Wcarolina 28 42 70
Charleston 31 47 78
Date of game: 3/9/2013

Recap: Coll of Charleston vs. Western Carolina

Asheville, NC (Sports Network) - Anthony Thomas scored 18 points and Adjei Baru registered a double-double as the third-seed College of Charleston Cougars downed the sixth-seed Western Carolina Catamounts during the Southern Conference quarterfinals at U.S. Cellular Center.

Baru had 14 points and 13 rebounds, Andrew Lawrence added 16 points and Anthony Stitt contributed 11 points for Charleston (23-9) which will face second-seed Elon in Sunday's semifinals.

Trey Sumler finished with a game-high 25 points, James Sinclair added 19 and Tawaski King got 13 points to go with eight rebounds for Western Carolina (14-19).

Though they shot just 38.5 percent from the floor in the first half the Cougars also hit five shots from 3-point range while holding the Catamounts to 29 percent shooting. Charleston led 31-28 at intermission.

After the break the Cougars nailed 57.1 percent from the field and made good on 23-of-28 from the free-throw line to earn the victory.

The Cougars outscored the Catamounts 29-9 from the charity stripe to overcome a game-high 17 turnovers.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into primetime for Week 17

The NFL announced Sunday night that the AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.

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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