Coastal Carolina beats North Carolina Wesleyan 117-68

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Deanthony Tipler had 28 points as Coastal Carolina rolled past North Carolina Wesleyan 117-68 in its season opener on Saturday. Essam Mostafa added 21 points for the Chanticleers, while Tyrik Dixon chipped in 20.

Tipler hit 11 of 14 shots, including 6 of 8 on 3-pointers. Dixon also had six assists.

DeShawn Thomas had 13 points for Coastal Carolina.

Damon McDowell had 23 points for the Battling Bishops. Isaiah Lewis added 11 points.

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