CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Jalen White scored 10 of his 12 points with less than five minutes to play as South Carolina State held on to defeat Coastal Carolina 68-58 Monday night.
South Carolina State (4-8) had a 15-point lead at half. Coastal Carolina's Badou Diagne made a layup to pull the Chanticleers within one, 53-52 with 5:24 to play. White was fouled on the next possession, and hit one of two free throws to give South Carolina State a 54-52 lead.
The Bulldogs closed on a 14-6 run. White had nine points, and Adama Adams scored five of his seven points during the run. White also had seven assists. Theron Stephens added 15 points for the Bulldogs.
Coastal Carolina (6-7) shot just 30 percent from the field. Michel Enanga scored nine points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Josh Cameron added 12 to lead the Chanticleers.