Update: With just one more win, the College of Charleston men’s basketball team will be headed to the Big Dance for the first time since 1999.

After defeating William & Mary last night, the Cougars will face off against Northeastern tonight for the Colonial Athletic Association championship at North Charleston Coliseum.

It’s the second year in a row that Coach Earl Grant’s Cougars have made it to the conference title game, losing last year to UNCW. Northeastern is coming off a convincing win over the two-time defending champions during the late game on Monday.

Tip is at 7pm. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster. @ClydetheCougar says student shuttles will shove off from the Stern Center at 5:30pm.


[embed-2] With just two more wins, the College of Charleston men’s basketball team will be headed to the Big Dance.

After a successful Sunday match-up against Drexel to open the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, Coach Earl Grant’s Cougars play William & Mary tonight for the chance to play for the CAA conference title tomorrow night.

The College is coming off a banner year, going into the tournament favored to win after notching the CAA’s regular season title with a 23-7 record. Winning the CAA tournament would mean an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, the school’s first since 1999.

But to win a trip back to the tourney, the Cougars will have to earn it. Tonight’s match-up comes against the William & Mary Tribe, who beat CofC in overtime on the road a week ago, breaking a 10-game CofC win streak to close out the regular season. In their other conference match-up on Feb. 8, CofC beat the Tribe in Charleston.

Tonight’s game tips off at 6pm at North Charleston Coliseum. If the Cougs win, they’ll play for all the marbles tomorrow at 7pm. Both games will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network and 94.7FM/910AM. The College is offering free transportation for students.

In other Cougar news, the College’s baseball team completed a sweep of the University of Georgia over the weekend and are off to a fast start to the season at 10-2 overall.

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