Asheville, NC (Sports Network) - Nik Cochran buried 5-of-7 3-pointers and
finished with a game-high 18 points and seven assists, as the top-seeded
Davidson Wildcats blew past the No. 9 seed Georgia Southern Eagles, 86-59, in
the quarterfinal round of the Southern Conference Tournament at the U.S.
Tyler Kalinoski made 4-of-9 threes off the bench to finish with 14 points for
the Wildcats (24-7), winners of 15 in a row. They'll face the winner of the
Furman-Appalachian State game in the semifinals Sunday night. De'Mon Brooks
added 13 points, Jake Cohen scored 12, and Chris Czerapowicz had 10 points in
Marvin Baynham and Cleon Roberts scored 13 apiece for the Eagles (14-19), who
were the only SoCon team to beat Davidson in the regular season. Cameron
Baskerville rounded out the double-figure scorers with 11 points, although he
shot just 1-of-7 from the floor.
Davidson got right down to business with a 10-of-17 assault from 3-point range
in the first half, as the Wildcats doubled up GSU at halftime, 45-22. They
closed out the half with a 21-3 run.
The 'Cats led by as many as 31 before the final buzzer, as they shot a healthy
51.9 percent from the floor after halftime.
Davidson dished out 20 assists on 28 field goals for the game, while the
Eagles were credited with only four assists as a team.
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