Scores

Final

W Carolina 58

(10-16, 4-9 Southern)

Charleston 62

(15-10, 7-7 Southern)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, February 9, 2012

    1 2 T
    WCU 28 3058
    COFC 24 3862

    Top Performers

    Western Carolina: B. Boggs 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Charleston: N. Johnson 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

    Coll. of Charleston 62, W. Carolina 58

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Nori Johnson scored 17 points and Adjehi Baru grabbed a career-high 17 boards as College of Charleston beat Western Carolina 62-58 on Thursday night.

    Antwaine Wiggins recorded 15 points and seven rebounds and Andrew Lawrence added 12 points and six rebounds for the Cougars (15-10, 7-7 Southern Conference) who dominated the boards 53-43.

    Western Carolina held a 48-47 lead before Wiggins knocked down a trey and Baru converted a layup to put Charleston ahead 52-48 with 3:05 left.

    The Catamounts cut the deficit to 52-51 but Lawrence scored four straight points to give the Cougars a 56-51 lead with only 54 seconds left.

    Charleston made six free throws in the final minute to seal the win.

    The Cougars shot just 27.1 percent (16 of 59) from the field but played tough defensively, recording 10 blocks and five steals.

    Brandon Boggs led Western Carolina (10-16, 4-9) with 15.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WCU
    COFC
    Points 58 62
    FG Made-Attempted 23-66 (.348) 16-59 (.271)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 22-37 (.595)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 9

    2011-12 Season

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