Cougars to face Detroit in WBI

Afreyea Tolbert and the Cougars are at Detroit on Sunday in the WBI.

The College of Charleston women’s basketball team will play at Detroit on Sunday in the second round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational tournament. The game is set for 2 p.m.

Detroit, the No. 1 seed in the east region, knocked off No. 8 seed Belmont 71-68 Thursday night.

The Cougars (16-15), the No. 5 seed in the tournament, advanced to the second round by beating No. 4 seed Northern Kentucky 72-70 on Wednesday.

Center Latisha Harris leads the Cougars in scoring (12.9 ppg) and rebounding (8.5 rpg). Guard Alyssa Frye is averaging 12.6 points per game, guard Afreyea Tolbert is scoring 9.7 points a game and forward Cathryn Hardy is averaging 7.7 points and 7.1 rebounds a game. Point guard Jillian Brown is averaging 6.4 assists a game.

Detroit, a member of the Horizon League, is 18-13 on the season and is led in scoring by Shareta Brown, who is averaging 20 points per game.

The Cougars are 3-1 overall in the WBI and last played in the tournament in the 2009-10 season, where they advanced to the final four.