Charleston Southern rolls past Winthrop 84-64

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Arlon Harper scored 17 points as Charleston Southern’s balanced scoring led to an 84-64 victory over Winthrop on Saturday.

Harper shot 6 of 10 from the floor and finished with seven rebounds. Sheldon Strickland and Matt Kennedy scored 14 points each, both finishing with two 3-pointers for Charleston Southern (11-13, 5-6 Big South). Cedrick Bowen added 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting, and Saah Nimley came off the bench to add 11.

The Buccaneers shot 57.4 percent from the floor, 50 percent (9 of 18) from 3-point range, and 75 percent from the free-throw line.

After leading by five, Charleston Southern closed out the first half on a 9-2 run and went up by 20 after scoring seven-straight points with 7:21 left to play.

Joab Jerome and Andre Smith scored 12 points each to lead the Eagles (14-11, 7-5), who combined to shoot 36.5 percent from the floor.