App State at The Citadel hoop preview

Ashton Moore

Ashton Moore

APPALACHIAN STATE AT THE CITADEL

WHEN: 7:05 p.m. Thursday. WHERE: McAlister Field House.
RECORDS: App State 5-13, 1-4; The Citadel 4-16, 0-5.
RADIO; 1450-AM

NOTES: The Bulldogs have lost eight straight games, the last a 76-71 loss to Furman last Saturday … Two of the last four games have gone to overtime … G Ashton Moore has played 204 of a possible 210 minutes in the last five games, averaging 19.2 points over that stretch … He scored 25 points and played 40 minutes in the loss to Furman … F Matt Van Scyoc ranks ninth in the league in scoring (15 ppg) and first in free-throw percentage (87.2) … App State’s top scorer is 6-3 junior Tab Hamilton, averaging 13.3 ppg …
6-6 senior Jay Canty averaged 17.6 points in his first five games back from academic suspension, but broke his hand in practice last week and is out for four to six weeks … App State, in its fourth season under coach Jason Capel, snapped a five-game skid with an 81-68 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday, App’s first win over a D-I team … App State is the worst shooting team in the league (41.5 percent overall, 30.1 percent on 3-pointers), but hits the offensive glass well and forces 13.3 turnovers per game, fifth in the league … kenpom.com predicts a 72-69 win for No. 338 The Ciatdel over No. 334 App State.

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