By: CSU Sports Media
Charleston Southern utilized a strong defensive presence and a key six-point swing by Phlandrous Fleming in the second half to pull away late from host Presbyterian College in the Bucs' regular season finale, 72-65.
CSU (15-14, 9-7 Big South) limited Presbyterian to 34.8% shooting in the game – 25.0% in the second half. The Bucs held the Blue Hose to just one three-pointer over the final 20 minutes in closing out the season sweep over PC.
Christian Keeling led all players with 25 points and added eight rebounds in the win. Fleming added 20 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.
Adam Flagler led the Blue Hose with 16 points as Presbyterian finished with four players in double-digits in the scoring column. Cory Hightower (14), Kody Shubert (13) and Francois Lewis (11) all scored double-digits in the loss.
The Bucs and Blue Hose will await the release of the Big South Championship seedings by the conference office later this evening.
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