Feb. 20, 2013
Coastal Carolina (12-13, 7-8 Big South)
Charleston Southern (8-15, 3-11 Big South)
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 | 5 p.m.
Charleston, S.C. | CSU Field House (798)
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina returns to the road on Thursday traveling to Lowcountry rival Charleston Southern for a 5 p.m. tipoff. The Chanticleers have won five of their last six games, while the Buccaneers have won two of their last three.
Broadcast: The Coastal Carolina - Charleston Southern game can be heard locally in the Myrtle Beach area on 1050 AM - Fox Sports Radio and 101.9 FM with Aaron Marks on the call.
Online Audio Link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/coastal.portal#
Live Stats: Available at CSUSports.com
Video Stream: Big South Network
Series: Coastal Carolina leads 46-34
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 5-5
Last Meeting: AJ Jordan scored a career-high 21 points, including 15 in the second half, to lead Coastal Carolina to a 64-54 win over Charleston Southern Jan. 5 at The HTC Center.
The Chanticleers look to build on their 70-67 overtime victory against Gardner-Webb and move to .500 on the season and in Big South play.
Through 25 games, two Chanticleers average 10-plus points per game -- Angelica Henry (11.2) and Shatia Cole (10.3).
Coastal is 2-7 on the road this season with both wins coming in conference play. Coastal posted wins at Gardner-Webb on Dec. 1 and at UNC Asheville on Feb. 9.
Coastal's guard combo of Shatia Cole, Angelica Henry and AJ Jordan have accounted for 728 of the Chants' 1,363 points (53.4 percent) this season.
Coastal's seven Big South wins is the most for the program since posting seven during the 2009-10 season. The Chants last won eight league games in 2008-09, en route to finishing league play with an 8-8 record.
The Chants And The Buccaneers
Coastal Carolina renews its oldest rivalry on Thursday as the Chanticleers and Buccaneers square off for the 81st time on the hardwood. Coastal holds a 46-34 lead in the all-time series, but Charleston Southern won four of the last five meetings. The Lowcountry rivalry dates back to the 1974-75 season when the sides first met in Coastal's fifth ever game.
A Look At Charleston Southern
Charleston Southern enters the game with an 8-15 overall record and 3-11 mark in Big South play. The Buccaneers are 2-2 in the month of February with home losses to Winthrop and Presbyterian bookending road victories at UNC Asheville and Gardner-Webb.
Charleston Southern is led by forward Lakeitha Alston's 15.6 points and 6.2 boards per game. Alston is shooting 40.7 percent on the year, including a 29.8 percent clip from beyond the arc. DJ Fowler and Erin Bratcher also average double figures for the Buccaneers at 10.7 and 10.2 points per game, respectively.
Five Of Six
Coastal Carolina has won five of its last six games, improving to 7-8 in conference play and moving into seventh in the league standings. The Chants' winning stretch has featured a pair of wins over UNC Asheville along with victories over Longwood, Radford and Gardner-Webb. The lone setback came on Feb. 14 against Presbyterian College, which is tied for second in the Big South standings with a 10-4 league record.
Cardiac Chants Come Through Again
For the second time in five games the Chanticleers found themselves down 17 points in the second half. And for the second time in five games the Chanticleers overcame their large deficit to produce a victory, this time against Gardner-Webb on Feb. 16. The Chants trailed by 17 with 12:15 to play before using a 32-15 run through the end of regulation to force overtime. The Chants then overcame a pair of three-point overtime deficits before pulling out the win with a Shatia Cole and-one with eight seconds remaining. The Chanticleers have produced four second-half comebacks in their last six games with three of those featuring double-digit point deficits.
Coastal Carolina achieved a pair of program firsts against Gardner-Webb on Feb. 16. According to the CCU record book, which reflects back to the 1985-86 season, the Chanticleers won the first overtime game in program history, 70-67. Coastal also overcame a double-digit halftime deficit (Chants trailed 21-31 at the intermission) to post a victory for the first time in recorded program history.
Big Week For 32
Angelica Henry turned in the best week of her three-year career during the week of Feb. 11-17 as she averaged 21.5 points per game. Henry got her week started with 16 points and shot 70 percent from the field to go along with a pair of steals and an assist against Presbyterian College. Two days later she set a career-high with 27 points, dished out four dimes and collected a pair of steals as Coastal beat Gardner-Webb in overtime. Henry scored 14 of her points in the second half to bring Coastal back from a 17-point second-half deficit. She then added an old-fashioned three-point play in overtime, giving Coastal a one-point lead with 1:30 to play. The Indianapolis, Ind., native finished the week shooting 57.7 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from three and 75.0 percent from the line.
Coastal Carolina has always been a tough team to defeat at home and this season was no exception. The Chanticleers finished their inaugural season in The HTC Center with a 10-5 record with five of those victories coming against league opponents. Since the 2003-04 season the Chanticleers are 87-41 when playing in Conway.
Cole Is Cool In The Clutch - Part Deux
Shatia Cole has been clutch in the final minutes of play over the past two weeks and Saturday's game against Gardner-Webb was no different. With the Chanticleers trailing 57-59 with 2:22 to play, Cole stole a Gardner-Webb pass a mid-court and raced down for the game-tying layup. Then in overtime she scored the game-winning points on a layup and free throw following an inbound play.
On This Date
Coastal Carolina holds a 4-4 record in games played on Feb. 21 since the 1985-86 season (Coastal Carolina's record book reflects dates back to the 1985-86 season). Coastal fell to UNC Asheville 64-67 on the road in 2011, its most recent Feb. 21 matchup. The Chants first played on Feb. 21 during the 1985-86 season, defeating Augusta State 100-75 at home. Coastal is 3-3 on Feb. 21 during the LeForce era.