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Western Carolina 78, The Citadel 68

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Nick Aldridge had 25 points and eight rebounds to lead Western Carolina to a 78-68 win against The Citadel in Southern Conference action Saturday.

Antonio Russell added 18 points for the Catamounts (9-13, 6-5 SoCon) and Jake Robinson had 12 -- all 3-pointers and all in the first half.

The Bulldogs (6-16, 3-8) were led by Donny McLendon who was 5-of-6 from long range to finish with 20 points. Kevin Hammack added 16 points, five assists and five rebounds.

The Citadel opened up with a 22-11 lead, but the Catamounts went on a 10-2 run to cut the lead to three at 24-21. Western Carolina tied the game at 27 on a 3-pointer by Robinson with 5:04 left in the half.

The Catamounts hit two quick 3s after the break to increase its 34-30 halftime lead to 10.

The Citadel went back on top midway through the second half and led 52-50 when Western Carolina went on an 11-2 run for the final lead change of the game.