Scores

Final

Coast Carolina 58

(7-8, 0-1 Big South)

Charl Southern 70

(7-7, 1-0 Big South)

7:30 PM ET, January 8, 2014

CSU Fieldhouse, Charleston, South Carolina

1 2 T
CCAR 27 3158
CHSO 45 2570

Top Performers

Coastal Carolina: B. Diagne 7 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Charleston Southern: W. Saunders 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Charleston Southern beats Coastal Carolina 70-58

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Will Saunders hit five 3-pointers to finish with 16 points and eight rebounds as Charleston Southern cruised past Coastal Carolina 70-58 in a Big South Conference opener Wednesday night.

The Buccaneers (7-7, 1-0) shot 42.9 percent from the field, including a 15-of-27 performance in the first half. Saah Nimley had 15 points and six assists, while Arlon Harper scored 14 and Matt Kennedy added 12, respectively.

Coastal Carolina (7-8, 0-1) was held to 3-of-16 shooting from beyond the arc, but dominated the inside with a 36-14 points in the paint advantage. Josh Cameron had 11 points and Warren Gillis chipped in 10.

Nursing a three-point lead, Charleston Southern surged ahead by hitting 10 of its 13 total 3-pointers in the first half to take a 45-27 lead at the break. Despite shooting just 27.3 percent in the second half, they still led by as much as 23.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCAR
CHSO
Points 58 70
FG Made-Attempted 23-59 (.390) 21-49 (.429)
3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 13-31 (.419)
FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 15-23 (.652)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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