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Big South Opening Round Recap: Longwood, Presbyterian, Charleston Southern Move On

It was a wild first day in Buies Creek as three close games opened the 2016 Big South Tournament.

Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Longwood Completes Comeback

Things couldn't have been going any worse for Jayson Gee as the tournament's first game started. Longwood couldn't make a bucket and Charleston Southern shot out to an early double-digit lead. Thankfully DJ Allen buoyed the Lancers to rally back to just a five-point deficit at the half.

Longwood continued their rally, despite foul trouble from Big South first teamer Lotanna Nwogbo and eventually finished off a comeback to send Charleston Southern packing from the Big South Tournament for the second year in a row. Allen finished the game with 22 points and five boards in the Lancers victory. Armel Potter leads the Bucs with 28 points.

#8 Longwood now heads into a matchup tomorrow against a High Point squad that is expected to be without John Brown. Can the Lancers knock off the number one seed for the second straight year?

PC Scores Crazy Buzzer Beater

Radford's theme this season was blowing solid leads, and that happened again tonight as the Highlanders relinquished a 10 point halftime advantage to lose in crazy fashion.

Murray finished the night with 19 points, seven boards, and four steals.

Meanwhile, Mike Jones leaves the Big South Tournament in his fifth season with a 1-5 mark and has never scored a run past the quarterfinal round.

Gardner-Webb Ousts Hosts

Homecourt and a favorable tipoff time weren't enough for last seeded Campbell to pull an upset as they fell 79-69 to #6 Gardner-Webb.

Harold McBride and Adonis Burbage both had 18 points apiece as the Bulldogs move on to take on #3 Coastal Carolina tomorrow. D.J. Mason led Campbell with 19 points off the bench.

Kevin McGeehan ends his third year at Campbell with a third straight losing season and a 0-3 mark in the conference tournament.