CCU tops New Hampshire; hosts Grand Canyon in CIT

ccuhoops-5driveBadou Diagne double-doubled with 19 points and 10 rebounds and Elijah Wilson poured in 19 points as Coastal Carolina defeated New Hampshire in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament Saturday afternoon inside the HTC Center.

The Coastal Carolina University men’s basketball team learned Sunday evening that its quarterfinal opponent in the 2016 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) is the Grand Canyon Antelopes. The Chanticleers and Lopes are slated for a 7 p.m. tipoff on Wednesday at the HTC Center.

Tickets for the game are $15 for reserved Teal seats, $12 for reserved Bronze section seats, $10 for general admission and $8 for youth (18 and under). All CCU students will be admitted free of charge, compliments of Coastal Carolina University.

Coastal defeated New Hampshire in the CIT’s second round to improve its record to 20-12. Grand Canyon, which boasts a 26-7 overall record, has picked up CIT wins over SC State and Jackson State to set up the quarterfinal showdown with the Chanticleers. The win, which was the second for the Chanticleer program in a postseason tournament, improved Coastal to 20-11 on the season, while New Hampshire’s season ends at 20-13.

Diagne did most of the Chants’ scoring in the opening period, registering 12 of CCU’s 25 points, on his way to his fifth double-double of the season and first since early February. Wilson, who suffered early foul trouble and only played nine minutes in the first half, did not score before halftime. In the second half, the junior went 7-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-4 from three, en route to his 19 points. Wilson’s final two free throws with 32 seconds to play pushed him past Warren Gillis for 10th on the Coastal career scoring list. Jaylen Shaw was the third Chanticleer in double-figure with 16 points on 5-of-9 from the floor with a four 3-pointers.

Daniel Dion paced the New Hampshire offense with 16 points. Joining Dion in double-figures was Tanner Leissner and Jaleen Smith with 15 and 13 points, respectively. Leissner also led the Wildcats with 10 rebounds.

Coastal closed the game shooting 39.7 percent from the floor (25-63) and 54.5 percent from three (12-22). UNH made 33.9 percent of its attempts (21-62) and 11-of-27 from deep (40.7%). Coastal controlled the boards 43-39 and outscored the Wildcats in the paint 24-12.

Shaw immediately erased Coastal’s 28-25 halftime deficit with a 3-pointer 13 seconds into the half. Three minutes later, Shaw knocked down his third triple of the game to give Coastal its sixth different lead of the game at 31-28. A Diagne three and two scores by Wilson pushed the Chants’ advantage to 38-31 and forced a UNH timeout with 14:54 to go.

The Wildcats then scored the game’s next seven points to knot the game for a seventh and final time at 38-all. Shivaughn Wiggins immediately answered with a three, sparking an 18-9 CCU run that featured eight straight points by Wilson and left the Chants with a 56-47 lead at the 6:13 mark. The Chants would not trail again the Wildcats would get no closer than six the rest of the way as Coastal won its 20th game for the fifth time in the last seven years.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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