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  • Brendan Donoghue

Coastal picks up two wins on the road in Arkansas

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers went on the road this past weekend to Arkansas where they won both games. They defeated Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday, Jan. 24 in a nail-biting 72-71 win. The Chanticleers followed that win with an impressive performance on Saturday, Jan. 26 as they took down Arkansas State by a final score of 77-64 in Jonesboro, Ark.

Coastal Carolina came out victorious in a hard-fought game against Little Rock as senior forward Zac Cuthbertson put the team ahead for good with his free throw with 1.3 seconds left in the game after the Little Rock Trojans had tied the game at 71 thanks to a three-point shot from Little Rock’s Rayjon Tucker

For the Chanticleers, guard Devante Jones led the team in scoring with 21 points while Ajay Sanders put up 19 points and Tyrell Gumbs-Frater added 11. Sanders went 7-16 from the floor, with five of those seven made field goals being three-point shots.

Cuthbertson led the team in rebounding as he pulled down 10 boards as CCU out-rebounded Little Rock 38-31.

Little Rock was led in scoring by Rayjon Tucker as he finished the game with a game-high 29 points for the Trojans.

The Chanticleers lead the Trojans by 15 with just over seven and a half minutes to play in the game but a strong surge by Little Rock nearly forced overtime if it was not for a clutch free throw by Cuthbertson.

The Chanticleers picked up their third win in a row thanks to 16 points from Forward Zac Cuthbertson and guard Devante Jones. Guards Ajay Sanders and Ebrima Dibba added to the scoring barrage by dropping 15 and 10, respectively.

Coastal Carolina led for the entirety of the second half as they shot 48% for the game as well as 48% from three point range en route to the 77-64 victory.

Arkansas State was led in scoring by Tristin Walley, who with 24 points, was the only scorer to reach double-digits for the Red Wolves.

Coastal Carolina returns to the HTC Center this weekend as they start their two-game home-stand. The Chants will play host to Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7p.m. before Louisiana-Lafayette comes to town on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.

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