CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP)—Whitney Coleman hit a late 3-pointer in overtime after making the tying basket in regulation, helping Monmouth beat Charlotte 58-56 in the Paradise Jam on Monday.
Coleman, who finished with nine points, drained the shot from the top of the key with 10 seconds remaining. Monmouth (2-3) took fifth place out of eight teams at the tournament in this tropical setting.
Nick DelTufo added 13 points and Alex Nunner had 12 for the Hawks.
After trailing by nine points in the second half, Monmouth rallied to take a 48-47 lead with less than three minutes remaining on a three-point play by Nunner, who was fouled on a driving layup.
Coleman, who also hit a layup with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, was 0-for-5 from behind the arc before he stepped up to take what became the game-winner.
Leemire Goldwire led Charlotte (3-2) with 18 points. Lamont Mack added seven points and 11 rebounds.
Charlotte took its first lead on a 3-pointer by Leemire that put them ahead 29-28 with 17:30 to go in the game. They pushed their advantage to 44-35 before the Hawks rallied.
The 49ers dominated in the paint, outrebounding the Hawks 40-32 and beating them 17-4 on second-chance opportunities. But they went 12-for-21 from the free throw line, compared to 9-for-9 for Monmouth.