College Basketball Roundup: Campbell advances in Big South Tournament

High Point was knocked out by Charleston Southern

CHARLOTTE — Jay Pal had 19 points in Campbell’s 68-63 victory against Presbyterian on Wednesday night in an opening-round game of the Big South Conference Tournament.

Pal also had three steals for the Fighting Camels (14-17). Anthony Dell’Orso added 15 points while gathering nine rebounds. Ricky Clemons scored 13.

The Blue Hose (5-27) were led in scoring by Crosby James, who finished with 15 points and seven rebounds. Owen McCormack added 11 points for Presbyterian. In addition, Jalen Forrest had 11 points.

The Blue Hose closed the season with a 17-game losing streak.

Big South Tournament

Charleston Southern 72, High Point 70

CHARLOTTE — Claudell Harris Jr. led Charleston Southern with 20 points and secured the victory with a jumper in the lane with 36 seconds remaining as the Buccaneers defeated High Point 72-70 on Wednesday in the Big South Conference Tournament.

Harris shot 7 for 21 for the Buccaneers (10-20). Tyeree Bryan scored 14 points and added nine rebounds. RJ Johnson finished with 11 points. The Buccaneers stopped a seven-game losing streak with the victory.

The Panthers (14-17) were led in scoring by Jaden House, who finished with 24 points. High Point also got 13 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and two blocks from Zach Austin.

Charleston Southern will play top-seeded UNC Asheville in the next round on Friday.

Regular season

East Carolina 83, Tulane 68

GREENVILLE — Brandon Johnson scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebound and East Carolina beat Tulane 83-68 on Wednesday.

Jaden Walker scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and distributed five assists and RJ Felton scored 15 for the Pirates (15-14, 6-10 American Athletic Conference).

The Green Wave (17-10, 10-6) were led by Jaylen Forbes, who recorded 23 points and four steals. Jalen Cook added 12 points for Tulane. Tylan Pope also had 11 points and two steals.

The two squads face each other again on Friday in the American Athletic Conference Tournament in Fort Worth, Texas.