NCAA Basketball

Cuthbertson, Jones lead Coastal Carolina to 4th straight win

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Zac Cuthbertson had 29 points and Devante Jones scored 25 while dishing out seven assists as Coastal Carolina held on to beat Louisiana-Monroe 92-81 to win its fourth straight Sun Belt Conference game on Thursday night.

Coastal Carolina (11-9, 5-3) had dropped three in a row before kicking off its current win streak.

The Chanticleers, who led throughout, took a 46-35 advantage into the half. Coastal Carolina opened the second half with a 15-6 run, capped by Cuthbertson's 3-pointer to go up 61-41. The Warhawks answered with three unanswered 3s to close to 61-50 with 12:18 remaining. ULM closed to 65-57 after Daishon Smith, who finished with 21 points and four steals, drained his fourth trey of the game.

The Warhawks closed to 87-81 with 47 seconds remaining after Smith made two free throws. Jones answered with two free throws and Culbertson slammed home a dunk for the final points of the night.

Coastal Carolina hit 53 percent (27 of 51) from the floor while limiting the Warhawks to 24-of-53 shooting (45 percent).

Travis Munnings had 23 points and eight rebounds for ULM (11-9, 4-4).

Updated January 31, 2019

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