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Coastal picked fifth in first Sun Belt poll

CCU begins its Sun Belt ride this season (Source: WMBF Sports) CCU begins its Sun Belt ride this season (Source: WMBF Sports)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WMBF) – The Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team has been picked by the media to finish fifth in its first season playing in the Sun Belt Conference. The Chants garnered 88 points in the poll, while UT Arlington was the projected champion, bringing in 140 points. Arlington junior Kevin Hervey was voted as the preseason men’s player of the year.

Senior guard Elijah Wilson was named to the all-conference second team. Last year, Coastal finished 21-12 and earned the school’s first ever postseason wins while going to the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

The Chants open the season November 11th at Alabama. The preseason poll is below:

1. UT Arlington – 140 points (10 first-place votes)
2. Little Rock – 124 (1)
3. Georgia State – 114 (1)
4. Georgia Southern – 111
5. Coastal Carolina – 88
6. South Alabama – 75
7. UL Lafayette – 70
8. UL Monroe – 59
9. Troy – 54
10. Arkansas State – 46
11. Appalachian State – 28
12. Texas State – 27

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