Scores

Final

W Carolina 52

(9-8, 4-3 Southern)

The Citadel 66

(9-10, 4-4 Southern)

    7:05 PM ET, January 22, 2009

    McAlister Field House, Charleston, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    WCU 28 2452
    CIT 27 3966

    Top Performers

    Western Carolina: K. Russell 7 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Citadel: Z. Urbanus 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    The Citadel 66, W. Carolina 52

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Demetrius Nelson and Zach Urbanus scored 16 points each to lead The Citadel to a 66-52 victory over Western Carolina on Thursday night.

    Nelson's output gave him 1,001 points for his career, making him the 25th player to surpass that mark at The Citadel (9-10, 4-4 Southern Conference).

    Western Carolina (9-8, 4-3) led 28-27 at halftime, but the Bulldogs were 14 of 20 from the field (70 percent) in the second half, and shot 61 percent (25 of 41) for the game.

    The Catamounts shot only 37.5 percent from the field (9 of 24) in the second half.

    The teams were tied at 35 when The Citadel went on a 16-2 run for a 51-37 lead with 7:56 left in the game. The lead reached 62-42 on Nelson's jumper with 3:23 remaining.

    Cameron Wells added 10 points for the Bulldogs.

    Brandon Giles led Western Carolina with 11 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WCU
    CIT
    Points 52 66
    FG Made-Attempted 21-49 (.429) 25-41 (.610)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 7-12 (.583)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 9-20 (.450)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 20

    2008-09 Season

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