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  • Ian Brooking

Coastal Carolina men’s basketball schedule announced

The Coastal Carolina men’s basketball schedule for the 2017-2018 season was announced on Sept. 28, 2017.

Coastal is coming off their fourth straight 20-plus win season and are looking to play postseason basketball for the fifth straight year.

The 2017-2018 season includes 15 home games and offers a variety of opponents from Wake Forest to St. Andrews.

The Chanticleers open their season at home on Nov. 10 with Piedmont International. Coastal defeated Piedmont last season 100-63 on Dec. 5, 2016. Coastal then travels to Beaumont, Texas to take on Lamar before traveling to the Bahamas for three-day tournament in Nassau.

The Chanticleers return home to the HTC center for a three-game home stand that includes a rematch against Wofford. Last season, Coastal fell to the Terriers in Spartanburg in a 75-74 heartbreaker.

Coastal then travels to Virginia to take on Hampton. Hampton will be looking for revenge as Coastal knocked out Hampton 83-67 in the First Round of the CBI Tournament.

After that, Coastal will then travel to Columbia, South Carolina, to take on the Gamecocks. USC surprised the nation last year, making it all the way to Final Four before falling to Gonzaga.

While USC no longer has stars like Sindarius Thornwell and PJ Dozier, this matchup will be a huge test for the Chanticleers and a massive upset in the college basketball world should they pull it off.

The Chanticleers then have a four-game home stand from Dec. 18 to Dec. 31, hosting Wake Forest on Dec. 18 and opening Sun Belt conference play at home with Texas-Arlington on Dec. 29.

Coastal defeated all Sun Belt Conference progress but Troy last season, going 10-8 in conference play.

Coastal will host the following Sun Belt teams:

Georgia Southern (Jan. 11)

Georgia State (Jan 13)

Arkansas State (Jan. 25)

Arkansas-Little Rock (Jan. 27)

Appalachian State (Feb. 10)

Troy (Feb. 15)

South Alabama (Feb. 17, Senior Day).

Coastal will look to make to back to NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015.

(Photo: GoCCUSports)

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