Home Opener vs USC Upstate

On Tuesday, the College of Charleston men’s basketball team were home to start the season against USC Upstate. The Cougars won in a blowout, 74-55.

To start the game, Senior guard Grant Riller scored the Cougars first seven points against USC Upstate. 

The first half of the game was tight as USC Upstate had an answer for everything the College threw at them. At the half the score was 36-33 with the College in the lead.

One thing the Spartians didn’t have an answer for was Grant Riller. The senior guard scored half of the Cougar’s points in the first half with 18, going 7-11 from the field. 

The second half is when the Cougars gained control and ran away with the game. 

The team controlled every aspect of the game in the second half. They grabbed 27 rebounds, five assists, caused seven turnovers and shot 43.3% from the field. 

In the second half, the team went on a nice 9-0 run, to prevent even the slightest chance of a comeback. USC Upstate was held scoreless for almost three minutes. The Cougars increased their lead to 23 with three minutes remaining in the second half. 

Riller finished the game with 26 points, three steals, three assists and four rebounds. 

Senior forward Sam Miller had an impressive game as well. He grabbed 14 rebounds and scored eight points coming off the bench. 

Junior guard Brevin Galloway scored 10 points and had three steals along with RIller. 

Freshmen DeAngelo Epps, Trevon Reddish and Brenden Tucker all made their collegiate debuts Tuesday night. 

This Saturday, the College will be home to face off against Georgia State.

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Bryce Warner, from Goose Creek, South Carolina. Is a Sophomore majoring in Communication. Bryce can spin a basketball on his finger, makes skillet waffles and didn’t miss a day of school from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.

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