CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Christian Keeling scored 18 points to lead five Buccaneers in double digits and Charleston Southern routed Johnson & Wales (NC) 102-58 on Thursday night to end a four-game skid.
The Buccaneers outrebounded the Wildcats 47-18, outscored them 46-12 in the paint and got 41 points from its bench. All 14 Charleston Southern players who suited up saw court time and the Buccaneers shot 65.5 percent from the floor (38 of 58) and 55 percent from 3-point range (11 of 20).
McConico's 3 put Charleston Southern up for good, 5-3, and the Buccaneers led 57-25 at halftime and by as many as 47 points in the second half.
The Buccaneers face Longwood in their Dec. 30 Big South Conference opener.
Alcyone Moore scored 17 points with five 3-pointers for Johnson & Wales (2-8), a United States Collegiate Athletic Association program out of Charlotte.
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