Bell had 13 points in the first half when the Blue Hose (9-13, 2-7 Big South Conference) shot 54 percent and opened a 33-26 lead. Dillard had 12 in the second half when Presbyterian held the Buccaneers (7-13, 2-7) to 27 percent shooting.
Phlandrous Fleming and Christian Keeling scored 13 points apiece for Charleston Southern, which stayed within striking range because Presbyterian went 5 of 10 from the foul line in the second half and committed 12 of its 19 turnovers.
Charleston Southern scored the first 10 points of the game but the Blue Hose caught up with their own 10-0 run midway through the first half and took the lead for good and scored the last eight points of the first half.
Hot-shooting Oklahoma beats Ole Miss 95-72 in NCAAs
Rashard Odomes and Christian James scored 20 points apiece, Kristian Doolittle had 19 points and matched a career-high with 15 rebounds and No. 9 seed Oklahoma blitzed Mississippi from the start in a 95-72 victory Friday in the first round of the NCAA...
Iowa keeps Big Ten perfect, rallies 79-72 over Cincinnati
Luka Garza scored 20 points, Jordan Bohannon made a three-point play during Iowa's closing surge, and the 10th-seeded Hawkeyes kept the Big Ten perfect in the NCAA Tournament by rallying for a 79-72 victory over No. 7 seed Cincinnati on Friday.
Cofer remains with FSU after father's death
Phil Cofer will remain with Florida State for Saturday's second-round game against Murray State.