Mitchell helps South Alabama beat Coastal Carolina in 2OT
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Trhae Mitchell had 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists and South Alabama pulled away in the second overtime to beat Coastal Carolina 84-77 on Saturday.
Kory Holden added 16 points and scored the go-ahead points for the Jaguars (9-6, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference) on a 3-pointer that made it 78-75 with 3:06 left in the game. Zac Cuthbertson cut the deficit to one for the Chanticleers (7-7, 1-1), but Holden hit another jumper and Mitchell scored the final four points.
Holden split a pair of free throws to give South Alabama a 68-63 lead with nine seconds left in the second half. Ajay Sanders scored and was fouled on a driving layup for Coastal with five seconds left. Sanders missed the free throw and the ball went out of bounds off South Alabama, setting up a chance to tie on an inbounds play for Coastal Carolina. David Kralj pump-faked to get open and made a baseline 3-pointer to force overtime.
Cuthbertson, Sanders and Kralj had 12 points each and Tommy Burton added 11 for the Chanticleers.
Updated January 5, 2019