season.
• Coastal has not lost back-to-back games to Campbell since doing so on Feb. 27, 1993, and Jan. 29, 1994.
• In its last time out, Coastal held Liberty's Avery Warley, who entered the game avering 13.4 points and 11.5 rebounds per outing, to a mere one point and five boards.
• Olivia Irick has poured in the points over the last six games as she is averaging 14.2 points per game (85 total points).
• Coastal holds a +93 scoring differential (820 points for vs. 727 points against) when Big South Freshman of the Year candidate Shatia Cole is on the floor.
Two Averaging 10-plus
After scoring a combined 85 points over the past six games, Olivia Irick is now averaging 10.7 points per game. Irick joins Shatia Cole (11.6) in averaging 10-plus points per outing for the Chanticleers this season. Cole is the Big South's 15th leading scorer and Irick ranks 20th.
Sharing the Court
This season has been a bit different for head coach Alan LeForce, as the veteran has had to use more of his bench than in recent memory. With six freshmen and five sophomores on the roster getting the whole team reps and playing time has become not only a priority, but also a necessity. Through 22 games nine Chanticleers are averaging double-figure minutes, with eight of those posting at least 17.6 minutes per game.
The Kimbel Advantage
Coastal Carolina plays its last three games in Kimbel Arena starting on Saturday against Campbell. After playing High Point on Monday and Charleston Southern on Feb. 25, the Chanticleers will move into the Student Recreation and Convocation Center before the start of the 2012-13 season. However, the Chants have made the most of the home court advantage Kimbel Arena can provide this season to the tune of a 11-1 record. Coastal is outscoring its opponents by 11.0 points per game at home while also posting a +4.9 turnover margin.
Coastal Carolina continues its homestand on Monday, Feb. 20 as hosts to High Point in the Chanticleers' Play 4 Kay game supporting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Tipoff from the Kimbel Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Pecking Order
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