ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Jaron Lane scored 25 points, hitting 13 of 14 free throws, as UNC Asheville topped Coastal Carolina 100-85 on Saturday.
UNC Asheville (15-13, 9-5 Big South) erased a two-point deficit with a 12-3 run to close the first half, taking a 45-38 lead and never trailing again.
Coastal Carolina (16-12, 9-5) cut its deficit to 86-81 with less than 3 1/2 minutes to play but the Bulldogs responded with nine straight points and sealed their fifth win in their last seven games.
Andrew Rowsey added 17 points for UNC Asheville, D.J. Cunningham scored 14, Corey Littlejohn had 13 and Jaleel Roberts had 10.
Elijah Wilson led Coastal Carolina with 28 points and Warren Gillis scored 22 but the Chanticleers made just 27 of 43 from the free throw line. Coastal Carolina has now dropped two straight after a stretch of seven wins in eight games.
Coastal Carolina returns for two home games at The HTC Center in Conway against Presbyterian on Feb. 26 and Charleston Southern on March 1.
The next Cliff Ellis Show airs Sunday, February 22 at noon on WPDE NewsChannel 15. Sports Director Rich Chrampanis will talk about last week's games and have a scouting report on CCU's final regular season contests.