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Citadel Bulldogs (10-22)


Thu. 2/18 Sat. 2/20 Thu. 2/25 Sat. 2/27 Fri. 3/4
vs. EastTn 
L 51-67
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vs. WCU 
L 97-102
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@ NC-Gre 
L 63-92
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@ VMI 
L 95-111
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@ Mercer 
L 69-71
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Jelks has key basket, board in Mercer's 1st-round SoCon win

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Stephon Jelks drove for a layup with five seconds left to help seventh-seeded Mercer grab a 71-69 win over No. 10 seed The Citadel onFriday night in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament.

Warren Sledge had a chance to tie for The Citadel, but the front end of the one-and-one rolled off the rim with two seconds left and Jelks wrapped up the rebound. Jelks scored four points with eight rebounds and his game-winner came on a pretty pass from Ethan Stair, who finished with eight points and four assists.

Mercer (19-13) advances to meet No. 2 seed Eastern Tennessee in Saturday's quarterfinals.

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Leaders
Points: D. Henry16.2
Rebounds: Z. Najdawi4.4
Assists: P. Boutte5.6
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. Henry78.9%
3P%: W. Sledge38.0%
Steals: P. Boutte1.6
Blocks: Z. Najdawi1.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Chattanooga 15-3 29-6
East Tennessee State 14-4 24-12
Furman 11-7 19-16
Wofford 11-7 15-17
Western Carolina 10-8 16-18
UNCG 10-8 15-19
Mercer 8-10 19-15
Samford 4-14 14-19
VMI 4-14 9-21
Citadel 3-15 10-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 86.0 (2)
Rebounds: 12.6 (51)
Assists: 15.6 (42)
FG%: 41.7% (284)
FT%: 72.9% (60)
3P%: 32.3% (281)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 92.6 (351)
Rebounds: 23.5 (302)
Assists: 17.2 (346)
FG%: 51.2% (351)
FT%: 70.2% (194)
3P%: 35.0% (212)
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