No Place Like Home: CCU back at Kimbel to face G-W

The Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team makes a much-needed return home to face Gardner-Webb at 7 p.m. Thursday, marking their first home conference game in more than five weeks.

In fact, five of Coastal’s last seven games have been on the road since a Dec. 3 home win over league-rival Liberty. The Chanticleers (11-4 overall, 4-1 Big South) went 5-2 over that stretch and are ready to welcome the Bulldogs (9-9, 4-2). Three of their four losses have come on the road.

Coastal is coming off back-to-back overtime games for the first time since the 1996-97, season when they split a pair of OT games against Chattanooga and Central Florida in the Dr. Pepper Classic, Dec 28 and 29th in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Following a 70-65 OT loss at Campbell and an 80-77 overtime win over Charleston Southern, Coastal is ranked sixth in the nation in rebounding margin (+9.7) and seventh in the NCAA in field-goal percentage (50.3%).

The Chants have still not allowed a team to shoot 50 percent or better through 15 games. The best mark by an opponent is 48.1% by Florida International, Coastal’s first loss of the year.

Gardner-Webb enters Thursday’s game having won three of its last four games, improving to 4-2 in the Big South. The Runnin’ Bulldogs defeated visiting Charleston Southern 80-77 on Tuesday night.

G-W shot 52.8% (28-of-53) from the field including 8-of-17 (47.1%) from beyond the arc. Max Landis hit four 3-pointers for 16 points while Stefon Johnson had a game-high 10 rebounds along with a team-high 17 points for the Runnin’ Bulldogs.

Coastal Carolina and Gardner-Webb all-time series is tied 4-4. In the second of three meetings last season, Gardner-Webb broke Coastal’s 22-game win streak, 59-57 at Kimbel Arena.

The two teams later met in the quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament, held at Kimbel Arena, where Coastal defeated the Runnin’ Bulldogs 83-72 to advance to the semifinals.

Coastal’s Kierre Greenwood  scored a season-high 16 points which included a 3-pointer with 23 seconds remaining in the overtime period to give Coastal Carolina a 80-77 victory over Charleston Southern Saturday night at Buccaneer Field House.

In the overtime period, Greenwood scored the first basket to put the Chants up 72-70. The Chants would grab an offensive rebound with less than a minute remaining and with the shot clock winding down, Greenwood made the eventual game winner on his only 3-point attempt of the night.

Leading scorer Anthony Raffa is 55 points from totaling 1,000 in his career. After scoring 271 points as a freshman at Albany University, Raffa has totaled 674 points in a Chanticleer uniform. The junior from Sea Isle City, N.J. is leading the team with 18.4 points per game and totaling 945 points in his career.

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