Addison Spruill’s 3-pointer with 24 seconds left in overtime lifted UNC Wilmington to an 80-78 victory over Charleston Southern on Wednesday night.
Charleston Southern (2-1) opened up a 13-point lead, 53-40, with 10:35 remaining in regulation when Saah Nimley found Will Saunders for a 3-pointer, giving the Buccaneers their biggest lead of the night.
After another Nimley 3-pointer, just over 6 minutes later, pushed the CSU lead to 64-56, UNCW (1-2) finished the second half with an 11-3 run, including Spruill’s 3-point shot with 5 seconds left in the second half, to send the game into overtime.
Charleston Southern’s Cedrick Bowen missed a 3-pointer with 1 second left in overtime and Freddie Jackson’s rebound sealed the win for the Seahawks.
Cedrick Williams scored a game-high 26 points in the win. Spruill hit just 3 of 14 field goals.
Matt Kennedy led CSU with 19 points and Saunders added 18.
Courtesy Shane Roper, CSU Athletics Charleston Southern’s Saah Nimley tries to slide past UNCW’s Shane Reybold in the Bucs’ 80-78 loss in overtime on Wednesday night at the Buc Dome.×
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