Charleston Southern knocks off Liberty 87-82

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)—Omar Carter had 24 points and 11 rebounds in Charleston Southern’s second straight upset win, 87-82 over Liberty on Monday.

Chris Moore added 22 points and Jamarco Warren scored 21 for the Buccaneers (9-17, 3-8 Big South), who beat High Point on Saturday to snap a seven-game losing streak.

Charleston Southern hit 12 of 26 3-pointers and Tovi Bailey’s 3 with 4:11 left put the Buccaneers ahead to stay. Carter’s three-point play with 2:03 left made it 77-69 as Charleston Southern surpassed its win total from last season.

Anthony Smith and TeeJay Bannister had 20 points apiece and Alex McLean scored 17 for the Flames (14-13, 6-6), who lost for the fourth time in six games.

Liberty shot 51 percent, but took 19 fewer free throws in its final road conference game of the regular season.

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 Top Performers
TeeJay Bannister TeeJay Bannister
7-10,  20 Pts
2 Rebs, 12 Assists
 Charleston S.
Omar Carter Omar Carter
8-16,  24 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists

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