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.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite