CONWAY, S.C. -- Anthony Raffa scored 21 points as Coastal Carolina defeated Virginia Military Institute 72-49 Saturday, snapping the Keydets' five-game winning streak.
The Chanticleers (8-8, 3-2 Big South Conference) took control with a 12-2 run midway through the second half to lead 56-42 with 4:13 remaining. Warren Gillis, who finished with 12 points, had two baskets, including a 3-pointer, during the run.
Coastal Carolina closed the game by scoring 12 of the final 15 points.
The Keydets (9-8, 4-1), who had been averaging 82.6 points per game, were held to their lowest total since Jan. 23, 2008, an 85-41 loss to Winthrop.
Rodney Glasgow and Stan Okoye had 16 points apiece for VMI. Okoye also had 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season, but he made just 6 of 21 shots. The Keydets shot 30.4 percent (17 of 56).
Okoye moved into fourth on VMI's career rebounding list with 827.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
College basketball fans should be excited about next season's Jimmy V Classic, an event that will feature Duke's heralded freshman class.