HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Nehemiah Mack scored five of his 11 points and pulled in a key rebound inside the final two minutes to help Manhattan beat Costal Carolina 55-53 on Friday in a Northern Kentucky Classic tournament opener.
Mack’s 3-pointer tied it 52-52 with 1:31 remaining. David Pierce later missed a jumper and Mack grabbed the rebound. Following a Manhattan timeout, Mack was fouled with 19 seconds left and made both free-throw attempts. Trevion Brown missed a jumper for Coastal Carolina to end it.
Tyler Reynolds scored made four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points to lead the Jaspers (1-2). Ebube Ebube grabbed 12 rebounds and chipped in nine points.
Zac Cuthbertson had 12 points to lead Coastal Carolina (2-2). Brown made three 3-pointers and scored 10 points, and Amidou Bamba had 10 rebounds for the Chanticleers.