Charleston Southern 76, Presbyterian 71

Jamarco Warren scored 22 points and Kelvin Martin had his sixth

double-double of the season as Charleston Southern held off

Presbyterian 76-71 on Thursday night.

Martin had 19 points, 13 rebounds and three steals for the

Buccaneers (10-8, 4-2 Big South Conference), who have won four of

their past five and evened the series against the Blue Hose at


The Buccaneers led by 15 in the first half and 34-24 at the


Presbyterian (8-10, 2-4) closed to 54-52 on Pierre Miller’s

3-pointer with 7:20 left, but Jeremy Sexton hit a 3 and Martin’s

three-point play rebuilt an eight-point cushion.

Presbyterian again got within two points at 70-68 on Khalid

Mutakabbir’s 3-pointer with 23 seconds left. Charleston Southern

hit 6 of 6 foul shots in the final 21 seconds, with Warren sinking

four, to seal the win.

Mutakabbir had a career-high 24 points for the Blue Hose.