CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Adjehi Baru scored a career-high 20 points with nine rebounds and College of Charleston dominated the second half to defeat Old Dominion 76-65 Tuesday night.
Tied at 28 at the half, the Cougars (6-4) surged to a seven-point lead, with Baru dunking twice and hitting a free throw in the 9-2 run.
The Monarchs (1-10), who led by five in the first half, trimmed the deficit to three points, but Charleston answered with a 12-2 run to push the lead into double digits.
Rebounding from back-to-back home losses, the Cougars shot 61.5 percent in the second half (16 of 26), including 6 of 13 from 3-point range.
DeShawn Painter, with 15 points, led Old Dominion in the first meeting between the two programs.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
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