Recap: Auburn vs. Coll of Charleston
Charleston, SC (Sports Network) - Frankie Sullivan scored 20 of his game-high 24 points in the second half as the Auburn Tigers managed to hold off the College of Charleston Cougars, 55-51, in the Charleston Classic at TD Arena.
Sullivan shot 9-of-18 from the field and added five rebounds for the Tigers (2-1), who will play Dayton on Sunday. Noel Johnson hit 3-of-4 three-point attempts en route to 12 points, and Shareif Adamu chipped in 11 points.
For Charleston (1-2), Anthony Stitt was the only player to score in double figures with 11 points. The Cougars will take on Boston College next on Sunday.
Charleston took a 23-22 lead into the break. It managed to outshoot Auburn from the field, 42.9 percent to 25.8 percent, but the Tigers attempted 10 more shots in the first half than the Cougars.
Auburn took an eight-point lead with just over 11 minutes to play in the game before Charleston went on a 7-0 run to make it just a one-point game. The teams played tight down the stretch but the Cougars never again tied or took the lead.
Charleston was plagued by 19 turnovers, which Auburn turned into 13 points.Game Notes