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.


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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