East Tennessee native shoots down Vols

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Antwaine Wiggins matched his career high with 24 points and added 8 rebounds as College of Charleston beat Tennessee for the second straight year, 71-65, on Wednesday night.

The Cougars (8-1) were down 13 points in the opening half, but used a 13-0 run midway through the final period to take control and send the Volunteers (3-6) to their fourth consecutive loss and sixth in the past seven games.

Wiggins scored 16 of his points after the break for the Cougars, who last season defeated Tennessee 91-78 and earlier this season won at Clemson, 72-69. Andrew Lawrence added 14 points for Charleston.

Jordan McRae led Tennessee with 19 points. He hit a 3-pointer with 1:00 left that cut the Cougars' lead to 68-65, but the Vols couldn't get any closer.


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  • by bobby Location: knox on Dec 15, 2011 at 04:49 PM
    The sports at UT bring in plenty of money to waste on a "committee". I agree that the coaches at UT may not be the best but there are not many great college coaches wanting to come to UT right now.
  • by Ollie Location: Knoxville on Dec 15, 2011 at 10:33 AM
    Cant wait til UT spends millions on another "Search Committee" to find the "best" coach and fit for our imploding University. They've screwed us 3 times in five years for millions! No wonder we raise tuition. Feel sorry for the everyday student having to pay for this waste of taxpayer dollars!

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