April 15, 2013

Citadel Basketball Hands Out Honors at 2012-13 Awards Banquet

2012-13 Citadel Basketball Season Recap

Charleston, S.C. -
The Citadel Basketball team placed the finishing touches on the 2012-13 season with an awards banquet at Pearson Lounge on Monday evening.

In front of fans, friends and alumni on hand, the team recognized the efforts of sophomores Marshall Harris III and P.J. Horgan and drew to a close the career of senior Mike Groselle. Groselle earned five postseason honors including a place among the top 10 list for the Senior CLASS Award, where he was named First Team All-American. That went along with being tabbed as all-conference by the Southern Conference coaches, second team all-conference by members of the media, SoCon Academic All-Conference and CoSIDA Academic All-District.

Groselle leaves as the program's leader in career double-doubles (27), second in rebounds (738), second in field goal percentage (58.9) and seventh in points (1,359). The Plano, Texas, native closed out a senior season in which he hit better than 50 percent from the floor in 21 of 30 starts including a four-game stretch of SoCon games where he knocked down 61.5 percent from the floor. This allowed Groselle to become the first player in Citadel history to lead the team in field goal percentage by hitting 50 percent or better in three straight seasons.

Harris left his mark in The Citadel's record books as he moved to second on the assist list with his 155 dishes in 2012-13. Harris finished behind Jimmy Tharpe (179; 1985-86) and edged out Johnny Smith (153; 1989-90) in single-season assists. 

By virtue of handing out 155 assists and committing 76 turnovers, Harris also put himself in fifth place tie on the Dogs' assist-turnover ratio for a season with 2.0.

2012-13 Citadel Basketball Banquet Award Winners

Rebounding Award: Mike Groselle
Assist Award: Marshall Harris III
Academic Award: Mike Groselle
Outstanding Free Throw Shooter: Marshall Harris III
CBA Most Improved Player Award: Dylen Setzekorn
William Ackerman Award: P.J. Horgan
Keith Hamilton Award: Quinton Marshall
Most Valuable Player Award: Mike Groselle

Memorable 2012-13 Games

THREE BULLDOGS REACH DOUBLE FIGURES IN 84-76 VICTORY OVER VMI (Nov. 10): Citadel center Mike Groselle finished with 21 points and 15 rebounds, notching the 23rd double-double of his career, as the Bulldogs earned an 84-76 victory in the Army ROTC All-Military Classic at McAlister Field House. The win sets up a meeting with Air Force for the championship on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

Groselle, who set a new program record with 23 double-doubles, led all Citadel players by hitting 9-of-11 from the field. He was joined in double figure scoring by teammates Marshall Harris III, who added 19, and Matt Van Scyoc, who drained a pair of 3-pointers en route to an 18-point performance. Van Scyoc was one of three Bulldogs to knock down multiple treys, along with Dylen Setzekorn (2-2) and C.J. Bray (2-3). Harris dished out a game-high nine assist to guide The Citadel to its 51st season-opening win at home in program history.

The Citadel controlled the glass with 39 rebounds, including 11 offensive, highlighted by Groselle's 15 boards. Van Scyoc also made his presence felt with seven rebounds, hauling in a pair on offense. Another key for the Bulldogs came from the free throw line as the team finished 23-of-28 (82.1%), led by Harris' 12-of-13 outing.

HORGAN LEADS BULLDOGS TO SECOND HALF COMEBACK WIN OVER FURMAN, 84-79 (Feb. 2): P.J Horgan scored a career-high 23 points, netting 17 in the second half, as The Citadel completed the second biggest second half comeback in school history in an 84-79 victory at Furman on Saturday afternoon. The Cadets mounted the rally behind 60 points in the second half, the third most against a Southern Conference opponent in history.

Horgan, who finished 9-of-13 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line, energized a Citadel lineup that had five players reach double figures including Mike Groselle (19), Ashton Moore (14), Matt Van Scyoc (13) and Marshall Harris III (11). It marks the first time that The Citadel has had five players post double digits since Charleston Southern on Dec. 4, 2012.

Harris dished out a team-high seven assists, which gives him seven or more in his last three games. The Bulldogs finished with 21 team assists, second most this season behind 31 against Union.

The Citadel (6-15, 3-8 SoCon) shot 30-of-53 (56.6%) from the field in the game and hit an incendiary 74.1 percent (20-27) in the second half. Horgan converted 6-of-6 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe in the second frame. Groselle also completed a dominating second half performance by hitting 5-of-6 from the floor and dishing out four assists.

Furman (6-14, 3-6) was led by offensively by the trio of Charlie Reddick (26 points), Colin Reddick (21) and Stephen Croone (12). Charlie Reddick led all scorers after hitting 10-of-16 from the floor and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. Brother Colin Reddick was highly efficient in the post, converting 9-of-13 in the paint. The Reddick's mirrored each other in rebounds, grabbing eight total boards and three on the offensive glass, as Furman finished with a 39-22 edge in total rebounds.

HOT SHOOTING VAN SCYOC LEADS BULLDOGS PAST GEORGIA SOUTHERN, 70-55 (Feb. 14): Matt Van Scyoc scored a game-high 21 points and led three Citadel players in double figures as the Bulldogs snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 70-55 victory over Georgia Southern at Hanner Field House. The freshman guided the Dogs to their first 60 percent shooting performance (24-40) since a meeting with Davidson on Jan. 26, 2011.

Van Scyoc established a new season-high in points after hitting 7-of-11 from the floor and 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. Those five treys topped a Citadel lineup that finished 9-of-17 (52.9%) from the perimeter. The freshman swingman also finished a perfect 2-of-2 at the free throw line and made his presence felt defensively with two blocks in 36 minutes.

Also reaching double-digits for The Citadel were Mike Groselle (15) and Marshall Harris III (11). Groselle notched his 14th double figure outing of the season after hitting 6-of-8 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe. Harris eclipsed the mark with a 3-of-5 performance from the field, which included two 3-pointers. He also knocked down 3-of-4 from the free throw line to help The Citadel end the game 13-of-16 (81.3%) from the charity stripe.

The front line of Groselle and P.J. Horgan combined for 16 rebounds as The Citadel out-rebounded Georgia Southern 29-28. This provided a 28-18 edge in points in the paint and accounted for 11 second chance points.

Georgia Southern also managed to place three players in double figures, including C.J. Reed who netted a team-high 13 points. Reed finished 5-of-13 from the floor, converting three from beyond the perimeter, in 33 minutes of action. Reed was joined offensively by the duo of Tre Bussey (12) and Eric Ferguson (10). Ferguson crashed the glass for a team-high eight rebounds.

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