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Nelson with the putback to edge Gardner-Webb past Coastal Carolina 66-64

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BOILING SPRINGS, North Carolina — Tyrell Nelson's tip-in with two seconds left pushed Gardner-Webb past Coastal Carolina 66-64 on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (14-9, 6-4 Big South) trailed 60-54 after Warren Gillis made two free throws for Coastal Carolina. Nelson then made six straight points to tie the score at 60-all with 2:14 left to play. Both teams traded points to keep the score tied until Jerome Hill's layup put Gardner-Webb ahead with 25 seconds to go.

Elijah Wilson answered on the other end, hitting a jumper to tie the score again with 13 seconds left. Tyler Strange took a shot from distance that didn't drop, and Nelson grabbed the offensive board and tipped it in for the win.

Hill and Nelson made all 14 of the Bulldogs' final points, which spanned over seven minutes. Nelson finished with 17 points, Hill had 20 with 12 rebounds.

Badou Diagne led the Chanticleers (15-7, 6-4) with 15 points.

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