College Basketball Roundup: ECU controls OT, beats UNCW

Charlotte routs SC State; NC Central falls to Coastal Carolina

Tristen Newton, pictured last season, and East Carolina topped UNC Wilmington in overtime on Monday in Greenville. (Julio Cortez / AP Photo)

GREENVILLE — J.J. Miles had a career-high 22 points and East Carolina outscored UNC Wilmington 15-5 in the extra period to earn an 88-78 win on Monday night.

Bitumba Baruti had 17 points and six rebounds for East Carolina (4-0). Jayden Gardner added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Tristen Newton had 10 points and eight assists. Miles hit 6 of 7 3-pointers.

Jaylen Sims had 28 points and seven rebounds for the Seahawks (2-2). Jamahri Harvey added 14 points, Mike Okauru had 12 points and John Bowen had a career-high five blocks plus six points and nine rebounds.

Charlotte 78, South Carolina State 40

CHARLOTTE — Brice Williams had 14 points to lead five Charlotte players in double figures as the 49ers easily defeated South Carolina State 78-40 on Monday night.

Jahmir Young added 12 points for the 49ers (1-2). Jackson Threadgill chipped in 11, Jordan Shepherd scored 10 and Jhery Matos had 10.

Isaiah Felder had nine points for the Bulldogs (0-5).

Coastal Carolina 78, NC Central 71

CONWAY, S.C. — DeVante’ Jones scored 19 points as Coastal Carolina topped NC Central 78-71 on Monday night.

Tyrik Dixon and Deanthony Tipler added 16 points each, and Ebrima Dibba had 10 points and seven assists for Coastal Carolina (3-0).

C.J. Keyser had 19 points for the Eagles (1-2). Jahnathan Maxwell added 13 points, and Deven Palmer had 10 points and six rebounds.