Occeus leads Northeastern past Coll. Of Charleston 70-67
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Shawn Occeus had 17 points off the bench to carry Northeastern to a 70-67 win over College of Charleston in the semifinals of the Colonial Conference Tourney on...
Charleston, Northeastern meet in CAA semis
No. 3 seed College of Charleston (24-8, 13-6) vs. No. 2 seed Northeastern (21-10, 15-4)
Colonial Conference Tourney Semifinals, North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, South Carolina;...
College of Charleston beats Drexel 73-61 in CAA tourney
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller had 24 points as College of Charleston defeated Drexel 73-61 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament on Sunday...
Drexel faces Charleston in CAA quarters
No. 6 seed Drexel (13-18, 7-11) vs. No. 3 seed College of Charleston (23-8, 12-6)
Colonial Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, South Carolina;...
Coll. Of Charleston defeats UNC-Wilmington 70-61
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley scored 23 points and hauled in 10 rebounds, Grant Riller added 22 points and College of Charleston defeated UNC Wilmington 70-61 on Saturday, winning eight...
Charleston looks to sweep UNCW
UNC Wilmington (9-21, 5-12) vs. College of Charleston (22-8, 11-6)
TD Arena, Charleston, South Carolina; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: College of Charleston goes for the season...
Brantley double-double lifts Charleston past Elon 84-74
ELON, N.C. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley had 24 points and 12 rebounds as Charleston defeated Elon 84-74 on Saturday night.
Grant Riller had 18 points and six assists for Charleston (22-8, 11-6...
William & Mary tops College of Charleston 86-84 in OT
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Nathan Knight had 30 points as William & Mary edged College of Charleston 86-84 in overtime on Thursday night.
Matt Milon had 27 points and six rebounds for William...
Riller has 33, Charleston tops Northeastern 88-79 in OT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller scored ten of his 33 points in overtime as Charleston rallied to beat Northeastern 88-79 on Saturday afternoon.
Riller, who was 11 of 16 from the field, nailed two treys in the extra period to help the Cougars win overtime 19-10.
Charleston, which trailed 52-42 midway in the second half, rallied to take a 69-67 lead with 1:04 left.
Hofstra tops Coll. Of Charleston 99-95
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Justin Wright-Foreman had 30 points to lead Hofstra to a 99-95 win over College of Charleston on Thursday night. Wright-Foreman was outscored by the Cougars' Grant Riller, who had a career-high 43 points.
Eli Pemberton had 25 points and seven rebounds for Hofstra (22-4, 12-1 Colonial Athletic Conference). Tareq Coburn added 14 points.
Brantley carries Charleston over Drexel 86-84
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jarrell Brantley had 22 points as Charleston narrowly defeated Drexel 86-84 on Saturday.
Trevor John pulled Drexel to 86-84 with 4.9 seconds left on a pair of free throws following Brantley's flagrant 1 foul. John then took the inbounds pass at the top of the arc, dribbled twice and tossed an awkward 3-point shot that hit the glass at the buzzer.
Charleston surges to 5th straight win, 83-75 over Delaware
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Grant Riller had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead four players in double figures as Charleston took control in the second half to beat Delaware 83-75 on Thursday night for the Cougars fifth straight victory.
Zep Jasper was 3 of 4 from distance to total 14 points, Brevin Galloway added 13 and Jarrell Brantley chipped in 12 points for Charleston (19-6, 8-4 Colonial Athletic Association).
Riller, Brantley combine for 46 points, Charlotte tops JMU
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller scored 24 points and Jarrell Brantley added 22 as Charlotte turned a one-point game into a runaway, defeating James Madison 70-53 Thursday night, avenging a loss to the Dukes earlier in January.
Riller, Brantley lead Charleston past William & Mary 74-59
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller scored 24 points, Jarrell Brantley added 18 points — 12 after halftime — with 11 rebounds and Charleston defeated William & Mary 74-59 on Saturday for its 600th win in Division I.
Brantley scored a couple of key baskets early in the second half to fend off William & Mary when the Tribe fought into five ties and took a brief 44-42 lead on Nathan Knight's layup.
Brantley has double-double, leads Charleston over Elon 72-53
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley had 21 points and 14 rebounds as Charleston beat Elon 72-53 on Thursday night.
Grant Riller added 17 points and seven rebounds for Charleston (15-6, 4-4 Colonial Athletic Conference). Jaylen McManus had 12 points.
Tyler Seibring scored 16 points for the Phoenix (6-15, 2-6). Steven Santa Ana added 13 points and eight rebounds. Sheldon Eberhardt had six assists.
Hofstra wins 14th straight, 86-72 over Charleston
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Eli Pemberton had a season-high 26 points as Hofstra won its 14th consecutive game, topping Charleston 86-72 on Saturday.
Justin Wright-Foreman had 19 points for Hofstra (17-3, 7-0 Colonial Athletic Conference). Wright-Foreman reached double figures for the 73rd consecutive game, the 17th longest streak in Division I history.
Jacquil Taylor added 16 points and three blocks. Jalen Ray had 14 points for the Pride.
Pusica, Brace lead Northeastern past Charleston 69-60
BOSTON (AP) — Vasa Pusica scored 21 points and Northeastern held off Charleston 69-60 on Thursday night for its third straight win.
Riller lifts Charleston over Delaware 71-58
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller had 21 points, Jarrell Brantley added 18 points and 12 rebounds and Charleston cruised to a 71-58 victory over Delaware on Saturday.
James Madison shoots lights out in 69-58 win over Charleston
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Darius Banks hit four 3-pointers and scored 21 points and James Madison shot the lights out in the first half on its way to a 69-58 victory over Charleston on Saturday.
Charleston wins 10th straight in downing Towson 67-55
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Grant Riller scored 24 points with five rebounds and five assists and Jarrell Brantley scored 23 points with seven rebounds and Charleston beat Towson 67-55 on Thursday night.
Charleston (13-2, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) has won 10 straight games. The Cougars entered the game tied with the sixth-longest win streak in Division I with Mississippi State and CAA rival Hofstra.
Riller scores 31 and Charleston holds off UNC Wilmington
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Grant Riller scored 31 points and defending conference champion College of Charleston defeated UNC Wilmington 73-66 in a Colonial Athletic Association opener on Saturday night.
Charleston's win overshadowed a 27-point, 19-rebound game for UNCW's Devontae Cacok.
Brantley’s 3 pushes Charleston past Coastal Carolina 73-71
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley had 22 points, 10 rebounds and made a 3-pointer with 1.1 second remaining to lift Charleston over Coastal Carolina 73-71 on Friday night.
Charleston (11-2) has won eight straight while Coastal Carolina (6-6) has lost two of its last three.
Brantley was 9 of 18 from the floor and collected his fourth double-double of the season. Grant Riller added 20 points, four assists and two steals for the Cougars.
Brantley scores 23 as Coll. Of Charleston beats Siena 83-58
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley scored 23 points on 8-of-8 shooting, including five 3-pointers, and Grant Riller added 19 points to help College of Charleston beat Siena 83-58 on Tuesday night.
Brantley, a senior who came in averaging 20.2 points per game, moved past Tony White Jr. and Marion Busby into ninth on the program's career list with 1,519 points. Brevin Galloway made 6 of 8 from the field and finished with 14 points for the Cougars (10-2), who have won seven in a row.
Riller, Brantley lead Charleston past VCU 83-79
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Grant Riller and Jarrell Brantley combined to score 56 points and Brantley added a career-high 17 rebounds to power the Cougars to an 83-79 victory over VCU on Saturday.
Brantley, Rillie lead Charleston past Georgia College 87-69
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds and Grant Rillie scored 23 to propel Charleston to an 87-69 victory over Division II-member Georgia College on Sunday.
Brantley hit all eight of his shots, including three from 3-point range, and 6 of 7 free throws for his second double-double of the season. The senior forward, who has scored in double figures in every game this season, added five assists, three blocked shots and two steals for the Cougars (8-2).
Riller’s 28 pts helps lead Charleston past Charlotte 72-64
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller scored 28 points making 14-of-15 free throws, distributed nine assists and Charleston beat Charlotte 72-64 on Saturday.
Charleston (7-2) extended its home-court win streak to 20 games. Charlotte (2-4) entered holding opponents to 64.6 points per game. Charleston now has score 70 or more in its last four games.
The Latest: Charleston beats Memphis to finish 5th
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Orlando area native Grant Riller scored 32 points and added a career-high nine assists, Jarrell Brantley had 19 points, and Charleston beat Memphis 78-75 for fifth place on Sunday.
Riller had 33 points, the second-highest total ever at the invitational, in Friday's 74-51 win over UAB.
The Latest: Charleston beats UAB at AdvoCare Invitational
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the AdvoCare Invitational (all times local):
Orlando-area product Grant Riller had 33 points and six assists as Charleston beat UAB 74-51 in the consolation round of the AdvoCare Invitational on Friday.
It's the second-highest point total ever at the tournament. Marquette's Matt Carlino scored 38 against Georgia Tech in 2014.
Riller, who entered averaging 16 points and four assists, has six career 30-or-more-point games.
Brantley leads Charleston to 66-55 win over Rhode Island
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley had 17 points to lead Charleston to its 18th straight home court win, beating Rhode Island, 66-55 on Tuesday night.
Charleston avenged a 68-62 loss at Rhode Island last year for the Cougars first-ever win over the Rams.
Four Cougars scored in double figures as Grant Riller had 14 points while dishing out six assists, Brevin Galloway added 11 points and Zep Jasper chipped in 10.
Riller has 27 points as Charleston holds off Presbyterian
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller scored 27 points and Jarrell Brantley added 19 while pulling down 14 rebounds for his 24th career double-double as Charleston fought off Presbyterian for an 85-73 victory on Tuesday night.
Zep Jasper had 15 points and Isaih Moore contributed 13 for Charleston.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller scored 25 points for his 13th game this season with 20 or more and top-seed Charleston beat William & Mary 83-73 on Monday night to advance to its second straight Colonial Athletic Association Tournament championship game.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Chealey scored 22 points and top-seeded Charleston defeated No. 8 seed Drexel 66-59 on Sunday to advance to the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament semifinals.
Charleston (24-7) will play fourth-seeded William & Mary — an 80-66 winner over No. 5 seed Towson later Sunday — on Monday.
College of Charleston beats UNC Wilmington 88-74
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Grant Riller and Jarrell Brantley combined for 51 points on 19-of-25 shooting, including 7 of 9 from 3-point range, to help College of Charleston beat UNC Wilmington 88-74 on Saturday night for its 10th consecutive win.
Riller made 11 of 14 from the field and finished with 28 points and Brantley hit 4 of 4 on 3-pointers. Joe Chealey had 15 points and Cameron Johnson scored 10 for College of Charleston (22-6, 13-3 Colonial Athletic Association).
Charleston keeps CAA lead, beats James Madison in OT, 81-78
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Grant Riller drilled a game-winning 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in overtime to lift College of Charleston to an 81-78 Colonial Athletic Association victory Thursday night.
Charleston (21-6, 12-3) won its ninth straight to remain atop the CAA standings, a game ahead of Northeastern.
Charleston avenges loss, defeats Drexel 89-67
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley scored 30 points, Nick Harris added 21, both career highs, and College of Charleston rolled to an 89-67 win over Drexel on Saturday for its eighth-straight win.
Grant Riller added 16 points for the Cougars (20-6, 11-3 Colonial Athletic Association), who won their 15th straight at home and avenged an earlier overtime loss at Drexel.
Riller has career-high 37 to lead Charleston to 82-77 win
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller nailed five from distance to total a career-best 37 points and help Charleston beat William & Mary 82-77 on Thursday night to remain atop the Colonial Athletic Association standings.
Riller finished just two points shy of the Charleston single-game record in the programs' NCAA Division I era. Jarrell Brantley added 19 points and Joe Chealey had 12 for Charleston (19-6, 10-3), which has won seven straight.
Riller, Brantley lift Charleston past Hofstra 86-85
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Grant Riller scored 24 points, Jarrell Brantley poured in 23 more, including the winning layup, and Charleston edged Hofstra 86-85 on Saturday night to take sole possession of first place in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Chealey, Riller help Charleston down Northeastern 69-64
BOSTON (AP) — Joe Chealey scored 23 points, including a pair of free throws with two seconds left to put the game out of reach and Charleston defeated Northeastern 69-64 Thursday night in a battle for first place in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Charleston now 11-0 at home, holds off James Madison 66-59
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller drilled a 3-pointer with just under a minute to play and Charleston held off James Madison late for a 66-59 victory on Saturday afternoon.
College of Charleston is now 11-0 on its home court this season with a 13-game home win streak and picked up its fourth straight Colonial Athletic Association win in the process.
Chealey scores 23, College of Charleston tops Delaware 62-54
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Joe Chealey scored 23 points, including four 3-pointers, and College of Charleston pulled away late to beat Delaware 62-54 on Thursday night.
Grant Riller had 11 points and Marquise Pointer scored 10 for Charleston (15-6, 6-3 Colonial Athletic Association). Jarrell Brantley added nine points and a season-high 12 rebounds.
Charleston holds off UNC Wilmington 80-76
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Nick Harris slammed home a dunk with a minute remaining to give Charleston enough cushion to hold off UNC Wilmington 80-76 on Thursday night.
Elon hangs on with late free throws to beat Charleston 63-58
ELON, N.C. (AP) — Steven Santa Ana was 6 of 8 from 3-point range and scored 23 to help Elon beat Charleston 63-58 on Saturday.
Dmitri Thompson hit a pair of free throws with 9.3 seconds left to make it 61-58 for Elon. Charleston's Joe Chealey missed a 3-point attempt and Santa Ana capped the scoring with another pair of free throws with 1.8 seconds left.
Charleston cruises in 82-66 win over Northeastern
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley scored 22 points and Charleston cruised to an 82-66 victory over Northeastern on Thursday night.
Charleston (12-5, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association) took the lead for good midway through the first half and built a 10-point halftime advantage. Northeastern (10-7, 3-2) cut the deficit to six points early in the second, but Joe Chealey hit a 3-pointer during a 7-0 spurt and Charleston led by double digits for nearly the rest of the way.
Lee has 5 of his 22 in OT; Drexel tops College of Charleston
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kurk Lee scored five of his 22 points in overtime and Alihan Demir finished with a career-high 20 points to help Drexel beat College of Charleston 87-82 on Friday night.
Tramaine Isabell and Troy Harper scored 14 points apiece and Austin Williams had 10 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and three steals for Drexel (7-9, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association). The Dragons snapped a three-game skid.
Chealey, Brantley combine for 55 points in Charleston’s win
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Chealey and Jarrell Brantley combined for 55 points as Charleston dominated Delaware 93-78 in Colonial Athletic Association play on Tuesday night.
Chealey was 8 of 12 from the floor and made all nine free-throw attempts for 29 points. Brantley hit 8 of 10 field goals and made all eight free throws for 26 points.
Brantley helps Charleston pull away from Towson 73-62
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley had 14 of his 24 points in the second half and Charleston pulled away to beat Towson 73-62 in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams on Saturday.
Brantley had 11 of his points after the nine-minute mark of the second half, including six during an 8-0 run that gave the Cougars (10-3) a 64-48 lead with 3:46 to go.
Charleston outlasts Coastal Carolina 67-65 behind Riller
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller tossed in 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting and Jarrell Brantley hit four straight free throws in the final 13 seconds to help Charleston hold off Coastal Carolina 67-65 on Friday.
Joe Chealey added 14 points and Cameron Johnson scored 11 for the Cougars (9-3), who beat the Chanticleers (6-7) for the 16th time in the last 17 games and lead the all-time series 36-13.
Charleston beats SC State 80-64 on Riller’s career night
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller scored a career-high 31 points with four 3-pointers, Nick Harris had 10 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double, and Charleston never trailed in beating South Carolina State 80-64 on Tuesday night.
College of Charleston downs Sam Houston State, 59-49, in Great Alaska Shootout
With Jarrell Brantley and Grant Riller out of the lineup Thursday night with injuries, College of Charleston coach Earl Grant knew he was going to have to get some help from some unlikely places.