CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Demetrius Nelson scored 23 points to help lead The Citadel to an 84-75 win over Georgia Southern on Thursday night.
The Citadel hit one more shot than Georgia Southern from the field -- 27 of 63 compared to 26 of 63 -- and also went 24-for-34 on free throws. The Eagles shot 17-for-28 from the line.
After trailing 41-31 at the break, the Eagles pulled within 74-69 on Hanson's jumper with just under one minute left. But the Bulldogs hit 10 free throws during the game's last 44 seconds for a 10-6 run that sealed the win.