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Charleston pulls away from Vermont 62-50

Charleston pulls away from Vermont 62-50

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Andrew Lawrence scored 21 points and Anthony Stitt added 19 as College of Charleston pulled away in the second half for a 62-50 victory over Vermont in a nonconference game Saturday.

The two combined to score 21 of the final 25 points for the Cougars (8-4), starting with a 3-pointer by Lawrence with 10 minutes remaining that gave Charleston a 40-35 lead.

The Cougars shot 52.2 percent (12 of 23) in the second half to 30 percent (9 of 30) for the Catamounts (7-5).

Vermont led 22-19 with 3:40 left in the first half, but Stitt hit a tying 3-pointer and Lawrence added two baskets before Charleston went into halftime ahead 26-23.

Lawrence had five assists and Willis Hall grabbed 12 rebounds for the Cougars, who are 4-0 on the road this season.

Clancy Rugg led Vermont with 11 points, and Brian Voelkel had 13 rebounds.

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A timeline of Tommy Sheppard's moves as interim Wizards GM

A timeline of Tommy Sheppard's moves as interim Wizards GM

The Wizards are naming Tommy Sheppard their permanent GM after he served in the role on an interim basis since April 2. 

Let's take a look back at the moves which earned Sheppard the long-term GM job:

April 2: The Wizards fire GM Ernie Grunfeld. Tommy Sheppard takes over the role on an interim basis. 

June 20: The Wizards select Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura with the No. 9 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Later in the evening, Washington acquires Jonathan Simmons and the draft rights to Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield from the Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons was placed on waivers on July 7.

July 5: The Wizards acquire Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga, and Jemerrio Jones, and a 2022 second-round draft pick as part of the deal which sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers. 

July 6: The Wizards trade Dwight Howard to the Grizzlies in exchange for C.J. Miles and acquire Davis Bertans from the Spurs in a three-team deal with Brooklyn and San Antonio, sending the draft rights of Aaron White to the Nets. 

July 7: The Wizards re-sign center Thomas Bryant on a three-year deal and trade guard Tomas Satoransky to the Bulls for a 2020 second-round pick.

July 9: The Wizards sign guard Ish Smith to a two-year deal.

July 10: The Wizards sign guard Isaiah Thomas to a one-year deal. 

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Wizards to remove interim tag from Tommy Sheppard, making him permanent GM

Wizards to remove interim tag from Tommy Sheppard, making him permanent GM

The Wizards are naming Tommy Sheppard their permanent GM, NBC Sports Washington's Chase Hughes has confirmed. 

Sheppard had been serving as Washington's interim GM since the firing of Ernie Grunfeld on April 2. He oversaw the Wizards' 2019 NBA Draft selections of Rui Hachimura and Admiral Schofield, as well as their offseason transactions this summer. 

According to Hughes, the Wizards will announce the decision next week, with more changes to follow. 

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