Record: 21-12 How they got here: Won Big South Tournament. Strengths: The Chanticleers enter the NCAA Tournament on a five-game winning streak and were tied for fifth nationally in rebounding (39.6 per game) during the final week of the regular season. Coastal Carolina is making its first NCAA Tournament since 1993. Chanticleers coach Cliff Ellis has won SEC, ACC and Big South coach of the year honors during his career. Weaknesses: Coastal Carolina has a weak strength of schedule and has had issues taking care of the basketball, racking up 14.1 turnovers per game.
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