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Frierson, Najdawi help The Citadel hold off Mercer, 76-76

MACON, Ga. (AP) Matt Frierson hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points and Zane Najdawi scored 11 of his 13 in the second half as The Citadel held on for a 76-74 win over Mercer on Saturday.

Najdawi made a 3 to give The Citadel a 16-point lead with eight minutes left and his layup about three minutes later made it 65-53. Ross Cummings scored five points and Jordan Strawberry had four during a 9-0 run that trimmed Mercer's deficit to three points with two minutes to go, but the Bulldogs responded with a 9-2 spurt to make it 74-64 with 18 seconds left.

The Bears scored 10 of the last 12 points, capped by Strawberry's 3 just before the buzzer.

The Citadel hit six of their 14 3-pointers during a 26-3 run over nine-plus minutes to take a 56-43 lead with nine minutes left. Mercer missed eight consecutive field-goal attempts and went scoreless for seven-plus minutes over that span.

Kaelon Harris and Quayson Williams had 13 points apiece for The Citadel (7-13, 2-6 Southern Conference). The Bulldogs snapped a 13-game skid against Mercer and beat the Bears in Macon for the first time since a 50-15 win on Feb. 10, 1927.

Strawberry scored a season-high 22 points for Mercer (10-12, 3-6), which has lost three in a row. Cummings added 16 points, including four 3-pointers - both career highs.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
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Ast. Per Game
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Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo The Citadel 7-13 255176
home team logo Mercer 10-12 334174
Team Stats
away team logo The Citadel 7-13 93.4 PPG 41.9 RPG 17.5 APG
home team logo Mercer 10-12 73.4 PPG 37.7 RPG 12.3 APG
Key Players
13
L. Stallworth 18.4 PPG 5.7 RPG 6.6 APG 55.3 FG%
20
R. Cummings 16.8 PPG 2.7 RPG 1.8 APG 44.4 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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