Five Observations From The 2015 Big South Championships

Coastal Carolina holds the 2015 Big South championship trophy. ( Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersPlayers, coaches, fans, staff and media have departed the South Carolina coastline, fresh off another successful Big South tournament.  There was an interesting blend of the expected and unexpected, late-game drama and breaking news throughout the five days (well, four...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Longwood Upsets Top-Seeded Charleston Southern - 2015 Big South Championships

Longwood's Shaquille Johnson had 22 points and 15 rebounds.  ( Brian Wilmer@sportsmattersCONWAY, S.C. -- To hear Longwood coach Jayson Gee speak during the 2014-15 season has been to hear a continual refrain of respectability.  This phase of development in the Lancer basketball program has the focus the entire year.One might argue that phase has arrived.The...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 9 seed Longwood stuns top seed Charleston Southern 68-60

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Shaquille Johnson scored 22 points with 15 rebounds and Longwood became the first No. 9 seed to reach the Big South semifinals by upsetting top-seeded Charleston Southern 68-60. On Saturday, the Lancers (11-22) play the victor of Friday's Radford-Winthrop game. Quincy Taylor added 15 points and Leron Fisher 12. Arlon Harper, though just 3 of 10 on 3-pointers, scored...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern tops High Point 97-93 in triple-OT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Saah Nimley hit a school-record-tying eight 3-pointers and scored 38 points but it was his layup and four free throws that provided Charleston Southern's final six points in a 97-93 triple-overtime victory over High Point on Saturday to give the Buccaneers a share of the Big South regular-season title with the Panthers. The teams tied for the title for the...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern coasts to 86-57 win over Campbell

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) Will Saunders sank six 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 26 points to propel Charleston Southern to an 86-57 win over Campbell on Saturday. Saah Nimley contributed 25 points, including four 3s, and Arlon Harper added 14 points, as Charleston Southern (18-9, 12-4 Big South) shot 50 percent from the floor and 11 of 20 from long range to extend its win...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern coasts to 75-49 win over Presbyterian

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Saah Nimley sank a career-high eight 3-pointers and finished with 34 points on 9-for-18 shooting to lead Charleston Southern to a 75-49 win over Presbyterian on Wednesday night. Nimley also hit 8 of 10 from the line and Arlon Harper contributed 11 points as Charleston Southern (17-9, 11-4 Big South) won its fourth straight to remain tied atop the conference...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern holds off Longwood, 65-64

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) Arlon Harper scored 21 points and Charleston Southern held on for a 65-64 win over Longwood to maintain a share of first place in the Big South Conference. Charleston Southern (16-9, 10-4) entered Saturday in a three-way tie with Radford and High Point. Cedrick Bowen dunked with 1:43 left to give Charleston Southern a 63-60 lead and pushed it to a four-point...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Radford wins 6th in row, defeats Charleston Southern 84-77

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Javonte Green scored 22 points and R.J. Price scored 20 - each with key free throws down the stretch - as Radford held off Charleston Southern 84-77 for its sixth straight win on Wednesday night. The six-game streak is a first for Radford (15-7, 6-3 Big South) since 2008-09 and the team's first under coach Mike Jones. Saah Nimley and Arlon Harper nailed back...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern hits 15 3-pointers; beats Gardner-Webb

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Saah Nimley hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 37 points - his fourth straight 30-plus point game - as Charleston Southern cruised past Gardner-Webb 93-80 on Saturday. Nimley was 11 of 21 from the field, including 7 of 12 on 3-pointers, and hit 8 of 11 free throws. He has scored 146 points (18, 30, 30, 31, and 37) during Charleston Southern's five...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern charges back to beat Campbell 74-71

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Saah Nimley hit a 3-pointer and Cedrick Bowen slammed home a dunk in the final seconds to give Charleston Southern a 74-71 win over Campbell in Big South Conference action Monday night. Trailing 71-67 Charleston Southern scored 7 points in the final 43 seconds to secure the win. Nimley, who finished with 22 points, hit the trey and followed with two free throws...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern runs away 105-55

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Saah Nimley scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, Arlon Harper added 17 points, and Charleston Southern handily beat Columbia International 105-55 on Thursday night. Javis Howard scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Buccaneers (5-2), who outrebounded the Rams 47-32 while making 12 of 26 3-pointers. Both Harper and Nimely have surpassed 1...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern upsets Mississippi 66-65, OT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Cedrick Bowen's dunk with 0.1 seconds left in overtime lifted Charleston Southern to a 66-65 win over Mississippi in the season opener for both teams. Bowen, who finished with 12 points and seven rebounds, followed a miss on a driving layup attempt by Saah Nimley. After a replay review, Bowen's athletic, two-handed dunk was ruled good. Ole Miss had its inbounds...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Tournament: Host Coastal Carolina Defeats Charleston Southern in Double OT

CONWAY, S.C. -- There’s an old saying about the journey being more important than the destination. Host team Coastal Carolina had a bit of a rough journey, but eventually reached their desired destination, taking home a 73-68, double-overtime victory over Charleston Southern in the Big South Conference quarterfinals.“To have the mettle to do what we did says a lot about this...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Tournament: Charleston Southern Defeats Campbell 81-71

CONWAY, S.C. -- “I thought it was a tale of two different halves.  I thought you saw, for us, two different teams.”That statement by Charleston Southern coach Barclay Radebaugh perfectly summarized his team’s 81-71 victory over Campbell in the first round of the 2014 Big South Championships at Coastal Carolina University’s HTC Center.  The fifth-seeded...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gardner-Webb holds off Charleston Southern 78-76

Jerome Hill scored 23 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 33 seconds to play, as Gardner-Webb held off Charleston Southern for a 78-76 victory on Wednesday night. Gardner-Webb (17-13, 10-5 Big South) got off to a hot start, hitting 16 of 30 shots in the first half, including all four of its 3-pointers. The Runnin' Bulldogs jumped to a 45-34 lead at the intermission. Charleston...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern rolls past Winthrop 84-64

Arlon Harper scored 17 points as Charleston Southern's balanced scoring led to an 84-64 victory over Winthrop on Saturday. Harper shot 6 of 10 from the floor and finished with seven rebounds. Sheldon Strickland and Matt Kennedy scored 14 points each, both finishing with two 3-pointers for Charleston Southern (11-13, 5-6 Big South). Cedrick Bowen added 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern edges Gardner-Webb 78-76

Arlon Harper hadn't scored in 12 minutes in the balanced Charleston Southern attack, but nailed a 16-foot jumper with 2.7 seconds left, breaking a tie and lifting the Buccaneers to a 78-76 victory over Gardner-Webb on Wednesday night. The close-fought win was Charleston Southern's first ever at Gardner-Webb's Paul Porter Arena. Each team shot 48.3 percent from the field, but the...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Charleston Southern beats Trinity Baptist 105-58

Saah Nimley led four of his teammates in double digits scoring 14 points, including four 3-pointers, as Charleston Southern cruised past Trinity Baptist 105-58 on Tuesday night. Arlon Harper and Matt Kennedy also scored 14 points each and Alhaji Fullah had 11 and Cedrick Bowen had 12 for the Buccaneers (3-3). The team was deadly from every spot on the floor, hitting 52 percent from...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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