KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Nori Johnson scored 27 points, Trent Wiedeman recorded a double-double and College of Charleston held off a late rally by Kent State in an 80-73 win on Saturday night.
Wiedeman finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Cougars (17-11) in the Bracket Busters matchup. Antwaine Wiggins had 17 points and eight rebounds.
College of Charleston led 67-48 - its largest of the game - when Jordan Scott knocked down a 3-pointer with 8:58 left in the second half. Kent State would not go away easily, answering with an 18-1 run that spanned over the next five minutes to cut lead to 68-66.
Randal Holt made three 3-pointers and Charlton Guyton had two from beyond the arc during the spurt for Kent State. However, the Golden Flashes (19-7) were unable to pull to closer, as Wiggins scored seven points in the last two minutes to help the Cougars prevail.