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Cougars Honor Coach Wilson, Fall to UNCG

Courtesy: CofCSports.com
          Release: 02/18/2012
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - Junior Megan Fischer led the College of Charleston women's basketball team with 19 points, but the Cougars fell to UNCG 60-54 on Saturday at TD Arena.

It was a special day as the Cougars had about 35 alumni in town and honored head coach Nancy Wilson after the game. Wilson in her 30th year of coaching announced earlier this year that she will retire at the end of the season.

After giving up the first basket of the game to UNCG, the Cougars (6-21, 5-13 SoCon) went on an 11-0 run to claim an early 11-2 lead. Despite leading for most of the first half CofC went into the locker room for halftime down 22-21.

The Spartans (4-22, 3-15 SoCon) led by as many as 10 points in the second half as they jumped out to a 38-28 lead with 14:14 left in the game.

The Cougars used a 9-0 run to get within two at 39-37 and came within one point at 45-44, but UNCG scored six quick points to go up seven and put the game away.

Junior Latisha Harris recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

After the game several special guests spoke about Coach Wilson including: South Carolina Senator John Land, CofC Director of Athletics Joe Hull, former CofC men's basketball coach John Kresse, Tennessee Director of Athletics Joan Cronan and former player Scooter Barnette.

Along with the speakers a video was shown with messages from coaches across the country including: Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt and North Carolina head coach Sylvia Hatchell.

After speaking on behalf of all the former players Barnette presented Wilson with a gift, a golf cart for her beach house in Myrtle Beach.  

The Cougars will play their final regular season home game on Monday as they host Elon at 7 p.m. That game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

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