CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Josh Cameron scored 17 points and made critical plays late to lead Coastal Carolina over VMI 66-62 on Saturday and into the Big South conference championship game.
The Chanticleers (20-12), the No. 1 South Division seed, will play No. 4 South seed Winthrop in Sunday's championship game, CCU's first title-game appearance since 2011. VMI was the No. 2 North seed.
Cameron made a steal with 2:05 left, was fouled and made both free throws for a 63-59 lead. VMI's Rodney Glasgow made three free throws before CCU's Warren Gillis scored to make it 65-62. VMI then missed a 3-pointer, Cameron got the rebound and was fouled with 3.9 seconds left. His free throw ensured the win.