By: CSU Sports Media
Radford broke open a defensive struggle in the second half to pull away for a 68-48 decision over Charleston Southern Sunday afternoon from Buccaneer Field House.
Dravon Mangum and Fah’Mir Ali paced Radford (8-6, 7-1 Big South) with 16 and 12 points each while Charleston Southern (1-9, 0-6 Big South) senior guard Phlandrous Fleming Jr. had 18 in the series finale.
Defenses dictated play in the opening 20 minutes as Radford held a 24-20 lead at the intermission with neither team shooting above 38%, but a second-half 15-2 run broke the game open to a 40-22 Highlander advantage at the 14:53 mark.
Fleming scored 11 of his game-high 18 points in the second half but the Highlanders had an answer for any Charleston Southern run.
Charleston Southern heads to UNC Asheville for a pair of matinee affairs including an ESPN3 showdown. Tipoff Jan. 14 is slated for 4 p.m. from Kimmel Arena.