Coastal tries to get back on winning track vs. High Point

Still reeling from Tuesday night’s loss to Campbell, Coastal Carolina (17-6 overall, 10-3 Big South) tries to get right back on the horse at 7 tonight when High Point comes to Kimbel Arena.

The Panthers (9-15, 5-9) catch the Chants on the rebound of perhaps their worst loss off the season. Coastal blew a double-digit lead in the second half to drop their first home league loss of the season.

At least Coastal’s short break comes against a team it has enjoyed success against in the past. High Point’s last win over the Chanticleers in Conway was during the 2006-07 season.

The Panthers are looking to win back-to-back Big South road games for the first time since 2008-09. Nick Barbour, who needs three points to move into seventh-place on the Big South’s scoring list, lead the Panthers.

Coastal Carolina won the first meeting this season, a 55-52 victory in High Point on Dec. 31. Chris Gradnigo led the Chanticleers with 19 points off the bench.

Coastal’s Sam McLaurin needs four rebounds to join the Big South’s 600 career rebound club. In his last six games, Kierre Greenwood is averaging 12.0 points, 5.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds.

Coastal enters the game in second place in the Big South, falling to two games behind first-place UNC Asheville with Tuesday’s loss.

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