SIU-Edwardsville 66, Coll. of Charleston 72

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)—Andrew Goudelock scored 17 points to help The College of Charleston hold on to beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 72-66 in the first round of the ESPN/Charleston Classic on Friday.

Charleston (1-0) made only 12 of 27 free throws, but compensated on the defensive end by forcing 24 turnovers en route to victory.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (0-1) got 21 points from Mark Yelovich and 19 from Barry Wellington, who scored 14 of his 19 points in the first half on 5 of 7 shooting from the field. The game was Southern Illinois-Edwardsville’s Division-I debut.

In a game that was close throughout, Goudelock

Charleston will play Temple (1-0) tommorow at 2 p.m. in the second round of the tournament with the winner advancing to the championship game at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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