CCU Press Release
During the final 2:23 of play Elijah Wilson willed Coastal Carolina to a 60-58 victory over Grand Canyon in the quarterfinal round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Wilson’s final 143 seconds featured the Chanticleers’ final eight points, a defensive rebound and a block on a potential game-changing 3-pointer.
With the victory, the Chanticleers move onto the semifinal round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Opponent, location and start time will be determined shortly after the quarterfinal round games have been completed.
The win, which was the third for the Chanticleer program in a postseason tournament, improved Coastal to 21-11 on the season, while Grand Canyon’s season ends at 27-7.
Wilson led a trio of Chanticleers in double-figures with his 16 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3-pt FG, 4-6 FT). Colton Ray-St Cyr and Marcus Freeman joined Wilson with 10 apiece. Tristian Curtis made his impact on the glass with 10 rebounds, while Freeman controlled eight and Ray-St Cyr seven.
Glaze led the Grand Canyon offense with 16 points. Joining Glaze in double-figures was Gerard Martin and DeWayne Russell with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Glaze also led the Lopes with a game-high 13 rebounds.
Coastal closed the game shooting 40.0 percent from the floor (20-50) and 27.8 percent from three (5-18). GCU made 35.7 percent of its attempts (25-70) and 5-of-26 from deep (19.2%). Coastal controlled the boards 45-41 and outscored the Lopes 22-16 off the bench.