CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Kaiden Rice scored 27 points as The Citadel easily defeated Piedmont 89-64 on Wednesday in a season opener. Hayden Brown added 22 points for the Bulldogs. Brown also had 16 rebounds.

Tyler Moffe had 11 points for The Citadel. Brady Spence added four blocks.

Ryan Jolly had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Lions. Jake Smith added 14 points. Orry Clements-Owens had 10 points and six rebounds.

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