Coastal Carolina tops UMBC, 85-80, despite 3 big efforts

January 17, 1995|By From Staff Reports

CONWAY, S.C. -- Despite career-high scoring efforts by Tony Thompson and Artie Walker and the first triple double in UMBC history by Marc Lay, the Retrievers lost to Coastal Carolina, 85-80, in a Big South Conference game last night.

Thompson and Walker scored 21 and 20 points, respectively. Lay had 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. But the Retrievers couldn't contain KeKe Hicks, who led Coastal Carolina (6-8, 3-2) with 36 points.

UMBC (5-10, 2-3), trailing 55-39 with 16:15 left, went on a 16-2 run over the next 5:24 to pull within two points with 10:51 left.

The Retrievers tied it at 64 on a basket by Thompson with 5:47 to go.

But UMBC then committed turnovers on consecutive possessions that led to layups by Hicks and Phillip Richards, and the Chanticleers led the rest of the way.

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