Late Run Lifts Men’s Basketball Over VCU on Senior Night, 75-65
DAVIDSON — A 22-2 run midway through the second half turned a tight game, featuring 13 lead changes, into a double-digit victory for the Davidson Wildcats Friday night in Belk Arena.
Davidson wrapped up the regular season with a 75-65 win over VCU on Senior Night, taking its record to 16-14 overall and 10-8 in the Atlantic 10. The Wildcats will have the No. 7 seed at next week’s A-10 Tournament in Brooklyn.
“We’re believing in our dreams,” said senior guard Jon Axel Gudmundsson, who scored 10 of 17 points after halftime. “Our dreams are still in front of us.”
In a back-and-forth contest, VCU (18-13, 8-10) took a 53-51 lead on an alley-oop from Bones Hyland to Hason Ward with 12:09 to play. But the Wildcats responded with the next 10 points, and by the time Gudmundsson drained two free throws with 4:20 to go, the Wildcats had a commanding 73-55 lead.
The decisive run had plenty of Wildcat offense and defense, too.
“I thought we just got stop after stop after stop, which got us into great offense,” said head coach Bob McKillop.
“It was great playing in front of these fans for the last time,” said Gudmundsson. “It’s a blessing. You can’t ask for anything else.”