Coastal Carolina beats South Carolina St, 66-52

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Badou Diagne scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and pulled down a game high 11 rebounds to lead Coastal Carolina to a 66-52 win over South Carolina State on Tuesday night.

Josh Cameron also had 14 points for Coastal Carolina off the bench, including 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range. Elijah Wilson finished with nine points, and Warren Gillis and Shivaughn Wiggins each added eight for the Chanticleers.

Overall, Coastal Carolina outshot South Carolina State 49-30 percent from the field, 50-34 percent from three, and won the rebounding battle 42-29.

Edward Stephens scored a game high 15 points to lead South Carolina State. Gerdarius Troutman added 10 points for the Bulldogs.

South Carolina State trailed 33-26 at the half, and battled back to trim the lead as low as three midway through the second half. However, a late 16-6 run by the Chanticleers sealed the deal.