Chanticleers Host No. 19 North Carolina on Sunday
Dec. 15, 2012
Coastal Carolina (6-2, 1-0 Big South)
No. 19 North Carolina (9-1, 0-0 ACC)
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 | 2 p.m.
Conway, S.C. | The HTC Center (3,212)
CONWAY- Coastal Carolina women’s basketball welcomes the first nationally-ranked opponent to The HTC Center in the form of No. 19 North Carolina on Sunday. The Chanticleers and Tar Heels are slated to tipoff at 2 p.m.
Broadcast: The Coastal Carolina – North Carolina game can be heard live on FOX Sports Radio 1050 AM and 101.9 FM along the Grand Strand and at GoCCUSports.com with Aaron Marks on the call.
Online Audio Link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/coastal.portal#
Live Stats: Available via GoCCUSports.com
Video Stream: Big South Network
Series: Coastal Carolina trails 0-14
Streak: Lost 14
Last 10: 0-10
Last Meeting: Coastal Carolina and North Carolina last met on Nov. 19, 2010 with the then 14th-ranked Tar Heels claiming a 93-37 victory at the famed Carmichael Arena.
• Coastal looks to improve on its 6-2 record, while staying perfect at home.
• Through eight games, three Chanticleers average 10-plus points per game -- Shatia Cole (12.6), Angelica Henry (11.8) and AJ Jordan (11.6).
• Coastal seeks its first ever win over a nationally-ranked opponent against No. 19 North Carolina. Moreover, a win would be the first for any Chanticleer team against the Tar Heels since baseball won 12-4 on April 14, 2010 (0-5 since).
• The Chanticleers entered the week ranked 11th in the NCAA in field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to a mere 31.4 percentage from the field.
• The Chants have recorded a trio of double-doubles on the season, compared to only four all of last year.
The Chants and The Tar Heels
Coastal Carolina and North Carolina have squared off 14 previous times on the hardwood with the Tar Heels claiming victory in each contest. The sides last met on Nov. 19, 2010 in Chapel Hill with North Carolina notching a 93-37 win.
Coastal Carolina has twice previously hosted the Tar Heels in Conway. Coastal welcomed North Carolina during the 1992-93 season and again in the 2007-08 season.
A Look At North Carolina
North Carolina comes into the contest boasting a No. 19 AP Top 25 ranking and 9-1 record after notching a 28-point win over North Carolina Central on Thursday.
A trio of Tar Heels average double figures in the points category per outing led by Waltiea Rolle’s 13.9. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Xylina McDaniel average 13.3 and 12.8 points per game, respectively. Krista Gross is North Carolina’s leader on the board, averaging 10.8 per contest.
Angelica Henry (affectionately referred to as Jelly by her teammates) turned in a career performance in Coastal’s 70-43 win against Converse. The junior guard scored a career-high 24 points on an impressive 10-of-13 (76.9 percent) from the field. Her 24 points were the most scored in a game by a Chanticleer since Sydnei Moss turned in a 25-point performance against Liberty in the quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament on March 11, 2011. Henry took full advantage of her quickness to convert five fast-break layups in addition to knocking down five jumpers, including one from deep. She also finished the game with a team-high six boards, while dishing out four helpers.
On this Date
Coastal Carolina holds a 4-3 all-time record in games played on Dec. 16. The Chants first played on Dec. 16 during the 1990-91 season, defeating Morehead State 87-86. Coastal won 53-43 in its last game played on Dec. 16 at South Carolina State. Coastal is 2-2 on Dec. 16 during the LeForce era.
4 in 7 — Part Deux
The Chanticleers take the court against North Carolina for their second of four games in a seven day period. The Chants handily defeated Converse 70-43 on Thursday to open the grinding stretch. Coastal will travel to South Carolina State on Tuesday, Nov. 18 before closing the stretch against North Florida in the annual Carolinas Challenge at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
The Chanticleers played four games in seven days earlier this season, going 3-1 with wins over Western Carolina, Columbia (SC) and Southern Virginia.