Charleston Southern tops High Point 97-93 in triple-OT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Saah Nimley hit a school-record-tying eight 3-pointers and scored 38 points but it was his layup and four free throws that provided Charleston Southern's final six points in a 97-93 triple-overtime victory over High Point on Saturday to give the Buccaneers a share of the Big South regular-season title with the Panthers.
The teams tied for the title for the second time in three seasons. High Point won it outright last year. Charleston Southern claimed the No. 1 seed into the conference tournament. Both teams have first-round byes.
Arlon Harper, who finished with 20 points, made a 3-pointer to force the third overtime for Charleston Southern after Nimley scored the final five points for the Buccaneers in the first extra period.
High Point's John Brown, who scored 27 points, made two free throws with 0.5 left in regulation.
The Buccaneers made a school-record 19 3-pointers on 45 attempts. Harper and Will Saunders made five each. Saunders had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Nimley, with three assists, tied Ed O'Neil as Charleston Southern's all-time leader with 504. He has scored 30 or more points in seven of the Buccaneers' last 14 games.