Appalachian St. routs College of Charleston 77-54
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)—Kellen Brand scored a career-high 37 points as Appalachian State routed College of Charleston 77-54 on Sunday night in the semifinals of the Southern Conference tournament.
The victory moved the Mountaineers (22-11) into Monday’s finals against Wofford in a showdown of the league’s two regular-season divisional champs. Appalachian State has now won six straight and 10 of its past 11.
Brand, a 6-foot-1 senior who came into the game averaging 10.9 points, was 14-for-19 from the field and 5-for-6 from 3-point range. He scored 15 in the first half as the Mountaineers pulled out to a 40-24 halftime lead.
Josh Hunter added 12 points for Appalachian State, which shot 56.6 percent from the field and held a 46-26 rebounding edge.
Andrew Goudelock scored 19 points for the Cougars (21-11), who shot just 28.1 percent from the field and were 8-for-30 from 3-point range.