Charleston, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - De'Mon Brooks knocked down 17-of-20 at the free-throw line en route to 21 points to lead the Davidson Wildcats to a 83-76 victory over The Citadel Bulldogs in a Southern Conference showdown at McAlister Field House.
Tom Droney and Brian Sullivan each scored 15 points for Davidson (16-11, 12-1 SoCon), winners of nine straight. Tyler Kalinoski and Jack Gibbs netted 13 points apiece for the visitors.
Ashton Moore shot 11-of-19 from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range and drained all nine of his free-throw attempts for a career-high 35 points as The Citadel (4-24, 0-13) remained winless in conference play.
The Citadel outshot Davidson from the field in the first half, 50 percent to 46.2 percent, but the Wildcats still took a 34-28 lead into the break by outscoring the Bulldogs from 3-point range, 15-6.
The Bulldogs got within two points of the lead at the 12:33 mark following a pair of Moore free throws, but the Wildcats responded with a 24-9 run to separate themselves.
Davidson, which never trailed in the game, finished 11-of-21 from beyond the arc and 26-of-36 at the free-throw line.