Men’s Basketball Begins Final Homestand Against Fordham on Saturday
Date | Time: March 2, 2019 | 1:00 PM
Location: Davidson, N.C.
Site (Capacity): John M. Belk Arena (4,300)
Radio: Davidson Radio Network — Jarod Latch (pxp), Jake Belford (analyst)
Online Video: watchstadium.com
• Saturday’s game is presented by Carolina Pest Management
• Take-A-Kid to the Game Day – Kids 17 and under receive FREE admission with a paid adult
• The Davidson Men’s Basketball Baby Race will take place at halftime
Series Record: Davidson leads, 6-2
Streak: Won 4
Last Meeting: Feb. 12, 2019, DAV W, 79-69 (Rose Hill Gym)
Last Davidson Win: Feb. 12, 2019, W, 79-69 (Rose Hill Gym)
Last Fordham Win: Jan. 11, 2017, W 60-54 (Belk Arena)
First Meeting: Dec. 29, 1966, W 74-60 (Johnston Gym)
Davidson Record at Home: 3-1
Davidson Record on Road: 3-1
Davidson Record at Neutral Site: 0-0
Bob McKillop‘s Record: 5-2
• Davidson will conclude the home portion of its regular season with two straight beginning with a 1 p.m. contest against Fordham Saturday.
• Third in the A-10 standings, the Wildcats enter 20-8 overall and 11-4 in league play following a 79-69 setback at La Salle on Wednesday.
• Three of Davidson’s four losses in A-10 play have come in the final seconds and by a total of five points.
• Since joining the league in 2014-15, Davidson is 56-31 in A-10 regular season games and 64-34 including tournament play.
• In league play, Davidson is third in scoring defense (63.0) and field-goal percentage defense (.399), while ranking second in 3-pt field-goal percentage defense (.299).
• The Wildcats have won at least 10 conference games in a season for the 24th time under head coach Bob McKillop.
• In addition, Davidson has hit the 20-win plateau 16 times under McKillop.
• Preseason all-conference selections Jon Axel Gudmundsson and Kellan Grady continue to lead Davidson in scoring, averaging 17.0 and 16.5 points, respectively.
• Gudmundsson, who has seven double-doubles and a triple-double this season, was named A-10 Player of the Week on Monday.
• He’s the only A-10 player to rank in the Top-5 and Top-10 among league leaders in scoring (3rd), rebounding (T-5th/7.0) and assists (5th/4.7).
• Former A-10 Player of the Year T.J. Cline (Richmond, 2016-17) is the only player in conference history to finish the year ranked in the Top-5 of all three categories.
• The junior point guard also ranks among conference leaders in free-throw percentage (7th/.818), assist/turnover ratio (4th/2.1), defensive rebounds (2nd/6.3) and minutes played (5th/36.4).
• Over his last nine games, Gudmundsson is averaging 20.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists, while shooting 40.9 3FG% | 82.2 FT%.
• Gudmundsson is the first player in school history with 1,000 career points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists.
• Grady is 10 points shy of becoming the 50th player in school history to hit the 1,000-point plateau.
• Redshirt freshman Luke Frampton and freshman Luka Brajkovic are also averaging double figures for the ‘Cats at 10.8 and 10.7 points per outing, respectively.
• Frampton leads the A-10 in 3-pointers made (86), per game (3.1) and attempted (221).
• Over the last 10 games, Frampton is 43-of-93 (.462) from behind the 3-point line.
• In league play, Frampton is shooting 43.5 percent (50-115) from downtown.
• The ‘Cats are 15-2 (Wake Forest & La Salle) when Brajkovic scores in double figures.
Last Time Out
• Isiah Deas (25) and Traci Carter (24) combined for 49 points to lead La Salle past Davidson, 79-69, Wednesday evening at Tom Gola Arena.
• Deas, Carter and Saul Phiri hit four 3-pointers each for the Explorers, who finished 13-of-28 from long range.
• La Salle pushed the margin back to double digits early in the second half and led by as many as 17. Davidson got to within 53-46 on a Carter Collins‘ triple with 10:01 to play, but was unable to get closer.
• Despite the setback, Kellan Grady had 21 points for the ‘Cats, while Jon Axel Gudmundsson turned in another solid all-around performance with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
• In addition to hitting seven treys in the first 20 minutes, La Salle had 11 second-chance points, 12 off turnovers and scored the last eight points of the half to lead 38-29 at the break.
• The Wildcats trailed by as many as 12 at the 8:23 mark, but cut the deficit to one with 11 straight before the Explorers answered.
• Luka Brajkovic also scored in double figures for Davidson with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting.
• Davidson will close out the home portion of its regular season schedule with a 7 p.m. tip against St. Bonaventure Wednesday.