Southern Conference Tournament Recaps
(Saturday, March 9th)
Final Score: Davidson 86, Georgia Southern 59
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.
Final Score: Appalachian State 74, Furman 60
Asheville, NC (Sports Network) - Nathan Healy and Jay Canty scored 13 points each as the fourth-seeded Appalachian State Mountaineers defeated the 12th- seeded Furman Paladins in the quarterfinal round of the Southern Conference Championship.
Jamaal Trice added 12 points for Appalachian State (15-15), which will take on the No. 1 seeded Davidson Wildcats in the semifinal round on Sunday.
Colin Reddick faced Furman (7-24) with 15 points. Kendrec Ferrara chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds while Charlie Reddick and Bobby Austin netted 11 points each for the Paladins.
The Mountaineers connected on 5-of-12 attempts from 3-point range in the opening stanza while Furman went 1-of-5 from beyond the arc. ASU took a 38-24 lead into halftime after it shot 53.6 percent from the floor.
The Paladins did their best to rally back by converting 14-of-16 at the free- throw line in the second half, but the Mountaineers stayed in front by netting 55.2 percent of their field goal tries in the period.
Furman was unable to overcome its 18 turnovers or ASU's eight makes from behind the 3-point line.
03/09 17:11:26 ET