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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (16-17)


Appalachian State tops Coastal Carolina 70-65, advances

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Isaac Johnson scored a career-high 24 points, Tim Ceaser scored a go-ahead layup with 4:06 to play and sixth-seeded Appalachian State came from behind to beat No. 8 Coastal Carolina 70-65 in thesecond round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament on Monday night.

The Mountaineers (18-14) advance to Wednesday's quarterfinal against No.3-seed Texas State.

Appalachian State trailed 37-22 at halftime, but took a 60-59 lead on Ceaser's layup and led by as many as five until the Chanticleers closed to 66-65 with 17 seconds left after DeVante Jones scored six straight points. O'Showen Williams hit two free throws and, after Coastal's Tyrell Gumbs-Frater missed a 3 with 3 seconds left, Johnson iced it with two from the line.

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Leaders
Points: D. Jones17.4
Rebounds: T. Burton7.2
Assists: D. Jones5.7
FG%: D. Jones48.8%
FT%: D. Jones86.7%
3P%: T. Gumbs-Frater41.1%
Steals: D. Jones1.7
Blocks: T. Burton0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Sun Belt Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Little Rock 15-5 21-10
Texas State 13-7 21-11
South Alabama 13-7 20-11
Georgia Southern 12-8 20-13
Georgia State 12-8 19-13
Appalachian State 11-9 18-15
UT Arlington 10-10 14-18
Arkansas State 8-12 16-16
Coastal Carolina 8-12 16-17
Louisiana 8-12 14-19
Louisiana-Monroe 5-15 9-20
Troy 5-15 9-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 78.0 (26)
Rebounds: 13.4 (8)
Assists: 13.5 (138)
FG%: 45.1% (102)
FT%: 71.6% (150)
3P%: 33.7% (157)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 76.3 (324)
Rebounds: 26.9 (79)
Assists: 13.8 (264)
FG%: 42.3% (140)
FT%: 72.4% (268)
3P%: 34.0% (243)
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