What UVa. fans need to know about Coastal Carolina

coastal carolinaTop seed UVa. (28-6) faces #16 seed Coastal Carolina (21-12) on Friday in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

What you need to know about Coastal Carolina;

  • Big South record: 14-5 (including conference tournament)
  • Biggest win (RPI): St. Francis (RPI: 187), 70-59, Nov. 23
  • Worst loss (RPI): South Carolina State (RPI: 330), 83-78 on Dec. 17, 68-58 on Dec. 30
  • Record vs. RPI top 150: 0-5
  • Common opponent: Clemson (RPI: 78) defeated Coastal Carolina 69-40 on Nov. 29; Virginia defeated Clemson 63-58 on Feb. 15
  • Top players: Elijah Wilson (16.1 ppg, 43.9% FG, 30.6% 3FG), Warren Gillis (14.8 ppg, 46.2% FG, 37.7% 3FG), Josh Cameron (14.1 ppg, 39% FG, 38.4% 3FG)
  • Offensive/defensive efficiency: 1.05 points per possession/offense (Big South: 9th), 1.00 points per possession/defense (Big South: 1st)


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