The College of Charleston seems to be getting better by the day.
After a very close win last night against UNC-Asheville, the Cougars came out firing on all cylinders. They blew out the University of Massachusetts 85-61 in the 5th place game of the inaugural Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
It turned out to be a coming-out party for College of Charleston freshman guard Anthony Stitt. Massachusetts had no answer for the feisty freshman as he had a career high 23 points, eight assists and three steals.
The College of Charleston was hot from behind the arc, hitting 12 three-pointers against a UMass team that has been very good at defending the three-pointer up to last night.
Antwaine Wiggins continued his hot streak from last night, scoring 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds.
It was a very different game for the Minutemen tonight. Last night, Massachusetts hit a record 15 three-pointers but tonight could not get in the same rhythm and shot only 4-for-28 from the three point line.
Charleston had no problem with the Minutemen's full-court pressure, which gave Utah fits last night. The Cougars had a 38-34 halftime lead which led many to believe this game would be much like the previous night's nail-biter with UNC-Asheville.
The Cougars didn't let that happen. They exploded for 47 points and eight three-pointers in the second half, wearing Massachusetts down.
Things will get interesting for the Cougars in December; they start conference play Thursday with the Citadel coming to town.