|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.