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Courtesy: Dave Mayo (Appalachian, 1983)
Mike Neal led Appalachian State with 21 points in a 93-81 win over College of Charleston when the teams last met in the 2012 SoCon Tournament.
Men's Basketball Travels to CofC on Wednesday
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Tuesday 01/29/2013 (ET)
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BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University men's basketball makes a quick trip to the coast when it travels to College of Charleston for a Southern Conference showdown on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at TD Arena.

The Mountaineers (8-11, 4-4 SoCon) are looking to bounce back from a 79-56 loss to Davidson on Saturday while the Cougars (14-7, 6-3) hope to extend their winning streak to three games and add to their league-leading win total.

• College of Charleston enters Wednesday’s showdown with an overall record of 14-7, including an impressive 6-3 mark in SoCon play.
• The Cougars have the second-most SoCon victories this season behind league-leading Davidson (7-1) and have more overall wins than any other team in the league.
• CofC is led in scoring by Andrew Lawrence (13.6 ppg) who leads a trio of Cougars who average better than 10 points per game.
• Anthony Stitt (10.9) and Adjehi Baru (10.0) are the other top scorers for the Cougars.
• As a team, CofC is averaging 64.3 points per game this season while holding opponents to 61.3 points per game.
• Charleston’s biggest advantage this season comes in its field-goal shooting where it averages a league-best 44.5 percent from the floor while holding opponents to just 40.5 percent, the second-best mark in the SoCon.
• Baru leads the Cougars in rebounding at 8.6 rebounds per game while Willis Hall ranks second on the team with 6.0 rebounds per game.
• CofC has been strong on the boards all season, averaging 36.9 boards while limiting opponents to just 31.8 rebounds per game. The Cougars’ +5.1 rebounding margin is the best mark in the SoCon this season and the 49th-best nationally.
• The Cougars also lead the conference and rank 66th nationally with 4.6 blocks per game and have swatted a total of 96 shots this season.
• Baru (26) and Theo Johnson (23) have combined for 49 of the teams blocks this season.
• In addition to his scoring output and blocking ability, Baru also leads the league in rebounding and ranks 59th in the nation on the boards.

• Appalachian State and College of Charleston have met 39 times on the court with the Cougars holding a 17-12 edge in the all-time series.
• The Mountaineers picked up a 93-81 victory when the teams last met in the first round of last year’s SoCon Tournament.
• App State’s victory avenged a 74-62 loss to the Cougars earlier in the same season.
• Two of Appalachian’s last three wins against CofC have come in the SoCon Tournament as the Apps picked up a 77-54 win in the 2010 postseason.
• Appalachian’s longest winning streak in the series came in the first three meetings, two of which came in the 1959-60 season and the other during the 1971-72 campaign.
• The Cougars recorded their longest winning streak against App State from 2000-04, when they won six-straight.
• Appalachian’s biggest win in the series was a 112-58 win in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
• CofC picked up its biggest win in an 85-61 victory in the first round of the 2002 SoCon Tournament.

• The Mountaineers return home to face Western Carolina (Feb. 2).
• App State then makes trips to Georgia Southern (Feb. 7) and Davidson (Feb. 9) before coming back to the High Country against Furman (Feb. 11).



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