On March 8, the College of Charleston men’s basketball team traveled to Washington D.C to compete in the Colonial Athletic Conference Championship. Their quarterfinal matchup was against the fifth-seeded Delaware Blue Hens. The Cougars lost 67-79.
The Cougars were coming off of two big home wins, hoping the momentum from those games would carry into the tournament.The College put up a good fight, but came up short in the end.
Delaware gained the lead midway through the first half and kept the lead for the rest of the game. This put the Cougars in a tough position, as they had to try and play catch up for the majority of the game.
Delaware shot 50.9% from the field. When the opponent is making shots, it becomes even harder to come back in the game. It also didn’t help that the College only shot 42.2% from the field.
The Cougars brought the lead down to four in the second half, before Delaware took control and expanded their lead to 10. At that point, the game was out of the Cougars’ hands and the Blue Hens would soon lead by as much as 15. They then won the game by 12.
Senior guard Grant Riller scored a game high 26 in his final game in a College of Charleston uniform. He also had three steals, grabbed three rebounds and dished out four assists.
Brevin Galloway scored 14 points, grabbed four rebounds, a block and a steal.
This game concludes the 2019-20 season for the College of Charleston men’s basketball team, due to their elimination from the CAA Championship Tournament.