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Chealey, Riller help Charleston down Northeastern 69-64

BOSTON (AP) Joe Chealey scored 23 points, including a pair of free throws with two seconds left to put the game out of reach and Charleston defeated Northeastern 69-64 Thursday night in a battle for first place in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Charleston (17-6, 8-3) had four players reach double figures: Jarrell Brantley and Grant Riller scored 13 each, Riller converting a three-point play with 1:46 remaining for a five-point lead. Cameron Johnson added 11 points, Nick Harris 10 rebounds. Chealey and Riller each had three steals.

The Cougars are tied atop the CAA with William & Mary, which also won Thursday. The teams face off February 8.

The Cougars controlled the paint, scoring 40 points from close-in to Northeastern's 22. The Huskies (14-9, 7-4) drained eight 3-pointers to three for Charleston, but also turned the ball over 11 times, which were turned into 17 points.

Northeastern's Donnell Gresham was at the line with four seconds remaining, made the first one and tried to miss the second and set up a tying basket, but his throw missed the rim and the turnover gave Charleston the final possession. Gresham led Northeastern with 18 points, Vasa Pusica added 11.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Charleston 17-6 313869
home team logo Northeastern 14-9 293564
Team Stats
away team logo Charleston 17-6 72.7 PPG 35.1 RPG 10.9 APG
home team logo Northeastern 14-9 74.9 PPG 32.8 RPG 14.6 APG
Key Players
1
G. Riller 21.7 PPG 2.9 RPG 4.2 APG 51.6 FG%
4
V. Pusica 15.9 PPG 2.8 RPG 4.5 APG 45.8 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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