Recap: Appalachian St vs. Citadel
Boone, NC (Sports Network) - Mike Groselle registered a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds to lift The Citadel Bulldogs to an 80-77 overtime win over the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a Southern Conference clash at the Holmes Center.
Matt Van Scyoc scored a game-high 24 points for The Citadel (7-19, 4-12 SoCon), while P.J. Horgan notched 10 points and Marshall Harris III dished out nine assists.
Tab Hamilton, Mike Neal and Tevin Baskin all netted 13 points for ASU (12-15, 8-8). Jamaal Trice added 11 points off the bench.
ASU shot 53.8 percent in the first half and outscored The Citadel 10-2 in transition. However, the Bulldogs caught fire late and tied the score at 34-34 heading into the locker rooms.
The Citadel scored 10 of the first 12 points of the second half to take a 46-36 lead before the first media timeout. ASU battled back and led 68-64 late in the action when Van Scyoc converted a layup with 42 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to two. After Baskin missed the front end of a one-and-one, Groselle tied the score at 68-68 with a layup to force overtime. Both of the final baskets came on Harris III assists.
After Van Scyoc got the Bulldogs going in the extra session with a jumper, Groselle scored the final nine points for The Citadel, including the decisive layup with 48 seconds left and two free throws with four seconds remaining. Neal's last second 3-point try was off the mark.
Despite the loss, ASU still leads the all-time series with The Citadel, 51-25.Game Notes