BOONE, N.C. (AP) Isaac Johnson scored a career-high 24 points, Tim Ceaser scored a go-ahead layup with 4:06 to play and sixth-seeded Appalachian State came from behind to beat No. 8 Coastal Carolina 70-65 in thesecond round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament on Monday night.
The Mountaineers (18-14) advance to Wednesday's quarterfinal against No.3-seed Texas State.
Appalachian State trailed 37-22 at halftime, but took a 60-59 lead on Ceaser's layup and led by as many as five until the Chanticleers closed to 66-65 with 17 seconds left after DeVante Jones scored six straight points. O'Showen Williams hit two free throws and, after Coastal's Tyrell Gumbs-Frater missed a 3 with 3 seconds left, Johnson iced it with two from the line.