Riller carries College of Charleston over Providence 63-55
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Grant Riller had 29 points as College of Charleston topped Providence 63-55 in the Wooden Legacy on Friday.
Riller, who added five rebounds and five assists, scored 14 points in the second half as the Cougars overcame a 29-27 halftime deficit. Charleston first took the second-half lead when a 3-pointer by Brevin Galloway gave them a 37-34 lead with 15:51 to go. Providence's David Duke tied it with a 3-pointer, then a 3-pointer by Riller gave the Cougars the lead for good.
Jaylen McManus had eight points and eight rebounds for College of Charleston (4-3).
The Cougars play Sunday for fifth place against the winner of Saturday's game between Pepperdine and Central Florida. Providence will play for seventh place against the loser of the Pepperdine-Central Florida game.
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Updated November 29, 2019