College of Charleston rallies to beat Furman 60-56

The Associated PressJanuary 6, 2013

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Andrew Lawrence made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds left and College of Charleston rallied late to beat Furman 60-56 on Saturday.

College of Charleston trailed 54-49 with 2:34 left in the game after Furman's Bryant Irwin made a free throw. But the Cougars (10-4, 2-0 Southern Conference) scored nine straight points, highlighted by the 3-pointer by Lawrence, who broke a 54-54 tie.

Anthony Stitt, who led College of Charleston with 14 points, made two free throws with 10 seconds left to give the Cougars enough cushion with 59-54 advantage. Lawrence finished with 13 points, Anthony Thomas had 10 points and Willis Hall grabbed 11 rebounds.

Colin Reddick scored 25 points and had nine rebounds - five offensive - for the Paladins (3-10, 0-2), who have lost five straight games. Stephen Croone finished with 11 points and seven rebounds.

College of Charleston has won five consecutive games.