Reid’s late shot lifts High Point past Coastal Carolina
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP)—Arizona Reid rebounded his own miss and scored on a jumper with 5.6 seconds left to help High Point take a 59-56 victory over Coastal Carolina on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big South Tournament.
Mike Jefferson had his shot blocked by Anthony Breeze, and Reid missed a shot before grabbing the ball and scoring.
Reid, the Big South player of the year for the second straight season, added two free throws with 1 second left after a Coastal Carolina turnover to seal it for the third-seeded Panthers (17-13). He finished with a game-high 20 points.
A 3-pointer by Eugene Harris with 6:13 left helped High Point run up a 54-47 edge, but the sixth-seeded Chanticleers (13-15) retaliated with a 9-1 run and took a 56-55 lead on a layup by Breeze with 29 seconds left.
Jefferson added 17 for High Point.
Jack Leasure scored 18 for Coastal Carolina and Breeze added 10.