Chants ready to tangle with Cowboys for CBI series title

ccuhoops-huddleCoastal Carolina and Wyoming will start the 2017 College Basketball Championship (CBI) Series at the HTC Center in Conway Monday at 7:30 p.m.

With the first game being played in Conway, game two, and if needed, game three, will be played in Laramie, Wyo., the home of the Cowboys.

The Chanticleers have won four of its last five games and during that stretch may be playing their best basketball of the season.  Over the three games of the CBI, Coastal is averaging over 81 points per game, over seven points per game more than during the season.

CCU’s (19-17) defense has also picked up, holding their tournament opponents to 69.3 points per game, which is over three points less than during the regular season.

Junior Jaylen Shaw has pushed is scoring average up to almost 15 points per game, after averaging 22 over the past three games.  Demario Beck has also picked up his game and is averaging 18 points and nine rebounds per game during the CBI Tournament.

Elijah Wilson is averaging over 13 points per game, and the third-leading scorer in CCU history has been even better in the post season.  He is averaging over 14 points per game while shooting 40 percent from the field, 50 percent on his three-point field goals and 89 percent at the free throw line.

Freshman Artur Labinowicz has moved into the starting lineup due to the injury to starting point guard Shivaughn Wiggins. All Labinowicz has done is give the CCU fans a glimpse of what he can do in the starting lineup.  He is averaging 11 points and 6.3 rebounds per game after being inserted in the starting five.

Senior Colton Ray-St Cyr has continued to be his steady self, averaging nine points and six rebounds per game during the tournament, which mirrors his regular season performance.

The Chants are getting plenty of bench support heading into the championship series.  CCU has been getting right at 50 percent shooting from the field from the bench players while scoring over eight points and grabbing almost nine rebounds per game.

CCU will face an ever improving Wyoming team that comes into the series with a 21-14 record.  Wyoming only won 14 games a season ago, but have put together a team that like the Chants, may be playing their best basketball of the season.  The Cowboys have also won four of its past five games and is averaging 78 points per game.

They have four players averaging double digits on the season with Justin James leading the way with 15.6 points per game and five rebounds.

Hayden Dalton averages 12.3 points per game, but is also the team-leader in rebounds averaging 8.3 per game.  Jason McManamen is next at 11.3 points per game and, while Wyoming has six players with over 46 assists, McManamen’s 88 leads the team.

Alan Herndon averages 11.2 points per game and his 67 blocked shots leads the team on a team that has 160 total blocks on the season.

The game, originally scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. tip, was moved up to a 7:30 p.m. (ET) tip.  The game will be nationally broadcast on ESPNU.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

 

Strand sends record-tying four players to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four players to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

Chants do it with defense for second straight week

Chants do it with defense for second straight weekNot even a 44-minute lightning delay midway through the third [more]

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeateds

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeatedsJon "JJ" Jones returned to his old stomping grounds at [more]

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat Braves

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat BravesSt. James traveled to Prestwick Country Club on Wednesday to [more]

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyball

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyballThe reigning Class 4A state champion North Myrtle Beach High [more]

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former school

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former schoolMyrtle Beach football player J.J. Jones has been cleared to [more]

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loop

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loopDespite Hurricane Dorian costing Horry County Schools a week of [more]

Chants capture historic victory over Jayhawks

Chants capture historic victory over JayhawksCoastal Carolina football recorded its first-ever win over a Power [more]

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls Like it did after last year’s state championship games, Horry [more]

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports schedule

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports scheduleHurricane Dorian is not expected to make landfall on the [more]

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup title

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup titleCoach R.J. Bass wanted a strong early test for his [more]

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers opened their season the same way [more]

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openers

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openersTommy Norwood tried to nix the Gatorade bath. He raised [more]

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootout

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootoutWilliam Welch (West Islip, N.Y.) shot a net 69 (gross [more]

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-match

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-matchThe Carolina Forest girls golf team made a strong showing [more]

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by Warriors

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by WarriorsThe Palmetto State made a strong showing in the Border [more]

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World Am

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World AmBeautiful weather greeted the 3,215 golfers participating in the 36th [more]

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champs

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champsTwo Coast FA boys teams returned home as champions from [more]

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at horn

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at hornMatt Reel sighed more than once when talking about his [more]

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs The distance from Myrtle Beach’s TicketReturn.com Stadium to Chicago’s Wrigley [more]

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bid

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bidThe only thing harder than winning a state championship is [more]

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff Classic

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff ClassicTwo blowouts, a lightning delay and ultimately three of the [more]

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outing

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outingFive Coast FA boys teams entered the Charlotte Invitational over [more]

Hemingway follows family, teammates to Gamecocks

Hemingway follows family, teammates to GamecocksSix minutes after his youngest child had announced his college [more]

MB Track & Field Club set for cross country season

MB Track & Field Club set for cross country seasonBuilding on the success of the track and field season, [more]

Strand sends record-tying four players to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four players to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

Chants do it with defense for second straight week

Chants do it with defense for second straight weekNot even a 44-minute lightning delay midway through the third [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach