- Brendan Donoghue
Coastal looks to get back to winning ways against NCCU
The Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team looks to get back to winning ways after falling to in-state rival Wofford 82-71 on Sunday, Dec. 9 in Spartanburg.
Senior Forward Zac Cuthberson saw his streak of double-doubles snapped at 5 as he was held to 14 points and only four rebounds in the loss.
In what is no doubt a rarity for the season, Cuthberson did not lead Coastal Carolina in points, as his 14 were topped by sophomore guard Trevion Brown led the team with a career-high 34 points. Brown’s 34 point night was good enough to tie for tenth place for points in a single game.
Cameron Jackson led four Terriers in double digit points as he dropped a team high 24 points on the night. Fletcher Magee (18 points), Nathan Hoover (15 points), and Storm Murphy (13 points) rounded out those in double figures for Wofford.
While Coastal did shoot more efficiently from three point range than Wofford (53% to 21%) and the two teams shot nearly identical for the game (42.6% for the Chanticleers and 42.4% for the Terriers), the difference game in rebounding. Wofford grabbed 34 boards compared to Coastal’s 29 boards. The Terriers were able to nab 13 offensive rebounds that turned into 13 second-chance points.
The Chanticleers also did a much worse job taking care of the ball than the Terriers did. The Chanticleers turned the ball over 12 times leading to 12 points for Wofford.
Wofford started off hot opening up a 9-0 lead to start the game and never looked back as they took a 35-21 lead into the locker rooms at halftime before completing the 11-point victory.
The Chanticleers will return to the HTC Center for the final time in 2018 as they take on North Carolina Central on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.
Coastal Carolina is 3-0 in all-time games versus North Carolina Central. The last time these teams faced each other was on Dec. 10, 2016 at the HTC Center. Coastal edged the Eagles 70-67.