CCU pulls away to beat Hampton in CBI opener

Coastal Carolina guard Jaylen Shaw.

COURTESY CCU ATHLETICS

CONWAYJaylen Shaw scored 22 points and Demario Beck added 21 as Coastal Carolina pulled away late to beat Hampton 83-67 in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational.

The Chanticleers (17-17) hit 11 of their final 12 field goals and finished with a 25-10 run to break open a tight game.

With the late game explosion, the Chanticleers shot 57-percent from the field, including 69 percent in the second half.

Colton Ray-St Cyr scored 12 while Artur Labinowicz, making a start in place of an injured Shivaughn Wiggins added 11. Elijah Wilson also scored 11.

The Chanticleers host Loyola Maryland Monday in the second round.