Liberty 61, Coastal Carolina 57

David Minaya scored 18 points and Tavares Speaks scored 10 of

his 12 in the second half as Liberty defeated Coastal Carolina

61-57 Thursday night.

Speaks made 1 of 2 free throws with 16 seconds left to put the

Flames (13-17, 8-9 Big South Conference) ahead 60-57. Chris

Gradnigo missed a 3-pointer for the Chanticleers (18-10, 11-6) on

their ensuing possession.

A 3-pointer by Gradnigo with 29 seconds remaining had brought

Coastal Carolina within two points, 59-57.

Neither team led by more than nine points in the game, which

featured 17 lead changes.

Joel Vander Pol scored 13 points for Liberty, which has won

eight of its last 11 Big South games after losing its first


Kierre Greenwood had 16 points and seven assists, and Anthony

Raffa had 15 points for Coastal Carolina, which has lost five of

its last six.