Boutte hits FTs, The Citadel tops Western Carolina 92-91

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) P.J. Boutte hit two free throws with one second left to lift The Citadel over Western Carolina 92-91 on Thursday night.

Justin Browning extended Western Carolina's lead to 89-82 with 2:57 left. The Citadel went on a 6-0 run before Browning's two free throws made it 91-88 with 25 seconds left.

Boutte answered with a layup and, after two missed free throws by Western Carolina freshman Elijah Pughsley with eight seconds left, Boutte made two for the win.

Western Carolina was just 13 of 27 from the stripe.

Quinton Marshall led The Citadel (9-10, 2-4 Southern) with 18 points. He made four of the Bulldogs' 15 3-pointers. Connor Schroeder added three from 3-point range and 15 points.

Pughsley had season highs with seven 3-pointers and 26 points to lead Western Carolina (7-12, 2-4). Haboubacar Mutombo had 14 points and 10 rebounds while Browning and Rhett Harrelson each added 12 points.