Men’s Basketball Concludes Home Slate Wednesday Against St. Bonaventure
DAVIDSON WILDCATS (21-8, 12-4 A-10)
Head Coach: Bob McKillop (Hofstra, 1972)
Career Record: 575-348 (30th season), Record at Davidson: Same
ST. BONAVENTURE BONNIES (15-14, 11-5 A-10)
Head Coach: Mark Schmidt (Boston College, 1985)
Career Record: 289-256 (18th season), Record at St. Bonaventure: 207-166 (12th season)
Date | Time: March 6, 2019 | 7:00 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
– FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT
– Prior to the game, Davidson will honor its 2018-19 senior class.
– At halftime, K9s in Flight will perform.
Series Record: Davidson leads, 7-5
Streak: Won 2
Last Meeting: 2/1/19; DAV W 75-66 (Reilly Center)
Last Davidson Win: 2/1/19; W 75-66 (Reilly Center)
Last St. Bonnie Win: 2/27/18; W 117-113 (3ot) (Reilly Center)
First Meeting: March 7, 1970; SBU Won 85-72 (NCAA)
Davidson Record at Home: 4-1
Davidson Record on Road: 1-3
Davidson Record at Neutral Site: 2-1
Bob McKillop‘s Record: 6-4
• Davidson will conclude its home slate with a 7 p.m. “Senior Night” contest against St. Bonaventure on Wednesday inside Belk Arena.
• Second in the A-10 standings, the Wildcats enter 21-8 overall and 12-4 in league play following a 77-52 victory over Fordham.
• 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 57-31 in A-10 regular season games and 65-34 including tournament play.
• With its win over Fordham and George Mason’s loss at Saint Louis, Davidson clinched a double bye in next week’s A-10 Tournament.
• 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.
Inside the Numbers
• In league play, Davidson is third in scoring defense (62.3) and second in both field-goal percentage defense (.395) and 3-pt field-goal percentage defense (.291).
• Preseason all-conference selections Jon Axel Gudmundsson and Kellan Grady continue to lead Davidson in scoring, averaging 17.0 and 16.9points, respectively.
• With his 17-point, 11-rebound performance over the weekend, Gudmundsson, has seven double-doubles and a triple-double this season.
• He’s the only A-10 player to rank in the Top-5 and Top-10 among league leaders in scoring (3rd), rebounding (5th/7.1) and assists (5th/4.8).
• 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 (10th/.818), steals (T-15th/1.3), assist/turnover ratio (2nd/2.2), defensive rebounds (2nd/6.5) and minutes played (7th/36.4).
• Over the last five games, Gudmundsson is averaging 20.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists, while shooting 40.6 3FG% | 81.3 FT%.
• Gudmundsson is the first player in school history with 1,000 career points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists.
• Freshman Luka Brajkovic and redshirt freshman Luke Frampton are also averaging double figures for the ‘Cats at 10.9 and 10.6 points per outing, respectively.
• Frampton leads the A-10 in 3-pointers made (87), per game (3.0) and attempted (227).
• The ‘Cats are 16-2 (Wake Forest & La Salle) when Brajkovic scores in double figures.
Last Time Out
• In addition to becoming the 50th player in school history to hit the 1,000-point plateau, Kellan Grady scored a game-high 25 points as Davidson cruised past Fordham, 77-52, Saturday afternoon at Belk Arena.
• Davidson opened the second half on a 15-2 streak to push the margin to 49-26 and put the game out of reach. The Wildcats led by as many as 29 with just over seven minutes to play.
• Grady, a sophomore from Boston, Mass., finished 10-of-19 from the floor and grabbed 6 rebounds in 38 minutes.
• Backcourt mate Jon Axel Gudmundsson just missed his second triple-double in the last three games recording 17 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. The double-double was the eighth of the year for the preseason all-conference selection.
• Luka Brajkovic also scored in double figures with 15 points on 7-of-8 from the floor for the Wildcats, who shot 50.8 percent and drilled 13 3-pointers.
• Davidson handed out 22 assists on 31 field goals, while holding Fordham to just 33.3 percent from the floor and 4-of-24 from long range.
• Highlighted by 11 early points from Brajkovic, the Wildcats raced out to a 20-4 lead before heading to the half up, 34-24.
• Davidson will conclude its 2018-19 regular season with a 6 p.m. tip at Richmond on Saturday.