Brantley leads Charleston to 66-55 win over Rhode Island
Charleston avenged a 68-62 loss at Rhode Island last year for the Cougars first-ever win over the Rams.
Charleston (3-0) ran out to a 31-19 halftime advantage as Brantley scored in double figures for the third straight time while recording eight boards. Rhode Island mounted a comeback in the second half, closing to 54-49 after Ryan Preston tipped it in with 6:58 remaining in the game. Brantley answered with a layup and split a pair of free throws. Riller and Galloway made five free throws in the final 71 seconds to secure Charleston's 18th straight home victory.