CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Trent Wiedeman had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Andrew Lawrence knocked down two free throws with 1 second left to lift the College of Charleston to a 67-65 victory over Western Carolina Wednesday night.
Trailing 65-58 with 1:10 remaining, Western Carolina's Trey Sumler hit a jumper, had a three-point play, then made a jumper and a layup to tie the game at 65-all with 4 seconds left before Lawrence's winning foul shots.
One more victory will clinch a first-round bye in the Southern Conference tournament.
Sumler scored 24 points for the Catamounts (11-17, 8-8), who have lost two straight.
The Cougars trailed 20-11 in the first half but led 30-28 at halftime.
Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes after being found in possession of guns and marijuana.
Point guard Jaylen Fisher, who reopened his recruitment after coaching changes at UNLV, has committed to TCU over a long list of schools.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.