Charleston Southern 92, VMI 69

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mathiang Muo scored a season-high 23 points and Arlon Harper had 21, and Charleston Southern shot 59.3 percent from the field to rout Virginia Military Institute 92-69 Thursday night.

Jeremy Sexton had 19 points and Sheldon Strickland 11 for the Buccaneers (16-9, 11-3 Big South), who made 35 of 59 from the field and 14 of 24 on 3-pointers with Muo hitting 7 of 8. The Bucs won their third straight.

D.J. Covington had 16 points, Brian Brown 15 and Stan Okoye 14 for the Keydets (11-15, 6-8), who have lost five straight for the first time since the 2009-10 season.

Leading 7-5 early, the Buccaneers went on a 12-2 run for a 19-7 advantage with 13:11 left in the first half. The Keydets closed to five, 26-21, but the Buccaneers led 50-40 at halftime.

Charleston Southern scored the first eight points of the second half and pulled away.