Lady Chanticleers play host to No. 19 North Carolina

Coastal Carolina women’s basketball welcomes the first nationally-ranked opponent to the HTC Center in No. 19 North Carolina on Sunday. The Chanticleers and Tar Heels are slated to tipoff at 2 p.m.

Coastal looks to improve on its 6-2 record, while staying perfect at home. Through eight games, three Chanticleers averaging double-digit scoring – 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).

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.

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 Chanticleers played four games in seven days earlier this season, going 3-1 with wins over Western Carolina, Columbia (SC) and Southern Virginia.

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