Chattanooga Video Recap

6 Dec

Junior Andrew Lawrence, who currently ranks No. 18 nationally in assist-t0-turnover ratio (3.23), netted a career-high 25 points to lead the College of Charleston men’s basketball team to an 87-85 double-overtime thriller over preseason North Division favorite Chattanooga in Southern Conference action on Dec. 3 at TD Arena. Lawrence scored five points in the final 10 seconds of regulation including a coast-to-coast layup at the buzzer to send the game to the first overtime period. He also added five assists and four steals, while hitting a team-best five three-pointers from downtown.

It was the second-straight year in which the annual once-a-year meeting between the Cougars (7-1, 2-0) and Mocs (2-6, 0-2) was decided by three points or less. CofC avenged a close 91-88 road loss at UTC on Jan. 17, 2011. CofC remains undefeated at home this season, while the win marked the first double-overtime contest for the program since 2008. The Cougars are off to a perfect 2-0 start to SoCon play for the fourth consecutive season under head coach Bobby Cremins.

It was also only the third all-time overtime game for CofC in its three-year-old home venue next to an 82-80 OT win over South Carolina in 2008 and a 100-87 OT upset of No. 9-ranked North Carolina in 2010. The Cougars will have a bye week to focus on final exams on campus before hosting 2011 NCAA Tournament participant Tennessee in a much-anticipated rematch on Dec. 14 on ESPN2.

Video Music: More (RedOne Remix) by Usher

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