CONWAY, S.C. -- Donta Harper scored 17 points to lift Gardner-Webb past Coastal Carolina 70-63 in a Big South Conference game Saturday night.
Tied at 61-61, Kierre Greenwood's layup put Coastal Carolina (12-12, 7-6) on top 63-61 with just 2:52 left to play. Newsome answered with two free throws to tie the game at 63 with 2:18 remaining.
Gardner-Webb extended its lead to 67-63 on a layup by Tyler Strange and a dunk by Newsome, while Coastal Carolina had one turnover and missed all its shots in the final 2 minutes.
Harper went 13 of 16 from the foul line, as the Runnin' Bulldogs made 24 free throws to 10 for the Chanticleers.
Anthony Raffa went 6 of 10 from behind the arc, and had 22 points for the Chanticleers.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.