Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Preview from Citadel website

Bulldogs Take On SoCon's Undefeated Davidson
Courtesy: CitadelSports.com
Release: 01/15/2007

Davidson, N.C. – The Citadel Basketball will take on the Davidson Wildcats for the first time this season on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Belk Arena in Davidson, N.C. Tip-off is 7 p.m. and Bulldog fans can listen to the SoCon action on CNN Radio 1450 with Robby Robinson.

The Bulldogs and the Wildcats will meet for the 127th time this season when they hit the court on Tuesday. The last time these teams met was in the Southern Conference Tournament on March 3, 2006 when the Wildcats defeated the Bulldogs in a close semifinal match-up, 79-73, at the North Charleston Coliseum. Davidson, who leads the series, 83-43, has claimed the last nine games against the Bulldogs, with The Citadel’s last win in 2002.

Prior to the Bulldogs’ loss to Davidson in the SoCon Tournament last season, The Citadel played them in another close game at home on Feb. 13 in an 81-77 final that ended in the Wildcats’ favor. Donny McLendon led The Citadel with 26 points, while J’Mel Everhart added 16 points and nine boards in 37 minutes of action. The last time these teams met in Davidson was on Jan. 10, 2006. The Wildcats defeated the Bulldogs, 85-49. Everhart recorded 11 points, while Aaron Xia led the team with 12.

The Bulldogs enter Tuesday’s game coming of another thrilling SoCon overtime win against Georgia Southern on Saturday, Jan. 13. The Citadel claimed their sixth win of the season and their third Southern Conference win in four games when topping the Eagles, 74-69. Senior guard Kevin Hammack had a career-performance, totaling 32 points, hitting 16-of-17 free throws. Davidson (15-3 overall; 6-0 SoCon) is on an 11-game winning streak with their most recent victory at Wofford on Saturday, Jan. 13. The Wildcats defeated the Terriers, 83-78.

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