W. Carolina beats Coll. Of Charleston 76-70 in OT
- Zags back at No. 1; Auburn up to No. 2
- No. 4 Purdue tops No. 17 Illinois in 2OT
- Notre Dame wins at Howard in MLK Classic
- No. 14 Villanova routs Butler 82-42
- Liddell, No. 16 Ohio St. get by Penn St.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Cory Hightower came off the bench to score 17 points to carry Western Carolina to a 76-70 overtime win over College of Charleston on Friday night.
Mason Faulkner had 14 points for Western Carolina (7-2). Matt Halvorsen added 13 points. Tyler Harris had 11 points.
Payton Willis had 16 points for the Cougars (2-4) and hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left in regulation to force overtime. Zep Jasper added 16 points. Dontavius King had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
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Updated December 19, 2020