Charleston Southern advances to Big South Final with 71-65 win over VMI

      CONWAY, S.C. - Charleston Southern sophomore guard Arlon Harpeer had a career high 33 points as CSU rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to beat No. 2 North seed VMI, 71-65, in the semifinals of the Big South Conference Men's Basketball Championship on Saturday at The HTC Center.

      The Bucs advance to Sunday's Championship Game and will face the winner of No. 5 North seed Liberty and No. 2 South seed Gardner-Webb. Tipoff is at noon at the HTC Center. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and will be broadcast locally on Sports Radio 1450-AM in Charleston.

      CSU reaches the Big South Tournament final for the first time since 2005 and makes its first appearance in the championship game under Barclay Radebaugh.