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Taylor nets 25; Longwood tops Campbell 70-65, will play Presbyterian in BSC tourney


FARMVILLE, Virginia — Quicny Taylor scored 25 on Saturday to help Longwood hold off Campbell 70-65 and secure the ninth seed in the Big South tournament.

Longwood (9-22, 5-13) will face eighth-seeded Presbyterian on Wednesday in the first round of the BSC tourney. Campbell, the 10th seed, will play UNC-Asheville or Gardner Webb.

Campbell (10-21, 4-14) made just 4 of 26 (15 percent) first-half field goals and trailed 34-15 at the break.

Curtis Phillips had 24 points and 4 steals — both career-highs — for the Camels, who shot 61 percent in the second and pulled within 64-63 on Andrew Ryan's 3 with 1:49 left.

Longwood made 6 of 6 free throws from there to seal it.

Taylor, who came into the game No. 2 in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (.468), made 4 of 7 from beyond the arc.

Shaquille Johnson had 13 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for Longwood, while Leron Fisher scored 12.

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