CONWAY, S.C. -- Jalen White scored 10 of his 12 points with less than five minutes to play as South Carolina State held on to defeat Coastal Carolina 68-58 Monday night.
South Carolina State (4-8) had a 15-point lead at half. Coastal Carolina's Badou Diagne made a layup to pull the Chanticleers within one, 53-52 with 5:24 to play. White was fouled on the next possession, and hit one of two free throws to give South Carolina State a 54-52 lead.
The Bulldogs closed on a 14-6 run. White had nine points, and Adama Adams scored five of his seven points during the run. White also had seven assists. Theron Stephens added 15 points for the Bulldogs.