Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 53

(14-13, 12-5 Southern)

Charleston 58

(18-11, 9-8 Southern)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, February 23, 2012

    1 2 T
    GASO 23 3053
    COFC 30 2858

    Top Performers

    Georgia Southern: W. Powers 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Charleston: T. Wiedeman 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    Coll. of Charleston 58, Georgia Southern 53

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Trent Wiedeman scored 18 points and College of Charleston squandered a 17-point lead before rallying to defeat Georgia Southern 58-53 Thursday night, snapping the Eagles' six-game winning streak and splitting the season series.

    The Cougars (18-11, 9-8 Southern Conference), who have won five of their last six, led 25-8 with 12 minutes elapsed.

    The Eagles (14-13, 12-5) trimmed the deficit to 30-23 at halftime. They got within a point three times in the second half before pulling ahead 51-49 with 3:01 to go on back-to-back 3-pointers by Jessie Pernell and Tre' Bussey.

    Anthony Stitt answered with a 3 and Wiedeman a layup to put Charleston up 54-51with 1:25 to go.

    The Cougars sank 4 of 6 free throws down the stretch as the Eagles shot 1 of 3 from the field.

    Willie Powers scored 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting to lead Georgia Southern, which beat Charleston 64-58 on Jan. 21.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GASO
    COFC
    Points 53 58
    FG Made-Attempted 22-48 (.458) 21-47 (.447)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-8 (.500) 9-20 (.450)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 17

    2011-12 Season

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