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Southern Conference Tournament 2011 Championship Game: Charleston Vs. Wofford For A Dance Ticket

Bobby Cremins’ College of Charleston Cougars have a chance to make their first NCAA Tournament trip in over a decade with a win tonight against the Wofford Terriers. The 2011 Southern Conference Tournament title game gets under way at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, with Charleston still favored to win.

Sunday, Charleston beat Furman 63-58 as Andrew Goudeluck kicked in 31 points despite a shaky shooting start. The Cougars were down by as many as 11 points before pulling out the win.

Wofford topped Western Carolina 86-72, taking an early lead and never looking back. The Terriers are the defending SoCon tourney champs, beating Appalachian State 56-51 last year.

Charleston may need another big night from Goudeluck, who’s been on fire as of late. Wofford is on a hot streak of its own, winning eight of its last nine. Going to be pretty openly rooting for Cremins, FYI. This would be his first NCAA Tournament trip since 1996.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.