Scores

Final

W Carolina 78

(9-13, 6-5 Southern)

The Citadel 68

(6-16, 3-8 Southern)

    1:05 PM ET, February 3, 2007

    McAlister Field House, Charleston, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    WCU 34 4478
    CIT 30 3868

    Top Performers

    Western Carolina: N. Aldridge 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Blk

    The Citadel: D. McLendon 20 Pts, 5 Reb

    Western Carolina 78, The Citadel 68

    Associated Press

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WCU
    CIT
    Points 78 68
    FG Made-Attempted 22-42 (.524) 24-46 (.522)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 26-34 (.765) 14-22 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 9

    2006-07 Season

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