Gardner-Webb vs Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina 65, Gardner-Webb 63


CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Chris Gradnigo scored 23 points and Kierre Greenwood knocked down two free throws with 4.4 seconds left to give Coastal Carolina a 65-63 win over Gardner-Webb in Big South play on Thursday night.

Coastal Carolina (12-4, 5-1) held a 63-61 lead with 15 seconds left to play after Anthony Raffa knocked down a free throw. Tashan Newsome made two free throws on Gardner-Webb's next possession to tie the game 65-all, but his foul on Greenwood with 4.4 seconds remaining would cost the Bulldogs.

Gradnigo scored 14 of his points in the first half while Greenwood paced the Chanticleers with 14 in the second half.

Coastal Carolina held Gardner-Webb (9-10, 4-3) to just 21.9 percent (7 of 32) from the field in the first half and 33.9 (21 of 62) overall.

Newsome, who finished with 21 points and 11 boards, scored 18 in the second half.

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Gardner-Webb Bulldogs
S. Johnson, F313-70-18226
M. Byron, C150-32-24012
M. Landis, G326-131-201117
T. Newsome, G307-197-8110221
T. Strange, G231-40-03333
K. Hartley251-50-04022
L. Buggs232-63-42318
D. Harper161-31-23003
J. Dawson20-01-30111
C. Hensley20-20-01010
D. Brown10-00-00000
Totals 21-6215-2242101463
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
S. McLaurin, F323-80-16326
J. Pack, C191-32-25034
D. Nieman, G353-60-08317
K. Greenwood, G327-114-456218
A. Raffa, G220-91-24011
C. Gradnigo258-183-470423
W. Gillis222-50-02144
D. Moore90-10-01110
J. Griffin41-20-01002
Totals 25-6310-1344141865
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Florida8-615-19217
S.C. Upstate7-717-16229
Kennesaw St.7-714-18259
N.J. Tech3-1111-20290

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
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Minn 77 Final
Indiana 74
Virginia 58 Final
Tenn 58 Final
Miss St 62
GONZ 62 Final