Charleston Southern beats Longwood behind Mitchell, Potter
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) Cortez Mitchell scored 22 points and Charleston Southern beat Longwood 86-78 in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday.
The win gives Charleston Southern (11-18, 7-11) three out of its last four as it heads toward next week’s Big South Tournament. Both Charleston Southern and Longwood finished in the bottom four in the standings and will therefore play first-round games.
Armel Potter finished with 20 points and Antwan Maxwell Jr. added 15 for the Buccaneers, who hit 10 3-pointers and finished 20 of 28 at the free throw line.
Khris Lane, Darrion Allen, and Isaac Benton combined for 64 of Longwood’s 78 points to lead the Lancers (6-23, 3-15). Lane had 27, Allen finished with 23, and Benton added 14.
The Lancers and Buccaneers finished with identical 28-of-66 shooting performances, but Longwood hit just 3 of 26 from downtown.
Charleston Southern opened on a 9-2 run and led by 20-points at halftime.