Eaton helps Arkansas State rally past Coastal Carolina 80-75
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Marquis Eaton scored 20 points and in the final 97 seconds made six free throws and blocked a shot as Arkansas State came from behind to clip Coastal Carolina 80-75 on Saturday.
Arkansas State trailed by 12 in the second half before overcoming a double-digit gap for the sixth time this season.
Coastal Carolina led 60-48 midway through the second half before the Red Wolves started a comeback with a 14-3 run and a 63-62 lead on a Willis jumper with 5:11 to play. Willis hit a 3 that gave Arkansas State the lead for good, 68-67 with 3:32 to go.
Eaton and Eggleston combined to go 10-for-10 at the line in the last 1:37 to close out the game.
Arkansas State plays South Alabama at home on Thursday. Coastal Carolina plays Appalachian State at home next Saturday.