Recap: Citadel vs. Coll of Charleston
Charleston, SC (Sports Network) - Andrew Lawrence netted 21 points to lead the College of Charleston Cougars to a 73-69 decision over The Citadel in a Southern Conference bout at McAlister Fieldhouse.
Adjehi Baru added a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds for Charleston (12-5, 4-1 SoCon) while Anthony Stitt chipped in 14 points with the help of four makes from 3-point range. Anthony Thomas finished with 10 points and four assists as the Cougars as they picked up their second straight win.
Mike Groselle led The Citadel (3-12, 0-5) with 19 points and nine rebounds. Matt Van Scyoc chimed in with 17 points and Ashton Moore scored 10 points off the bench as the Bulldogs lost their 11th in a row.
The Citadel was able to overcome an early 11-3 deficit as it hit 58.3 percent of its field goal attempts to take a narrow, 34-31 lead into the intermission. The Cougars trailed by just three points at halftime despite shooting only 34.5 percent from the floor in the opening 20 minutes.
Charleston battled back after the break by hitting 46.9 percent of its field goal tries including 6-of-14 from 3-point range. The Bulldogs allowed their lead to slip away and went just 4-of-8 at the free throw line in the second period. After Moore connected on a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left to tie the score at 69, Lawrence made a go-ahead jump shot to put the Cougars ahead. After Groselle and Marshall Harris III missed game-tying shot attempts, Lawrence grabbed the defensive rebound and he sealed it with a pair of free throws.
The Citadel nearly held off the Cougars thanks to its bench, which outscored Charleston's reserves, 26-7, in the contest.Game Notes