The Liberty Flames beat the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 61-57 in men's college basketball on Thursday night at the Vines Center in Lynchburg, Virginia. David Minaya led the Flames with 18 points before a crowd of 2,765.
Coastal Carolina led 29-28 at halftime. But the Chants suffered from cold shooting in the second half. CCU shot under 36 percent from the field for the game. Liberty outrebounded Coastal 37-34. The game was tied seven times. There were 17 lead changes. In the end, Liberty prevailed to improve their overall record to 13-17 and 8-9 in the Big South Conference.
After losing for the fifth time in their last six games, Coastal Carolina falls to an overall record of 18-10 and 11-6 in the Big South Conference. The Chants continue on the road with a game on Saturday, February 25 in Lexington, Virginia against the VMI Keydets. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m.
The Cliff Ellis Show will air on Sunday, February 26 at noon on WPDE NewsChannel 15 with host Rich Chrampanis.