Ragin’ Cajuns sweep CCU in Sun Belt doubleheader

Coastal Carolina faced the top men’s basketball team in the Sun Belt in Louisiana and the Ragin’ Cajuns came away with an 81-64 win.

CCU (7-10, 1-3 SBC) fell behind early and trailed by as many as 20 points (62-42) with 12:47 left in the game. It was at that time the Chanticleers put on a run to cut the lead to 10 on three separate occasions, the final time at 71-61 with 4:41 left, but could not get any closer.

ULL (14-3, 4-0 SBC) only hit six field goals the entire second half, as the CCU defense held the Ragin’ Cajuns to 35 percent shooting in the second half. It was at the three throw line where ULL made the difference in the score, hitting 23 of 24 charity tosses in the second half alone and finished hitting 29 of 33 (88%) for the game.

Zac Cuthbertson led CCU with 20 second-half points and finished with a game-high 23 points. DeMario Beck scored 14 points on five-of-eight shooting and Jaylen Shaw finished with 13 points and five assists.

Beck and Cuthbertson finished with seven rebounds each, but overall, the Chants were out rebounded 38-28. It was only the third time this season the Chants have been out rebounded.

Frank Bartley led ULL with 22 points and Malik Marquetti had 17. Johnathan Stove came off the bench to score 16 and Bryce Washington added 11.

Women

* For the second consecutive game the Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team battled back from a double-digit deficit in the second half before suffering a loss, this time falling 59-55 to Louisiana Saturday afternoon at the Cajundome. The loss drops Coastal to 8-7 overall while evening its Sun Belt record to 2-2. Louisiana improves to 8-8, 3-1.

Photo courtesy of ULL Athletics

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