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The Citadel survives OT thriller against rival Wofford

January 3, 2017

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Kaelon Harris scored 23 points and Frankie Johnson hit two crucial free throws in the final minute as The Citadel survived in overtime 104-103 against conference rival Wofford on Monday night.

A Preston Parks 3 for the Bulldogs tied the game at 91 with 1:14 left and forced the overtime period. The Citadel kept the pressure on, scoring nine of the first 11 points for a 100-93 lead.

Wofford responded however, trimming it to 102-100 on a Cameron Jackson layup with 34 seconds to play. But Johnson coolly drilled both free throws to give The Citadel (8-8, 1-2 Southern Conference) a two-possession lead which ultimately proved to be the difference.

Parks finished with 19 points for the Citadel, which finished with 100-plus points for the eighth time this season.

Eric Garcia led Wofford (6-9, 1-1) with 27 points, while Fletcher Magee added 18.