College of Charleston Beats UNC Asheville 68-66 in the Bahamas

Chad MiddletonContributor INovember 26, 2011

Friday night was much better for the College of Charleston in the Bahamas as Antwaine Wiggins got back on track, scoring 23 points for the Cougars in their hard-fought 68-66 win against UNC Asheville.

Still salty from the first-round loss to Central Florida, the Cougars came out with more composure than the previous night. Their offense was more fluid and they didn't panic when they lost leads several times in the second half.

With 47 seconds left in the game, freshman guard Anthony Stitt hit the go-ahead jumper to put College of Charleston in the lead for good at 63-61.

Freshman Adjehi Baru added 14 points and put behind him a dreadful game the night before being plagued by early foul trouble. Andrew Lawrence finished with 11 points as the Cougars were determined to finish this game out, and they did.

The Cougars finished shooting 10-for-17 from the free-throw line and shot 44 percent on the night. Matt Dickey was the high scorer for UNC Asheville with 20 points. 

The College of Charleston is now 4-1 and plays Massachusetts for fifth place Saturday at 7:00 p.m at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

UNC Asheville (2-4) plays Utah Saturday at 9:30 p.m. for seventh place.