Coastal Carolina hits 15 3s, beats Troy 88-75
TROY, Ala. (AP) Tyrell Gumbs-Frater scored 20 on Thursday night and Coastal Carolina made a season-high 15 3-pointers on just 25 attempts to open the Sun Belt season with an 88-75 win over Troy.
Gumbs-Frater tied his career high with six made 3s on nine attempts for the Chanticleers (7-6). Zac Cuthbertson added 17 points, David Kralj scored 15, and Trevion Brown and Amidou Bamba had 11 points apiece.
Brown made back-to-back 3-pointers to open the second half and added another to cap an 11-0 run which opened the Chanticleers' lead to 55-32. Coastal Carolina led by at least 13 the rest of the way.
The Chanticleers had runs of 13-0 and 9-0 to open the game with a 27-11 lead. The Trojans (7-6) cut the deficit to 32-27 shortly before halftime, but the Chants responded with a 12-2 run and went into halftime with a 44-32 lead.
Charles Norman had 16 points, BJ Miller added 12 and Devante Foster scored 11 for Troy.
Copyright 2019 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
The NCAA Tournament bracket is live so get started filling out your printable bracket before...
Women's bracket features UConn as a No. 2 seed and several first-time at-large bids
Sights are set on Madison Square Garden for the 16 teams remaining in the NIT field
Washington did not play Thursday night against ACU and isn't expected to play on Saturday
Sign up for CBS Sports' Bracket Games to get a second chance in the March Madness fun
Michigan State and Maryland survived scares but Louisville wasn't so lucky on Thursday