NCAA Basketball

Jones scores 26, late FTs as Coastal Carolina hangs on 84-77

BOONE, N.C. (AP) DeVante' Jones scored 26 points, including four straight free throws in the last 22 seconds as Coastal Carolina blunted an Appalachian State comeback 84-77 on Saturday.

The Chanticleers saw a 19-point lead whittled down to 80-76 when App State's Kendall Lewis scored on a driving layup with 30 seconds remaining.

Tyrell Gumbs-Frater had 17 points for Coastal Carolina (15-15, 8-11 Sun Belt Conference). Malik LeGania added 14 points. Tommy Burton had 10 points.

O'Showen Williams had 19 points for the Mountaineers (16-14, 10-9). Isaac Johnson added 17 points and 12 rebounds. Hunter Seacat had 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Despite the loss, Appalachian State has its most overall wins since the 2010-11 season and most conference wins ever as a member of the Sun Belt.

Coastal Carolina finishes out the regular season against Louisiana-Lafayette on the road on Tuesday. Appalachian State finishes out the regular season against Louisiana-Monroe on the road on Tuesday.

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Updated February 29, 2020

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