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Men’s Basketball Breezes Past Coppin State

by | Dec 10, 2019 | Sports

Carter Collins for 3.

Exhilarating for a coach.

That’s how Davidson coach Bob McKillop described Tuesday night’s 88-52 win over Coppin State in Belk Arena, as his Wildcats (5-5) posted their most lopsided victory of the season.

Davidson totaled a season-high 26 assists and a season-low five turnovers, and McKillop liked how his team crisply moved the basketball.

Rookie Hyunjung Lee took it up and over the Coppin State defenders.

“There’s no doubt that’s been a focus of ours this week,” said McKillop. “Our guys made great decisions and, of course, we finished.”

Guard Carter Collins connected on five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 19 points, while freshman wing Hyunjung Lee notched his first career double-double with 17 points and 10 boards.

“Without a doubt, it’s the best performance he’s had in a college uniform,” McKillop said of Lee.

Forward Luka Brajkovic narrowly missed a double-double, with 13 points and a career-high nine assists to go with seven boards. Kellan Grady added 14 points and seven rebounds.

Davidson shot 52 percent from the floor (34-of-65) and hit 13-of-31 shots from beyond the arc (42 percent), while holding Coppin State (4-7) to 33 percent shooting (18-of-54).

Kellan Grady took this one to the rim for two.

The Wildcats built a 43-22 lead by the half, and the lead peaked at 37 with 1:59 to play.

Kamar McKnight and Koby Thomas scored 17 and 12 points, respectively, to lead the Eagles.

Davidson will take a 12-day break for exams before returning to action Sunday, Dec. 22 at Loyola-Chicago. The Wildcats’ contest against the 2018 Final Four participants will be their first of four straight away from home.



Luka Brajkovic powers through to the rim.

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