Gasouthern 23 30 53
Charleston 30 28 58
Date of game: 2/23/2012

Recap: Coll of Charleston vs. Ga Southern

Charleston, SC (Sports Network) - Trent Wiedeman scored 18 points as the College of Charleston Cougars toppled the Georgia Southern Eagles 58-53 in a Southern Conference battle at TD Bank Arena.

Andrew Lawrence and Antwaine Wiggins each scored 10 points while handing out seven and five assists respectively for Charleston (18-11, 9-8 SoCon). The Cougars have now won five of their last six.

Willie Powers netted 17 and Ben Drayton chipped in 10 for Georgia Southern (14-12, 12-5) which had its six game winning streak snapped.

Charleston led 30-23 at the break after shooting 44.0 percent from the floor while outscoring Georgia Southern 15-3 from beyond the arc.

The Cougars kept a similar pace converting on 45.5 percent of its shots in the second half while the Eagles converted only 39.3 percent of its field goal attempts.

Despite the loss Georgia Southern was the better team on the boards with a 34-25 edge in rebounds.

Game Notes

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If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Manziel leaves game with hamstring injury

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers after suffering a hamstring injury late in the first half.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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