The College of Charleston Cougars and Coastal Carolina Chanticleers face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at the HTC Center.
College of Charleston Needs to Get Offense Going
College of Charleston comes into this game with a 1-4 record overall and on Friday the offense really struggled. College of Charleston scored only 60 points and they ended up losing by seven points. Ben Burnham had a strong game putting up 19 points and eight rebounds. There were only two players that put up at least 10 points. The one win for Charleston came in the first game against Iona and that was by two points. The Cougars are averaging 66.8 points while their defense is giving up 74.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 306th and they need to get the offense going here.
Coastal Carolina’s Defense is an Issue
Coastal Carolina comes into this game with a 1-2 record and the defense has been a major issue in the last two games. In the last game against Furman. Coastal Carolina scored 80 points, but the defense gave up 89 points. In the second half, the defense gave up 50 points and that was the difference. Coastal Carolina on the season is averaging 81.7 points while their defense is giving up 87 points per game. Kylan Blackmon was the top player putting up 23 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Coastal Carolina is averaging 81.7 points while their defense is giving up 87 points per game.
Shane’s Free Pick
This game is going to come down to a College of Charleston offense that struggles to score going against a Coastal Carolina defense that isn’t very good. Even though the Chanticleers' defense hasn’t been exactly good, this College of Charleson offense is a major issue and it’s going to be what lets them down again in this game. Look for Coastal Carolina to run up the score and that is going to be the difference as the College of Charleston isn’t going to keep up. Back Coastal Carolina against the spread.