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Charleston Southern vs Liberty

Charleston Southern 79, Liberty 75

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Saah Nimley scored 23 points with 10 rebounds and Charleston Southern held off Liberty 79-75 Saturday night to win its eighth consecutive game and remain the only undefeated team in Big South Conference play.

The Buccaneers (12-6, 7-0), whose winning streak is the longest since they won nine straight in 1994-95, are also off to their best conference start since winning their first 10 in 1986-87.

Charleston Southern led 74-66 with 6:21 to go, but John Caleb Saunders' layup tied it at 74 with 4 minutes left. The Buccaneers then hit 5 of 7 free throws while limiting the Flames to a JR Coronado foul shot with 1:31 remaining.

Arlon Harper added 19 points and Mathiang Muo and Jeremy Sexton scored 14 apiece for Charleston Southern. Allie Fullah had 10 rebounds and five blocks.

Davon Marshall's 23 points led Liberty (6-15, 2-5), which has lost three of its past four.

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Charleston Southern Buccaneers
A. Fullah, F260-21-210031
M. Muo, F255-80-030414
J. Sexton, G406-122-220014
S. Nimley, G387-233-6105323
A. Harper, G299-151-181319
P. Gombwer232-52-41036
S. Strickland131-20-01012
M. Bernard60-10-10020
Totals 30-689-164261979
 44.1%56.3% 
Liberty Flames
J. Coronado, F231-43-613335
T. Gielo, F162-72-23126
T. Speaks, G355-134-442315
D. Marshall, G347-152-234123
J. Sanders, G303-102-25439
J. Vander Pol223-42-25028
C. Roberts182-80-05136
A. Smith141-31-12113
L. Taylor60-00-00110
S. Ogukwe20-00-00000
Totals 24-6416-1944171975
 37.5%84.2% 
Big South
NorthConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
High Point0-08-355
Radford0-08-4114
Campbell0-05-6258
Liberty0-05-6349
Longwood0-04-8303
SouthConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Coast. Car.0-09-3110
Gardner-Webb0-07-597
Char. So.0-05-4174
Winthrop0-05-6289
NC-Asheville0-04-7302
Presbyterian0-04-8331
 
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