The Highlanders closed out the win hitting 11 of 14 free throws down the stretch.
“What you saw tonight was a team continuing to mature,” Radford head coach Mike Jones said. “Tonight we did the things late in the game that win ball games. It was a great team effort.”
Both teams blistered the nets in the first half. Radford hit 56 percent from the field, and Charleston Southern hit 50 as the half ended in a 37-37 tie. For the game, the Highlanders shot 57 percent from the floor and held a 17-9 edge in points off turnovers despite the miscues by each team standing even at 12.
The double-double was the 21st of Green’s career and led four players scoring in double figures for the Highlanders.Ya Ya Anderson added 16, and R.J. Price and Kion Browneach chipped in with 10. For the second straight game,Brandon Holcomb erased three opponent shots defensively.Kyle Noreen tied a season-high with seven rebounds.
With the win, Radford (15-9, 5-4) remains a single game behind division leaders High Point and VMI in the Big South standing. RU travels Saturday to Presbyterian for a 2:00 p.m. start in another important conference road game.