College of Charleston Cruises Past Massachusetts 85-61 in the Bahamas

Chad MiddletonContributor INovember 27, 2011

The College of Charleston seems to be getting better by the day. 

After a very close win last night against UNC-Asheville, the Cougars came out firing on all cylinders. They blew out the University of Massachusetts 85-61 in the 5th place game of the inaugural Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. 

It turned out to be a coming-out party for College of Charleston freshman guard Anthony Stitt. Massachusetts had no answer for the feisty freshman as he had a career high 23 points, eight assists and three steals.  

The College of Charleston was hot from behind the arc, hitting 12 three-pointers against a UMass team that has been very good at defending the three-pointer up to last night.  

Antwaine Wiggins continued his hot streak from last night, scoring 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds.

It was a very different game for the Minutemen tonight. Last night, Massachusetts hit a record 15 three-pointers but tonight could not get in the same rhythm and shot only 4-for-28 from the three point line.

Charleston had no problem with the Minutemen's full-court pressure, which gave Utah fits last night. The Cougars had a 38-34 halftime lead which led many to believe this game would be much like the previous night's nail-biter with UNC-Asheville. 

The Cougars didn't let that happen. They exploded for 47 points and eight three-pointers in the second half, wearing Massachusetts down. 

Things will get interesting for the Cougars in December; they start conference play Thursday with the Citadel coming to town.  

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