Coastal Carolina meets Liberty in the first round of the Big South Tournament at HTC Center on Tuesday. The game tips off at 8 p.m. EST. The Chanticleers lost to the Flames 64-56 on Jan. 12 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.
In spite of 23 points and six rebounds from Anthony Raffa, the Chanticleers came up short 75-64 against Charleston Southern on Mar. 2. He is averaging 19.0 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. In a 73-56 victory over Radford on Mar. 2, John Caleb Sanders put up 16 points and eight rebounds for the Flames. With 13.8 points per game and 3.5 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
StatSmack! Coastal Carolina is better than Liberty
Coastal Carolina players are more experienced than Liberty players (11,364 minutes played vs. 10,113 minutes played).
It's only wins and losses, but Coastal Carolina has a better overall record than Liberty this season (14-14 vs. 11-20).
Coastal Carolina allows fewer rebounds (31.4 allowed per game vs. 36.9 allowed per game) than Liberty this season.
Kierre Greenwood is ranked 7th in the Big South in assists and 6th in the Big South in steals.