The Citadel 70, Georgia Southern 55

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.

Scyoc hit 7 of 11 from the field and attempted eight 3-pointers. Mike Groselle added 15 points and eight rebounds while Marshall Harris III had 11 points and six assists for the Bulldogs (4-13, 1-6).

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.