CONWAY - The 3-0 Coastal Carolina women's basketball team faces its toughest challenge yet as the Chanticleers take on No. 12/12 North Carolina on Thursday. Tipoff at the famed Carmichael Arena on the Tar Heels' Chapel Hill, N.C., campus is set for 6 p.m.
Coastal Carolina (3-0) at No. 12/12 North Carolina (2-1)
Date / Time: Thurs., Nov. 21, 2013 / 6 p.m.
Site: Chapel Hill, N.C. / Carmichael Arena (6,822)
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: GoHeels.com
Live Video: GoHeels.com
Twitter Updates: @GoCCUSports
Chanticleers on the Road
Coastal Carolina has struggled away from home over the past few seasons. The Chants were 3-10 away from The HTC Center last season and were just 1-11 in road contests in the 2011-12 season.
Coastal won its 2013-14 road opener on Sunday with a 66-55 victory at NC Central.
Last Time Out
Coastal Carolina overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat NC Central 66-55 on the road.
AJ Jordan led all scorers with 23 points on 10-of-20 from the floor, 1-of-3 from deep and 2-of-2 at the line.
Angelica Henry scored 15 points, with eight coming at the charity stripe down the stretch.
Alexx Puckett missed a double-double by a single rebound. She finished with 10 points and nine boards.
Coastal turned 20 NC Central turnovers into 19 points and also won the battle in the paint 22-16.
Coastal Carolina returns to The HTC Center on Monday, Nov. 25 hosting Montreat. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
Scoring In Bunches
Coastal Carolina is scoring in mass amounts through three games this season, posting 97, 85 and 66 point performances in its first three games.
The Chants averaged 59.2 points per game last season, but with the installment of head coach Jadia Williams up-tempo offense, Coastal is averaging a Big South-best 82.7 points per outing this season.
AJ Jordan's 23.3 scoring average leads five Chants averaging 10-plus points per game. Joining Jordan with double-digit averages are Angelica Henry (13.7), Kayla Cook (12.3), Alexx Puckett (10.0) and Megan Pittman (10.0).
Coastal owns a 46.1 percent shooting clip from the floor and a 40.5 percent accuracy rating from beyond the arc.
AJ Jordan, who wears number one, has put on a show over the first three games of her junior campaign.
Jordan set a new career-high with 22 points in the season opener vs. Virginia Intermont only to break it four days later with a 25 point outing against Brevard.
Additionally, Jordan pulled down 12 boards against Brevard to become the first player since Sydnei Moss (23 pts./13 reb. at Charleston Southern (March 4, 2011)) to finish a game with 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds.
She then scored 23 points on 10-of-20 from the floor to lead Coastal to a 11-point win at NC Central.
Jordan ranks second in the Big South in points per game at 23.3, trailing only Big South Preseason Player of the Year Dequesha McClanahan's (Winthrop) 23.7.
Dimes and Buckets
Senior point guard Angelica Henry has done her job in getting Coastal into its offensive sets and creating open looks for teammates this season. She is averaging 6.6 assists per game, including a career-high tying 10 in the season opener against Virginia Intermont.
Henry is also willing to go to the basket herself as she averages 13.7 points per game on an impressive 56.0 shooting percentage.
She ranks second in the conference in assists per game and top in the league with a 3.33 assists to turnover ratio.
Winning the Battle on the Boards
The Chanticleers have won the rebounding battle in each of its three games. Coastal is averaging 48.3 boards per game this season, while only allowing its opponents to collect 36.3 per outing.
CCU's +12.0 rebounding margin ranks second in the Big South.