Radford 78, Charleston Southern 69

RADFORD, Va. (AP) -- Kenny Thomas had 24 points to lead Radford to a 78-69 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday.

The Highlanders (8-15, 3-5 Big South) trailed 36-34 at the half, but led by as many as 19 in the second on a jumper by Phillip Martin that put the Highlanders up 62-43 with 7:47 to play.

The Buccaneers (7-16, 1-7) were kept to 33.8 percent from the field, Radford 45.1 percent shooting for the game.

Alex Gynes added 14 points for the Highlanders, Amir Johnson had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Martin had 12 points.

Shelton Carter led Charleston Southern with 19 points, Chris Moore added 12 and Omar Carter had 10.