ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Donte Wright hit a corner 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds left in overtime and South Carolina State beat Charleston Southern 91-88 on Tuesday.
Charleston Southern had a nine-point lead with 2:08 left in regulation but Janai Raynor Powell made six straight free throws to give the Bulldogs an 81-80 lead. CSU's Jamaal David was fouled on a putback attempt and went 1 of 2 at the line to tie it at 81. Raynor Powell dribbled down the clock but his runner was off at the buzzer.
James Richardson scored a career-high 26 points for South Carolina State (3-9), which beat its first Division I team this season. Wright entered ranked fifth nationally in 3-pointers attempted (96) and made (38), and finished 4 of 9 from distance against CSU for 14 points.
Phlandrous Fleming had a career-high 21 points Charleston Southern (4-4), which hadn't played since a 76-68 loss to VMI on Nov. 28. Keeling added 20 points for his 12th career 20-plus game.
The rebuilding Wildcats are set to raise the 2018 national championship banner next week -- and also lower expectations for the season to come after multiple NBA departures.
Michigan coach John Beilein can't yell or throw a chest pass yet after his offseason heart surgery, but the coach says he is ready for the upcoming season -- and fully expects to be recovered by that time.
Former Memphis All-American and NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway tipped off his first camp as new coach of the Tigers, and he's "really anxious" to get to work.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|