CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Anthony Stitt tallied 22 points and seven assists and College of Charleston led wire-to-wire in a 60-51 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday in a nonconference matchup.
Charleston (5-5) led 26-19 at halftime and outscored Coastal Carolina 27-13 over the first 14 minutes of the second half to take a 53-32 advantage. Stitt, who entered the game averaging 8.9 points, scored 10 during the run, five of which came from the charity stripe. The 6-foot-1 guard hit a game-high seven free throws in the win.
The Cougars, winners of two straight, shot 41.7 percent (20 of 48) and held Coastal Carolina (6-5), which is averaging 42.3 percent this season, to 38.3 percent (18 of 47) shooting.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.