Najdawi's 27 leads The Citadel past Presbyterian
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Zane Najdawi scored 27 points and added nine rebounds and The Citadel methodically pulled away from Presbyterian down the stretch in a 97-83 win on Monday night.
Najdawi finished 7 of 11 from the field and hit all 12 of his free throws. Preston Parks hit four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for the Bulldogs (4-3), and Quayson Williams added 14. Overall The Citadel shot 55.6 percent from the field and hit 25 of 36 at the line.
Jo'Vantae Millner scored 26 points for Presbyterian (2-4). Reggie Dillard added 17 for the Blue Hose.
The Citadel had a 12-0 run to close out the first half and took a 50-39 lead into the break. A Davon Bell layup for Presbyterian cut the Bulldogs lead to four (82-78) with 6:26 to go, but The Citadel responded, pushing its advantage back to 90-80 on free throws by Najdawi and Tom Koopman.