Chanticleers Hit the Road for Final Two Regular Season Games
Feb. 27, 2013
Coastal Carolina (13-13, 8-8 Big South)
Liberty (22-6, 14-2 Big South)
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Lynchburg, Va. | Vines Center (8,085)
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina returns to the road for its final regular season games of the year. The Chanticleers first travel to Liberty for a 7 p.m. tipoff on Thursday, Feb. 28 before concluding their regular season at High Point on Saturday, March 2.
TV: Flames Sports Network
Audio Broadcast: The Coastal Carolina - Liberty 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 LibertyFlames.com
Video Stream: Big South Network
Series: Coastal Carolina trails 7-49
Streak: Lost 39
Last 10: 0-10
Last Meeting: Liberty had four players finish with double figures in the scoring column as the Lady Flames downed Coastal Carolina 76-48 on Jan. 12 inside The HTC Center. AJ Jordan paced Coastal with 13 points and a team-high five rebounds.
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 a 8-8 record.
The Chants And The Flames
Liberty is one of Coastal's most tenured opponents (playings at least twice a season since the formation of the Big South Conference prior to the 1988 season) with today's match up being the 57th in the all-time series. The Chanticleers have had little luck against the Flames on the hardwood as Liberty holds a commanding 49-7 lead in the series, including wins in each of the last 39 meetings.
A Look At Liberty
Liberty, winners of nine straight games overall, is 22-6 overall and 14-2 in the Big South. The Lady Flames have clinched at least a share of their 14th Big South regular-season championship in the last 16 years.
The Lady Flames are led by Devon Brown's 16.1 points per game. Tolu Omotola is Liberty's leading rebounder, averaging 7.6 per outing.
Six Of Seven
Coastal Carolina has won six of its last seven games, improving to 8-8 in conference play and moving into a tie for sixth in the league standings. The Chants' winning stretch has featured a pair of wins over UNC Asheville along with victories over Longwood, Radford, Gardner-Webb and Charleston Southern. The lone setback came on Feb. 14 against Presbyterian College, which is tied for second in the Big South standings with a 12-4 league record.
2 Games, 2 Overtimes, 2 Wins
After not posting an overtime win in its previous 38 years of basketball, the Chanticleers have won back-to-back overtime games. The Chants defeated Gardner-Webb 70-67 in overtime on Feb. 16 with Shatia Cole providing the late-game heroics. Five days later Coastal again posted an overtime victory, downing Charleston Southern 77-72. Angelica Henry proved to be the hero against the Buccaneers as she stole a Charleston Southern inbound pass with 3.1 seconds remaining and drilled a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime. Henry then scored four of Coastal's 15 points in the overtime session en route to finishing the game with 18 points.
Connor Has Career Performance
Katelyn Connor turned in a career effort at Charleston Souther on Feb. 21, finishing the game with career-high 22 points. The junior center shot 9-of-19 from the floor and a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. In addition, she pulled down seven boards and counted a blocked shot in her career-high 45 minutes of play.
On This Date
Coastal Carolina holds a 2-4 record in games played on Feb. 28 since the 1985-86 season (Coastal Carolina's record book reflects dates back to the 1985-86 season). Coastal fell to High Point 48-62 on the road in 2011, its most recent Feb. 28 matchup. The Chants first played on Feb. 28 during the 1986-87 season, falling to UNC Asheville 64-75 at home. Coastal is 1-3 on Feb. 28 during the LeForce era.