Scores

Final

The Citadel 74

(14-10, 9-4 Southern)

Appalachian St 72

(9-12, 6-7 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, February 5, 2009

    Holmes Convocation Center, Boone, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    CIT 35 3974
    APP 33 3972

    Top Performers

    Citadel: D. Nelson 22 Pts, 9 Reb

    Appalachian State: J. Hunter 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    The Citadel 74, Appalachian St. 72

    Associated Press

    BOONE, N.C. -- Demetrius Nelson scored 22 points and had nine rebounds in The Citadel's 74-72 win over Appalachian State on Thursday night.

    The Bulldogs (14-10, 9-4 Southern Conference) led 61-55 with 7:29 to play on two free throws by Zach Urbanus. But the Mountaineers (9-12, 6-7) closed within two with under a minute left. Marcus Wright hit two free throws with 44 seconds remaining, cutting Appalachian State's deficit to 74-72.

    On The Citadel's next posession, Wright stole the ball from Cameron Wells, but the Mountaineers' Donald Sims missed a 3-pointer with 1 second left.

    Wells scored 20 points and Urbanus chipped in 13 for the Bulldogs, who won their sixth straight.

    Appalachian State was led by Josh Hunter with 18 points. Isaac Butts added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Mountaineers and Donald Sims and Kellen Brand scored 10 points each.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CIT
    APP
    Points 74 72
    FG Made-Attempted 28-58 (.483) 27-59 (.458)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 2-17 (.118)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 16-18 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 7

    2008-09 Season

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