Recap: Davidson vs. Ga Southern
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. Cellular Center.
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 Appalachian State in the semifinals Sunday night. De'Mon Brooks added 13 points, Jake Cohen scored 12, and Chris Czerapowicz had 10 points in the victory.
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.Game Notes