McKillop Gets 600th Win as ‘Cats Defeat Duquesne on the Road
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Now in his 32nd season at the helm, head coach Bob McKillop picked up his 600th career win Tuesday evening as Davidson defeated Duquesne, 61-48, in Atlantic 10 men’s basketball action at the Kerr Fitness Sport Center.
In addition to becoming the 40th (15th active) head coach with at least 600 wins at the Division I level, McKillop is currently 17th on the active wins list behind Mark Few (609) and Jay Wright (601).
Freshman Grant Huffman also gave Davidson (6-4, 2-1 A-10) a big lift off the bench with seven points in a season-high 19 minutes.
Despite starting just 3-of-19 from the floor and trailing by as many as 12 midway through the opening half, Davidson closed the final 6:49 of the period on a 13-2 spurt to cut the deficit to 26-25 at the break.
After Michael Hughes’ 3-pointer put the Dukes back in front 33-31 with 13:30 to play, Davidson responded with an 11-0 run, capped by a Huffman reverse layup to grab control.
Marcus Weathers was the lone Duquesne (2-3, 1-2 A-10) player in double figures with 12 points.
For the ninth time in 10 outings, Davidson controlled the glass, finishing with a 43-36 advantage on the boards.
Davidson returns home for its next two, beginning with a 9 p.m. nationally-televised (ESPN2) contest against Dayton Friday evening.