Chants Face College of Charleston in Myrtle Beach Wednesday
Dec. 17, 2013
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's basketball team makes its annual appearance in the CresCom Bank Carolinas Challenge at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Wednesday. The Chanticleers will face familiar foe College of Charleston at 5 p.m. The game is the first of a doubleheader with the second contest between No. 14 North Carolina and No. 10 South Carolina slated for 7 p.m.
Date / Time: Wed., Dec. 18, 2013 / 5 p.m.
Site: Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Myrtle Beach Convention Center
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: GoCCUSports.com
Twitter Updates: @GoCCUSports
Last Time Out
• Coastal Carolina suffered its first home setback of the season with a 79-72 loss to Furman on Dec. 15.
• AJ Jordan eclipsed the 20-point plateau for the fifth time, finishing with 23 points on 9-of-16 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the free-throw line to lead all scorers.
• Karsen Sims started and scored a career-high 17 points.
• Angelica Henry finished with an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double.
• Katelyn Connor led all rebounders with a career-high 13.
• The Chants owned a 51-41 edge in rebounding.
• Furman outscored Coastal 22-4 in bench points.
Coastal Carolina vs. College of Charleston
• Coastal Carolina and Furman have met 45 times in the all-time series with the Cougars holding a 32-13 advantage.
• The teams last played on Nov. 9, 2012 with College of Charleston claiming a 56-38 win in Charleston. Coastal's last win in the series was by a 59-36 count on Nov. 14, 2011.
• Coastal has won six of the last eight series meetings.
• Coastal Carolina opens its 2013-14 Big South Conference road schedule at Longwood on Dec. 28. Coastal then plays at Radford on Dec. 30
Chanticleers versus CAA Opponents
• The Chanticleers are 18-61 all-time against current members of the Colonial Athletic Association with 13 of those wins coming against College of Charleston.
• The Chants are 13-32 all-time against College of Charleston, 0-1 against James Madison, 2-4 against Towson, 3-23 against UNC Wilmington, and 0-1 against William & Mary.
• CCU's current senior class of Angelica Henry, Alexx Puckett, Katelyn Connor and Kayla Cook are 2-2 against current CAA member institution in their careers. The class is 2-1 against College of Charleston and 0-1 against UNC Wilmington.
I'll Take Jordan for 23 (Or At Least 20)
• Junior AJ Jordan is in the midst of a truly breakout season. After averaging a modest 9.6 points per outing as a sophomore, Jordan has nearly doubled that output to 18.0 per game this season.
• She has broken the 20 point barrier in five of Coastal's nine games, including a trio of 23-point efforts.
• Jordan has already reset her career-high, which now stands at 25, twice this season.
• She is on pace to be the first Chanticleer to average more than 16.0 points per game since Alisha Dill averaged 22.5 during the 2006-07 campaign.
Sims' Breakout Performance
• Freshman Karsen Sims turned in a breakout performance in Coastal's 79-72 setback against Furman on Dec. 15. Sims, who earned her second straight starting nod, finished the contest with a career-high 17 points on 6-of-11 from the field and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe. Of her six baskets, two came from long range.
• Sims was thrust into the point guard role for much of the first half after starting point guard Angelica Henry suffered early foul trouble. Sims played admirably at the point, helping Coastal battle back from a 13-point deficit.
• The Gatlinburg, Tenn., native also equaled her career-best with five rebounds to go along with a pair of steals.
Court Vision and Quick Hands
• Senior point guard Angelica Henry has done all that is necessary from a point guard on a high-octane offense. Henry, who was known for her defensive pressure last season, has added superior court vision to her game as a senior.
• Henry averages 5.0 helpers per contest through nine games and has led Coastal in the assists category each time on the floor.
• She ranks third in the Big South in assists per game, while also disrupting opposing teams' offenses to the tune of 2.22 steals per outing.
• The Indianapolis, Ind., native is the only player in the Big South Conference to rank in the top three in assists, steals and assist/turnover ratio.