Wednesday, February 07, 2007
From UTC website
Turnovers Doom Mocs at Davidson
DAVIDSON, N.C.--Freshman Stephen Curry scored 24 points and the Davidson defense forced 30 turnovers as the Wildcats raced to an 87-57 win over Chattanooga at Belk Arena Tuesday night.
The Mocs (10-15, 3-10 SoCon) trailed 43-23 at halftime despite shooting 54.5 percent in the half and out-rebounding Davidson 15-8. The Mocs 21 first-half turnovers led to 28 Davidson points.
Curry, who is second in the nation in scoring by a freshman, was 4-of-7 from behind the arc and perfect from the free throw line in six trips. He also added four steals. Jason Richards chipped in 16 points and eight assists for the Wildcats (21-4, 12-1 SoCon).
Overall, the Mocs committed a season-high 30 turnovers leading to 27 additional field goal attempts for the Wildcats. Davidson converted those extra opportunities into 38 points. The Mocs continued to shoot the ball well, finishing at 50 percent or better for the third consecutive game. Chattanooga held Davidson to two field goals over the last 9:12 and closed the game on a 17-7 run.
Keddric Mays led the Mocs with 13 points, making two treys and all five of his free throw attempts. Rickey Hood was 4-of-5 from the floor, including two triples, and tied a season high with 12 points. Nicchaeus Doaks led all rebounders with eight caroms.
The two teams combined for 47 personal fouls and 51 free throws.
The Mocs will return home to McKenzie Arena this weekend, hosting The Citadel Saturday night. The game will open a stretch of five games in 10 days.
Davidson’s 14 steals were a high by a UTC opponent this season.
The last time the Mocs turned the ball over 30 or more times in a game was January 2, 2003 at Cincinnati (31).28 free throw attempts by Davidson were a season-high for a UTC opponent.
The Mocs previous high for turnovers this season was 26 at Florida.
For the second time this season the Mocs started the game at the free throw line. Davidson's Boris Meno was assessed a technical foul for dunking during warm-ups.
Posted by WB at 10:04 AM