Scores

Final

W Carolina 70

(14-19, 9-9 Southern)

Charleston 78

(23-9, 14-4 Southern)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:30 PM ET, March 9, 2013

    U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    WCU 28 4270
    COFC 31 4778

    Top Performers

    Western Carolina: J. Sinclair 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk

    Charleston: A. Baru 14 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Coll. of Charleston 78, W. Carolina 70

    Associated Press

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Anthony Thomas scored 18 points and Adjehi Baru had 14 points and 13 rebounds in third-seeded College of Charleston's 78-70 win over sixth-seeded Western Carolina in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament Saturday night.

    The Cougars (23-9) will play No. 2 seed Elon Sunday.

    After the Catamounts (14-19) erased a 13-4 deficit with a 17-3 run, the Cougars regained the lead and took a 31-28 advantage into halftime.

    Preston Ross' dunk got Western Carolina within one, then Baru scored six points within a 14-4 spurt. The Catamounts (14-19), who lost to College of Charleston 67-65 on Feb. 20, couldn't get closer than eight the rest of the way.

    Andrew Lawrence added 16 points, making 2 of 11 field goals, but hitting 12 of 14 free throws as the Cougars outscored Western Carolina 29-9 from the line.

    Trey Sumler scored 25 points and James Sinclair added 19 for the Catamounts.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WCU
    COFC
    Points 70 78
    FG Made-Attempted 27-71 (.380) 22-47 (.468)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-23 (.304) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-12 (.750) 29-35 (.829)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 16

    2012-13 Season

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