Winthrop vs Charleston Southern

Charleston Southern 54, Winthrop 47


CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Mathiang Muo scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers, and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Charleston Southern to a 54-47 victory Thursday in a Big South Conference quarterfinal.

Muo hit three 3-pointers in the first half as the Buccaneers (18-11) built a 31-22 halftime lead.

The Eagles (14-17), who split two games with Charleston Southern in the regular season, rallied to trail 41-40 in the second half, but two free throws by Malcolm Bernard and Arlon Harper's layup made it 45-40. Muo's final 3-pointer gave Charleston Southern a 52-46 advantage with 2:35 left.

Harper scored 11 points for the Buccaneers, the South Division's top seed. All-Big South guard Saah Nimley made just 1 of 13 shots and had seven points. Charleston Southern shot just 28 percent (14 of 50) but had a 45-28 rebounding edge.

Joab Jerome scored 15 points for Winthrop, which defeated Radford in the opening round.

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Charleston Southern (18-11) «312354

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Winthrop Eagles
J. Jerome, F375-125-732115
S. Johnson, C292-60-06014
A. Smith, G353-101-22129
G. Gamble, G323-132-261410
R. King, G271-20-04132
L. Brown161-10-01032
C. Farmer160-43-32223
S. Diop81-20-00012
Totals 16-5011-142871747
Charleston Southern Buccaneers
M. Muo, F375-130-0111215
A. Fullah, C200-12-24032
S. Nimley, G331-134-44427
A. Harper, G282-87-850211
J. Sexton, G181-52-32004
P. Gombwer210-20-05020
M. Kennedy180-02-22112
C. Bowen134-50-03108
M. Bernard70-12-22002
S. Strickland51-20-02013
Totals 14-5019-214571354
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Char. So.0-04-4226
High Point0-04-5300
Other games
WISC 43 Final
ORE 53 Final