By: CSU Sports Media
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Charleston Southern men’s basketball suffered their first defeat Friday night, falling 63-49 to North Carolina A&T at the Corbett Sports Center.
CSU (1-1) saw 12 points from Dontrell Shuler, 11 from Phlandrous Fleming Jr. as well as 11 rebounds for a double-double while Ty Jones added nine boards and Deontaye Buskey had nine points, but timely baskets and defensive stops gave the Aggies (1-1) the home win Friday night before icing it late with free throws.
The Bucs opened the game on a 9-0 run behind eight early points from Fleming and stifling defense, but three-straight defensive stops kickstarted the Aggie offense and got the crowd back into it. North Carolina A&T had three players in double figures on the night led by 18 from Tyler Maye.
Buskey also had a team-high three steals in the loss while Duncan LeXander pulled down eight rebounds.
CSU returns home Tuesday for a single matchup with Palmetto State foe Furman with tipoff slated for 7:30 p.m. on ESPN+ from Buccaneer Field House.