CONWAY, S.C. -- Anthony Raffa had a game-high 22 points to lead Coastal Carolina past Radford 62-52 Saturday in Big South Conference play.
Down 38-26 in the second half, Lucas Dryer scored eight points for Radford during a 14-4 run to cut the lead to two, 42-40, with 6:33 left to play.
Coastal Carolina responded, and Raffa's jumper with 2:53 remaining put the Chanticleers on top 53-45.
Radford (10-13, 4-5) would cut the deficit to 55-51 with 1:19 to play, but the Chanticleers closed the game making 7 of 8 free throws to outscore the Highlanders 7-1 the rest of the way.
Radford shot just 32 percent (8 of 25) in the second half.
Javonte Green led Radford with 12 points.
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