Courtesy: CCU Media Relations
Coastal Carolina used a 15-2 run at the onset of the second half to break open a close game as the Chanticleers dealt the visiting UNC Asheville Bulldogs a 68-52 loss Tuesday evening inside The HTC Center.
The win, which vaulted the Chants into a five-way tie for third in the Big South Conference, was head coach Cliff Ellis' 150th on the Chanticleers sideline. The monumental victory made Ellis the only coach in NCAA Division I history to win 150 or more games at four different universities. Ellis won 171 games at South Alabama, 177 at Clemson, 186 at Auburn and is currently 150-95 in his eighth season in Conway.
Josh Cameron led all scorers in the game with 18 points on 4-of-8 from the floor and 9-of-13 from the free-throw line as the Chanticleers improved to 16-7 on the season and 7-4 in conference play. Also scoring in bunches on the night was Elijah Wilson with 15 points, which included a trio of 3-pointers. Tristian Curtis also posted a big night with 10 points and 10 rebounds, marking his first career double-double.
Asheville (11-11, 7-4 Big South) was led by Corey Littlejohn's 14 points and David Robertson's 10. Coastal managed to limit Andrew Rowsey, who entered the game as the Big South's second-leading scorer at 19.0 point per game, to six points.