Sunday, December 31, 2006

Newspaper articles: Cats beat WMU

Wildcats' winning streak hits 8

DAVIDSON - For all of Davidson's shiny statistics entering Saturday's 71-64 win against Western Michigan, the Wildcats relied on something a little less glamorous to win their eighth straight.

A gritty defense forced 26 Western Michigan turnovers, including the pivotal play in the final minute, to help Davidson escape.

The Wildcats (12-3) built a 14-point halftime lead, but Western Michigan whittled that down to 66-64 with less than a minute left. The Broncos (4-8) had the ball, but Davidson had an unsung counter attack.

Sophomore Max Paulhus Gosselin only scored five points Saturday, but he was a pest all night. He disrupted passing lanes, tipped passes and helped keep Western Michigan off its rhythm.

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Thanks to Bill Cobb for finding this article:
Turnovers, fouls keep Broncos winless on road
By Herb White
Special to the Gazette

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Western Michigan University's breakthrough road win will have to wait until next year.

The Broncos' daunting road schedule hit another pothole Saturday in a 71-64 loss at Davidson in the first meeting between the schools. Western (4-8), which has the nation's sixth-toughest schedule, fought back from a 14-point deficit to 66-64 with 1 minute, 39 seconds left, but could get no closer and fell to 0-6 in road games.

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