- Associated Press - Saturday, March 3, 2018

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - Craig Hinton scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Appalachian State beat Coastal Carolina 76-67 on Saturday in a regular-season finale.

Hinton was 7 of 10 from the floor including three from distance for the Mountaineers (14-17, 9-9 Sun Belt Conference), who finish the regular season tied with Louisiana-Monroe for sixth place in the conference standings. Griffin Kinney added 18 points and eight rebounds, Ronshad Shabazz had 11 points and Tyrell Johnson 10.

Hinton drained three 3-pointers in the first half to help Appalachian State to a 38-33 advantage at the break.

The Mountaineers opened the second half on a 16-9 run that included a Shabazz 3-pointer to lead 54-42 with 12:32 to play. Coastal Carolina cut it to 64-60 with 5:41 remaining but could not get closer.

Jaylen Shaw and Tyrell Gumbs-Frater scored 13 points apiece for the Chanticleers (14-17, 8-10). Zac Cuthbertson added 10 points and nine boards.

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