NCAA Tournament March Madness

#315 Coastal Car

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

For Coastal Carolina, the path to dancing in March hinges entirely on winning their conference tournament—an automatic bid is the sole lifeline for their NCAA tournament hopes. The season's scattered bright spots, including a win against Texas State on the road, are overshadowed by losses to NC Central and NC A&T, teams expected to be handled with relative ease. The Chanticleers' Achilles’ heel is a porous defense, which got exposed in heavy defeats to Appalachian State and James Madison, highlighting an inability to contain stronger offensive units. While they've been competitive in close-shaves against Charleston and Georgia State, the overall inconsistency, especially within their conference play, undercuts any substantial at-large bid argument. They must harness late-season victories as confidence boosters, but these won’t move the needle much without a conference title clinch.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/16Wichita St159L86-77
11/19Col Charleston96L80-72
11/26NC Central258L70-58
11/29SC Upstate303W72-70
12/18@Col Charleston96L84-81
12/21NC A&T335L85-82
1/4@Texas St169W71-63
1/11Appalachian St81L70-45
1/13Old Dominion296W79-75
1/18@Ga Southern280L73-70
1/20@Appalachian St81L88-59
1/24Southern Miss229L79-63
1/27Georgia St228W85-83
2/1@James Madison51L105-67
2/15Ga Southern280W82-75
2/21@Georgia St228L72-71
2/24@Old Dominion296L75-59
2/28Arkansas St129L71-60
3/1James Madison51L86-76