The Cougars (19-8, 11-4), who won for the seventh time in eight games, earned a split of their season series with the Eagles (11-16, 5-9). Georgia Southern held Charleston to its lowest output of the season when the Eagles won 51-47 on Jan. 17.
Charleston led 61-38 with 7:51 remaining before a 3-pointer by Eric Ferguson started a 19-2 run that brought Georgia Southern to within six, 63-57, at the 1:38 mark.
Layups by Anthony Stitt and Baru restored a 10-point margin. Stitt finished with 11 points.
Ferguson scored 22 points for Georgia Southern and C.J. Reed added 16. Reed, who played his first three college seasons for Bethune-Cookman, now has 2,004 career points.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite