The College of Charleston had No. 4 Louisville on the ropes for much of the game and just missed a chance to be the second Southern Conference team to knock off a Top 25 opponent in as many days, falling 69-62 on Dec. 20 at the KFC Yum! Center. CofC led 59-58 with 4:03 to play but Louisville scored the next eight points after wearing down the Cougars with a full-court assault on defense. Senior forward Antwaine Wiggins had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Cougars which tied a season-high with 12 three-pointers.
“It was a heck of a ballgame. Their pressure finally caught up to us down the stretch,” CofC Head Coach Bobby Cremins said. “Their pressure is relentless.” Louisvillle Head Coach Rick Pitino knew his team was in a battle to remain undefeated. “We knew this was going to be a war,” Pitino said. “We knew it’d be a great team. For about 32, 33 minutes, they were the better basketball team.”
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