Bulldogs Drop Final Non-Conference Road Game

Bulldogs Drop Final Non-Conference Road Game

DURHAM, NC- The Citadel men’s basketball team dropped its last nonconference road game of the season, losing 81-74 Tuesday night at NC Central in Durham, North Carolina.

Game Information
Score: NC Central 81, The Citadel 74
Records: The Citadel (5-7), NC Central (6-7)
Location: McDougald McLendon Arena (Durham, North Carolina)
Series: Series draw 1-1

How it happened

  • The Citadel came on the board first with a basket Elijah Morganbut a 4:42 scoring drought allowed the Eagles to open a seven-point lead.
  • After this Austin Ash hit a three-pointer to tie, the Eagles took the lead with a 12-0 run and took a double-digit lead just under four minutes before halftime.
  • The Bulldogs would come as close to eight points Colby McAllister scored in the transition phase and then found Ash on the wing for a three.
  • Turnovers continued to be the story as The Citadel turned the ball 14 times in the first half, resulting in 11 NCCU points.
  • The Bulldogs came out of the locker room as a different team, opening the half on a 17-9 run to take a one-point lead on one AJ Smith Layup with just over 12 minutes to play.
  • The Eagles responded with an own run that opened up an eight-point lead with just under eight minutes to go.
  • The Citadel would draw within one to three points Elijah Morgan Three-pointers, but the Eagles wouldn’t let the Bulldogs get any closer.

In the box score

  • Austin Ash led the Bulldogs with 23 points on 7-of-14 shots from the field and 5-of-5 shots from the free throw line.
  • Stephen Clark added 14 points, four rebounds and three assists.
  • Elijah Morgan and AJ Smith each finished with 12 points. Smith led with six rebounds.
  • The Bulldogs took care of basketball in the second half as they only committed three turnovers.
  • The Citadel finished the game 28 of 60 from the ground. They shot 13 of 24 in the first half.


The Citadel kicks off Southern Conference action on December 29 when the Bulldogs welcome Chattanooga to McAlister Field House. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN+.

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