February 15, 2013

Citadel Homestand Continues Against Davidson

Citadel Game Notes

Charleston, S.C. —
The Citadel basketball team wraps up its brief two-game stint at McAlister Field House this weekend when the Bulldogs host Davidson in a game sponsored by Coke Zero and Roper St. Francis at 7:05 p.m. Saturday evening.

Davidson (18-7, 13-1 SoCon) is riding a nine-game winning streak after a 75-59 victory at TD Arena on Thursday evening. The Wildcats began their ascension to the top of the South Division rankings following a 70-38 triumph over The Citadel on Jan. 17. During their streak Davidson's average margin of victory is 19.7 ppg with all but one victory, a 79-74 final against Appalachian State, coming in double figures.

After a pair of wins over Wofford and Furman in the opening weekend of February, The Citadel has suffered losses to Chattanooga, Samford and Georgia Southern in succession. The Bulldogs (6-18, 3-11 SoCon) have dropped nine straight to Davidson at home, last earning a victory in the 2001-02 season. In that game Michael Joseph scored 18 points and Max Mombollet added nine rebounds to lead the Cadets to a 69-50 victory over the Wildcats on Dec. 8, 2001.

Last month, Davidson earned its 95th victory in the all-time series when De'Mon Brooks recorded a game-high 15 points and led 11 Wildcat players in scoring to help Davidson complete a 70-38 victory at Belk Arena.

Brooks teamed with Jake Cohen, who added 12 points, to lead a Davidson unit that knocked down 24-of-57 (42.1%) from the floor. The Wildcats finished with seven 3-pointers, behind two each from Cohen and teammate Chris Czerapowicz, and added another 15 points from the free throw line.

Cohen also made his presence felt on the defensive end for the Cats with two blocks and two steals, as Davidson forced 26 Citadel turnovers and took advantage of 22-point differential (27-5) in points off turnovers. Czerapowicz grabbed a team-best six rebounds to help provide the Wildcats with a 26-12 edge in points in the paint.

Freshman Matt Van Scyoc was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs with eight points. Van Scyoc hit 2-of-7 from the field, including one 3-pointer and knocked down all three free throw attempts. Teammate Mike Groselle finished with seven points to go along with a game-high nine rebounds (four offensive). Sophomore P.J. Horgan led the way for The Citadel reserves, who accounted for 16 points, as he posted five points and four rebounds. 

Fans can follow all The Citadel action with play-by-play announcer Danny Reed on Fox Sports Radio 1450.

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