Coastal Carolina vs. Western Carolina: Full Game Preview

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Coastal Carolina vs. Western Carolina: Full Game Preview
Coastal Carolina
(13-12, 2-9 away)
Western Carolina
(11-17, 6-5 home)
Venue: Ramsey Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Coastal Carolina R Trapps 27.0 R Trapps 8.0 K Greenwood 4.2
Western Carolina T Sumler 18.1 T King 6.1 T Sumler 3.6

On Saturday, Coastal Carolina visits Ramsey Center to take on Western Carolina. Tipoff occurs at 2 p.m. EST. The Chanticleers have not played the Catamounts since the 2002-03 season, when they won 77-72.

In their last outing, behind 22 points from Anthony Raffa, the Chanticleers defeated North Carolina-Asheville 65-64 on Feb. 19. He tallies 18.8 points per game and also adds 3.5 rebounds per game. For the Catamounts, Trey Sumler finished with 24 points and 5 rebounds in the 67-65 loss to College of Charleston on Feb. 20. He contributes a team-leading 18.1 points per game, 3.6 assists per game, and 2 steals per game.

Western Carolina StatSmack

  • Coastal Carolina has a better record at home than Western Carolina this season (11-3 vs. 5-5).
  • Coastal Carolina has more wins over the last 5 years than Western Carolina (112 vs. 94).
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, field goals made, free throws made, three-pointers, assists, steals, and blocks are in the Big South.
  • Even computers respect Coastal Carolina more. Coastal Carolina has a better RPI this season than Western Carolina (RPI: No. 246 vs. No. 255).
  • A for effort, but Coastal Carolina has emerged victorious against Western Carolina the last three times they've played.
  • The Coastal Carolina assist leader (Kierre Greenwood, 103 assists) has more assists than the Western Carolina assist leader (Trey Sumler, 102 assists).
  • The Big South has 2 teams - Charleston Southern (39.1) and Virginia Military Institute (38.3) - that secure more rebounds per game than SoCon leader, Chattanooga (38.3).
  • The Big South has 3 teams - Virginia Military Institute (77.6), Charleston Southern (75.9), and High Point (73.1) - that score more per game than SoCon leader, Davidson (72.7).
  • Anthony Raffa is ranked 48th nationally in points.
  • Coastal Carolina allows fewer rebounds (31.3 allowed per game vs. 34.9 allowed per game) than Western Carolina this season.
  • Coastal Carolina has a better scoring defense (62.1 allowed per game vs. 69.8 allowed per game) than Western Carolina this season.
CCAR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Ron Trapps 37 27 8 2 2 0 2
B- Anthony Raffa 32 19 4 2 2 0 2
C K. Greenwood 32 13 3 4 2 0 3
C Michel Enanga 25 6 6 1 1 0 2
C- Warren Gillis 29 10 4 2 2 0 2
C- E. Ndieguene 28 6 7 1 1 0 2
D+ Badou Diagne 21 6 4 1 1 1 1
D Tristian Curtis 14 3 3 1 0 0 1
D Uros Ljeskovic 13 3 3 0 0 0 1
D Tre`von James 3 1 2 0 0 0 0
D- Charles Ashford 9 3 1 1 0 0 1
D- Richie Berry 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Bisi Addey 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Justin Daniel 8 1 0 0 0 0 0
WCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Trey Sumler 0 18 5 4 2 0 4
C Tawaski King 32 11 6 1 1 1 2
C Tom Tankelewicz 27 10 3 1 1 0 1
C Brandon Boggs 27 11 4 1 1 1 2
C- James Sinclair 29 7 4 2 1 0 1
D+ Preston Ross 17 6 4 1 1 0 1
D Mike Brown 16 4 3 1 1 0 1
D- Josh Mendenhall 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
F T. Brummitt 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Kenny Hall 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Rhett Harrelson 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
F B. Littlejohn 7 4 1 1 1 0 1
F Justin Browning 4 1 1 0 1 0 1
F Ethan Freeman 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
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