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Charleston Southern 79, North Carolina-Greensboro 72

February 9, 1997

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Errol McPherson scored 24 points and Rolando Hourrutiner added 20 to lead Charleston Southern to a 79-72 victory over North Carolina-Greensboro in Big South Conference action.

Brett Larrick added 16 points for Charleston Southern (13-9, 6-4 Big South) and Jeff Daniels had a season-high 13.

Larry Gilbert led the Spartans (9-16, 5-5) with 23 points and 10 rebounds while Jeremy Davis had 17.

The Bucs went on a 10-1 run to close the first half, including a buzzer- beating 3-pointer by McPherson that gave Charleston Southern a 33-27 lead at intermission.

The Bucs eventually built their advantage to as many as 18 points three times before North Carolina-Greensboro made a run that cut their deficit to eight at 74-66 with 1:12 left in the game. But the Spartans would get no closer.