Wingate 59, Coastal Carolina 58
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) _ Wingate edged Coastal Carolina 59-58 Tuesday night after a mental slipup led to a technical foul with one second on the clock.
Coastal (0-2) watched a chance at overtime slip away when senior forward Ben Avery called the timeout. Coach Michael Hopkins, however, had called the team’s final timeout three seconds earlier, and the Chanticleers were hit with a technical.
Wingate’s Brian Feath then stepped to the free throw line and made the second of two free throws for the winning point.
Wingate (1-1) trailed by 10 at halftime but battled back and built an eight-point lead with 3:45 left.
Coastal’s Greg Smith then canned consecutive 3-pointers, and Rodney Dupre hit a running jumper to tie the game at 54-54.
Maurice Ingram made two free throws to knot it again at 58-58 with four ticks on the clock.
After each team called a timeout, Avery stole the inbound pass and dribbled across half court before calling timeout.
Billy Layne paced Wingate with 15 points, and Ingram led Coastal with 16.