Monday, March 11, 2013
Davidson Does it Again
In what has become a regular event for Bob McKillop's Wildcats, Davidson is heading back to the NCAA Tournament. Davidson finally wore down a gutty College of Charleston team and won
It is the 7th Southern Conference Tournament Championship for Bob McKillop since 1998.
Many remember the run in 2008 with Steph Curry, falling one shot short of the Final Four. This team may not be as talented as that one, but they have now won 17 straight games and won the regular season and tournament going away.
De'Mon Brooks led the Wildcats with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Three other Davidson plays scored in double figures including J.P. Kuhlman who had 14 points in the game.
Davidson led the game from wire to wire and each time Charleston attempted a run, Davidson had an answer. The Cougars fought hard, but appeared to have run out of gas with around 7 minutes left to play as the Wildcats stretched out the lead.
Davidson held College of Charleston to under 30 percent from the floor in the game, including 1-10 from behind the three point arc. Davidson will move on to the NCAA Tournament while Charleston will await a possible bid to the NIT or other post season tournament. They hold a record of 24-10.
Davidson will be a tough out in the NCAA Tournament, entering with a record of 26-7 including the current win streak. They are battle tested with games against the likes of New Mexico, Gonzaga and Duke in non conference play. With the victory tonight, they are back to back Champions of the Southern Conference. With a number of upper class men in the lineup, nobody will be thrilled to seem them in their bracket.
(photo of De'Mon Brooks courtesy of ESPN)