- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Grant Riller scored 20 points, including a big 4-point play, and College of Charleston rallied to defeat William & Mary 77-67 on Saturday.

The Cougars (15-4, 6-0 Colonial Athletic Association) won their seventh in a row and are off to their best start in league play since going 6-0 in the Southern Conference in 2009-10.

The Cougars trailed by nine with 10:53 left but then rallied to go up seven points after a 13-2 run punctuated with Riller scoring eight straight points, ending with his 4-point play.

Two free throws by Omar Prewitt got the Tribe (8-8, 2-3) back within five with a minute to go but Joe Chealey made two free throws and Jarrell Brantley three for Charleston.

Brantley finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds, Chealey 14 points and Evan Bailey 11.

Prewitt scored 22 points, Greg Malinowski 12 and David Cohn 11 for the Tribe.

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