CONWAY, S.C. — Jaylen Shaw totaled 26 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Coastal Carolina stunned preseason favorite UT Arlington 90-65 on Friday night in a Sun Belt Conference opener.
Artur Labinowicz added 15 points for the Chanticleers (7-7), while reserves Amidou Bamba, Demario Beck and Christian Adams combined to score 37 as the Coastal Carolina bench outscored its counterparts 45-13.
The Chanticleers shut down reigning Sun Belt player of the year Kevin Hervey. Hervey scored seven on 3-of-11 shooting and had just four rebounds after entering the game averaging 23.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.
Johnny Hamilton finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks (9-5). Kaelon Wilson added 15 points, but he whiffed on all five of his 3-pointers as UT Arlington made just 5 of 26 (19 percent).
Coastal Carolina hit 7 of 12 from long range in the first half and led 42-31 at the break.