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Keeling scores 27, Charleston Southern beats SC State 89-72

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Christian Keeling led the way with 27 points as Charleston Southern eased past South Carolina State 89-72 on Tuesday night.

Keeling was 8 of 14 from the floor and 9 of 9 from the free throw line as Charleston Southern (2-1) made 20 of 29 free throw attempts. The Bulldogs (1-2) made 12 of 15 free throws.

Deontaye Buskey and Sean Price contributed 13 points apiece with Price grabbing eight rebounds for the Buccaneers.

South Carolina State shot 53 percent, 29-of-55, but got off fewer shots than the Buccaneers who finished with 31-of-62 (50 percent). The Bulldog made just 2 of 9 from distance with Charleston Southern hitting 7 of 23.

The Buccaneers sprinted to a 48-30 advantage at the break. South Carolina State closed to 80-70 with 3:19 left after a Jahmari Etienne layup. Keeling answered with a layup and later hit two free throws for an 84-72 lead with 1:21 left.

Damani Applewhite led South Carolina State (1-2) with 22 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo SC State 1-2 304272
home team logo Charleston So. 2-1 484189
Team Stats
away team logo SC State 1-2 70.0 PPG 37.4 RPG 11.0 APG
home team logo Charleston So. 2-1 76.7 PPG 40.8 RPG 14.4 APG
Key Players
35
D. Applewhite 17.8 PPG 7.4 RPG 0.9 APG 52.6 FG%
11
C. Keeling 18.3 PPG 6.6 RPG 3.0 APG 43.7 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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