Men’s Basketball Drills 15 Triples in Comeback Win over Saint Joseph’s, 80-72
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored a game-high 21 points and Davidson drilled 15 3-pointers as the Wildcats rallied past Saint Joseph’s, 80-72, in front of a sold out John M. Belk Arena Friday night.
With the win, Davidson improves to 19-6 overall and remains atop the Atlantic 10 at 10-2.
KiShawn Pritchett and Luke Frampton combined to hit 10 treys, while scoring 18 points each for the ‘Cats, who ran their home winning streak to 17 straight in front of two-time NBA MVP and Davidson’s all-time leading scorer Stephen Curry.
Down 53-46 with 13:38 to play, a Luka Brajkovic two-handed jam sparked a 17-4 Davidson spurt to take the lead for good. The Wildcats capped their game-changing streak with three consecutive triples, including two from Gudmundsson.
Brajkovic led all players with 12 rebounds as Davidson finished with a 38-35 edge on the glass.
In addition to shooting 51.9 percent after intermission, including a 10-of-19 effort from behind the arc, the Wildcats held the Hawks to just 29.6 percent (8-27) in the period and 37.1 percent for the game.
Saint Joseph’s (11-15, 4-9), which drilled 10 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes, used a 21-7 run to go up, 21-11 before carrying a 42-35 lead into the half.
Davidson went 15-of-35 from long range and missed just two of its 15 attempts at the charity stripe.
Charlie Brown led Saint Joseph’s with 20 points, while Chris Clover finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.