Dec. 14, 2013
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's basketball team plays its final home contest of the 2013 calendar year Sunday. The Chanticleers host Palmetto state foe Furman at 2 p.m. inside the friendly confines of The HTC Center.
Date / Time: Sun., Dec. 15, 2013 / 2 p.m.
Site: Conway, S.C. / The HTC Center (3,212)
Audio Broadcast: Chanticleer Sports Network
Online Audio Link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/coastal.portal#
Talent: Chris Burgin (pxp)
Live Stats: GoCCUSports.com
Live Video: Big South network
Twitter Updates: @GoCCUSports and @Chants365
Last Time Out
Coastal Carolina opened Big South Conference play with a 85-63 win over Gardner-Webb at The HTC Center on Dec. 5.
Alexx Puckett scored a career-high 24 points and added 11 rebounds for her first career double-double.
AJ Jordan eclipsed the 20-point plateau for the fourth time, finishing with 23 points on 9-of-18 from the floor and 4-of-5 from the free-throw line.
Coastal shot 46.5 percent from the floor, including a 54.3 percent in the second half.
Coastal led 36-30 at the half, but outscored the Runnin' Bulldogs 49-33 in the second period.
The Chants owned a 50-40 edge in rebounding and forced 22 Gardner-Webb turnovers.
Coastal Carolina vs. Furman
Coastal Carolina and Furman have met 18 times in the all-time series with the Paladins holding a 16-2 advantage.
The teams last played on Dec. 2, 2006 with Furman claiming a 60-55 win in Greenville. Coastal's last win in the series was by a 71-67 count on Dec. 13, 2005.
Coastal Carolina takes on College of Charleston in its annual appearance in the Carolinas Challenge at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Chanticleers Versus SoCon Opponents
The Chanticleers are 36-49 all-time against current members of the Southern Conference.
The Chants are 1-4 all-time against Appalachian State, 1-2 against Chattanooga, 1-0 against Davidson, 11-7 against Elon, 2-16 against Furman, 1-3 against Georgia Southern, 6-12 against UNC Greensboro, 5-5 against Western Carolina and 8-0 against Wofford.
CCU's current senior class of Angelica Henry, Alexx Puckett, Katelyn Connor and Kayla Cook are 2-1 against current SoCon member institution in their careers. The class is 2-0 against Western Carolina and 0-1 against Elon.
Alexx Puckett has taken her game to new heights in 2013. The senior starter is averaging a career-best 12.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Both her point and rebound production rank second on the team through eight games.
Puckett has scored in double-figures five times this season after reaching the 10-point plateau just 10 times in 29 games a season ago.
She scored a career-high 24 points in Coastal's win over Gardner-Webb on Dec. 5 and corralled 11 rebounds for her first career double-double.
Puckett has missed two additional double-doubles this season by a single rebound.
Puckett Named Big South Player of the Week
Alexx Puckett was named the Big South Conference Women's Basketball Choice Hotels Player of the Week for games played Dec. 2-8.
Puckett put in 24 points, shot 73 percent from the floor and ripped down 11 rebounds to lead the Chanticleers to an 85-63 win over Gardner-Webb on Dec. 5. The double-double was the first of her career and the third by a Chanticleer this season. She connected on 8-of-11 from the floor, added six from the line and two from long range. The forward also dished out three assists and came away with three steals and a block.
The honor was the first Big South Player of the Week nod of her career and the first for a Chanticleer since Sydnei Moss received the plaudit on Feb. 1, 2011.
Largest Big South Win Since 2007
Coastal's 22-point (85-63) victory over Gardner-Webb on Dec. 5 was the Chanticleers' largest margin of victory in conference play since the 2006-07 team claimed a 24-point win against Charleston Southern by a 61-37 count on Jan. 27, 2007.
The Chants' 85 points against the Runnin' Bulldogs marked the program's most against a Big South opponent since scoring 96 in a 96-94 win at Radford on Jan. 2, 2003.