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Coastal Carolina holds off USD men's basketball

The Coyotes drop to 3-4 on the season, still seeking their first true road win.

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CONWAY, S.C. — The University of South Dakota men's basketball team closed out its week-long road trip with a 66-59 loss at Coastal Carolina on Saturday.

The Coyotes drop to 3-4 on the season while the Chanticleers improve to 3-2 this season.

It was the third home win for CCU this season while USD is still in search of its first true road win. Three Coyotes recorded double-digit efforts led by Kruz Perrott-Hunt’s 17 points. All of Perrott-Hunt’s points came in the second half as he went 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-5 from the three-point line after the break.

Mihai Carcoana contributed a career-high 13 points off the bench on 6-of-12 shooting while leading the team with seven rebounds. Paul Bruns, starting for the first time this year, picked up his sixth double-digit performance with 10 points on 4-of-11 from the field.

South Dakota shot 39 percent from the floor, 37 percent from three, and 37.5 percent from the free-throw line in today’s game. Archambault tossed in eight points while Tasos Kamateros added six points on 2-of-3 from three and hauled in six rebounds. Damani Hayes rounded out the scoring efforts for the Coyotes with five points and added in five rebounds.

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For Coastal Carolina, Brown was one of three Chanticleers in double-figures with 17 points. Essam Mostafa recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Henry Abraham was the third player in double-figures with 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting. CCU shot 42 percent from the floor and 37 percent from three. The team also made 12-of-16 attempts from the free-throw line.

South Dakota returns home for the first time in two weeks on Monday, hosting Mount Marty on Monday night in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

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