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.