STATESBORO, GA. – Matt Van Scyoc scored 21 points and Mike Groselle added 15 as The Citadel snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 70-55 victory over Georgia Southern tonight.
The Bulldogs won for the first time since Nov. 17, improving to 4-14 overall and 1-6 in the Southern Conference. It was The Citadel’s first win over a SoCon team since Feb. 22, 2012.
Fresh off a 32-point loss at Davidson on Thursday, the Bulldogs built an 18-point second half lead over GSU (8-11, 2-4), which had won two straight – over SoCon South favorites Davidson and College of Charleston.
The Eagles closed to within 61-50 on a Tre Bussey 3-pointer, but Marshall Harris responded with a trey of his own for a 65-40 lead, and GSU never got closer than 13 after that.
The Bulldogs ended the first half on a 19-3 run, good for a 31-22 lead at the break. Lawrence Miller, playing for the first time since New Year’s Day at Clemson, hit two 3-pointers in the first half, including one at the buzzer. He was one of four Citadel players to score six points each in the first half.
Coach Chuck Driesell changed his starting lineup, starting Ashton Moore at guard for Rae Robinson, and P.J. Horgan for Stephen Elmore at forward.
The Bulldogs travel to rival College of Charleston Thursday for a rematch of the Cougars’ 73-69 victory on Jan. 14.