NCAA Basketball

Riller has 27 points as Charleston holds off Presbyterian

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Grant Riller scored 27 points and Jarrell Brantley added 19 while pulling down 14 rebounds for his 24th career double-double as Charleston fought off Presbyterian for an 85-73 victory on Tuesday night.

Zep Jasper had 15 points and Isaih Moore contributed 13 for Charleston.

Presbyterian took an early lead and was ahead 18-16 at the midway point of the first half. Charleston's Brevin Galloway drilled a 3-pointer to take a 21-20 lead with 8:22 remaining. Moore followed with a dunk and the Cougars never trailed again and took a 36-30 lead into the break.

The Blue Hose stayed close and trailed 57-56 after Adam Flagler drilled a 3-pointer with 8:56 remaining. Brantley quickly responded with a trey and Jasper followed with another to give Charleston a seven-point lead.

Francois Lewis had 24 points to lead Presbyterian, Adam Flagler added 12 and Davon Bell scored 11.

Updated November 6, 2018

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