Saturday, March 03, 2007

Championship game

We are 30 minutes from tip time here in North Charleston Coliseum. Here are some interesting stats to keep in mind as this game begins:

-Davidson has beaten College of Charleston seven times in a row as they lead the all-time series 43-8. Davidson beat CofC by margins of eight and 10 in earlier matchups this season.

-College of Charleston has averaged 69.5 points per game this season while Davidson has averaged 82.0; Charleston's margin of victory is 4.3 against Davidson's 13.6.

-Dontaye Draper scored 38 in yesterday's overtime win against Appalachian State. Draper has shot 17-32 in this tournament so far, and has a 3.6:1 assist to turnover ratio. In the regular season, Draper averaged 41% from the field and 16.4 points/game.

-The College of Charleston has never won a SoCon tournament title in Charleston. Their last NCAA tournament appearance came in 1999 against ASU in Greensboro.

-The Cougars have only led in 6 of their 20 SoCon matchups this season, yet the Cougars won 15 of those games. They know how to battle in the second half.

-Davidson has not won back-to-back conference tournament titles since 1970, the season after Davidson won 27 games. This year's team will look to break that drought as they go for their 29th win of the season.

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