- Associated Press - Saturday, March 4, 2017

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - Ronshad Shabazz led five in double figures with 18 points, and Appalachian State nearly blew an 18-point halftime lead in a 77-73 win over Coastal Carolina in the season finale for both on Saturday.

Coastal Carolina trailed 48-30 at halftime but rallied to take a 59-57 lead after a Jaylen Shaw 3-pointer with 8:08 left. The score remained close the rest of the way, neither team led by more than five.

A Kelvin Robinson 3-point play capped a 5-0 spurt for Appalachian State which gave the Mountaineers a 72-68 lead with 45 seconds left. The Chanticleers got back to within two but a pair of Emarius Logan free throws pushed their deficit back to two possessions with 19 seconds left.

Jake Babic and Griffin Kinney each scored 11 points for the Mountaineers (9-20, 4-14 Sun Belt), while Robinson and Logan chipped in 10 apiece.

Wiggins led Coastal Carolina (15-16, 10-8) with 29 points. Shaw added 20.


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