Friday, March 03, 2006

9:13pm (40-33)

They say it's hard to beat a team three times in one season. In the first half of tonight's Citadel-Davidson game, the Bulldogs showed why. The Citadel was led by hot outside shooting and the scoring prowess of J'Mel Everhart and Donnie McLendon. The Bulldogs hit their first 4 field goals en route to a 19 point advantage, halfway through the half. Davidson has been pounded inside as guards Jason Morton, Jason Richards, Matt McKillop and Brendan Winters have all been knocked to the floor on separate occasions with no whistle blown. At one point, Jason M. had two guys clothesline him without a call. Davidson would find later in the half that the refs were letting both teams play and a few Bulldogs began to be knocked around. A backdoor layup and a foul allowed Jason Morton to cut the lead to single digits as the half expired, 40-33.

If Davidson hopes to advance, they will have to overcome a first half deficit for the first time this year. Neither team is in foul trouble and Davidson has played 9 men already this game. Johnson leads all Wildcat scorers with 14, while Davidson has outrebounded the Citadel 25-12 (14 offensive). Meno has had four big offensive rebounds.

The Citadel went 8-15 from 3pt, going 16-31 from the floor. Davidson shot 13-33 from the field and 4-8 from 3. The Citadel has 13 points off of turnovers.

The Wildcat faithful has held their own tonight, and the crowds for both teams are the most excited that the Tournament has had all day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

soft soft soft.

What is McKillop feeding this team. Lace?