BOONE, N.C. (AP) - Tab Hamilton scored 17 points and Mike Neal added 15 as Appalachian State pulled away from The Citadel in a 54-45 win Thursday.
Appalachian State (7-15, 3-6 Southern Conference) overcame a scoring drought of more than 7 minutes, hitting three late shots and icing the game at the free-throw line.
Tommy Spagnolo, who had 12 points and 12 rebounds, snapped the drought on a basket with 3:39 remaining to give the Mountaineers a 44-41 lead. Spagnolo also scored a key basket assisted by Neal with 36 seconds left for a 48-43 advantage.
Neal and Hamilton combined to go 6 of 6 at the line in the final 23 seconds. The Bulldogs (4-21, 0-10) made 2 of their last 10 field goal attempts, and the two teams combined for six field goals over the final 8:45.
Quinton Marshall led The Citadel with 13 points and Matt Van Scyoc added 12.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.