Cougars Add Home Game Against Columbus State To Schedule

Cougars Add Home Game Against Columbus State To Schedule
The College of Charleston announced it's return to competition plan for basketball on Wednesday (Source: CofC Athletics)

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston men’s basketball team (8-9, 6-4 CAA) has added a home game to its 2020-21 schedule.

The Cougars will now play NCAA Division II Columbus State (5-6) on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. (ET) at TD Arena. With four games remaining in the Colonial Athletic Association regular season, the team’s road games at Hofstra this weekend were postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within the Pride’s program.

The game will not be ticketed and is free admission to the general public. However, the capacity at TD Arena will remain at a reduced 30 percent capacity.

CofC Athletics’ clear bag policy is still in place and fans are required to wear face coverings (over the nose and mouth) as a condition of all guest entry and throughout TD Arena, unless actively eating or drinking.

“This late in February, it is a critical time for our team’s development,” CofC Head Coach Earl Grant said. “We thought it was important to stay with a routine and find an opponent to compete against.”

Columbus State, also nicknamed the Cougars and located in Columbus, Ga., had its last two games postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within their opponents’ programs. CSU last defeated Lander University, 70-69, in a Peach Belt Conference game on Feb. 15.

This will be a first-time meeting between CofC and Columbus State. Saturday’s game will be live streamed on FloSports (subscription) at: https://bit.ly/2ZN9NQq with live statistics available at: www.CofCStats.com