Jamesmadsn 31 30 61
Charleston 38 37 75
Date of game: 1/7/2014

Recap: Coll of Charleston vs. James Madison

Charleston, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Stitt scored 23 points as he led the College of Charleston Cougars to a 75-61 win over the James Madison Dukes in a Colonial Athletic Association bout at TD Arena.

The Cougars (9-7,1-0 CAA) also got high scoring games from two of their reserves, with Nori Johnson scoring 18 on 5-of-9 shooting from 3-point range, and Joe Chealey adding 12. Starter Anthony Thomas recorded a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds and Adjehi Baru grabbed 10 boards to help the Cougars to an overall 44-27 rebounding advantage. The Cougars have now won four straight.

The Dukes (6-10, 1-1 CAA) had their three game win streak snapped in the loss. They were led by Charles Cooke, who had 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field, as well as six rebounds. Andrey Semenov scored 19 on just seven field goal attempts.

Charleston went into the half with a 38-31 advantage after holding the Dukes to 39.3 percent shooting from the field, although the Cougars shot only 40 percent themselves.

The Dukes managed to tie the game at 49(11:51 mark) after a 12-4 run in which Cooke and Semenov combined for 10. The Cougars came right back to score 12 straight and coast to victory, netting 45.8 percent from the floor in the final 20 minutes.

James Madison lost despite a 13-8 edge in points off turnovers. Charleston hit 12 3-pointers.

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