CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Sheldon Strickland hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 35 points to lead Charleston Southern over Liberty 80-66 Saturday.
Strickland made seven of his nine shots in the first half, including five 3-pointers in a row, as Charleston Southern led 45-27 at the half and never trailed. Strickland was 13 of 18 from the field, and 7 of 11 from beyond the arc. He has hit a career-best eight 3-pointers three times, his last was against Coastal Carolina on January 18.
Will Saunders scored 14 points and Arlon Harper added 11 for Charleston Southern (10-11, 4-4 Big South).
The Buccaneers had their largest lead, 63-39 with 12:25 to play before Liberty closed on a 27-17 run.
Andrew Smith scored 15 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds to lead Liberty (9-14, 3-5), which has lost four of its last five games. Davon Marshall also scored 15 points for the Flames.