Elon squanders lead, edges Charleston 99-98 in 2OT

ELON, N.C. (AP) Lucas Troutman scored 26 points and Jack Isenbarger 25 as Elon edged College of Charleston 99-98 in double overtime Thursday night after losing a big lead.

The Phoenix (11-10, 6-4 Southern Conference) shot 67.9 percent (19 of 28) en route to a 51-34 halftime lead.

Elon still led 76-67 with 3:08 left in regulation after a layup by Troutman, but the Cougars (13-10, 5-7) ran off nine unanswered points, tying it on Andrew Lawrence's layup with 22 seconds left.

After baskets by Antwaine Wiggins and Trent Wiedeman brought Charleston back from a four-point deficit to end the first overtime at 82-82, the Phoenix made 11 of 12 free throws in the second and built a 99-95 lead. A 3-pointer by Lawrence brought Charleston within a point, but he missed a jumper with 1 second left.

Lawrence scored 32 points and Wiedeman had 17 points and 17 rebounds for Charleston.