CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Christian Keeling made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 12 seconds to go and Charleston Southern rallied to defeat Presbyterian 85-84 on Wednesday night.
Keeling led the Buccaneers as they rallied from a 14-point deficit early in the second half. He scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, after halftime.
After a 3-pointer by Francois Lewis gave Presbyterian a 54-40 lead to open the second half, Charleston Southern stormed back with a 16-2 run to tie it with 15:26 remaining. The Buccaneers would go on to lead 77-70 with 6:41 to go before Presbyterian tied it at 82 with 47 seconds remaining. The Blue Hose took an 84-82 lead when Adam Flagler made two free throws with 19 seconds remaining. After a time out by both teams, Keeling hit the go-ahead 3 for the Bucs then PC's Davon Bell missed a 3-point shot from near the top of the arc.
Lewis scored 25 points, making 5-of-7 3-pointers for Presbyterian (13-11, 5-4), Flagler added 15 points and Bell had 11 points, eight rebounds and 12 assists.
Lewis scored 18 points with four 3-pointers as the Blue Hose took a 51-40 halftime lead.
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