It was the second-straight year in which the annual once-a-year meeting between the Cougars (7-1, 2-0) and Mocs (2-6, 0-2) was decided by three points or less. CofC avenged a close 91-88 road loss at UTC on Jan. 17, 2011. CofC remains undefeated at home this season, while the win marked the first double-overtime contest for the program since 2008. The Cougars are off to a perfect 2-0 start to SoCon play for the fourth consecutive season under head coach Bobby Cremins.
It was also only the third all-time overtime game for CofC in its three-year-old home venue next to an 82-80 OT win over South Carolina in 2008 and a 100-87 OT upset of No. 9-ranked North Carolina in 2010. The Cougars will have a bye week to focus on final exams on campus before hosting 2011 NCAA Tournament participant Tennessee in a much-anticipated rematch on Dec. 14 on ESPN2.
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