Gardner-Webb downs Coastal Carolina 70-63

The Associated Press

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Donta Harper scored 17 points to lift Gardner-Webb past Coastal Carolina 70-63 in a Big South Conference game Saturday night.

Tashan Newsome added 14 points and Kevin Hartley had 11 to help Gardner-Webb (16-11, 8-5) win its third straight game.

Tied at 61-61, Kierre Greenwood's layup put Coastal Carolina (12-12, 7-6) on top 63-61 with just 2:52 left to play. Newsome answered with two free throws to tie the game at 63 with 2:18 remaining.

Gardner-Webb extended its lead to 67-63 on a layup by Tyler Strange and a dunk by Newsome, while Coastal Carolina had one turnover and missed all its shots in the final 2 minutes.

Harper went 13 of 16 from the foul line, as the Runnin' Bulldogs made 24 free throws to 10 for the Chanticleers.

Anthony Raffa went 6 of 10 from behind the arc, and had 22 points for the Chanticleers.

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