Charleston beats James Madison in CAA Tournament quarters
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Joe Chealey was 11-for-13 shooting from the foul line and finished with 21 points, Jarrell Brantley had 16 points and 10 rebounds and College of Charleston overcame upset-minded James Madison 67-62 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament on Saturday.
Charleston (24-8) led 63-59, but Brantley fouled Shakir Brown on a 3-point attempt and he calmly sank all three foul shots with eight seconds left. The Dukes quickly fouled Chealey who made both foul shots for a 65-62 lead. Brown missed a potential tying 3 and Marquise Pointer ended it with a pair of free throws.
Joey McLean's 3-pointer tied the game at 59 with 2:13 remaining. Cameron Johnson put the second-seeded Cougars up on a jumper, but James Madison (10-24) missed its next three shot attempts and Chealey's layup with 35 seconds to go made it 63-59.
Brown scored 22 points and Todd Vodanovich had 13 for the seventh-seeded Dukes.
Updated March 4, 2017