CHARELESTON, S.C. (AP) Zane Najdawi scored 23 points and missed just two shots and grabbed 10 rebounds and The Citadel beat Division III-member Johnson & Wales 127-93 on Wednesday night.
Najdawi was 10-for-12 shooting in a little more than a half of action and Lew Stallworth finished with 19 points and tied a career-high 10 assists. Kaiden Rice scored 16 points, Matt Frierson, 15, Connor Kern, 14 and Quayson Williams, 10 for The Citadel (7-2), winners of all five of its home contests.
Najdawi's 3-point play made it 6-3 before Johnson & Wales went on an 8-1 run for an 11-7 lead on Robert Hobson's 3-point play with 16:04 before halftime. Majerle Poole made it 27-22 on a pair of free throws by the Wildcats before the Bulldogs took control with an 18-2 run. The Citadel led 64-44 at intermission and were not challenged in the second half.