Coastal Carolina upsets UT Arlington in Sun Belt tourney
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Tyrell Gumbs-Frater hit a jumper with 1 second left and No. 10-seed Coastal Carolina upset No. 7 UT Arlington 63-62 in Saturday's first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.
The Chanticleers (16-16) face No. 6 Appalachian State in the second round on Monday.
David Azore's jumper put the Mavericks up 61-62 with 14 seconds left, but he missed the and-one free throw and Coastal Carolina got the rebound with 4 seconds to go and called timeout. Gumbs-Frater got the ball off the inbounds and hit his shot as time expired.
DeVante Jones scored 31 points with 14 rebounds and five assists for Coastal Carolina, which made only 1 of 13 3-pointers (8%) but hit 20 of 21 free throws, including Jones' 14 of 14. Tommy Burton scored 11 points and Gumb-Frater finished with six.
There were 15 lead changes and eight ties and the Mavericks led 34-29 at halftime.
Sam Griffin hit 4 of 9 3-pointers and scored 14 points for UT Arlington (14-18). Azore had 11 points and four assists and Nicolas Elame added 10 points.
Brian Warren, who was second on the Mavericks in scoring entering the matchup with 13 points per game, shot only 17% in the game (1 of 6).
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Updated March 7, 2020