Longwood men’s basketball advances to Big South quarterfinals

Published 11:29 am Friday, March 4, 2016

The Longwood University men’s basketball team took a 75-69 win over Charleston Southern Thursday evening in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament championship, which is being hosted in Buies Creek, N.C.

Five Lancers scored in double-figures during the first-round game, including Darrion Allen (22), Tra’Vaughan White (13), Shaquille Johnson (11), Lotanna Nwogbo (11) and Kanayo Obi-Rapu (10).

With the win #8 seed Longwood will face off against #1 seed High Point at 12 p.m. today in the tournament quarterfinals. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3. The game can be streamed at http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/2765749/big-south-basketball-tournament-as-part-of-champ-week-presented-by-dicks-sporting-goods#type/upcoming/channel/espn3/.

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During the Lancers first meeting with Panthers this season, Longwood traveled to High Point on Dec. 2 and suffered a 90-66 loss. The Lancers then hosted High Point on Feb. 18 and put up a solid fight only falling to the Panthers 88-80.

If Longwood upsets High Point in the second round of the tournament today, the team will advance to the semifinals round and play the winner of today’s UNC Asheville/Liberty 2 p.m. game. That game would be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. and will also be aired on ESPN3.