Originally written on College Chalktalk  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Davidson Wildcats are off to another stellar season in the Southern Conference as they moved to 9-1 in the Southern Division after Thursday night’s 71-51 victory over Samford, who came in only half a game behind Elon for the SoCon North lead.  The Bulldogs, under first-year coach Bennie Seltzer, made this a game for a half as they took advantage of the Wildcats being off their game in the first half in front of a sparse crowd in Belk Arena.  However, Davidson adjusted and reasserted itself quickly, burying the Bulldogs before the first media timeout in the second half. Davidson’s De’Mon Brooks took over in the second half Thursday night as Davidson outscored Samford 46-27 while making 15-of-27 shots in that second frame. Credit: Tim Cowie, DavidsonPhotos.com “High Five” takes a look at how Davidson blew the game open and rolled to a convincing win. 1.) The Wildcats are known for steadily knocking down the 3-ball.  They average 7.9 per game as they were 20-for-42 in their last two games.  At halftime, they stood 0-for-7, but 4:18 into the second half, Davidson was 4-for-12.  Chris Czerapowicz hit a triple on three straight trips as the Wildcats stretched their lead to 37-27 with the utmost immediacy. 2.) Perhaps Thursday night is just not the best night to play basketball on the Davidson campus.  Belk Arena wasn’t close to capacity and the Wildcats have been so good under Bob McKillop at home in the recent past that maybe the fans are a little spoiled. After all, DC is 115-18 at home in the last 10 years. The Wildcats came out in the second half and struck the Bulldogs quickly, outscoring Samford 20-6 over the first eight minutes by going 6-of-11 from the field and 4-of-7 from the three-point line. 3.) After the quick three-point streak set the pace, it was leading scorer De’Mon Brooks who went to work inside as he scored on five consecutive possessions and the Wildcats upper their margin to 49-30.  Brooks was 8-of-10 from the floor and 6-of-8 from the line in 22 minutes.  Brooks was able to control the paint against a team that was a little more athletic than the average Southern Conference squad. 4.) Defensively, DC was stellar over the first 10 minutes of the second half.  The Wildcats held the Bulldogs to 2-of-6 from the field and forced five turnovers.  In that stretch, Davidson capitalized as it scored eight points on the five turnovers. 5.) Bob McKillop’s teams are always fundamentally sound on both ends of the floor.  Davidson took ballhandling to a different level in the second half.  The Wildcats didn’t turn the basketball over in the second 20 minutes until there was 1:35 left in the game.  That one came after McKillop had made wholesale substitutions and led 69-46. - Ken Cross Related Posts:Duke guards take center stage in win over DavidsonExperience follows youth as Niners shade DavidsonNo panicking in Tucson: Wildcats are still a major entityLocal freshman already helping Wright reorganize WildcatsSingler rounding back into form as Ducks get statement win
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