CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Demetrius Nelson scored 17 points to lead Citadel to a 72-63 victory over College of Charleston on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (10-10, 5-4 Southern Conference) shot 46.4 percent from the field (26-for-56), including 53.3 percent from 3-point range (8-for-15). Cameron Wells added 15 points, and Cosmo Morabbi chipped in with 10.
Citadel went on a 12-2 run to end the first half, and went into halftime with a 36-21 lead. The Bulldogs shot 51.7 percent in the first half (15-for-29), while the Cougars shot only 26.9 percent (7-for-26).
Tony White Jr. scored five straight points during a 9-3 run for the Cougars, cutting their deficit to 66-57 with less than four minutes left but would not pull closer.