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Cougars lose close battle with Auburn 62-58

March 16, 2018 - The College of Charleston men's basketball team lost to the Auburn Tigers 62-58 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Despite the loss, the Cougs fought hard battling from behind multiple times.

The Cougars scored the first four points of the game before trailing the remainder of the second half until Grant Riller tied it up at 25 going into the break.

Aubrurn only outscored CofC by 4 points in the second half.

Both teams struggled shooting threes Friday night. Auburn shot just 20.8% and the College shot 22.7% from distance.

Jarrell Brantley was the leading scorer for the Cougs with 24 points. Riller was right behind with 16 points.

The loss brings Charleston's historic season to an end.

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