Davidson's De'Mon Brooks scored a career-high 26 points, but the Wildcats had to hold off a late rally from The Citadel before taking a 77-66 win at McAlister Field House tonight.

Davidson improved to 19-5 overall and 13-1 in Southern Conference basketball, good for first place in the South Division. The Citadel lost its ninth straight to fall to 4-20 overall and 1-12 in the SoCon.

Mike Groselle had his 12th double-double of the season for The Citadel, with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Bo Holston added 13 points for the Bulldogs, who slashed a 22-point deficit to eight with two minutes to go.

The Citadel is at home against Georgia Southern on Saturday.