Pirates rally, down Bucs in Big South opener Monday

Pirates rally, down Bucs in Big South opener Monday
Charleston Southern dropped their Big South opener on Monday night losing at home to Hampton (Source: Charleston Southern Athletics)

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Hampton took advantage of Charleston Southern mistakes in the second half Monday night taking the Big South opener for both squads 67-55 from Buccaneer Field House.

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Hampton (2-4, 1-0 Big South) saw four players finish the night in double figures and turned 16 Charleston Southern (1-4, 0-1 Big South) turnovers into 24 points on the other end including 17 fast break on the night to erase a halftime deficit.

Phlandrous Fleming Jr. led all scorers with 21 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and Jamir Moore added 15 on five made treys, but 11 second half miscues made the difference.

Edward Oliver-Hampton secured a double-double for the Pirate with 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds while the Big South’s third-leading scorer Davion Warren added 15, Dajour Dickens had 14 and Russel Dena added 14 in the Pirate victory.

How It Happened

  • Hampton scored the first seven points of the game before CSU settled in and made a few buckets of their own
  • Jamir Moore sank four shots from deep for a team-high 12 points at the break
  • CSU held a 36-26 lead at the half thanks to a 7-for-7 performance at the free throw line and seven made treys
  • Hampton chipped into the CSU lead cutting a 42-49 deficit into a 50-all tie in 11 minutes of action
  • The visiting Pirates would go on to close the game on a 17-5 run from there over the final 6:35 of play sparked by a 6-0 run from Russell Dean

News and Notes

  • CSU hit a season-high 11 treys in the loss Monday
  • Phlandrous Fleming Jr. scored a game-high 21 points and finished with his first double-double of the season behind 10 rebounds
  • Jamir Moore knocked down a career-high five treys scoring 15 points
  • Hampton used size to their advantage scoring 32 points in the paint and converting 16 CSU turnovers into 24 points

Up Next

Hampton and Charleston Southern finish their two-game series Tuesday night from Buccaneer Field House with tipoff slated for 6 p.m. on ESPN+.