CofC Hoops ends Davidson's winning streak

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The College of Charleston basketball team snapped the Davidson Wildcats' 43 game-winning streak in the Southern Conference on Saturday night. The Cougars, who are 17-6 and had lost their previous two games, pulled out a 77-75 victory in Davidson, NC.

The Cougars overcame a 14-point deficit in the second half, ending Davidson's attempt to tie the league record of 44 consecutive regular-season wins, which was set by the Jerry West-led West Virginia Mountaineers between the 1956-1960 seasons.

From the Associated Press:

Dustin Scott (Jamestown, S.C.) had 14 for the Cougars (17-6, 9-4), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Stephen Curry, who finished with 25 points, shot 7-for-23 from the field and 4-for-13 from the 3-point line. Bryant Barr had 16 and Andrew Lovedale added 13 for Davidson (20-4, 13-1).

The Wildcats managed to pull to within 76-75 on three Curry free throws with 3.1 seconds left. After White hit a free throw to push College of Charleston's lead back to 77-75, Antwaine Wiggins blocked Curry's 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

The Cougars play host to Western Carolina at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Update February 8: The Post and Courier has added a lengthier write-up. Go check it out.