The Citadel Video Recap

26 Feb

Despite seven lead changes and five ties in a heated-rivalry rematch, College of Charleston was able to hold on to a 55-47 victory over crosstown rival The Citadel in both team’s final regular-season finale held on Feb. 25 at McAlister Field House. The Cougars and Bulldogs rebounded from a low-scoring first half in which CofC struggled offensively and The Citadel started off on a 10-5 run. Freshman Anthony Stitt came off the bench and provided an offensive spark and ended the drought with a layup and two made free throws to give CofC its first lead, 11-10, at the 11:34 minute mark. Stitt and senior Antwaine Wiggins each led the Cougars with a team-high 12 points in the contest.

CofC turned up its defensive pressure in the second half, forcing the Bulldogs into eight turnovers in which the Cougars converted into 12 key points. A steal by junior point guard Andrew Lawrence led to a Wiggins’ dish to sophomore Trent Wiedeman for the alley-oop dunk which shifted the momentum the Cougars’ way, 34-28, with 12:27 on the clock. CofC built its lead into double figures as Stitt was sent to the charity stripe and made both free throws, 45-35, with 3:47 left in regulation and never looked back.

Current Los Angeles Lakers guard and CofC all-time leading scorer Andrew Goudelock made an appearance at the game in support of his former teammates during time-off from his NBA schedule over All-Star Weekend. He was greeted by many well wishers and Cougar fans welcoming him back to the Lowcountry. He also joined Voice of the Cougars Jeff McCarragher and color analyst Everett German on the Cougar Sports Radio Network. Great to see you back Drew! 🙂

Video Music: Touch The Sky by Kanye West & Lupe Fiasco

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