Charleston Southern tops Presbyterian in Big South tourney

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Phlandrous Fleming Jr. recorded a triple-double in Big South Conference tournament history and Charleston Southern beat Presbyterian 81-64 on Tuesday night.

Fleming finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists and three blocks. Deontay Buskey tied the school record with eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points for Charleston Southern (14-11).

The No. 9 seed Buccaneers play top-seeded Radford in the quarterfinals Thursday. CSU lost 77-74 in overtime at Radford on Feb. 1 in the only meeting between the teams in the regular season.

Cory Hightower had 16 points for the Blue Hose (10-22). Ben Drake added 10 points. Sean Jenkins had six rebounds.

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Chris Martin, the Blue Hose’s second leading scorer entering the matchup at 11 points per game, finished with nine points but shot just 1 of 6 from the field.

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