CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Christian Keeling scored 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Charleston Southern held off Longwood's late rally for a 79-74 victory on Tuesday night in the first round of the Big South Championship.
No. 8 Charleston Southern (12-18) travels to face top-seeded Winthrop in a quarterfinal matchup on Thursday. It was the first conference tournament win for the Buccaneers since they beat Campbell in a first-round game on March 5, 2014. Ninth-seeded Longwood (6-24) has lost 16 straight.
Isaiah Walton and Khris Lane scored 24 points apiece to lead the Lancers.