STATESBORO, Ga. -- Matt Van Scyoc hit five 3-pointers en route to 21 points as The Citadel got off the Southern Conference schneid with a 70-55 defeat of Georgia Southern Saturday night.
The Citadel shot 60 percent (24 of 40) from the field and hit 9 of 17 3-point attempts. The Bulldogs held Georgia Southern (8-11, 2-4) to 35.7 percent (20 of 56) shooting.
C.J. Reed paced the Eagles with 13 points.
The Citadel trailed 18-12 with 5:49 left until halftime, but P.J. Horgan's free throws sparked an 18-4 Bulldog run for a 31-22 halftime lead.
Scyoc opened the second half with a 3-pointer, and The Citadel built the lead to 59-41 on Roselle's layup with 7:25 left.
Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes.
Point guard Jaylen Fisher, who reopened his recruitment after coaching changes at UNLV, has committed to TCU over a long list of schools.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.