ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Donte Wright hit a corner 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds left in overtime and South Carolina State beat Charleston Southern 91-88 on Tuesday.
Charleston Southern had a nine-point lead with 2:08 left in regulation but Janai Raynor Powell made six straight free throws to give the Bulldogs an 81-80 lead. CSU's Jamaal David was fouled on a putback attempt and went 1 of 2 at the line to tie it at 81. Raynor Powell dribbled down the clock but his runner was off at the buzzer.
James Richardson scored a career-high 26 points for South Carolina State (3-9), which beat its first Division I team this season. Wright entered ranked fifth nationally in 3-pointers attempted (96) and made (38), and finished 4 of 9 from distance against CSU for 14 points.
Phlandrous Fleming had a career-high 21 points Charleston Southern (4-4), which hadn't played since a 76-68 loss to VMI on Nov. 28. Keeling added 20 points for his 12th career 20-plus game.
Rocket Watts, the No. 27 overall prospect in the 2019 class, has committed to Michigan State.
UNC Wilmington will open its preseason basketball practices at North Carolina due to lingering effects of Hurricane Florence.
Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' men's basketball program for failing to meet team expectations.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|