College of Charleston heads out West; Scouting San Diego State

As much as College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik needed a win over Charlotte a couple of weeks ago, the Cougars needed a blowout win (89-55) over Furman last Saturday night.

Anthony Stitt got out of his shooting funk, Canyon Barry had a solid game and Adjehi Baru dominated in the paint. Freshman Joe Chealey had four points, but handed out a career-high seven assists.

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CofC guard Anthony Stitt had 21 points against Furman.

 

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Cougars looking to rebound after Miami loss; Scouting Furman

I don’t understand all the doom and gloom in Cougars Nation.

Yes, you’re 1-3. I get it that you want to be 4-0 with wins over Louisville and Miami. And yes, the Cougars are a miracle finish away from being 0-4.

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CofC’s Adjehi Baru earlier in the season against Louisville.

 

I cannot dispute that.

But if you went to last year’s games and this year’s games, there is no comparison between these two Cougar teams. The 2013-14 is hands down better than last year’s team.

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A quick look back at Tuesday night; Scouting UNC Asheville

First a quick comment on Tuesday night’s thrilling victory against Charlotte.

When Charlotte’s Terrence Williams hit a free throw to put the 49ers up 80-73 with 39 seconds to play, I saw more than a few College of Charleston fans walking toward the exits.

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Willis Hall makes game-winning basket against Charlotte Tuesday night.

 

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Cougars face Charlotte in home opener Tuesday night; Scouting the 49ers

The College of Charleston will face Charlotte in their home opener Tuesday night at TD Arena.

This is a very good “regional” match-up for the Cougars. The 49ers went 21-12 and 8-8 in the Atlantic-10 last season and earned an NIT bid. Charlotte actually moved back into Conference USA this season. No question, the A-10 is a better basketball conference, but the move was for football reasons.

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Charlotte guard Pierriá Henry.

 

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College Basketball Season is finally here! Scouting Louisville

It’s finally here, the start of college basketball season. Didn’t think it would ever get here.

The Cougars open up against defending national champs Louisville on Saturday. Below, you’ll see a quick look at the Cardinals (with a lot of help from CofC SID Marlene Navor) and some good notes, including the Cougars results against Top-25 teams. CofC is 6-17 all-time against teams in the Top-25. Below I highlighted the six wins for the Cougars.

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Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino after winning the national championship last year.

 

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College of Charleston picked third in CAA preseason poll

So, I’m a little surprised that the College of Charleston was picked to finish third in the CAA preseason poll.

I understand that few people — media types and Sports Information Directors — from across the CAA have not seen the Cougars play in person. But to pick Towson as the No. 1 team over the Cougars was a bit strange to me.

Jerrelle Benimon

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