Beck’s OT layup gets Coastal Carolina past Texas State 56-54
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Demario Beck made a layup at the buzzer to lift Coastal Carolina to a 56-54 overtime victory over Texas State on Thursday night.
Nijal Pearson’s two free throws tied the game at 54 for the Bobcats with 1:05 to play. Ajay Sanders missed a 3 for the Chanticleers on the ensuing possession, but Texas State committed a turnover before Beck made the game-winner.
Neither team had more than a three-point lead since midway through the second half.
Artur Labinowicz scored 14 points to lead Coastal Carolina (11-13, 5-6 Sun Belt Conference). Zac Cuthbertson added 12 points and Jaylen Shaw had 10. Beck finished with four points, with his first points of the game coming on a pair of free throws with 2:55 to play in the extra period.
Pearson scored 16 points to lead Texas State (14-10, 7-4).