The Coastal Carolina Men’s basketball team will be one of the 68 schools that go dancing this season. The Chanticleers defeated Winthrop 76-61 in the Big South Conference Championship, making their first trip to the tournament in 21 seasons.
Chanticleer head coach Cliff Ellis, who earlier this season passed legendary coach John Wooden on the all-time wins list, will now be taking his fourth different school to the big dance.
For all of his on-court achievements, this was Ellis’ first time cutting down the nets to signify a conference championship. A couple of days ago Coach Ellis sat down with Phil Kornblut for an exclusive interview to discuss what this tournament bid means to him, his players, and the school.