Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Cougars face The Citadel tomorrow night, 7 pm at Kresse Arena

The Cougars, 19-9, 12-4 (SoCon), will face their cross-town rivals the Citadel Bulldogs, 7-20, 4-12 (SoCon), tomorrow night at Kresse Arena, tip-off is at 7 pm. This will be the 79th meeting between the two schools-the College leads the series 42-37, 15-2 since both teams entered the SoCon. The Cougars have won 9-straight against the Bulldogs and 10 of their last 12 games, giving the College of Charleston Basketball Program a RPI of 113.

Tony Ciuffo will give the radio play-by-play and Nate Ross will provide the color commentary. Coach Cremins is asking the Maroon Nation to come 15-minutes early to help celebrate the Seniors for their last home game. The Cougars final game will be at Georgia Southern, this Saturday at 1 pm; the game will air on ESPN 2.

With only 4 wins in the Conference and 7 for the season, the Citadel has a RPI of 300. Not a great record for Bulldogs fans to cheer about, but consider what Ed Conroy has done with the team. Coach Conroy has taken a team with only one win last year, to seven wins this year. The Bulldogs have a lot of talent on their bench and a few seniors who would like to go out with something on which to hang their hats. Ed Conroy is 0-2 all-time against the Citadel. Cougars Coach Bobby Cremins is 12-1 all-time against the Citadel.

In their last meeting, Marcus Hammond hit a career-high 21-points and Dontaye led the game with numerous assists as the Cougars went gang-busters against the Citadel in the second half at McAlister Field House winning 74-62 on January 9th. A win against the Citadel will give the Cougars their first 20-win season since the 2003-2004 season. And it will be the 21st time the Cougars built a 20-win season in the last 27 years.

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