By: CSU Sports Media
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Charleston Southern has shined when the lights were bright in 2019-20. Thursday was no different.
Paced by four players in double figures and a career-high 21 from Deontaye Buskey, Charleston Southern (8-9, 2-3 Big South) broke open what was a 23-22 lead into a 36-26 halftime margin and never looked back for a dominant 77-62 win atCampbell (10-7, 1-4 Big South) in the Big South’s first ESPNU Wildcard affair.
Buskey’s career-night paced the Buccaneer attack as the junior guard also dished-out a season-high six assists while Phlandrous Fleming added 21 points himself. Redshirt-freshman Travis Anderson poured-in a career-best 17 points Thursdayand Ty Jones finished with 11 for the Bucs.
Campbell was led by 11 from Austin McCullough, but the Bucs shot .564 from the floor and forced 12 Camel turnovers for the complete performance. CSU also hit a season-high 13 treys in the win – four each from Buskey and Anderson.
After taking the halftime lead, CSU shot over 60% from the floor in the second half extending their lead to as many as 24 with over seven minutes left to play.
Charleston Southern finishes their two-game road swing Saturday at High Point for a 2 p.m tipoff. The Bucs and Panthers battle on ESPN3, the first of back-to-back games on the platform for the Bucs.