After losing two straight games on the road, the College of Charleston Men’s Basketball team won every game of their four-game home stretch.
During this stretch, the Cougars faced off against conference foes Elon, William & Mary, James Madison University and Towson. The College won by at least 15 each game except for the game against Towson.
The game against Towson went down to the wire, as the Cougars won 54-53 thanks to late-game heroics from Junior guard Grant Riller. Towson kept the game close throughout and made life hard on the Cougars’ offense. Zep Jasper and Grant Riller led the game in scoring as they both punched in 12 points. Zep went 4-5 from deep.
During this home stretch, Riller averaged 19.3 points, 3.3 assist and 1.5 steals per game. Jarrell Brantley averaged 17 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1 steal throughout the 4-game stretch.
The game against James Madison University was the annual “Black Out” game for the College of Charleston student body. Students who attended the game received the winning t-shirt design from blackout t-shirt contest.
The game against Towson was the annual “Retro” game. The Cougars wore throwback warm-up shirts to celebrate. The one and only legendary coach John Kresse was in attendance, as fans received John Kresse bobbleheads honoring his historic tenure at the College. Coach Kresse along with many other College of Charleston basketball alumni were recognized during halftime.
The next home game for the Cougars will be against Hofstra on Thursday, February 14. This will be a big game for the College, as they face off against the number one team in the CAA conference.
The College of Charleston currently sits in third place in the Colonial Athletic Association. The College will then face off against the number two team in the conference, Northeastern on Saturday, February 16.
As the season winds down, the Cougars look to finish strong and solidify playoff seeding before they make another run for the NCAA Tournament.