Coastal Carolina 52, Radford 51

Danny Nieman hit a free throw with 1 second remaining and

Coastal Carolina beat Radford 52-51 on Saturday night.

The Chanticleers (22-5, 12-3 Big South Conference) survived a

15-0 run by Radford that saw a 38-21 lead shrink to 38-36 with

13:10 to play. Coastal built the lead back up to seven points

before Lazar Trifunovic tied the game at 51-51 on two free throws

with 17 seconds remaining.

Mario Edwards scored 13 points and Chad Gray added 12 for the

Chanticleers, who remain atop the Big South. The loss snapped a

three-game winning streak for the second-place Highlanders (14-11,


The Chanticleers shot 15.8 percent from the field (3-for-19) in

the second half. Radford made 52.6 percent (10-for-19) of its shots

in the second half and was 18-for-45 (40 percent) for the game.

Art Parakhouski had 16 points and Trifunovic added 13 for the