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Charleston Southern Buccaneers

General Information

Conference: Big South Conference

NCAA Division: Division I

City: North Charleston, South Carolina

Stadium: Buccaneer Field House

Championships

  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 4 (1986, 1987, 2013, 2015)
  • NCAA Tournaments: 1 (1997)

Past Conferences:

  • None

Charleston Standings & Analysis

This college basketball team analysis breaks down the team stats that matter and provides insights into the Charleston Southern Buccaneers standings for this season, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Whether you’re a seasoned sports analyst or just starting to follow college basketball, this section has something for everyone.

All-Time Charleston Southern Buccaneers Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Ben Hinson, 2,295
  • Jamarco Warren, 1,968
  • Saah Nimley, 1,866

Rebounds

  • Dan Franz, 1,258
  • Kelvin Martin, 968
  • Bo Jamison, 797

Assists

  • Saah Nimley, 511
  • Ed O’Neil, 504
  • Errol McPherson, 403

Overview of the Charleston Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Charleston Southern Buccaneers had a tough 2021-2022 season, finishing with an overall record of 8-23 and a conference record of 6-12. They ended up in 8th place in the Big South Conference standings, failing to qualify for the conference tournament.

Despite their struggles, there were a few standout players for the Buccaneers. Leading the team in scoring was junior guard Phlandrous Fleming Jr., who averaged 17.7 points per game along with 6.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Fleming Jr. was also named to the All-Big South Second Team for his efforts.

Another key contributor for Charleston Southern was senior guard Deontaye Buskey, who averaged 12.9 points per game while shooting 39.4% from beyond the arc. Buskey was also named to the All-Big South Honorable Mention Team.

The Buccaneers struggled on both ends of the court, ranking near the bottom of the conference in both scoring offense and scoring defense. They also had issues with turnovers, ranking near the bottom of the conference in turnover margin.

Looking ahead to next season, Charleston Southern will need to improve in multiple areas if they hope to be more competitive. They will be losing Buskey to graduation, but they will return Fleming Jr. for his senior season. They will also need to develop some of their younger players and improve their team chemistry if they hope to move up in the conference standings.

In terms of betting tips, it may be wise to avoid placing large bets on Charleston Southern until they show significant improvement. They were a consistently inconsistent team throughout the season and had difficulty covering spreads. Keep an eye on their injury reports and watch for any trends in their performance before placing any bets.

Before Betting on Charleston, Check Out These Tips:


Check for injuries or player suspensions:

Injuries and player suspensions can greatly impact a team’s performance. Before betting on a game, make sure to check if any key players are injured or suspended.


Look at the team’s recent performances:

Before placing a bet, it’s important to analyze the team’s recent performances. Look at their last five to ten games and see how they performed against their opponents.


Consider their playing style:

Understanding the team’s playing style can be crucial when betting on college basketball. For instance, if Charleston Southern is known for their fast-paced offense, it may have a higher chance of covering the spread against a team that struggles to keep up.


Analyze their opponents:

Analyzing the opposing team is just as important as analyzing the Charleston Southern Buccaneers. Look at their recent performances, their playing style, and their key players to determine how well they may match up against Charleston Southern.

Charleston Basketball History

Charleston Southern began play in 1965-66 when the school was still called Baptist College of Charleston. The team had some success early but fast-tracked themselves to becoming a Division I school for the 1975-76 season. The Buccaneers struggled for wins, posting a 23-109 record in its first five seasons.

Charleston Southern joined the Big South Conference for the 1985-86 season and had the team’s best two-year run, winning the regular season title and conference tournament in each of its first two years. The Big South Conference winner didn’t receive an invitation to the NCAA Tournament until 1991.

The Buccaneers won the conference tournament in 1995 but due to Campbell leaving the conference before the start of the year, the Big South was left with just five teams that had played at the Division I level for five years. The NCAA requires six teams in order for the conference winner to receive an automatic invite to the NCAA Tournament, so once again Charleston Southern was left at home during March.

The Buccaneers won the conference tournament again in 1997 and this time they got to advance to the Tournament, where they lost to UCLA in the first round. That has been the team’s only appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Buccaneers did play in the NIT in 2013 and 2015, as well as the CIT in 2019.

Charleston Southern Buccaneers Basketball FAQs

How small is Charleston Southern’s Buccaneer Field House?

With an announced capacity of just 881, Buccaneer Field House is the second-smallest arena in Division I basketball. Only fellow Big South Conference foe USC Upstate’s G.B. Hodge Center, with a capacity of 878, holds fewer fans.

What is Charleston Southern’s record against ACC teams?

Through the end of the 2021-22 season, the Buccaneers have played ACC teams a total of 62 times, winning just once. On Feb. 14, 1981 Charleston Southern traveled to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech and completely dominated the Yellow Jackets, coming away with a 74-51 victory. The Yellow Jackets had won the previous meeting between the two 111-54.

When was the last time Charleston Southern won 20 games?

Charleston Southern hasn’t won 20 games since it posted a 21-9 record in the 1986-87 season. The Buccaneers have come close on a few occasions winning 19 games in 1994-95, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2014-15.
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