Chants fall short on final shot in skirmish with Mavs

Junior guard Rashad Davis hit a 3-pointer with less than 2 seconds left in the game to lift UT Arlington to a hard-fought 61-58 win over Coastal Carolina Saturday at the HTC Center.

Senior forward Zac Cuthbertson led Coastal Carolina with 17 points, including 13 of those in the second half. He was supported by guards DeVante Jones and Tyrell Gumbs-Frater with 11 and 10 points each, but the Chanticleers dropped to 7-9 on the season and 1-3 in the Sun Belt. Eight of the team’s nine losses have come by seven points or less.

Davis finished with 11 points to help the Mavericks improve to 6-11 overall and 2-2 in the league. Edric Dennis led the Mavericks with 19 points.

In a game with 18 ties and 15 lead changes, Coastal took the lead at 58-56 on a pair of free throws by Cuthbertson before UT Arlington scored the final five points. Guard Brian Warren hit a couple free throws to make it 58-58 with less than a minute left.

Freshman guard Ebrima Dibba missed a contested shot in the lane with 18 seconds remaining that would have given Coastal a lead, setting the stage for Davis’ winning shot from the right wing. Coastal failed to get a shot off in the final 1.8 seconds. Neither team led by more than six points in the last 30 minutes.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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