Xavier 79, Coastal Carolina 46
CINCINNATI (AP)—Stanley Burrell scored 19 points to lead Xavier to a 79-46 victory over Coastal Carolina in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.
Derrick Brown added 11, and Justin Cage had 10 for the Musketeers.
Moses Sonko led Coastal Carolina with 12 points, and Joshua Mack had 11.
Coastal Carolina built a 13-9 lead midway through the first half until Burrell, who had 17 points in the half, led a 19-4 run over the last six minutes to give the Musketeers a 38-24 lead at halftime behind 52 percent shooting.
Coastal Carolina never got closer than 17 points in the second half.
Coastal Carolina’s Jack Leasure, who set the Big South record with 125 3-pointers last season, was 0-for-4 against Xavier. The Chanticleers converted just two of 15 3-pointers, with Mack scoring both.
Xavier outrebounded the Chanticleers 40-28.