The South Carolina Warriors professional basketball team beat the New Jersey Express in the American Basketball Association playoffs 89-85 at the Carolina Forest Recreational Center on Saturday night.
Former Coastal Carolina star Mario Edwards hit the game winning shot with 19 seconds to play. Edwards finished with 15 points. He had a poor shooting night, hitting just five of 17 field goal attempts. But when it counted most, Edwards delivered with a decisive 3-pointer from the corner.
Another ex-CCU player, Jon Pack, finished with 12 points. Shaq Johnson led the Warriors in scoring with 23.
The Warriors have never lost a game at the Carolina Forest Rec Center in two seasons. During that span, they are a perfect 52-0 at home. This year, they have a record of 30-1.
The Warriors advance to the ABA's Final Four in Jacksonville, Florida later this week. The pairings and game times have yet to be determined.