No. 10 seed The Citadel (12-17, 4-14) vs. No. 7 seed Samford (16-15, 6-12)
Southern Conference Tourney First Round, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina; Friday, 7:30 p.m....
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Francis Alonso, Kyrin Galloway and Isaiah Miller each scored 18 points and UNC Greensboro made 16 3-pointers in a 100-96 win over The Citadel on Thursday night.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Quayson Williams drove the length of the court for the winning layup as time expired and The Citadel defeated rival VMI 84-82 on Saturday.
VMI's Garrett Gilkeson grabbed an offensive rebound and missed the follow-up in heavy traffic with four seconds remaining. The Citadel's Zane Najdawi grabbed that rebound and threw a short outlet to Williams who raced to the other end for his only points of the game.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Kameron Gibson and Matt Halvorsen each scored 16 points, Carlos Dotson grabbed 14 rebounds and Western Carolina beat The Citadel 94-82 on Saturday.
The Catamounts (5-14, 2-4 Southern Conference) built a 27-10 lead in the first 10 minutes and never trailed. Halvorsen wrapped up scoring at the end of the half with three foul shots after getting fouled on a 3-point attempt for a 47-35 lead.
CHARELESTON, S.C. (AP) — Zane Najdawi scored 23 points and missed just two shots and grabbed 10 rebounds and The Citadel beat Division III-member Johnson & Wales 127-93 on Wednesday night.
Najdawi was 10-for-12 shooting in a little more than a half of action and Lew Stallworth finished with 19 points and tied a career-high 10 assists. Kaiden Rice scored 16 points, Matt Frierson, 15, Connor Kern, 14 and Quayson Williams, 10 for The Citadel (7-2), winners of all five of its home contests.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Zane Najdawi scored 18 points, with seven rebounds, four steals and three blocks and The Citadel beat Mercer 79-69 on Saturday in a Southern Conference opener.
Lew Stallworth added 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Bulldogs (6-2, 1-0). Matt Frierson had 14 points and four steals and Connor Kern scored 13 points.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Kaiden Rice and Matt Frierson combined to make 15 of a school-record 23 3-pointers and Lew Stallworth added a double-double to power The Citadel to a 112-87 victory over High Point on Tuesday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lew Stallworth tossed in 25 points and sophomore reserve Kaiden Rice scored 22 as The Citadel rallied to post an 87-81 victory over South Florida on Saturday.
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Lew Stallworth scored a career-high 26 points, Alex Reed had eight of his 22 points in overtime, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, and The Citadel beat James Madison 91-82 on Tuesday night.
Zane Najdawi hit a jumper, Reed made his 3, and the Bulldogs scored five straight for an 83-76 lead on Stallworth's jumper with 46 seconds left. The Dukes closed to 83-79 with 33 seconds left, but were outscored 6-3 from there and Reed's two free throws iced it.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Matt Frierson scored 30 points on 10 3-pointers, Lew Stallworth scored 13 points with 13 assists and The Citadel raced away from Johnson University 137-60 Wednesday night.
Six Bulldogs scored in double figures in the lopsided contest. Zane Najdawi scored 18 points, making 10 of 10 at the foul line, Haden Brown added 15, Connor Kern 14 points with three 3-pointers, and Kaiden Rice added 11.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Tyrell Gumbs-Frater drilled six from beyond the arc to total 24 points and lead Coastal Carolina to an 88-81 win over Arkansas State in Sun Belt Conference action on Saturday night.
Coastal Carolina jumped out to a 46-35 halftime advantage and pushed that to 57-44 before the Red Wolves gradually closed the gap to trail 61-58 following Connor Kern's 3 with 11:27 remaining. The Chanticleers charged back to extend their advantage to 77-68 with 5:11 left.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Grantham Gillard scored 19 points, Tamas Bruce had 10 points and 11 rebounds and Arkansas State beat Louisiana-Monroe 75-64 on Friday night in a Sun Belt Conference opener.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Tamas Bruce scored 16 points, Rashad Lindsey added 15 and seven players scored in double figures as Arkansas State defeated NAIA member Culver-Stockton 99-68 Friday night.
The Red Wolves (5-8) shot 36-for-65 from the floor (55 percent), recorded 14 steals, and scored 29 points off 20 Culver-Stockton turnovers. Arkansas State dominated with size and depth, outscoring the Wildcats 42-18 in the paint and 53-13 in points off the bench.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Ty Cockfield scored a career-high 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and Rashad Lindsey added 17 points to help Arkansas State beat Howard 92-78 on Monday night.
Tamas Bruce had 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting and Tristin Walley grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds for Arkansas State (2-2).
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Ryan Taylor scored 21 points, K.J. Riley added 12, and Evansville pulled away early from Arkansas State to win Friday night's season opener for both teams 77-63 in Mike Balado's coaching debut for the Red Wolves.
Dru Smith scored 11 points and Dainiu Chatkevicius 10 for the Purple Aces, who took the lead for good at 10-8 on Solomon Hainna's layup and led by as many as 26 points in the second half.