Coastal hopes to stay hot in two-game home stand

After picking up a much-needed win at Troy, the Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team will be back in action on its home court, the HTC Center, for the team’s next two games.

The two-game home stand will begin Thursday when Arkansas State comes to Conway for a 7:30 p.m. game. CCU will then host Little Rock Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

In its last outing, The Chanticleers came from 14 points behind at halftime to pull out a 74-73 win at Troy. CCU trailed 59-46 with just over 13 minutes left before going on a 14-0 run over the next 3:15 seconds to take a 60-59 lead. From there the game was back and forth before an Amidou Bamba put-back basket gave CCU a 74-72 lead which they were able to hang on for the one-point victory.

CCU continues to have four players average in double figures. Zac Cuthbertson leads the way at 16 points per game. He led the Chants second half comeback at Troy with 15 second-half points. He finished the game with 21.

Jaylen Shaw averages 15.2 points per game, but also leads the team in assists (113) and steals (38). Demario Beck continues to be one of the most consistent players on the team. He averages 11 points and a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game. His .572 shooting percentage from the field is second on the team and he is shooting 33 percent from beyond the three-point line.

Just three games ago Artur Labinowicz had a career and CCU season-high in points with a 32-point output against Georgia State. Labinowicz continues to play well and averages 10.4 points per game.

CCU will enter the game carrying an 8-13 overall record and stands 2-6 in conference play.

For ticket information, visit www.goccusports.com

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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