Showing posts with label Charleston Cougars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Charleston Cougars. Show all posts

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Willis Hall Goes for 26 Points and 21 Rebounds as Charlotte Downs Davidson

College Hoops Player of the Day for Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Willis Hall played all 40 minutes, and made every one of them worthwhile, as he and his fellow Charleston Cougars visited Davidson and handed the Wildcats a 76-64 defeat.

Hall, who has shown a propensity to dominate in the paint, had an absolutely monster game, scoring 26 points and wiping the boards for 21 rebounds, both career highs for the 6'6" senior from Charlotte, NC. It was his fourth double-double of the season.

4-10 Davidson, suffering from a lack of beef inside, had no method to counter or slow down Hall, who was 10-for-14 from the field and 5-for-8 at the foul line. 15 of his 18 rebounds were on the offensive end, providing putback and additional opportunities for his teammates.

The Cougars were hot from the field, hitting 61% of their shots while holding Davidson shooters to just 39%. Charleston also out-rebounded the Wildcats, 39-27, thanks largely to the relentless activity on the boards by Hall.

Winners of three of their last four, Charleston evened their record at 7-7. They face Howard University at home on January 4th, prior to the start of conference play in the Colonial Athletic against James Madison, January 7.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Antwaine Wiggins Scores 24, 8-1 Charleston Drops Tennessee, 71-65

College Hoops Player of the Day for Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Charleston forward Antwaine Wiggins couldn't get his free throws to drop, hitting just one of five foul shots in College of Charleston's 71-65 win over Tennessee.

Fortunately, for him and the Cougars, he was lights out from the field, hitting 10 of 12 shots, including three of four from 3-point range for a game-high 24 points.

Normally, Wiggins, a 6'7" senior from Greenville, Tennessee, is OK from the charity stripe at about 60%, but his 1-for-5 effort was a career low on a night in which he tied a career best for the 8-1 Cougars. He also helped out on the boards, with eight rebounds. Wiggins leads the Cougars in scoring this season, averaging 18.1 points per game.

Last season, Charleston just missed an automatic invitation to the NCAA tournament, losing to Wofford in the final of the Southern conference tourney, 77-67. Instead, the Cougars accepted an offer to play in the NIT, where they won two games - over Dayton and Cleveland State - before falling in the quarterfinals to Wichita State, 82-75.

Tennessee dropped to 3-6 on the year. The Vols have suffered under first year head coach Cuonzo Martin, who took over the basketball program after Bruce Pearl was fired in March.

Next up for the Cougars is a home game with plenty of local flavor, as they battle Charleston Southern on December 17 before traveling to play #4 Louisville on the 20th.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Tar Heels Given the Boot at Charleston

College Hoops Player of the Day for Monday, January 4, 2010

Junior guard Andrew Goudelock poured in 24 points, and the unheralded Charleston Cougars upset #9 North Carolina, in overtime, 82-79.

The team's leading scorer, Goudelock hit on half of his 20 attempts from the field, including going 4-for-8 from 3-point range. Playing almost the entire game without a rest - 43 minutes - Goudelock scored the final 8 points of the regulation, including a 28-foot 3-pointer that sent the game into overtime. He led four other Cougars in double figures as the 8-6 Cougars pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season, holding #9 North Carolina to 38% shooting, even though being outrebounded, 56-36, by the taller Tar Heels. Interestingly, all of Charleston's losses have come on the road, while they have yet to be beaten in six games on their home court under coach Bobby Cremins, who is no stranger to North Carolina, having guided the Georgia Tech program for 19 years, from 1981-2000. After a five-year absence from coaching, this is Cremins' 4th season as head coach at the College of Charleston.

North Carolina was playing without forward Marcus Ginyard, who missed his third straight game with an ankle injury. The Tar Heels dropped to 11-4 on the season. They open a usually-grueling ACC schedule on January 10, when they host Virginia Tech. Charleston is 3-0 in the South division of the Southern conference.

NOTABLE: The Pitt Panthers keep rolling along, despite having lost most of their starting lineup from a year ago to graduation. After slamming Syracuse on Saturday, handing the Orangemen their first loss of the season, the Panthers traveled to Cincinnati and topped the Bearcats on Monday night, 74-71, as Ashton Gibbs led the scoring with 19 points. Pittsburgh is now 13-2 overall and 3-0 in the Big East. The voters rewarded them on Monday with the #23 ranking in the latest poll.