Charleston Southern defeats Presbyterian 57-52

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)—Omar Carter scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Charleston Southern to a 57-52 win over Presbyterian on Saturday night.

With the win, the Buccaneers (8-18, 3-12 Big South Conference) snapped a five-game losing streak. Jamarco Warren had 12 points.

After trailing 34-24 at halftime, Charleston Southern responded with an 11-1 run to start the second half, and tied the score at 35-35 with a layup by Giedrius Knysas with 13:54 remaining.

The Blue Hose (11-16, 8-8) trailed 55-52 after Pierre Miller nailed a 3-pointer with 38 seconds left. But Miller’s 3-point attempt to tie the game with 9 seconds remaining was off-target, and Carter made two free throws in the final 3 seconds to secure the win.

Presbyterian was led by Al’Lonzo Coleman, who finished with 16 points and eight rebounds.

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