• The most impressive part of Davidson's 18-point lead in the first half was that the Wildcats did it without a big effort from Stephen Curry. Curry had five points in that stretch, but forwards Thomas Sander and BorisMeno (13 combined points) and reserve Bryant Barr (nine points) gave the Wildcats a lift.
• Give Davidson coach BobMcKillop credit for getting a key foul on UCLA. McKillop yelled to official TonyGreene, "That's illegal!" referring to the way UCLA forward Kevin Love fought for position. A second later, Love picked up his second foul and had to go to the bench.
• Davidson shook up its starting lineup because forward MaxPaulhus Gosselin sat out the game with a back injury. Will Archambault started and hit two 3-pointers in the second half.
• Davidson has played strong teams, but none as physical as UCLA. The Bruins fly to the basket after missed shots and like to bang defenders on post moves.