15 mid-majors you need to know before you hear about them in March

There is now a blurry line between what is a mid-major and a power team. When George Mason crashed the Final Four in 2006 it ushered in an era where everyone believed it could make it there. Butler went to back-to-back championship games in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, VCU went from playing in the "First Four" to the Final Four. Last year the quintessential successful mid-major, Gonzaga...
November 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Brantley scores 19, Charleston beats Elon to open CAA play

ELON, N.C. (AP) Jarrell Brantley scored a season-high 19 points with nine rebounds and Charleston beat Elon 66-54 on Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams. Brantley had 12 points in the first half to help Charleston build a 35-25 lead. The Cougars didn't allow a made field goal in the second half until the 13:32 mark as they opened on an 11-0 run -...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Swoope's 3 gives Elon 65-64 win over Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Dainan Swoope's 3-pointer with 20 seconds left rallied Elon to a 65-64 victory over the College of Charleston on Saturday. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Charleston's Evan Bailey and Cameron Johnson gave the Cougars (10-7, 2-4 Colonial Athletic) a three-point lead. Elon's Christian Hairston and Johnson exchanged baskets in the final minute and Hairston made a...
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

William & Mary's fast start sinks Coll of Charleston 78-70

WILLILAMSBURG, Va. (AP) Omar Prewitt scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead William & Mary to a 78-70 win over College of Charleston on Saturday. Daniel Dixon added 12 points for the Tribe (9-4, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Conference) and Terry Tarpley became the first player in the program with 100 steals and 100 blocks. Marquise Pointer had 23 points for the Cougars...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Barry leads College of Charleston to 86-68 win over Campbell

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) Canyon Barry scored 30 points, including a career-high tying five 3-pointers, to lead College of Charleston past Campbell 86-68 Tuesday. It was one point shy of Barry's career best and his third game with at least 30 points this season. Marquise Pointer tied a career-high with 16 points, Cameron Johnson scored 15 and Payton Hulsey had nine points and a...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

College of Charleston beats East Carolina 77-73

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Canyon Barry scored 27 points and College of Charleston picked up its fourth-straight win defeating East Carolina 77-73 on Monday night. Barry was 6-for-14 from the field, but hit 13 of 14 at the foul line as the Cougars (6-2) made 22 of 29 free throws. Jarrell Brantley added 14 points on 7-for-12 shooting, and Cameron Johnson chipped in 12. Charleston led...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

'Eye opener' -- Simmons, LSU thumped by COC, loses third straight

CHARLESTON, S.C.For College of Charleston coach Earl Grant, the game was showing of how hungry his Cougars are. For LSU freshman Ben Simmons, it was a wakeup call for the struggling Tigers.The Cougars (4-2) used a big first half to build a 24-point lead and held on to send LSU to its third straight defeat, 70-58, on Monday night.Charleston had come off a hard-fought, 57-56 win against...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry's 19 lift College of Charleston to 70-58 win over LSU

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Canyon Barry had 19 points and College of Charleston used a big first-half charge to hand LSU its third consecutive loss, 70-58, on Monday night. The Tigers (3-3) were looking for a soft place to recover after falling to Marquette and North Carolina State last week. The Cougars (4-2) proved they were not about to concede anything to LSU's dynamic freshman...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

College of Charleston swats down Western Carolina 57-56

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Jarrell Brantley and James Bourne stepped up with key blocked shots in the final seconds to preserve College of Charleston's 57-56 victory over Western Carolina on Friday. Brantley scored a career-high 17 points and blocked a 3-point try by Deriece Parks with five seconds left. Western Carolina grabbed the rebound but Bourne kept Torrion Brummit, who led...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Davidson gets by College of Charleston 82-81

Davidson, N.C. (AP) Peyton Aldridge, who finished with 21 points, made two free throws with 4.1 seconds left to give Davidson an 82-81 victory over College of Charleston on Saturday. Aldridge nailed a 3-point jumper and Oskar Michelsen followed with two free throws for a 78-76 lead with 5:17 left. Cameron Johnson, who scored 13 points, answered with a trey and Jarrell Brantley...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

College of Charleston downs Navy, 72-58

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Canyon Barry scored 22 points, including 8-of-9 at the free throw line, to help lead College of Charleston to a 72-58 win over Navy on Monday night. Evan Bailey had 12 points for the Cougars (2-0). Cameron Johnson and Marquise Pointer each finished with 11, with Johnson adding six rebounds. Edward Alade made a layup for Navy with 3:20 left, which cut the College...
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November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

College of Charleston dominates South Carolina State 74-54

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Canyon Barry scored a career-high 31 points, including 4 of 9 from behind the arc, to lead College of Charleston to a 74-54 season-opening win over South Carolina State on Friday night. Barry made 9 of 16 field goals and 9 of 10 free throws. Cameron Johnson, who was 5 of 10 from the floor, added a career-high 18 points for the Cougars. Charleston held a...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

College of Charleston center Pierre to transfer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) College of Charleston coach Earl Grant said 6-foot-11 sophomore Glen Pierre Jr. is leaving the program. Grant announced Pierre's intentions Wednesday. Pierre, from Orlando, Florida, played 41 games with the Cougars. He averaged 1.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and less than one block a game during his time at Charleston. Pierre's best game was against Texas A&M...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry, Chealey lead Charleston past Elon 77-63

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Canyon Barry had 22 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead College of Charleston to a 77-63 win over Elon on Wednesday. Joe Chealey had 16 points and nine boards and Adjehi Baru and Anthony Stitt chipped in eight apiece for the Cougars (8-20, 3-12 Colonial), who shot 56.3 percent from the field. Tanner Sampson finished with 22 points, including six 3s,...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

College of Charleston runs though William & Mary, 80-72

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Canyon Berry scored 19 points and added five rebounds to help lead College of Charleston to an 80-72 victory over William & Mary on Thursday night. Joe Chealey finished with 16 points for the Cougars (7-17, 2-9 Colonial Athletic Association), whose win snaps a five-game losing streak. Adjehi Baru and Evan Bailey each added 12 points. College of Charleston...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry, College of Charleston beat Elon 66-50

ELON, N.C. (AP) Canyon Barry scored a career-high 23, Joe Chealey added 17 points and College of Charleston beat Elon 66-50 on Wednesday night. Barry made 8 of 13 field goals while Chealey was 6-of-8 shooting for College of Charleston (6-12, 1-4 Colonial Athletic Association), which shot a season-high 53.7 percent from the field. The Cougars came into the game shooting 40.7 percent...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Coll. of Charleston 56, Elon 54

Willis Hall posted his first double-double of the season, and College of Charleston rallied from an early deficit and held on to beat Elon 56-54 Saturday night and win its fourth straight game and Southern Conference opener. Hall finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds in the showdown between the teams leading the SoCon's North and South Divisions. After falling behind 13-4, the...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Coll. of Charleston 55, The Citadel 47

Anthony Stitt and Antwaine Wiggins scored 12 points apiece, leading College of Charleston past The Citadel 55-47 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. Andrew Lawrence added 11 points for the Cougars (19-11, 10-8 Southern Conference), who finished the season on a three-game win streak. The teams were tied at halftime, but Charleston got ahead 40-35 with just under...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Coll. of Charleston 86, Davidson 78

Antwaine Wiggins scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead College of Charleston over Davidson 86-78 in a Southern Conference matchup on Saturday. Four players scored in double figures for the Cougars (16-10, 9-7) as Nori Johnson had 17 points, Trent Wiedeman 16 and Andrew Lawrence 11. Wiggins made 4 of 7 3-pointers to lead the long-range attack for Charleston. The Cougars...
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February 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Battle 4 Atlantis: Asheville Falls 68-66 to College of Charleston

Once again, UNC Asheville was involved in a close game, and they were unable to come up with a last second shot to tie or win, as the College of Charleston held off the Bulldogs, 68-66 in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis Friday night. Asheville (2-4) had a chance to tie with seconds remaining, but senior J.P. Primm was unable to get a shot off as the buzzer sounded...
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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