College Hoops: East Carolina 76 Coastal Carolina 51

Cliff Ellis watched his Chants fall to 9-2 on the season.

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers men's basketball team was defeated by the East Carolina Pirates 76-51 on Monday night at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, North Carolina.

East Carolina got out to a 16-6 start and never looked back. The Pirates hit eight three's, five of them from Shamarr Bowden who finished with a game-high 17 points.

Coastal Carolina was led by Anthony Raffa. He was held to 14 points, well below his average. CCU had their worst shooting effort of the season, hitting under 37 percent for the game. In addition, the Chants made only three of 21 shots from beyond the arc.

Sam McLaurin pulled down seven rebounds to give him 502 for his career. He became the third player in school history with at least 500 rebounds and 100 blocked shots.

Coastal returns to action on Thursday, Dec. 22 at Kimbel Arena in Conway, South Carolina to face the College of Charleston. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.