Wildcats Men’s Basketball Preseason Win Over Glenville State
DAVIDSON — In its final tune-up for the regular season, Davidson held off Glenville State 102-94 in an exhibition Monday night inside Belk Arena.
And the visiting Pioneers provided just the kind of test Wildcats’ coach Bob McKillop wanted. They pressed and trapped throughout, shot 50 percent from the floor and led by two at the break.
The biggest takeaway for Davidson?
“We made big plays when we had to make big plays,” said McKillop.
The Wildcats pulled away in the final minutes after Carter Collins connected on a 3-pointer from the right corner to extend the lead to 98-94 with 1:13 to play.
Collins, with 17 points, was one of five Wildcats to score in double figures. Kellan Grady led the way with 26, while Luke Frampton scored 20 to go with seven assists and Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 17. Luka Brajkovic added 15 points to go with a team-high nine rebounds.
Davidson’ lead peaked at 12 points following a 3-pointer by Gudmundsson at the 12:26 mark of the second half.
Glenville State also had five players score in double figures, led by Phil Bledsoe’s 26. Noah Frampton, the older brother of Davidson’s sophomore guard, scored 15.
Both teams connected on 15 3-pointers.
McKillop said the Pioneers’ up-tempo style challenged the Wildcats throughout.
“They don’t invite you to play offense,” he said. “They invite you to take quick shots because that’s what they do.
The Wildcats open the regular season Friday against Auburn at the Veterans Classic in Annapolis, Md.