By: CSU Sports Media
HIGH POINT, N.C. – In almost the exact same fashion as he did one season ago, Phlandrous Fleming Jr. delivered a game-winning dagger to lift Charleston Southern men’s basketball over High Point Friday night, 69-68 in Big South action.
Fleming scored a game-high 29 points to pace the Buccaneers (2-16, 1-13 Big South), none bigger than his game-winning three-point basket with under :03 to play.
Both teams traded runs throughout the night with High Point (8-11, 6-10 Big South) holding the largest lead early on before the Bucs responded with their own 14-0 run.
John-Michael Wright led the Panthers with 18 points while Bryant Randleman added 12 and Ahmil Flowers had 11, but Fleming’s 29 along with 14 from Ja’Quavian Florence, 10 from Emorie Knox and 10 from Sean Price proved to be enough for the one-point win.
Fleming also had a season-high 12 rebounds on the night securing his fourth double-double and second in as many nights.
Charleston Southern returns home after a month on the road through North Carolina to host USC Upstate. Tipoff Thursday night from Buccaneer Field House is slated for 7 p.m. on ESPN+.