Top Seed, Davidson had a difficult time shaking a feisty Appalachian State team in the first semifinal of the Southern Conference. It took until the 6:52 mark of the second half before the Wildcats were able to take a second half lead against the Mountaineers. But each time it looked as though Davidson would get some elbow room, App. State fought back. Tab Hamilton drained a three point shot with 14 seconds left to get the game to a one possession game but the Wildcats were able to hang on for the win, advancing to Monday's Championship game. Jake Cohen and De'Mon Brooks led Davidson in scoring with 17 and 16 respectively.
The Davidson victory sets up a Monday match up with College of Charleston who upset the 2nd seed, Elon. Third seeded Charleston, led by Lucas Troutman who finished with 23 points on the night. The Cougars were helped by 7-17 three point shooting and never trailed in the ball game.
Davidson won both meetings with Charleston in regular season winning at home by 9 and on the road by 16. Davidson enters the game with a 25-7 record and on a current 16 game winning streak. Meanwhile, College of Charleston go to 24-9 on the season.
Southern Conference Championship Game March 11, 2013
1)Davidson vs. 3)College of Charleston