Charleston Southern beats Coastal Carolina 71-69

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP)—Omar Carter scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Charleston Southern to a 71-69 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday night.

Coastal Carolina led by one point at halftime, and at 33-32 early in the second, but trailed the rest of the way after J.T. Knight’s layup gave Charleston Southern (7-13, 2-7 Big South Conference) a 34-33 lead with 16:29 left.

The Chanticleers (9-13, 3-7) tied the scored at 57-57 with 7:15 left on Anthony Breeze’s free throw, but the Buccaneers went on a 13-5 run over the next five minutes to pull away. After a pair of Logan Johnson foul shots pulled the Chanticleers within one point with 1:14 to play, Austin Johnson’s free throw with one second left gave the Buccaneers their final margin.

Kelvin Martin added 14 points for the Buccaneers.

Joseph Harris led the Chanticleers with 14 points.

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