Thursday, December 13, 2007

Citadel game preview from Post & Courier

Today's Game: The Citadel at Davidson

When: 7 p.m. Where: Belk Arena (5,700), Davidson, N.C.

TV: None. Radio: WQNT 1450-AM

The Citadel (3-4, 0-1 SoCon)

HEAD COACH: Ed Conroy (10-27 in second season at Citadel, 51-67 overall)

PROJECTED STARTERS: G Cameron Wells, 6-1, fr. (13.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg); G Zach Urbanus, 6-2, fr. (11.3 ppg, 2.9 apg); G Austin Dahn, 6-4, fr. (11.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg); F Matt Clark, 6-8, fr. (7.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg); F Demetrius Nelson, 6-8, sr. (12.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg).

NOTES: The Citadel is coming off an 87-74 loss at Chattanooga on Dec. 1 in its SoCon opener ... Nelson played only 12 minutes in that game with a sore foot ... Urbanus led the Bulldogs in that game with 24 points on 7 of 14 shooting from 3-point range ... Wells added 20 points, six rebounds and five assists ... Freshman Matt Clark leads the SoCon in field goal percentage, shooting 65.6 percent ... Urbanus is fourth in the league with 1.71 steals per game and is tied for third with 2.86 3-pointers per game ... As a team, The Citadel ranks fifth in scoring offense (73.3 ppg) but last in scoring defense (81.7 ppg) ... The Citadel is at home against Atlanta Christian on Saturday.

Davidson (3-5, 1-0 SoCon)

HEAD COACH: Bob McKillop (314-223 in 19th year at Davidson)

PROJECTED STARTERS: G Stephen Curry, 6-0, so. (24.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg); G Jason Richards, 6-2, sr. (11.8 ppg, 9.1 apg); F Thomas Sander, 6-8, sr. (9.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg); F Boris Meno, 6-8, sr. (8.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg); F Max Paulhus Gosselin, 6-6, jr. (2.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg).

NOTES: The Wildcats have lost three straight games, but the losses were to Duke, Charlotte and UCLA ... Three of Davidson's five losses have come against teams currently ranked in the top eight in the country — North Carolina, Duke and UCLA ... The fifth loss was 83-76 to Western Michigan ... Davidson's best win so far is a 71-60 win at App State in its SoCon opener ... Curry leads the SoCon in scoring and in 3-pointers per game (4.63), while Richards leads the nation with 9.1 assists per game ... Davidson beat The Citadel by scores of 79-54 and 87-70 last season.

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