Tevon Saddler and RJ White scored 15 apiece and Nicholas Paulos, 4 of 4 from the arc, added 14 for the Spartans (8-17, 4-8 Southern), who played only seven scholarship players and one walk-on because of injuries. Kayel Locke added nine points and became the 20th UNCG player to reach 1,000.
The Citadel's Ashton Moore scored a season-high 32 points, making 15 of 16 free throws, the first time a Bulldog has made 15 since 2009. He has three career 30-point games. The Bulldogs (8-15, 3-9) dropped their sixth consecutive game.
The Citadel led by one at halftime but shot only 23.1 percent in the second half to UNCG's 62.5 percent. A 12-2 run gave UNCG the lead at 51-45 as it pulled away from there.