Charleston Southern tops Winthrop to make Big South semifinals

Charleston Southern’s Arlon Harper grabs a rebound against Winthrop on Thursday in the Big South Conference tournament at the HTC Center in Conway. Matt Silfer/Special to The Post and Courier.

Staff report

MYRTLE BEACH -- Mathiang Muo scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Charleston Southern to a 54-47 victory over Winthrop today in the Big South Conference basketball tournament.

The Bucs (18-11) advance to the Big South semifinals, where they will face the Longwood-VMI winner at noon on Saturday.

Arlon Harper added 11 points for CSU. Joab Jerome scored 15 for Winthrop (14-17).