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January 31, 2015

Ellis expands on Cameron suspension

Asked after the game Saturday whether senior guard Josh Cameron's one-game suspension was related to him being upset about his playing time, Coastal Carolina basketball coach Cliff Ellis more or less offered acknowledgment to that.

"Well it's a team game. We're all in it for the team and we competed today, and he can't put himself above the team. It's all about Coastal Carolina. It's all about the way we play basketball, and you saw today, we competed," Ellis said. "We can compete with him, we can compete without him, whatever the circumstances are. It's a one-game suspension. He'll be back Monday. We'll just see where it goes from there."

The Chants lost at Gardner-Webb, 66-64, on Saturday afternoon on a tip-in with 2.1 seconds left after rallying from an 12-point second-half deficit to hold the lead down the stretch.

Cameron is Coastal Carolina's leading scorer at 13.4 points per game despite coming off the bench this season after starting at point guard last year. He's averaging 20.6 minutes per game, but he played just 15 minutes in the Chants' loss to Winthrop on Wednesday night.

| Ryan Young, ryoung@thesunnews.com



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