Hampton utilizes late free throw shooting to hold off CSU in CIT Second Round

By: CSU Sports Media

Charleston Southern was unable to hold off a late Hampton charge from the free throw line as the Buccaneers fell in the second round of the 2019 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament on Tuesday night, 73-67.

Hampton (17-16) shot 23-of-25 from the free throw line with their last eight points coming courtesy of the charity stripe as CSU (18-16) was unable to hold onto the late lead in the Hampton University Convocation Center.

Christian Keeling paces all scorers with 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting and added 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the loss. Phlandrous Fleming added 17 points and eight rebounds, while Dontrell Shuler had 10 points over 32 minutes of play. Duncan LeXander recorded nine rebounds to pace the Bucs efforts on the glass.

Jermaine Marrow led Hampton with 20 points as all five Pirates' starters scored double-digits in the game. Kalin Fisher added 14, while Trevond Barnes and Akim Mitchell had 13 points apiece. Greg Heckstall added 12 points, including a late three-pointer that proved big in the final margin.

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