Charleston Southern 81, Radford 74
RADFORD, Va. (AP)
Saah Nimley finished with 20 points, 11 assists and four steals, and Mathiang Muo added 15 points and 15 rebounds to lift Charleston Southern over Radford 81-74 Saturday in the Big South Conference opener for both teams.
Trailing 40-32 at halftime, Radford fought back, tying the game at 57 behind Ya Ya Anderson's 3-pointer with 11 minutes remaining.
Charleston Southern answered with three consecutive 3s - two from Muo and one from Sexton to take a 66-57 lead with 9:56 left to play.
After R.J. Price's 3-pointer cut the Highlanders' deficit to three, 75-72 with 1:02 remaining, Nimley assisted Fullah for a layup, and then Nimley made four-straight free throws to seal the victory.
Price scored 19 points, and Javonte Green added 16 points and 13 boards for Radford (6-9).