Coastal Carolina thwarts NC Central comeback in 69-65 win
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Zac Cuthbertson scored 23 points, three other players each scored 10 and Coastal Carolina beat North Carolina Central 69-65 on Sunday.
NC Central’s Raasean Davis’ 3-point play with 2:23 made it 61-all, but Coastal Carolina (6-5) used an 8-4 spurt the rest of the way to seal the win. Trevion Brown, Cuthbertson and Tommy Burton each sank two foul shots and Josh Coleman added a layup.
Coastal Carolina led by 14 — it’s largest lead of the game— before North Carolina Central scored 14 straight and tied it at 46 with 8:25 left. Isaac Hippolyte and Cuthbertson followed with back-to-back layups to help stem the tide.
Davis led North Carolina Central (4-8) with 15 points and Jibri Blount and Julian Walters each scored 13.