Cougars sink Chants’ upset hopes with late 3-pointer

Zac Cuthbertson collected his sixth double-double of the season, but in the end, the home-standing Cougars of Charleston came away with a 73-71 victory.

Charleston only hit two three-point field goals in the second half, but it was Jarrell Brantley’s three with 1.1 seconds left that gave the Cougars the two-point victory.

Cuthbertson led the way for CCU with 19 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. The Chants shot 52 percent (29-56) from the field compared to 44 percent (28-64) for Charleston.

Trevion Brown had 16 points, including a key three-pointer that gave the Chants the 71-70 lead. Ajay Sanders finished with 13 points and seven rebounds and David Kralj finished with 10 points.

The Chants will take a few days off to spend Christmas with their families. CCU will jump into conference play on the road when they travel to Alabama to face Troy Jan. 3 and South Alabama Jan. 5.

Photo courtesy of C of C Athletics

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