Sunday, December 31, 2006

Cats defeat final OOC opponent, Western Michigan

From Davidson website:

Free Throws Carry Wildcat Men to Eighth Straight Win, 71-64

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Freshman Stephen Curry scored a game-high 23 points, and Davidson survived a second half in which it managed just six field goals to hold off visiting Western Michigan on Saturday night, 71-64. The victory was the eighth straight for the Wildcats as they improved to 12-3 on the season. Western Michigan fell to 4-8 in dropping its fourth in five games.

More than half of Curry's 23 points came from the free throw line, where he converted all 13 of his foul shots. He struggled from the floor, however, as did the entire Wildcat squad. Curry hit just 4-of-17 (.231) field goals while Davidson as a team shot just 33.3 percent (19-of-57), including a dismal 21.4 percent (6-of-28) in the second half.

The Wildcats enjoyed a 14-point lead entering the second half, 40-26, but the Broncos whittled away at the deficit. Freshman David Kool stroked a trio of trifectas in the first six minutes of the final half to get Western Michigan within six points at 46-40.

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