CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Nicchaeus Doaks had 18 points and six rebounds to lead five players in double figures as Chattanooga beat The Citadel 78-71 in Southern Conference action Saturday.
The Mocs (16-11, 11-6 SoCon), who shot 51 percent from the field, put the game away with a 15-0 first-half run. Stephen McDowell had 14 points, including four 3-pointers, Kevin Bridgewaters added 12 and Keyron Sheard had 10.
Austin Dahn scored a career-high 26 points for the Bulldogs (6-19, 1-15), hitting eight of the team's 17 3-pointers. The Citadel attempted a school-record 44 baskets from long range and shot 38 percent for the game.
Chattanooga led 43-27 at the half and led by 17 on Marcus Watts' jumper with 13:12 left in the game. The Citadel closed the gap to six while keeping the Mocs from hitting any field goals for the last four and a half minutes. But Chattanooga went 10 of 17 from the foul line in the second half to keep the Bulldogs at bay.