Coastal Carolina rallies for 69-60 overtime win

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LAS VEGAS (AP)—Joseph Harris had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and Coastal Carolina rallied to beat Western Illinois 69-60 in overtime Friday at the Las Vegas invitational tournament.

Anthony Breeze added 14 points for Coastal Carolina, which erased a 10-point deficit in the final five minutes of regulation to force the extra period and held Western Illinois scoreless in the five-minute overtime for its first win of the season.

Coastal Carolina (1-4) closed the game on a 20-3 run, forcing overtime on a tip-in by Breeze with three seconds to play. Breeze scored four points in overtime including a layup with 1:05 left to give Coastal Carolina a six-point lead.

Josh Rivers scored 18 points and David DuBois added 12 for Western Illinois (1-5).

Coastal Carolina outrebounded Western Illinois 36-20, helping create several second-chance opportunities late in the game.

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 Coastal Carolina
Joseph Harris Joseph Harris
12-16,  27 Pts
13 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Western Ill.
Josh Rivers Josh Rivers
6-12,  18 Pts
1 Rebs, 3 Assists

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