CCU hoops slate has stops at Auburn, Ole Miss, UCLA

ccuhoops-22dunkAfter guiding his fourth collegiate program to the NCAA Tournament in 2014, Coastal Carolina men’s basketball coach Cliff Ellis has announced the full schedule for the highly-anticipated 2014-15 season.

The schedule for the defending Big South champion Chanticleers is highlighted by 14 home games, the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, plus non-conference road games against power conference schools UCLA, Auburn and Ole Miss.

Coastal will play 18 Big South Conference games this season. The Chanticleers will have home-and-home series with eight teams, while playing Winthrop and Radford once each. Last year, Coastal was 21-13 overall and posted an 11-5 conference mark on the way to winning the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Conference Tournament. By virtue of their championship game victory, the Chants advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993.

The Chanticleers tip off the season on Friday, Nov. 14, with a home game against Trinity Baptist. The men of Conway immediately hop a plane to Los Angeles for a Sunday, Nov. 16, game against a historically basketball-rich UCLA program inside the famed Pauley Pavilion. The game against the Bruins is part of the Battle 4 Atlantis event.

Upon returning from the West coast, Coastal will host Columbia International (Nov. 18) and Piedmont International (Nov. 22) before taking part in an exempt tournament for the second straight season. The Chants will spend the Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 26-27) playing in the Chattanooga-hosted mainland bracket of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. Coastal will open the tournament against the Sun Belt Conference’s Louisiana-Monroe, while Chattanooga will battle Robert Morris on the opening day. The winners of each game will play for the championship on Thanksgiving Day and the losers will play in a consolation game.

Following a Dec. 2 home game against South Carolina State, Coach Ellis will take his team to Alabama for a tilt against Bruce Pearl’s Auburn Tigers. The game, which is slated for Dec. 5, will feature coaches with a combined 16 NCAA Tournament appearances.

A single home game against Warren Wilson on Dec. 11 awaits the Chants before the squad embarks on a calendar-year-closing four-game road swing. Coastal opens the road trip with a game at South Carolina State (Dec. 14) before traveling to 2013 SEC Champion Ole Miss (Dec. 18) for the second time in the past three years. A trip to Conway, Ark., to take on the Central Arkansas Bears (Dec. 21) follows the meeting with the Rebels.

After a nine-day break for the Christmas holiday, the Chanticleers close the 2014 calendar year, but open the 2014-15 Big South season with a New Year’s Eve game at High Point.

Coastal’s January games at The HTC Center include Charleston Southern (Jan. 3), Longwood (Jan. 8), Gardner-Webb (Jan. 17), Presbyterian (Jan. 24) and Winthrop (Jan. 28). The Chants’ February home Big South games are UNC Asheville (Feb. 3), High Point (Feb. 6), Liberty (Feb. 14) and Campbell (Feb. 19). Coastal concludes its regular season of play at Presbyterian on Thursday, Feb. 26.

For the third year the VistiMyrtleBeach.com Big South Basketball Championship will be hosted at The HTC Center on the Chanticleers’ campus. The men’s first round games will be held March 4, followed by quarterfinals on March 6, semifinals on March 7 and the championship game on March 8. The winner advances to the NCAA Tournament, which begins March 17.

2014-15 season tickets are available in the Teal, Bronze and Fan Zone sections. Prices start at $100 per ticket. Contact the Athletic Ticket Office at 843-347-8499 for seating options and to select your seat.

Chants do it with defense for second straight week

Chants do it with defense for second straight weekNot even a 44-minute lightning delay midway through the third [more]

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeateds

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeatedsJon "JJ" Jones returned to his old stomping grounds at [more]

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat Braves

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat BravesSt. James traveled to Prestwick Country Club on Wednesday to [more]

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former school

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former schoolMyrtle Beach football player J.J. Jones has been cleared to [more]

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyball

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyballThe reigning Class 4A state champion North Myrtle Beach High [more]

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loop

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loopDespite Hurricane Dorian costing Horry County Schools a week of [more]

Chants capture historic victory over Jayhawks

Chants capture historic victory over JayhawksCoastal Carolina football recorded its first-ever win over a Power [more]

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls Like it did after last year’s state championship games, Horry [more]

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports schedule

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports scheduleHurricane Dorian is not expected to make landfall on the [more]

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup title

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup titleCoach R.J. Bass wanted a strong early test for his [more]

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers opened their season the same way [more]

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openers

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openersTommy Norwood tried to nix the Gatorade bath. He raised [more]

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootout

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootoutWilliam Welch (West Islip, N.Y.) shot a net 69 (gross [more]

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-match

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-matchThe Carolina Forest girls golf team made a strong showing [more]

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by Warriors

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by WarriorsThe Palmetto State made a strong showing in the Border [more]

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World Am

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World AmBeautiful weather greeted the 3,215 golfers participating in the 36th [more]

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champs

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champsTwo Coast FA boys teams returned home as champions from [more]

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at horn

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at hornMatt Reel sighed more than once when talking about his [more]

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs The distance from Myrtle Beach’s TicketReturn.com Stadium to Chicago’s Wrigley [more]

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bid

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bidThe only thing harder than winning a state championship is [more]

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff Classic

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff ClassicTwo blowouts, a lightning delay and ultimately three of the [more]

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outing

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outingFive Coast FA boys teams entered the Charlotte Invitational over [more]

Hemingway follows family, teammates to Gamecocks

Hemingway follows family, teammates to GamecocksSix minutes after his youngest child had announced his college [more]

MB Track & Field Club set for cross country season

MB Track & Field Club set for cross country seasonBuilding on the success of the track and field season, [more]

Seahawks, Trojans, Chiefs in preseason football poll

Seahawks, Trojans, Chiefs in preseason football pollDefending state champion Myrtle Beach opened the 2019 preseason as [more]

Chants do it with defense for second straight week

Chants do it with defense for second straight weekNot even a 44-minute lightning delay midway through the third [more]

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeateds

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeatedsJon "JJ" Jones returned to his old stomping grounds at [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach