Scores

Final OT

Akron 70

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Coast Carolina 74

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    7:30 PM ET, November 9, 2012

    1 2 OT T
    AKR 34 27 970
    COCAR 31 30 1374

    Top Performers

    Akron: J. Kretzer 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl

    Coastal Carolina: A. Raffa 27 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Coastal Carolina 74, Akron 70

    Associated Press

    CONWAY, S.C. -- Anthony Raffa scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Coastal Carolina beat Akron 74-70 in overtime Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

    Kierre Greenwood added 19 points and Warren Gillis chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds for Coastal Carolina. Raffa notched game-highs in 3-pointers (4) and free throws made (7).

    The game remained close throughout, as there were 12 lead changes and 11 ties over the first two periods.

    Akron's Alex Abreu knocked down two free throws to send the game into overtime. Coastal Carolina, however, pulled away in the extra period, as Raffa converted two 3-pointers in a two-minute span to put the Chanticleers ahead 71-66.

    Abreu sank two more free throws to narrow the gap to 73-70 with 25 seconds left to play in overtime but Raffa made a free throw of his own with two seconds left to seal the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    COCAR
    Points 70 74
    FG Made-Attempted 21-57 (.368) 26-57 (.456)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-33 (.333) 6-13 (.462)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-26 (.654) 16-25 (.640)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 5

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