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.