CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Trent Weideman scored 16 points, including two late baskets, and College of Charleston hit last-minute free throws to hold off Chattanooga 71-68 Saturday night.
The Cougars (18-7, 10-3 Southern Conference), who led 36-35 at halftime, scored when it counted late against Chattanooga (9-15, 4-7). With Charleston leading 64-63, Weideman -- who also had 10 rebounds -- scored on a dunk, then a layup to make it 68-63. Ronrico White hit a 3-pointer, however, with 1:21 left to cut it to 68-66.
But two foul shots by Nori Johnson with 32 seconds remaining offset a Gee McGhee jumper for the Mocs. After an Andrew Lawrence free throw with 0:03 left made it 71-68, White missed a long 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Z. Mason led Chattanooga with 27 points. McGhee added 20 and Drazen Slovaric scored 15 points.